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Richter 858 - Bill Frisell, Eyvind Kang, Hank Roberts, Jenny Scheinman

By VNMS on October 9, 2012 - 5:06pm

Nov 24 2012 - 8:00pm
Nov 24 2012 - 10:00pm

Vancouver New Music presents
Richter 858
858 Quartet (Bill Frisell, Eyvind Kang, Hank Roberts, Jenny Scheinman)
Saturday, November 24, 2012 | 8PM

7:15PM artist chat with Bill Frisell, hosted by Contemporary Art Gallery Executive Director Nigel Prince (co-presented with CAG)

Vancouver Playhouse (601 Hamilton St.)
Tickets $35 regular, $25 students & seniors (plus venue surcharge)
Available through or 1-800-838-3006, and at the door.
In honour of acclaimed painter Gerhard Richter's 80th birthday, Vancouver New Music brings Richter 858 to the Vancouver Playhouse for its premiere Vancouver performance.

Eight abstract paintings by Richter are the starting points for Richter 858, a series of compositions by guitarist Bill Frisell inspired by Richter’s work. The 858 Quaret turn brushstrokes into sounds in this live, multi-media event, which will also feature music from Sign of Life: Music for the 858 Quartet.

"The 858 Quartet...respond to the compositions intuitively, moving from abstraction to introspection and, briefly, to what's almost an old-time fiddle reel. Frisell's raveling and unraveling continue, to our benefit." - Bruce Wallace, Bay Guardian

Discover Dance! Shiamak's Bollywood Jazz

By The Dance Centre on August 13, 2010 - 12:06pm

Sep 16 2010 - 12:00pm
Sep 16 2010 - 1:00pm

The Dance Centre’s popular Discover Dance! noon series leaps into a new season with Shiamak’s Bollywood Jazz. India’s top choreographer, Shiamak Davar has revolutionized modern Indian dance through his choreography for Bollywood blockbusters and his international teaching institute. The Shiamak’s Bollywood Jazz Team, Vancouver will showcase Davar’s dynamic fusion of Western jazz and hip hop with Indian dance techniques, in a performance bursting with energy and fun.
Tickets $10/$8 from 604.684.2787

Spinal Chord

By Memewar on November 7, 2009 - 8:58pm

Nov 14 2009 - 7:00pm
Nov 14 2009 - 10:00pm

Don your cocktail attire and join us in the spectacular atrium of the newly opened Blusson Spinal Cord Centre for live music, wine, magnificently catered hors d’oeuvres and good company!

This event is an exciting interdisciplinary fundraiser with proceeds going to both organizations. Vancouver Cantata Singers needs to rely more than ever on self-generated funds to keep making world-class music in this time of unprecedented uncertainty.

ICORD is an interdisciplinary research group with members from UBC, Vancouver Coastal Health and other institutions working towards the discovery, development and implementation of relevant solutions that will make a difference for people with spinal cord injury today and tomorrow. ICORD is raising funds to support the purchase of new research equipment for their multi-organization interdisciplinary spinal cord injury research centre.

The award-winning atrium of the Blusson Spinal Cord Centre features a wrap-around ramp that winds above a central open space below, offering some truly unique performance possibilities!

Saturday November 14, 2009 7-10pm
Blusson Spinal Cord Centre
818 W 10th Ave, Vancouver

Tickets: $100 (tax receipt - $80)
Student Price with valid ID: $65 (tax receipt - $45)

For more ticketing information call 604.730.8856 or visit

BC Interior Jazz Artist Of The Year Olga Osipova To Serenade Vancouver At The Cellar Jazz Club August 13th

By noodlehead_prod... on July 20, 2009 - 12:06pm

Russian-born jazz sensation Olga Osipova is bringing her beautiful slow silken jazz and sultry velvet voice to the Cellar Jazz Club, 3511 W. Broadway, on Thursday August 13th. Joining Olga – piano/vocals are musicians Bryn Flock on guitar and Bernie Addington on bass. Doors open at 8:00pm, performance at 8:30pm, tickets are $17 at the door.

After the launch of her all-original debut CD “Velvet & Lace” things started happening fast for Olga. Only a couple months after the Canadian release, the CD has already topped the smooth jazz charts in her native Russia, was added to rotation on many radio stations in Canada and across the world (USA, Australia, Brazil, New Zealand, France, Portugal, Italy, Netherlands, Poland etc.) Olga’s music is receiving rave reviews from the press including the prestigious JazzTimes Magazine; she won the Jazz Artist of the Year at the BC Interior Music Awards in 2008, and most recently, Olga was announced Finalist in the 8th Annual Independent Music Awards. She is currently available for interviews and public appearances upon request.

Olga’s story is quite unique; after living in two different countries and going through two immigrations, she chose Canada as her home and music as her career.

Mondo Mardis Gras V

By Steve jed on February 9, 2009 - 11:55pm

Feb 21 2009 - 8:00pm
Feb 22 2009 - 12:52am

MONDO MARDI GRAS V - feat. Hefe, The Elixxxirs, The Carnival Band, feat. Diamond Minx and Madame Mae I
Saturday, February 21st, 2009
Pub 340 - 340 Cambie
It's that time of year again!

Mondo Mardi Gras Time!

Time to get out your beads, put on your masks, and let go of your inhibitions!

The Elixxxirs (ska pop) -
Hefe (punk funk)-
The Carnival Band (parade of sound)-

and the bawdy burlesque of Diamond Minx and Madam Mae I -
plus...the full carnival experience of beads, masks, and much, much more!

