Early Music Vancouver Brings New Life to Holiday Tradition of Handel’s Messiah

  Baroque Specialists Offer Audiences a New and Exciting Take on a Celebrated Yuletide Masterpiece   Early Music Vancouver (EMV) invites White Rock and Vancouver audiences to experience the energy and drama of its first-ever production of Handel’s Messiah, November 30, 2017 at 7:30pm at the White Rock Baptist Church, and December 1 & 2,…

Discover Dance! Flamenco Rosario November 30th

  The Dance Centre presents the Discover Dance! series Flamenco Rosario Thursday November 30, 2017 at 12 noon Scotiabank Dance Centre, 677 Davie St (at Granville), Vancouver Tickets $14/$12 students, seniors and children from Tickets Tonight 604.684.2787 www.ticketstonight.ca Info: 604.606.6400 www.thedancecentre.ca   The November edition of The Dance Centre’s popular Discover Dance! noon hour series…

Early Music Vancouver Brings New Life to Holiday Tradition of Handel’s Messiah

  Baroque Specialists Offer Audiences a New and Exciting Take on a Celebrated Yuletide Masterpiece   Early Music Vancouver (EMV) invites White Rock and Vancouver audiences to experience the energy and drama of its first-ever production of Handel’s Messiah, November 30, 2017 at 7:30pm at the White Rock Baptist Church, and December 1 & 2, 2017…

Mockingjay: The Musical

  Good Things Come In Threes—Even Angst-Filled Dystopian Musicals With Kicky Pop Tunes District 13 presents a Hunger Games Musical Mockingjay: The Musical by Mark Vandenberg November 23-25, 2017 $25 in advance or at the door At Studio 1398, 1398 Cartwright Street on Granville Island Tickets and Info: TheatreWire.com * * * In Mockingjay: The…

Cherish the Charm, Taste the Tradition at the 8th Annual Vancouver Christmas Market

  Treasured Holiday Event Returns to Expansive Seaside Site with More Than 55,000 Square Feet of German Jubilation   The city’s signature yuletide celebration returns to its expansive seaside home, November 22 – December 24, 2017 at Jack Poole Plaza (at the Olympic Cauldron) offering its largest, authentic German festivities to date. The cherished holiday…

CANDYTOWN CASTS ITS MAGIC OVER YALETOWN THIS HOLIDAY SEASON

  Vancouver’s only free outdoor Christmas event rings in the season with candy, crafts and all-ages festivities   Santa and the elves are busily sprinkling magic dust over Yaletown, transforming the neighbourhood into an enchanted land filled with palate-popping treats, Yuletide music and cozy carriage rides. That’s right: CandyTown is here again, and with it…

Vancouver Academy of Music Symphony Orchestra presents Verdi’s Requiem

    Thunderous rage and soft, tremulous prayers reverberate in the Orpheum Theatre with Vancouver Bach Choir   The Vancouver Academy of Music Symphony Orchestra  (VAMSO) combines forces with Vancouver Bach Choir to present one of the most celebrated Romantic masterworks, Verdi’s Requiem. This formidable funeral mass resounds under the direction of Leslie Dala with Joslin Romphf…

Vancouver Jazz Stalwart & Prodigious Bassist Jodi Proznick Announces Upcoming Album: Sun Songs

Anticipated Follow-up Release to JUNO-Nominated Debut Record Rejoices in Resiliency and the Pendulum of Life JUNO-nominated jazz bassist Jodi Proznick announces the launch of her upcoming self-produced album, Sun Songs, a project with her quartet eight years in the making paying tribute to life’s bittersweet rises and falls. Proznick’s decidedly personal album – the first…

Cherish the Charm, Taste the Tradition at the 8th Annual Vancouver Christmas Market

  Treasured Holiday Event Returns to Expansive Seaside Site with More Than 55,000 Square Feet of German Jubilation   The city’s signature yuletide celebration returns to its expansive seaside home, November 22 – December 24, 2017 at Jack Poole Plaza (at the Olympic Cauldron) offering its largest, authentic German festivities to date. The cherished holiday…

