The Canadian Music Centre in B.C.'s new black box theatre in downtown Vancouver is named after Canadian composer, Murray Adaskin. Photo by Nicholas Morant / Canadian Music Centre.
The Canadian Music Centre in B.C.'s new black box theatre in downtown Vancouver is named after Canadian composer, Murray Adaskin. Photo by Nicholas Morant / Canadian Music Centre.

A champion of Canadian music since 1959, the Canadian Music Centre in B.C. (CMC BC) steps into a new era this fall with a newly renovated home in downtown Vancouver, and a brand new 40-seat black box theatre. The newly minted Murray Adaskin Salon is designed to serve as an urban cultural hotspot for Canadian music and the local arts community. If you’ve never checked out the CMC BC before, here’s why the association is worth a closer look this season:

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To launch its new role as music presenter, CMC BC kicks off its inaugural concert series on October 14 with a celebration of iconic works from the late Canadian composer Murray Adaskin.

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The CMC BC’s newly upgraded branch – the Vancouver Creative Hub – offers an extensive lending library, film and documentary screenings, lectures and workshops, in addition to its first concert season.

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Committed to the celebration of Canadian composers, each of the season’s four concerts will showcase our country’s extraordinary, homegrown talent, including composers Murray Adaskin, Barbara Pentland, Jean Coulthard, and Elliot Weisgarber.

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A brand new offering to better engage the public includes interactive tours, allowing visitors to engage with scores through onscreen presentations and listening stations.

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The music association will also re-launch its Composer in the Classroom program this fall, an outreach initiative sparking student passion for music composition in Greater Vancouver schools.

The Canadian Music Centre in B.C.’s 2016/17 Murray Adaskin Salon Concert Series kicks off on October 14 with a celebration of Murray Adaskin works. Visit http://musiccentrebc.ca for tickets and information.