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Pianist Rachel Kiyo Iwaasa kicks off the 2021 Sonic Boom Festival in a concert of ten new pieces by B.C. composers. Photo by SD Holman.

Creating this year’s Sonic Boom online

Adapting, as was imperative in the age of COVID-19, the Sonic Boom Festival has pivoted online with a free festival of new music created...
Black Pontiac. Photo by Alberto Marenco.

Soda Pop Rock rocks: a Q&A with Black Pontiac

Formed in 2018 by four high school friends, including brothers Mack and Sam Riddell, along with Matty Mclaren and Avery John Shoesmith, Black Pontiac...
Artwork from the single “Can’t Kill Me”, one of 67 projects and artists receiving grants in the first round of funding from the Vancouver Music Fund. LtoR: Christie Lee, Lady Sinncere, and DJ A-SLAM. Photo by Ikarus Studios.

$300,000 Vancouver Music Fund targets Indigenous and other underrepresented artists

The City of Vancouver has announced it is now taking applications for the $300,000 Vancouver Music Fund, the first municipal fund of its kind...
The 50+ combined voices of Chor Leoni and La Nef bring the rollicking sea songs to life in Shanties!

From TikTok to the digital stage: sea shanties continue to rule the internet

While TikTok may have taken the traditional sea shanties and turned them into an internet phenomenon, Vancouver's Chor Leoni Men's Choir and Montréal’s La...
Acclaimed erhu player and composer Lan Tung performs in Have Bow Will Travel as part of its virtual Dot Com Series. Photo courtesy of the artist.

Have bow will travel: Lan Tung performs in all-new concert filmed at the...

The Chan Centre for the Performing Arts at the University of British Columbia presents acclaimed erhu player and composer Lan Tung in Have Bow Will...
Last seen in Vancouver Opera's 2014 production of Don Giovanni (photo above), mezzo-soprano Krisztina Szabó is the featured performer in Wagner for Valentine's.

Vancouver opera shares the love this Valentine’s Day

Vancouver Opera is sharing the love just in time for Valentine's Day with a double-bill performance of two chamber music works by Richard Wagner. Filmed...
Magos Herrera and Brooklyn Rider perform their collaboration Dreamers. Photo by Shervin Lainez.

Celebrating music as a political act with Dreamers

Music and politics have always had a close relationship. No better example is Dreamers, the collaboration between Latin jazz singer Magos Herrera and Brooklyn-based...
Maestro Otto Tausk conducts members of the Vancouver Symphony Orchestra.

Vancouver Symphony returns to the digital concert hall with a month of Mozart

Celebrating what would be Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart's 255th birthday this year, the Vancouver Symphony Orchestra (VSO) is celebrating from its new virtual home, TheConcertHall.ca, with...
Synapses, the first in the Turning Point Ensembles 1+1+1+… project, premieres online January 23. Photo by Sean Patrick Shaul.

Turning Point Ensemble explores the power of ones

Turning Point Ensemble (TPE) explores the power of one with the launch of the first of three films as part of its 1+1+1+… film...

Early Music Vancouver returns to the digital concert hall

Early Music Vancouver (EMV) has announced the second half of its 51st season will continue with eleven concerts through to June 2020, featuring a...
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