Our picks this week: Shari Ulrich & Artemisia Duo

Shari Ulrich: Back to Shore (June 18)

Who: Centennial Theatre
What: Shari Ulrich: Back to Shore
Where: Centennial Theatre (2300 Lonsdale Ave, North Vancouver)
When: June 18
Why: Juno Award-winning Canadian singer, songwriter, and multi-instrumentalist Shari Ulrich celebrates 45 years in the music business with the release of her ninth solo album, Back to Shore. With twelve new songs, backed by five piece band that includes her daughter, the album touches on themes ranging from love, infidelity and space travel, to a joyous celebration of her adopted country Canada. More information at nvrc.ca.

Shari Ulrich celebrates 45 years as a touring recording artist and multi-instrumentalist with her new album.
Shari Ulrich celebrates 45 years as a touring recording artist and multi-instrumentalist with her new album.

Artemisia Duo (June 20)

Who: UBC Botanical Garden
What: Artemisia Duo
Where: UBC Botanical Garden (6804 SW Marine Dr, Vancouver)
When: June 20
Why: A sure sign of summer, the UBC Botanical Garden’s Amphitheatre Summer Season gets underway. Opening this years performances under the sky in the beautiful Roseline Sturdy Amphitheatre are flutist Emily Richardson and pianist Susan Xia. More information at botanicalgarden.ubc.ca.

Flutist Emily Richardson and pianist Susan Xia open this year's Amphitheatre Summer Series at the UBC Botanical Gardens.
Flutist Emily Richardson and pianist Susan Xia open this year’s Amphitheatre Summer Series at the UBC Botanical Gardens.