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Yarilo Ensemble Concert Series 2011

Yarilo Ensemble Concert Series 2011

The Yarilo Ensemble has scheduled four concerts for this its inaugural season. In keeping with its name, Yarilo, a god of Spring and Summer, our concerts are set for the early summer months:

May 29 – “Für Nikolai – Time and Again…” is the name of our first concert paying tribute to composer and friend on the tenth anniversary of his untimely passing. On the program will be Korndorf’s haunting “Lullaby” for Two pianos, his beautiful “Triptych” for Cello and Piano, with guest Ariel Barnes on cello, Canadian composer Jocelyn Morlock’s poignant tribute to Korndorf: “Half-Light and Somnolent Rains” for two pianos, and Giya Kancheli’s “Time and Again…” for violin and piano, with guest Marc Destrubé on violin.

June 19 – Be sure to attend or tune in to the Pocket Orchestra’s concert titled “Modus Operandi”.

June 26 – “Path to Simplicity”. The Yarilo Ensemble will present a concert of the Estonian composer Lepo Sumera along with his contemporaries Arvo Pärt and Gheorghi Arnaoudov.

July 10 – “The Classics”. Duo pianists Jane Hayes and Anna Levy will serve up a concert of familiar music for two pianos. On the program the “Variations on a Theme of Haydn” by Johannes Brahms, the “Paganini Variations” by Witold Lutoslawski, and Sergei Rachmaninoff’s monumental “Symphonic Dances” in the version for two pianos.

Refreshments will be served after all concerts.


May 29, 2011
June 19, 2011
June 26, 2011
July 10, 2011



Minoru Chapel Opera Series

When: May 4, 2011 @ 7:30pm
Where: Minoru Chapel (6540 Gilbert Road, Richmond, beside the Gateway Theatre)
: $20 (adults); $18 (students/seniors)
call 604-276-4300 (press 2)
Limited seating
Tickets also available at the door. Doors open 2:00 and 7:00 pm.


Imbibe an effervescent program devoted to the pleasures of the glass!

TASTING NOTES:  “Full-bodied and harmonious.  Well-structured and stylish, featuring rich colours with sparkling accents.  Astonishing artistry with a beguiling beginning and a flavourful finish.”

Gabriel Charpentier’s chamber opera A Tea Symphony, or, The Perils of Clara – a Kitsch Opera in 9 Drinks tells the saga of a Scotch-soaked soprano who longed to play the cello, but whose evil mother forced her into flute lessons.  Performing salon music in a grand hotel, Clara recounts her musical misadventures and colourful love life — while consuming 9 glasses of brandy!

”Heather Pawsey … kicked up her heels and launched herself full-tilt into A Tea Symphony.  With impressive skill, and effortless technique, she brought the whole thing off in a tour-de-force of song and send-up.”  (Halifax Chronicle Herald).

Also on tap:  Merry music and scintillating surprises to delight your palate!

Heather Pawsey, soprano; Rachel Kiyo Iwaasa, piano; Kathryn Cernauskas, flute

Matinee:  2:30 p.m.; Evening show:  7:30 p.m.

A co-production with the City of Richmond Minoru Chapel Opera Series

May 4, 2011
7:30 pm

Open invitation to visit with Tan Dun’s Water Concerto instruments

Open invitation to visit with Tan Dun’s Water Concerto instruments

When: Monday, April 25, 2011 @ 2:30-3:30pm
Where: Lan Tung and Jonathan Bernard’s studio, 1957 Venables st., Vancouver (walk down the west side of the house to the garage studio)

Before loading all the water instruments over to the Port Theatre in Nanaimo, we are extending a friendly invitation to the community to come have a look at/listen to it all. This is the complete set of instruments required for the Tan Dun Water Concerto, rented directly from the composer’s production company, based in New York. All are welcome.


April 25, 2011
2:30 pmto3:30 pm

a series of exciting musical and educational events

Jeunesses Musicales Canada to present

a series of musical and educational events

featuring acclaimed trombone quintet I Tromboni in Vancouver


Jeunesses Musicales Canada (JMC) will present a series of exciting musical and educational events featuring the acclaimed trombone quintet I Tromboni, as well as performances by dynamic young performers of works by Canadian composers Michael Conway Baker, Jordan Nobles and Marjan Mozetich. These events are made possible by “Youth Take Charge,” a program under the auspices of Montreal-based Jeunesses Musicales Canada to put youth in charge of producing and performing concerts of their own creative inspiration in their communities. This initiative is made possible by a Heritage Canada grant that awarded 15 communities across Canada the opportunity to present these concerts, providing acclaimed artists I Tromboni as mentors and performers.

The events are as follows:
Wednesday, April 20

2:30-3:30 – Educational presentation with I Tromboni at Lord Byng High School.
4:30-6:30 – Masterclass with I Tromboni in Gessler Hall, UBC Music Building, 6361 Memorial Rd.

Thursday, April 21
2:30 – FREE public concert at the Canadian Music Centre (837 Davie Street).
8:00 – Gala Concert at West Point Grey United Church (4595 W. 8th Ave.) featuring I Tromboni and Vancouver performers Jeff Pelletier, flute; Janna Sailor, violin; Sarah Kwok, viola; and Stefan Hintersteininger, cello; presenting works by Canadian composers Michael Conway Baker, Jordan Nobles and Marjan Mozetich. $10 students advance tickets; $15/$20 at the door.



April 20, 2011
2:30 pmto3:30 pm
4:30 pmto6:30 pm
April 21, 2011
2:30 pm
8:00 pm