2017-18 Concerts + Events

CONCERT SERIES

Grill/Jeck/Lemieux (Austria/UK/Canada)
Saturday, October 7, 2017; 8PM

Free pre-show chat at 7:15PM
The Annex (823 Seymour Street, 2nd Floor)
Tickets $35 general/$25 senior/$15 student (includes taxes and venue surcharges)

Austrian video artist Michaela Grill, Canadian filmmaker Karl Lemieux, and British turntablist Philip Jeck come together in this collaborative, audio-visual improvisation. 16mm film loops, digital video, sounds and audio signals are synergistically interworven to produce an atmospherically dense amalgam of images and sounds. [more info…]

New works for String Orchestra + Vancouver Electronic Ensemble
Part of ISCM World New Music Days 2017
Friday, November 3, 2017; 7:30PM

The Annex (823 Seymour Street, 2nd Floor)
Tickets $35 general/$25 senior/$15 student (includes taxes and venue surcharges)

As part of ISCM World New Music Days 2017, VNM presents a selection of recent works for string orchestra by four composers, representing four different countries. The program will feature the world premiere of Linda Catlin Smith’s Orient Point (Canada), the Canadian premieres of Michiko Fukazawa’s Lemminkainen’s Mother (Japan), and Serena Teatini’s Mi Fa (Italy), and Jay Schwartz’s Music for Orchestra III (Germany/US). Opening the evening will be another Canadian premiere – Suzuki Kotoka’s In Praise of Shadows (Canada/Japan) performed by members of the Vancouver Electronic Ensemble. [more info…]

Parallel 01 – Uri Caine + ensemble (US/Canada)
Saturday, November 25, 2017; 8PM

Free pre-show chat at 7:15PM
The Roundhouse Community Arts and Recreation Centre (181 Roundhouse Mews)
Presented in partnership with the Roundhouse Community Arts and Recreation Centre
Tickets $35 general/$25 senior/$15 student (includes taxes and venue surcharges)

Acclaimed New York-based pianist Uri Caine returns to Vancouver to kick off the Parallels series. For Parallel 01 Caine performs original compositions and improvisations with a string quartet, and members of the Vancouver Electronic Ensemble. [more info…]

In advance of the concert, community members are invited to watch the creative process unfold over 2-days of rehearsal workshops on November 23 and 24 from 6-10PM. These are FREE to attend, but as space is limited, participants are required to register in advance. Please email info@newmusic.org for more information or to register.

Parallels is a multi-organizational initiative by Vancouver New Music, Big Joy Festival; Quiet City; Co.Crea.Tive; Plastic Acid Orchestra; Vancouver Community College; Selector Records; Gold Saucer Collective; Redshift; Native Education College; Contact Ensemble (Toronto); Queer Songbook Orchestra (Toronto); Video Pool Media Arts Centre (Winnipeg); Eastern Bloc (Montréal), and independent curators John Brennan & Elisa Ferrari; and prOphecy sun. Parallels invites artists and community members to come together to share their interests, talents, ideas, and creativity in a series that celebrates collaboration and improvisation.

“Caine is one of the great wits in music, a category-defying player” – New York Music Daily

Spectralism with Plastic Acid Orchestra (Vancouver)
Saturday, February 24, 2018; 8PM

Free pre-show chat at 7:15PM
The Annex (823 Seymour Street, 2nd Floor)
Tickets $35 general/$25 senior/$15 student (includes taxes and venue surcharges)

The Plastic Acid Orchestra, led by Giorgio Magnanensi, performs spectral music for chamber orchestra composed by Italian pioneer Giacinto Scelsi, French visionary Gérard Grisey, Hungarian innovator György Ligeti, and a new Canadian commission by Mariah Mennie*. [more info…]

* World premiere. Commissioned by Vancouver New Music.

Sumire Yoshihara + Kazue Sawai (Japan)
Saturday, March 17, 2018; 8PM

Free pre-show chat at 7:15PM
The Annex (823 Seymour Street, 2nd Floor)
Tickets $35 general/$25 senior/$15 student (includes taxes and venue surcharges)

Sumire Yoshihara (percussion) and Kazue Sawai (17- and 5-string koto) are among the most respected and iconic performers of Japanese contemporary music. Bridging ancient and new sounds, this amazing duo presents a selection of Japanese contemporary music showcasing a range of poetic approaches. The program includes solo and duo works by Maki Ishii, Michio Kitazume, and Teizo Matsumura, as well as a new duo by Yoichi Sugiyama. [more info…]

Third Coast Percussion (US)
Saturday, April 21, 2018; 8PM

Free pre-show chat at 7:15PM
The Annex (823 Seymour Street, 2nd Floor)
Tickets $35 general/$25 senior/$15 student (includes taxes and venue surcharges)

Grammy-award winning ensemble Third Coast Percussion closes VNM’s 2017-18 concert series with their first ever performance in Vancouver. This exciting program includes internationally-acclaimed composer Augusta Read Thomas’ Resounding Earth. [more info…]

“Mysterious, funny, endlessly inventive” – Boston Classical Review

COMMUNITY & SPECIAL EVENTS

Fall + Spring Soundwalks
October 1 + 8, 2017; 2PM
April 29 + May 6, 2018; 2PM

FREE EVENTS – Listen to the city’s underlying sounds and rhythms on a Soundwalk. Members of the Vancouver Soundwalk Collective lead four, free, guided walks through the urban environment. [more info…]

One-page Score Project with Plastic Acid Orchestra
Workshop + performance
Workshops: January 20 + 26, 2018
Performance: January 27, 2018; 8PM

Free pre-show chat at 7:15PM
Pyatt Hall (843 Seymour Street)

FREE EVENT – Have you ever wondered what a picture sounds like in the hands of an orchestra? A series of new, one-page graphic scores come to life in the hands of the Plastic Acid Orchestra and guest conductor Giorgio Magnanensi in this third instalment of VNM’s popular One-Page Score Project. [more info…]

SUBSCRIPTION + TICKET INFORMATION

Save 20% off single tickets with a subscription! There are 2 Subscription options available in 2017-18:
Four-show subscription (Grill/Jeck/Lemieux, Spectralism, Yoshihara/Sawai, Third Coast Percussion) – $112
Six-show subscription (the above, plus Uri Caine, and ISCM2017 String Ensemble + VEE) – $168

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