Chambar Introduces ‘Shadow Sessions’ Music Series

Live performances in acclaimed Vancouver restaurant and lounge to highlight local talent Chambar is pleased to announce the launch of a weekly Thursday night live music series called Shadow Sessions. In a city where live venues are increasingly shuttering, Chambar is opening its doors to local artists and performers in an ongoing contribution to Vancouver’s…

The Chan Centre Welcomes the Texas Troubadours featuring Ruthie Foster, Jimmie Dale Gilmore, and Carrie Rodriguez  

  Three of the Lone Star State’s Proud Singer-Songwriters Share the Stage for the First Time   The Chan Centre for the Performing Arts at the University of British Columbia (UBC) presents Ruthie Foster, Jimmie Dale Gilmore, and Carrie Rodriguez, the Lone Star State’s diverse and celebrated songwriters on November 8 at 8pm in the Chan…

Turandot a must see Opera for all

  I am not musical, an opera buff, or a theatre critic. But, Vancouver Opera’s opening production of the company’s exciting 2017–2018 season, Puccini’s final opera Turandot, provides the most wonderful, colourful, spectacular and stunning evening. Based on Persian legend, and set in ancient Beijing (Peking), Turandot is the dramatic story of an icy princess,…

We had a Grand time at the Grand Marnier Cordon Rouge Room – Vancouver

  Grand Marnier brings back the past with their Cordon Rouge Room tours. Following success in Toronto and Montreal, the “Speakeasy” came to Vancouver to re-introduce us to their tasty liqueur and it’s many different ways to enjoy. It started with an invitation to an exclusive, sensory experience at The Cordon Rouge Room Speakeasy on…

Early Music Vancouver Presents History’s First Great Opera –  Monteverdi’s Orfeo –

  In-Concert Performance of the 1607 Masterpiece Features Vancouver’s Own Colin Balzer in Demanding Title Role   Early Music Vancouver (EMV) presents the first unqualified masterpiece in operatic history, Monteverdi’s Orfeo, on October 29, 2017 at 3pm at the Chan Centre for Performing Arts. Often described as a “game changer” in the history of music,…

The Chan Centre presents Tabla Master Zakir Husain with Esteemed Jazz Bassist Dave Holland in Crosscurrents

    Concert Bridges Jazz and Indian Music’s Shared Influences & Intersections   The Chan Centre for the Performing Arts at the University of British Columbia (UBC) presents Crosscurrents, a collaboration by virtuoso musicians Zakir Hussain and Dave Holland on October 28 at 8pm in the Chan Shun Concert Hall. Hussain, the world’s foremost tabla…

The World’s Most Streamed Classical Composer – Ludovico Einaudi – Performs Program of Favourites at Orpheum Theatre

  Vancouver concert marks first Canadian stop in Italian pianist and composer’s Essential Einaudi North American Tour   Cross Current Music presents one of the globe’s most prodigious and prolific musicians – Ludovico Einaudi – on Tuesday, October 10 at 8pm at The Orpheum Theatre. As part of his ‘Essential Einaudi’ North American Tour, the Italian…

TomoeArts presents the World Premiere of Kayoi Komachi/Komachi Visited – a Noh Chamber Opera

    Renowned Japanese Artists & Virtuosic Canadian Musicians Join Forces in Re-Imagined Tale of Two Lovers’ Anguish and Enlightenment    TomoeArts presents the world premiere of a provocative and heartrending new work, Kayoi Komachi/Komachi Visited, a noh chamber opera, October 26 – 28, 2017 at The Cultch. Master Japanese practitioners of noh – Japan’s 14th…

Wasn’t that a party? Naramata Tailgate Party a smashing success!

  With thanks to the Naramata Bench Winery Association for inviting me (+ one) to join them for the annual Naramata Tailgate Party held at Red Rooster Winery in Penticton celebrating the harvest. Tailgate Party tickets included shuttles from Penticton and Naramata. The theme for the Naramata Tailgate party was “back to our roots” and guests…

The Chan Centre Welcomes Back Renowned Irish Ensemble  The Gloaming

  Folk Supergroup Returns to Perform Evocative Ballads and Sweeping Melodies from Acclaimed Second Album ‘2’   The Chan Centre for the Performing Arts at the University of British Columbia (UBC) announces the anticipated return of The Gloaming, Ireland’s acclaimed folk supergroup, October 15 at 7 pm in the Chan Shun Concert Hall. The revered…