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Written by Michelle Deines. Directed by John Murphy. A Working Spark Theatre production. At Little Mountain Galley theatre on Friday, March 28. Continues until April 6 Ghosts in...
A Vancouver Symphony Orchestra presentation. At the Orpheum Theatre on Saturday, March 29. Continues on March 31, April 5, and 7 There’s a downside to presenting chronological...
Coat Cooke steps down as artistic director of Vancouver’s influential New Orchestra Workshop Society this week, but Strong and Free, the concert that’s been arranged in his honour...
Part of the Turning Point Ensemble’s mandate is to promote and perform underappreciated music from the 20th century. In addition, the Vancouver chamber-music group has dedicated...
As far as on-the-job perks go, the anonymous woman who answers the phone at the Theme & Variations music store in Sydney, Australia, has it pretty good. In the background,...
Only a year ago, Steve Dawson was packing up his Henhouse studio and Black Hen record label and heading for Toronto—a natural development, some might say, for the long-time local...
The annual Sonic Boom festival, which takes place this weekend, is a reliable source for truly new music: the juried event, produced by Vancouver Pro Musica, specializes in...
Given its title and source material—field recordings of oil-industry pumpjacks—one might suspect that Scott Smallwood’s given to earth in dark blood is some kind of ecopolitical...
A Vancouver Recital Society presentation. At the Orpheum on Sunday, March 16 There are a number of strategies that can come into play when reviewing perfection in the arts. One...
Seattle keyboardist and composer Wayne Horvitz is bringing more than a briefcase full of charts to this weekend’s Vancouver Improvised Music Meeting. In spirit, at least, he’ll be...

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