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VNM 40th Anniversary Retrospective Festival

By VNMS on August 16, 2013 - 2:43pm

Oct 16 2013 - 8:00pm
Oct 19 2013 - 10:00pm

Vancouver New Music Festival 2013
VNM 40th Anniversary Retrospective
October 16 – 19, 2013
Four-night pass $110; single tickets are also available.
Passes and tickets available through Brown Paper Tickets (www.brownpapertickets.com or 1.800.838.3006).
http://www.newmusic.org

VNM’s four-night festival celebrates the wide array of artistic approaches that have been embraced and nurtured by VNM throughout its past forty years. Featuring some of the composers and musicians who have contributed to VNM’s artistic programming over the years, each night will highlight a different musical format, from small to large ensembles, solos, opera excerpts, and electronic music.

Works for Small Ensemble and Solos
Wednesday, October 16, 2013 | 8PM
Orpheum Annex (823 Seymour Street, 2nd Floor)
Tickets $35 regular/$15 students and seniors (taxes and venue surcharges included)

Electronic, Electroacoustic, and New Media Works
Thursday, October 17, 2013 | 8PM
Orpheum Annex (823 Seymour Street, 2nd Floor)
Tickets $25 regular/$10 students and seniors (taxes and venue surcharges included)

Opera Excerpts in Concert
Friday, October 18, 2013 | 8PM
Vancouver Playhouse (600 Hamilton Street)
Tickets $35 regular/$15 students and seniors (taxes and venue surcharges included)

VNM 40th Anniversary Retrospective Festival

By VNMS on August 16, 2013 - 2:43pm

Dec 31 1969 - 5:00pm

Vancouver New Music Festival 2013
VNM 40th Anniversary Retrospective
October 16 – 19, 2013
Four-night pass $110; single tickets are also available.
Passes and tickets available through Brown Paper Tickets (www.brownpapertickets.com or 1.800.838.3006).

VNM’s four-night festival celebrates the wide array of artistic approaches that have been embraced and nurtured by VNM throughout its past forty years. Featuring some of the composers and musicians who have contributed to VNM’s artistic programming over the years, each night will highlight a different musical format, from small to large ensembles, solos, opera excerpts, and electronic music.

Works for Small Ensemble and Solos
Wednesday, October 16, 2013 | 8PM
Orpheum Annex (823 Seymour Street, 2nd Floor)
Tickets $35 regular/$15 students and seniors (taxes and venue surcharges included)
Works by Paul Dolden (Resonance #1), Jacques Hètu (Sonate Pour Piano op.35), Jacqueline Leggatt (Cold Trip), Jocelyn Morlock (Icarus Landing), Michael O’Neill (Stabimobilism), and James Rolfe (Railway Street). Featuring Lori Freedman (Montreal), François Houle (Vancouver), Rachel Kiyo Iwaasa (Vancouver), Mark McGregor (Vancouver) and Catriona Strang (Vancouver).

Electronic, Electroacoustic, and New Media Works
Thursday, October 17, 2013 | 8PM

Love Songs - by Ana Sokolovic - Queen of Puddings Music Theatre (Toronto)

By VNMS on January 12, 2011 - 4:26pm

Feb 11 2011 - 8:00pm

Presented by VNM, Touchstone Theatre and SFU Woodward's, Love Songs is a spectacularly virtuosic, tour-de-force opera for solo voice, featuring critically acclaimed soprano Shannon Mercer, and direction/choreography by Marie-Josee Chartier. Award-winning composer Ana Sokolovic chooses her favourite love poems from many different languages and sets them to music. Drawing on love poems by Michael Hartnett, Paul Éluard, Émile Nelligan, Vasko Popa, Miroslav Antic, Laza Kostic, Elizabeth Barrett Browning, Shakespeare, Catullus,Walt Whitman and Amarusataka, Sokolovic carries us through the dizzying heights of romantic love, love for one’s mother, love between children, love for a daughter, love shattered by grief and love for a lost brother. Interspersed with the love songs are four movements that Sokolovic calls ‘doves’, in which Mercer sings, whispers or speaks the phrase ‘I love you’ in a total of 100 languages.

Discover Dance! LINK Dance

By The Dance Centre on November 9, 2010 - 4:06pm

Nov 25 2010 - 12:00pm
Nov 25 2010 - 1:00pm

Dance collides with science in Experiments, Gail Lotenberg’s exciting new work for her company LINK Dance. A collaboration with four ecologists – specialists in the study of movement and behaviour – the work combines fluent dancing with sound, light and video, to investigate how two separate disciplines embrace logic, experimentation and creativity. In this special presentation for the Discover Dance! noon series, Lotenberg introduces excerpts from the work and leads a dialogue with the audience around the concepts which drive it.

Thursday November 25, 12 noon at Scotiabank Dance Centre, 677 Davie St, Vancouver. Tickets $10/$8 from www.ticketstonight.ca. Info: www.thedancecentre.ca.

Helen Walkley: How is sleep beautiful?

