Vancouver Snapshots 125

Vancouver Snapshots 125

: Saturday, September 10, 2011 @ 8pm
Where: Roundhouse Community Centre (181 Roundhouse Mews, Vancouver, BC)
Cost: $20/regular   $10/student

Community Symposium 1pm – 3:30pm with Guest Curator David Gordon Duke
Concert 8pm with Turning Point Ensemble, Orchid Ensemble and Heather Pawsey, soprano

: Sunday, September 11, 2011 @ 2pm
Where: Dr. Sun Yat-Sen Classical Chinese Garden (578 Carrall Street at Pender, Vancouver BC)
Cost: Free

The musical history of Vancouver is a too well-kept secret! For a glorious September weekend, Turning Point Ensemble with guests, soprano Heather Pawsey and the Orchid Ensemble will unlock the past.

Vancouver Snapshots 125 will bring to life the pre-modern, modern and post-modern through musical snapshots of Vancouver’s past to the present day. With the help of the Orchid Ensemble, the vibrant Chinese cultural experience in Vancouver will be revealed, along with music of Vancouver composers representing the past 100 years including Jean Coulthard, Robert Barclay, Arthur Benjamin, Barbara Pentland, Barry Truax, Alexina Louie, Stephen Chatman, R. Murray Schafer, Jocelyn Morlock, Zhuo Rui-Shi and others.

The Saturday evening program at the Roundhouse Community Centre will be comprised of three unbroken sets of minatures representing three historical periods. Sunday afternoon’s free concert at Dr. Sun Yat-Sen Classical Chinese Garden will concentrate on the rich Chinese cultural traditions in Vancouver.

Everyone is invited to participate in the free Saturday afternoon symposium at the Roundhouse chaired by Vancouver’s resident music historical expert David Gordon Duke and also including William Bruneau, George Laverock and Janet Danielson as panelists. This session will be accompanied by musical examples.

Please find more information at:

August 11, 2011
2:00 pm
September 10, 2011
8:00 pm

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