Things To Do: 6 can't-miss Vancouver arts events this week, May 9 to 15

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      The Keys to Haydn

      Primo piano star Paul Lewis wants to show you the lighter side of Franz Joseph Haydn when he closes the Vancouver Recital Society’s season. The artist’s usual deep research into his subject has revealed a composer with a quick wit and a feel for the absurd. On Sunday, he’ll juxtapose Haydn’s sonatas with those of two other Austro-German masters: the late piano works of Johannes Brahms and Ludwig van Beethoven’s Bagatelles and Diabelli Variations. There’ll be more: the concert is the second in a four-part odyssey into the works of Haydn, Brahms, and Beethoven. Prepare to hear all of them in a moving, and sometimes funny, new light. 

      The Vancouver Recital Society presents Paul Lewis at the Vancouver Playhouse on Sunday (May 13).


      High five: Five events you just can’t miss this week

      The Show
      To May 20 at Emily Carr University of Art + Design
      Art grads put on an epic, immersive journey into media arts, painting, sculpture, film, and much more.

      May 13 at the Improv Centre
      Vancouver TheatreSports League helps you laugh your way through Mother’s Day.

      KlangForum Heidelberg
      May 11 at the Red Gate Revue Stage
      Two stellar German ensembles of contemporary and ancient music make a rare visit.

      To May 27 at the Russian Hall
      An audience of just 28 moves from a military tent to a living room, amid the fallout of the Afghanistan war.

      Best Brothers
      To May 19 at the Kay Meek Centre
      Daniel MacIvor pens a sibling showdown like no other.