Flamenco Royalty of Mercedes Amaya Company to Descend on Vancouver

Mercedes Amaya Company will enjoy their local debut as part of the Vancouver International Flamenco Festival, September 16 & 17, 2016, 8pm at the Vancouver Playhouse. Led by the niece of legendary Gypsy flamenco dancer, Carmen Amaya, this ensemble of


2016 Vancouver International Flamenco Festival Celebrates Spanish Gypsy Tradition

The Vancouver International Flamenco Festival, running September 10 – 20, 2016, will feature renowned local and international flamenco artists with free workshops and performances at various venues including the Centro Flamenco and Vancouver Playhouse. The 26th annual festival will honour flamenco’s Spanish

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Early Music Vancouver presents Bach’s ‘Mass in B Minor’ at the Chan Centre

As part of its first-ever Vancouver Bach Festival, Early Music Vancouver (EMV) presents Bach’s Mass in B Minor on August 5, 7:30pm at the Chan Centre for the Performing Arts. Renowned conductor Alexander Weimann will lead an ensemble of eight internationally-celebrated

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EMV’s First-Ever ‘Vancouver Bach Festival’ Comes to Downtown August 2 – 12

Early Music Vancouver (EMV) brings its first-ever Vancouver Bach Festival to Christ Church Cathedral and the Chan Centre for the Performing Arts, August 2 – 12, 2016. This veritable ‘Best of Bach’ celebration features world-renowned specialists of composer J.S. Bach’s

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Theatre Under the Stars Declares Summer of Love with Enchanting Broadway Musicals

This summer, Theatre Under the Stars invites you to fall in love with two smash-hit Broadway musicals – one, a beloved fairytale brimming with magic and mystery, and the other an electrifying story of forbidden love in the unforgiving streets


Interactive Exhibition at MOV Demonstrates Cultural Power of Collecting

From the Museum of Vancouver (MOV) comes an intriguing new exhibition that explores the significance of collecting. All Together Now: Vancouver Collectors and Their Worlds  is on view at MOV from June 23, 2016 to January 8, 2017. Featuring wall-to-wall


Koerner Quartet Closes Season in Concert with Houston’s Rolston String Quartet

The Vancouver Academy of Music’s ensemble-in-residence, Koerner Quartet, closes its 2015/16 season with up-and-coming Houston-based ensemble, The Rolston String Quartet, June 5, 7:30pm in the Koerner Recital Hall. In an epic display of virtuosity, each quartet will take turns showcasing chamber


Good Noise Vancouver Gospel Choir Features Dawn Pemberton in Season Finale ‘SOUL GOSPEL’

Closing its season on a high note, Good Noise Vancouver Gospel Choir presents SOUL GOSPEL, May 28, 3pm & 7:30pm at Christ Church Cathedral. Dawn Pemberton, hailed as “the new queen of Canadian soul” by Pop Forecast, shares her robust voice


Arts Umbrella’s ‘Expressions Festival’ Set to Showcase Next Generation of Theatre Artists

Student performers from Arts Umbrella will take the stage during the 2016 Theatre and Music Expressions Festival: an annual showcase of young talent in the organization’s pre-professional theatre program, running from May 11 to 22, 2016, at Waterfront Theatre on Granville Island.


Leslie Dala Leads VAMSO Season Finale, ‘Gorgeous Gershwin’

The Vancouver Academy of Music Symphony Orchestra (VAMSO) is set to close its season with Gorgeous Gershwin on May 15, 2016, 2pm at the Orpheum Theatre. Taking up baton and piano, Music Director Leslie Dala will lead a rendition of


200 Students to Gather in Concert at Robson Square for Music Monday 2016

More than 200 Metro Vancouver elementary and secondary students will together give a free public concert, May 2, 10am at Robson Square, as part of the 12th annual Music Monday. The nationwide celebration & call-to-action in support of music education

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MOA examines the ongoing struggle for Indigenous Rights through politically charged exhibition from Vancouver-based artist, Lawrence Paul Yuxweluptun

From the Museum of Anthropology (MOA) at UBC comes the bold and timely exhibition, Lawrence Paul Yuxweluptun: Unceded Territories, on display in MOA’s Audain Gallery from May 10 – October 16, 2016. The celebrated Vancouver-based artist is showcased in this


