Technically, this is criticism—but there’s precious little to criticize here.
Elegant, in fact, barely begins to describe it.
All in all, it’s a delightful romp that offers pure entertainment: nothing more, nothing less.
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 spirits were pleased, as were we all.
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.