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Jazz Epistles alumnus Abdullah Ibrahim performs in a rare tribute concert to the work of The Jazz Epistles

Abdullah Ibrahim revisits the sounds of his South African apartheid-era jazz band

The Jazz Epistles were South Africa’s first black jazz band to record an album and break onto the world stage. Half a century after the...

New opera confronts and honours the death and disappearance of Indigenous women

City Opera Vancouver and Pacific Opera Victoria presents the world premiere of Missing, shedding new light on a national crisis. Written by Canadian Métis playwright Marie Clements, with a...

Freedom Singer is the culmination of a journey

It started with a book, became a CBC documentary, and is now on stage. It seems somehow appropriate the road to Khari Wendell McClelland’s...
The cast of Circle Game: Reimaging the Music of Joni Mitchell. Photo by Emily Cooper.

Review: Circle Game is perfection

Setting expectations may be the biggest key to your enjoyment of Circle Game. Is it musical theatre? Not really, as it lacks a cohesive narrative. Is...
Puccini's Turandot opens the 2017-2018 Vancouver Opera season

Vancouver Opera returns to a full year of programming in its next season

With the inaugural Vancouver Opera Festival still in full swing, Vancouver Opera has announced it will present a full year of programming in addition to its...

Inaugural Vancouver Opera Festival features a trio of new productions

Three new opera productions are at the centre of the inaugural Vancouver Opera Festival. “At the core of our sixteen-day festival are three fantastic new productions,...
Siri Olesen has been named the new artistic manager at musica intima

musica intima appoints longtime vocalist as new artistic manager

Vocalist and music educator Siri Olesen has been named the new artistic manager at musica intima, the Vancouver vocal chamber ensemble specialising in contemporary...
Otto Tausk

Otto Tausk to take over for Vancouver Symphony Orchestra’s 100th anniversary season

The Vancouver Symphony Orchestra (VSO) will have a new leader at the rostrum next summer as Otto Tausk becomes its music director, just in time...
Frank Zappa

Frank Zappa meets Varèse and Oswald at this year’s PuSh Festival

Ask pretty much any contemporary musician who their musical influences are and their answers are usually instantly recognizable. Depending on the genre it can...

Jerry Granelli tells tales of A Charlie Brown Christmas

Which of Charles Schulz’s Peanuts gang do you identify with? Charlie Brown? Lucy? Or maybe even Snoopy? It comes as no surprise that musician...

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