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