It will be the best party in town so don't miss it!
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A Month of Tuesdays featuring Heather Pawsey, soprano; AK Coope, clarinet & Leslie Uyeda, piano

By Kara Gibbs on January 23, 2009 - 12:40pm

Mar 24 2009 - 8:00pm
Mar 24 2009 - 10:30pm

Soprano Heather Pawsey, clarinettist AK Coope, and pianist/composer Leslie Uyeda are musicians particularly noted for their brilliant musicality and fearlessly innovative approaches to contemporary music. Highlighting this evening is the world premiere of The Sex Lives of Vegetables, five songs for soprano, clarinet and piano by Leslie Uyeda, based on poetry by Lorna Crozier. This exceptional evening of song will also feature works by Francis Poulenc, Franz Lachner, Clifford Crawley, and many others.

Cellar Restaurant & Jazz Club
3611 West Broadway

Doors open at 6:30 pm
Come for a drink, or a meal!
Music starts around 8:00 pm

Cover Charge: just $15

Order your tickets today for reserved seating!
Call Tickets Tonight at 604.684.2787, or click on

A Month of Tuesdays featuring Brian Mix, cello

By Kara Gibbs on January 21, 2009 - 2:39pm

Mar 10 2009 - 8:00pm
Mar 10 2009 - 10:00pm

When Brian Mix made his Music on Main debut in February of 2007, he presented three of J.S. Bach’s inimitable Suites for Solo Cello in an engaging and beautiful performance. He returns to the cellar this season to perform two more of these brilliant works on baroque cello. Don’t miss it!
J.S. Bach (1685-1750)
Suite No. 4 for Solo Cello, BWV 1010 & Suite No. 5 for Solo Cello, BWV 1011

Cellar Restaurant & Jazz Club
3611 West Broadway

Doors open at 6:30 pm
Come for a drink, or a meal!
Music starts around 8:00 pm

Cover Charge: just $15

Order your tickets today for reserved seating!
Call Tickets Tonight at 604.684.2787, or click on

Note: There is no food or beverage service during the performances; please order meals by 7:40 PM. The Cellar is licensed as a restaurant and is therefore open to all ages. A minimum $10 food/beverage order is in effect.

Hear It NOW

By andrewtempleton on October 13, 2008 - 10:41am

Nov 7 2008 - 8:00pm
Nov 7 2008 - 10:00pm

Vancouver’s annual celebration of new and improvised music, Hear It NOW, takes place November 7 at the Roundhouse Community Centre. Since 1987, Hear it NOW has brought creative, inventive music to Vancouver audiences, showcasing the finest local, national and international players.

This year's concert features Jean Derome, a major force inside and outside his native Quebec, recognized for his work in the creative music scene including his large scale Musique Actuelle projects. The concert will feature pieces drawn from his band Dangerous Zhomes, specially arranged.

The concert will also feature a special commission by Giorgio Magnanensi, Vancouver's own conductor extraordinaire and electronics wizard, who will also conduct the world premiere of teatro dell’udito IV, a piece for 2 saxophones (flute and objects), electric guitar, trumpet, trombone, double bass, percussion, drums, live electronics and buddha machines.

Rounding out the program will be United States of Mind a new work from Coat Cooke, leader of the NOW Orchestra.

Free Concert with The Mystery Body

By cnantais on March 9, 2008 - 11:10pm

Mar 30 2008 - 2:00pm
Mar 30 2008 - 3:00pm

What: The Mystery Body plays the music of Chad Nantais
When: 2pm, Sunday March 30th
Where: Chapel Arts, 304 Dunlevy Ave (

Vancouver composer Chad Nantais brings his band The Mystery Body to Chapel Arts to perform tracks from his debut release Zero Ground.

The Mystery Body is a group of 6 musicians with a diverse set of influences and styles playing the music of Chad Nantais. The music is stimulating, colorful, and pleasing to the ear, referencing a myriad of musical cultures.

Come out for High Tea or coffee, take in the Art Exhibit and enjoy the music which is sure to elevate and decentralize your mind.

This event will be recorded live as part of the Sunday Afternoon Podcast with The Mystery Body.

NOW Orchestra - Hear It NOW 2007 - Vancouver East Cultural Centre

By Shane Birley on November 9, 2007 - 6:22pm

NOW Orchestra - HEAR IT NOW 2007

Featuring the NOW Orchestra with special guest Amina Claudine Myers and the Voices of Joy Chamber Choir.

NOW Orchestra and Amina Claudine Myers
November 16, 2007, 8 pm

Vancouver East Cultural Centre
1895 Venables Street
Vancouver, British Columbia

Tickets are $20 regular, $15 for members and $5 for students.
Available at the door, at the VECC box office or at TicketMaster ( / 604.280.3311).

Hear it NOW: The 20th Annual Celebration of New and Improvised Music

Featuring THE NOW ORCHESTRA under the direction of Coat Cooke with special guest AMINA CLAUDINE MYERS

Since 1987, Hear it NOW has brought creative, inventive music to Vancouver audiences, showcasing the finest local, national and international players. NOW’s special guest this year is acclaimed pianist, organist, vocalist, composer and arranger Amina Claudine Myers, who appears with the large ensemble at the Vancouver East Cultural Centre with guest vocalists Christine Duncan, Phoebe MacRae, DB Boyko, Viviane Houle, Peter Hurst and Matthew MacTavish . Celebrate the NOW Orchestra’s 30th anniversary with its 20th Hear it NOW presentation.

More information on NOW Orchestra's web site.

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