Save the Date




When: May 19, 2011 @ 2pm – 4pm
Where: CMC BC Region,  837 Davie Street, Vancouver, BC
Cost: FREE to attend

Soprano Janice Jackson and composer Tim Brady join host Scott Good, VSO Composer-in-Residence for an open discussion on writing for the voice at the beginning of the 21st century.  The discussion will be suitable for composers, singers, and anyone in the public with an interest in 21st century vocal compositions.  All are welcome to this FREE event at the Canadian Music Centre (837 Davie Street, Vancouver, BC) on May 19th, 2011 from 2:00PM – 4:00PM.

Janice Jackson is one of Canada’s foremost interpreters of contemporary vocal repertoire. She has sung over 150 world premieres, many works written specifically for her, and performed with contemporary music ensembles, in modern music festivals and concert halls around the world – Beijing, Paris, Vienna, Amsterdam, Hamburg, Torino, Toronto, Montreal, New York and more.  Here is what the press says about Jackson:

“Jackson is a gift from the God’s for composers straining to throw off the chains of art song.” 
The Halifax Herald

“Her performances bring out the beauty of contemporary vocal repertoire.” 
Music Weekly, Beijing, China

“[Jackson] is a petite, vivacious, funny, damn-the-torpedoes creative dynamo. … [an] unabashedly adventurous singer …” The Coast, Halifax

Known for his radiant orchestrations, his dramatic structures and his innovative guitar work, Canadian Tim Brady is a composer and guitarist who has created music in a wide range of genres ranging from chamber and orchestral music to electroacoustic works, chamber opera, contemporary dance scores, jazz and free improvisation. He has been commissioned and performed by numerous ensembles and orchestras in North America and Europe. Since 1988 he has released 17 CDs as both a composer and a performer on Justin Time Records and, more recently, on the Ambiances magnétiques label. In addition to his work as a composer and guitarist, from 1994 to 2004 he served as the Artisitc Director of Innovations en concert, a company which he founded. It is one of Montreal’s main new music producers, and during his tenure as director he produced over 100 concerts of contemporary music from across Canada and around the world. He also writes frequently for Musicworks Magazine, and has served on the boards of Codes d’accès, The Canadian League of Composers and the Music Gallery. He is currently the president of the Canadian New Music Network.

Scott Good (b. 1972, Toronto) is a Canadian composer of orchestral, chamber and vocal works that have been performed in North America, Europe, and Asia; he is also active as a trombonist and conductor.  In August, 2008, he began an appointment as composer-in-residence with the Vancouver Symphony Orchestra. Scott has also held positions such as curator for the Esprit Orchestra in Toronto and Artistic Director of earShot concerts (97-02), and the Morpheus Contemporary Music Ensemble (92-95).

May 19, 2011
2:00 pmto4:00 pm



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