Vocal Jazz Prodigy, Cécile McLorin Salvant, Returns to the Chan Centre

The Chan Centre welcomes back singular jazz sensation, Cécile McLorin Salvant on May 1 at 7pm. The phenom shares bold new works from the record For One to Love — a heartfelt collection of songs, many of which are written by

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Arlo Guthrie Sells Out the Chan Centre

The Chan Centre will welcome American folk star Arlo Guthrie to its stage, April 21 in a sold out concert. Arlo is set to perform the complete 18-minute Alice’s Restaurant Massacree, a song he only revisits every ten years due to its length. The


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The Crowd at Studio 58

It’s been a couple of days since we saw the opening of The Crowd at Studio 58, and I’m still not sure what to say about it. The Crowd was written by George F. Walker especially for Studio 58, and

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Early Music Vancouver Showcases Grammy Award-Winning Soloists in Two Masterpieces from Handel & Bach

From Early Music Vancouver (EMV) comes comes George Frideric Handel’s Apollo e Dafne and J.S. Bach’s Orchestral Suite in C Major at The Vancouver Playhouse tomorrow, March 18 at 7:30pm. Internationally renowned, Grammy award-winning soloists Yulia Van Doren and Douglas


Chan Centre partners with the Dance Centre for ‘Words in Motion’, new series merging movement & narrative

The Chan Centre, in partnership with The Dance Centre, presents Words in Motion, March 18 & 19, 7:30pm, in the Telus Studio Theatre. For this innovative series, Vancouver-based authors Carmen Aguirre, Aislinn Hunter, and Nancy Lee pair with diverse choreographers, Anusha Fernando,

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Vancouver Bach Choir Closes 85th Season with Namesake’s Masterpiece, ‘St. Matthew Passion’

Vancouver Bach Choir concludes its monumental 85th anniversary season with J. S. Bach’s St. Matthew Passion, March 19, 7:30pm at The Orpheum. Celebrated as a pinnacle accomplishment in music history, ‘The Great Passion’ will be gloriously illuminated by the venerable

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Royal Winnipeg Ballet partners with VPL for ‘Expressions of Reconciliation: A Forum of Truth, Hope and Understanding’

Canada’s Royal Winnipeg Ballet (RWB), in partnership with the Vancouver Public Library, will host a free public forum titled, Expressions of Reconciliation: A Forum of Truth, Hope, and Understanding, March 9, 7pm at the Central Library (350 West Georgia Street). This

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Canada’s Royal Winnipeg Ballet Presents Poignant Tale of Hope and Understanding in Vancouver Premiere of ‘Going Home Star’

Canada’s Royal Winnipeg Ballet (RWB) presents a transformative tale of hope and understanding that honours the many stories, both told and untold, experienced by First Nations Residential School survivors and their families. Going Home Star – Truth and Reconciliation –

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VIDF Presents Canadian Premiere of Two Action-Packed Works born from Swedish/Cuban Cultural Exchange

Presented as part of the 2016 Vancouver International Dance Festival (VIDF) comes the Canadian premiere of two richly complex works, co-produced by international collaborators Sweden’s Memory Wax and Cuba’s Danza Teatro Retazos. On stage March 11 & 12 at 8pm


EMV Presents Tafelmusik’s ‘House of Dreams’, A Concert Pairing Baroque Music with Classic Paintings

Early Music Vancouver (EMV) hosts the anticipated return of Tafelmusik Baroque Orchestra, as they present House of Dreams, March 4,  7:30pm at Vancouver Playhouse. This programme will take audiences on a virtual visit to five European homes where exquisite works by Bach, Handel,


Chan Centre Celebrates New Orleans with Jazz Legends Dee Dee Bridgewater and Irvin Mayfield

Renowned jazz vocalist Dee Dee Bridgewater joins Irvin Mayfield and his New Orleans Jazz Orchestra (NOJO) at the Chan Centre for the Performing Arts at the University of British Columbia on February 27, 2016 at 8pm.  These two GRAMMY award-winning


Love and Infidelity Examined in West Coast Premiere of “Foutrement”

Quebec’s award-winning Compagnie Virginie Brunelle makes its west coast premiere at the Vancouver International Dance Festival, with the physically compelling and powerfully emotive Foutrement, on from March 3-5, 2016 at 8pm at the Roundhouse Performance Centre. Choreographed by Montreal-based company founder Virginie Brunelle,