Vancouver Concerts

While you’re in Vancouver — New music-related events scheduled during evenings of the Forum and beyond.

Check info with venue or presenter — subject to change without prior notification.

Thursday January 19, 2012

Score Reading Club

  • Canadian Music Centre BC Region
  • 1:30-3:30 pm, Thursday, January 19, 2012
  • CMC BC Creative Hub — 837 Davie St, Vancouver
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  • The Score Reading Club is a bi-monthly series that features interesting and influential works from accomplished composers. Each session three presenters offer an in-depth look at music from a composer of their choice; this monthDavid Gordon Duke will present excerpts of ’Masquerade’ from the Vancouver Symphony Orchestra’s Composer in Residence Edward Top. Soprano, Heather Pawsey will perform a work that is TBD. James O’Callaghan will presentJonathan Harvey’s ’Speakings’ for orchestra and electronics.
  • Join us and discover gems you may not know, hear something new and engage in dialogue about the works. Collectively, we look at the scores, listen to the music and discuss elements that fascinate us, puzzle us, and touch us in emotional ways. Everyone is welcome to attend.
  • Admission: FREE for everyone.

The Solo and Ensemble

  • PuSh Festival
  • 8pm, Thursday January 19, 2012
  • Djavad Mowafaghian Cinema, Goldcorp Centre for the Arts
  • SFU Woodward’s — 149 Hastings Street, Vancouver
  • British artist and filmmaker Andrew Cross premieres two of his films, The Solo and Ensemble. The first film features legendary rock drummer Carl Palmer’s minimalist style in rigorously edited sequences that explore the relationship between drummer and kit. Ensemble presents an intimate portrait of enigmatic founder of the 1970’s European cult band The Enid along with its current members.
  • Tickets: $20

Friday January 20, 2012

One-Page Scores

  • Vancouver New Music
  • 8pm, Friday January 20, 2012
  • Djavad Mowafaghian World Art Centre
  • SFU Woodward’s — 149 Hastings Street, Vancouver
  • Vancouver New Music presents a concert of one-page scores solicited in a Call to CNMN Forum 2012 participants. Performed by the Vancouver New Music Ensemble and the Vancouver Electronic Ensemble.
  • Admission: free for Forum registrants.

Redshift 10th Year Anniversary Concert

  • Redshift Music Society
  • 8pm, Friday January 20, 2012
  • Blusson Spinal Cord Centre
  • Redshift is celebrating their tenth anniversary (ten years to the day!) with a percussion extravaganza. New works by Kathleen Allan, Jocelyn Morlock, Jordan Nobles, James O’Callaghan, Alfredo Santa Ana, and Chris Sivak — performed by a pounding parliament of percussionists.
  • Admission: free for Forum registrants.
  • Check Redshift website for additional information.

Circle of Sleep

  • Western Front Society
  • 10pm till dawn, Friday January 20 and Saturday January 21, 2012
  • Western Front — 303 East 8th Avenue, Vancouver
  • Composers Hildegard Westerkamp, Sandeep Bhagwati and Gordon Monahan join performance artist/poet Cheryl l’Hirondelle, media alkemist Navid Navab, musicians Mei Han, Coat Cooke, SOUNS, Fieldhead and others in this all night concert. Prepare to slumber and dream to the Circle of Sleep, which examines sleep from mythic sacred journey to our contemporary dilemma of rampant stimulation and restlessness. Bring your own bedroll!
  • Tickets:
    • Advance Regular: $25/20
    • Door: $30/25
    • Special Advance Discount for CNMN Forum attendees. Book this unique, alternative accommodation by Friday January 13, 2012 for $20/15. Space is limited. Contact Dave Chokroun at to reserve.

Saturday January 21, 2012

La La La Human Steps

  • New Work by Edouard Lock with original music by Gavin Bryars
  • 8 pm Saturday, January 21, 2012 (also Sunday, January 22)
  • The Centre in Vancouver for Performing Arts — 777 Homer Street
  • Presented by DanceHouse and Vancouver New Music
  • More info: Vancouver New MusicDanceHouse
  • Tickets: $40.50 — $75.50, available through Ticketmaster

Circle of Sleep

Sunday January 22, 2012

La La La Human Steps

  • New Work by Edouard Lock with original music by Gavin Bryars
  • 8 pm Sunday, January 22, 2012 (also Saturday, January 21)
  • See Saturday listing for details

Monday January 23, 2012

Eve Egoyan plays Simple Lines of Enquiry

  • Music on Main
  • 8pm, Monday January 23 & Tuesday, January 24, 2012
  • Heritage Hall — 3102 Main Street, Vancouver
  • Written especially for Egoyan, the late Ann Southam’s Simple of Lines of Enquiry has captured the imagination of music lovers around the world. Now the celebrated pianist brings this mesmerizing and meditative piece to the intimate Heritage Hall for its Vancouver premiere. Presented with the PuSh International Performing Arts Festival
  • Tickets:
    • $29 general admission / $15 student
    • Special $25 rate for Forum registrants available online in advance of the concert (with a code “réseau”).

Tuesday January 24, 2012

Eve Egoyan plays Simple Lines of Enquiry

  • Music on Main
  • 8pm, Tuesday, January 24, 2012
  • See Monday listing for details

Sunday January 29, 2012

Colourful World

  • Turning Point Ensemble
  • 8pm, Sunday January 29, 2012
  • Fei and Milton Wong Experimental Theatre
  • SFU Woodward’s — 149 Hastings Street, Vancouver
  • Turning Point presents a reinvented version of Debussy’s Jeux, Toru Takemitsu’s Archipeligo S. and a large new commission by Rodney Sharman.
  • Tickets: $38 adult / $35 senior / $18 student

Additional events

PuSh Festival

  • January 17 — February 5, 2012