By The Dance Centre on September 9, 2010 - 4:10pm

Oct 1 2010 - 8:00pm
Oct 2 2010 - 9:00pm

One of Vancouver’s most distinctive and compelling dance artists brings an evocative new work to the stage in the opening performance of The Dance Centre’s Global Dance Connections contemporary dance series. Helen Walkley’s How is sleep beautiful? is a richly-textured memoir which explores wishes and dreams, love and aspiration, family and confusion, and death as a transformation. In a career spanning three decades, Walkley has become known for creating original and deeply felt works, and for her extraordinary stage presence and eloquent, supple dancing. Created in collaboration with composer James Maxwell, lighting designer John Webber and sculptor John Noestheden, How is sleep beautiful? is her first full-length work since 2006.
At Scotiabank Dance Centre, 677 Davie St, Vancouver.
Tickets $28/$20 from www.ticketstonight.ca
Info www.thedancecentre.ca

Sonic Tonic - Sounds Unlikely - New works by Peter Hatch and Marci Rabe

By VNMS on April 6, 2010 - 1:58pm

Apr 22 2010 - 8:00pm
Apr 22 2010 - 10:00pm

8PM @ Scotiabank Dance Centre (677 Davie Street)

Premieres of chamber works for Western and Asian instruments, a Donatoni recorder solo, court music from the Tang Dynasty, and more! Revel in an exciting amalgamation of sounds with this concert of new pieces and extraordinary repertoire. The program will feature the premiere of Five Wordless Songs by Peter Hatch and two new compositions by Marci Rabe. Featuring special guests Red Chamber (Mei Han, Giulian Liu, Zhimin Yu, Gelin Jiang), and recorder player Terri Hron (Montreal). Free artist chat at 7pm.

Single tickets - $25/$15; available from Sikora’s Classical Records (432 West Hastings), Tickets Tonight (604.684.2787 or www.ticketstonight.ca; surcharges apply) and at the door.
Pass for all 3 concerts - $65/$30; available only through Vancouver New Music (837 Davie Street or 604.633.0861) and at the door.

Sonic Tonic - Kuniko Kato - Sound Space Experiment

By VNMS on April 6, 2010 - 1:56pm

Apr 15 2010 - 8:00pm
Apr 15 2010 - 10:00pm

8PM @ Scotiabank Dance Centre (677 Davie Street)

A “striking percussionist -- in more ways than one” (Mark Swed, LA Times), Vancouver New Music is pleased to welcome Kuniko Kato back to Vancouver. Kato’s exciting and highly virtuosic solo performances have earned her an international reputation as one of the most promising new percussionists in the world, and have garnered attention from the likes of Seiji Ozawa, Toru Takemitsu, James Wood, Steve Reich, Keiko Harada, Franco Donatoni and others. Kuniko Kato will perform excerpts from her Sound Space Experiments on specially constructed steel drums - a concert that is not to be missed! Free artist chat at 7pm.

Single tickets - $25/$15; available from Sikora’s Classical Records (432 West Hastings), Tickets Tonight (604.684.2787 or www.ticketstonight.ca; surcharges apply) and at the door.
Pass for all 3 concerts - $65/$30; available only through Vancouver New Music (837 Davie Street or 604.633.0861) and at the door.

Sonic Tonic - Quatuor Bozzini

By VNMS on April 6, 2010 - 1:54pm

Apr 8 2010 - 8:00pm
Apr 8 2010 - 10:00pm

8PM @ Scotiabank Dance Centre (677 Davie Street)

Moving freely between the avant-garde and traditional, Quatuor Bozzini have been called a group that “gets its teeth into music” (Irish Times). Lauded for its “intense musicality and immense sensitivity” (Musicworks), the Quatuor Bozzini seeks to bring together artists from different horizons – collaboration being the sinews of every artistic creation. The program features a new work for string quartet and tape by Bernard Falaise. Free artist chat at 7pm.

Single tickets - $25/$15; available from Sikora’s Classical Records (432 West Hastings), Tickets Tonight (604.684.2787 or www.ticketstonight.ca; surcharges apply) and at the door.
Pass for all 3 concerts - $65/$30; available only through Vancouver New Music (837 Davie Street or 604.633.0861) and at the door.

MovEnt: Around the Block

By The Dance Centre on March 19, 2010 - 2:57pm

Apr 29 2010 - 8:00pm
May 1 2010 - 9:00pm

The energy and excitement of New York inspires Day Helesic’s Around the Block, a full-length dance work reflecting the spirit of the city and the people who live there. Four dancers travel the streets of Manhattan in a desire to find connection within the chaos, in a physical essay of boldness and intensity. With a driving original score by Marc Stewart, lighting by Rob Sondergaard and striking film by Aren Hansen and Reva Quam, Around the Block is a work of physical devotion and harnessed energy. The dancers are original cast members Day Helesic, Amber Funk Barton and Shay Kuebler, here joined by James Gnam.
Presented by The Dance Centre and MovEnt.
Tickets from 604.684.2787 www.ticketstonight.ca
Info www.thedancecentre.ca www.movent.ca

Exchanges: Montreal-Vancouver

By The Dance Centre on September 16, 2009 - 1:46pm

Sep 28 2009 - 8:00pm
Sep 29 2009 - 9:00pm

Two fast-rising Quebec dance artists bring their dynamic and theatrical solo works to Vancouver as part of an exchange project between The Dance Centre and Festival Transatlantique Montreal/Quartiers Danses. Alyson Wishnousky’s Pop! Bang! and Apparently Perverse, and Jean-Sébastien Lourdais’ Controle-consommation, are intensely physical explorations of modern issues ranging from stereotyped personalities and the transient nature of life to consumerism and social conformity.
September 28-29 at 8pm at Scotiabank Dance Centre, 677 Davie St, Vancouver.
Presented by The Dance Centre as part of the Global Dance Connections series. Tickets $10/$16 students and seniors from www.ticketstonight.ca. Info: www.thedancecentre.ca

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