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A Magical Evening of Music & Art

Last Monday evening, the internationally-celebrated Borealis String Quartet premiered eight new five-minute string quartets written by emerging composers ranging in age from 12 to 50. The concert was the result of an 8-week composition seminar on writing for the string quartet — CMC BC’s Jean Coulthard String Quartet Readings — led by Dr. Jennifer Butler. The quartets [...]

By |2019-08-28T07:59:36-08:0028 August 2019|Categories: British Columbia, News|

Jon Washburn Wins CMC BC 2019 Lifetime Achievement Award

"Conductor and Composer Jon Washburn was presented with CMC BC’s 2019 Barbara Pentland Lifetime Achievement Award at his final concert conducting the Vancouver Chamber Choir as Music Director Friday night, May 10. My remarks in presenting the award to Jon follow: It would be impossible to conceive of anyone on this Earth more deserving of the Canadian [...]

By |2019-05-13T12:02:00-08:0013 May 2019|Categories: British Columbia, News|Tags: |

Meet Dr. T. Patrick Carrabré, UBC School of Music’s new director

"The University of British Columbia welcomes Dr. T. Patrick Carrabré as the new Director of the School of Music. An internationally renowned composer, teacher, and media personality, Dr. Carrabré will assume the role starting July 1st, 2019.   “I am delighted that Dr. Carrabré will take on the leadership of the School of Music. His [...]

By |2019-04-05T05:52:29-08:003 April 2019|Categories: British Columbia, News|Tags: |

Bramwell Tovey Awarded 2018 Lifetime Achievement Award

The world has only ever known one Leonard Bernstein. And any orchestra today would give their eyeteeth to find another. Yet that is exactly what the Vancouver Symphony Orchestra has had, and indeed what the entire nation of Canada has been fortunate to have ever since Maestro Bramwell Tovey first moved to this country in 1989.

By |2018-10-02T14:14:04-08:002 October 2018|Categories: British Columbia, News|

Chor Leoni’s C/4 Canadian Choral Composition Competition is a Winner

“Barren winter, with his wrathful nipping cold” (in Shakespeare’s words) was not enough to keep Chor Leoni‘s loyal audience away from a concert this past Friday, February 23rd by the internationally lauded men’s choir with Artistic Director Erick Lichte, in celebration of its annual C/4 Canadian Choral Composition Contest. Despite nearly 20 centimetres of snow [...]

By |2018-10-02T11:27:03-08:001 October 2018|Categories: British Columbia, News|