Music Arts Reviews

Save some room for wonder at the conceptual brilliance of the Vancouver Symphony Orchestra’s programming.
Music on Main draws a nice crowd, and deservedly so.
Forget housing starts, median income, or ranking the most livable cities: a far better way of gauging Vancouver’s place in the world is to employ the Adès index.
It's hard to fault her musicianship, but it was an odd composition for her to choose.
It’s early days yet for the Koerner Quartet, but certainly its members are on the road to claiming a space all their own on the local scene
The Vancouver Opera team manages to weave in the wry, biting humour and soul-baring authenticity of spoken-word star (and librettist) Shane Koyczan, whose real-life story inspired all this.
The Elgar was great, but the Vaughan Williams was a revelation.
If this is any indication of what VO has in store as the season unfolds, it’s going to be one hell of a ride.