May 10 at the Vancouver Art Gallery
DJs, MCs, and multimedia installations: that and more will bring the Vancouver Art Gallery alive for the biggest art bash of the season. For this rendition, the multilevel event will feature names like MC Missy D, DJ Softieshan, singer-songwriter Evy Jane, and interactive installation artist Kiran Bhumber, with the New Forms Media Society conjuring its high-tech magic. The party also offers a chance to scope out cool new exhibits like Moving Still: Performative Photography in India and French Moderns: Monet to Matisse, 1850-1950, the latter one closing soon, on May 20.
Tragic Love: Wagner & Prokofiev
May 10 at the Orpheum
Here’s music to soothe your broken heart. Maestro Otto Tausk leads the Vancouver Symphony Orchestra in two gorgeous odes to doomed love: Richard Wagner’s ravishing Tristan und Isolde: Prelude and Liebestod and Sergei Prokofiev’s blissful ballet excerpt Romeo & Juliet: Suite (arranged by Tausk himself). It’s part of the intimate Inside the Symphony series, and that means a 6:30 p.m. start time, happy-hour drinks before the show, an insightful talk by our new Dutch music director before the performance, and a chance to mix and mingle with VSO musicians in the lobby afterward.
Youth & Music 2019: Music’s Future
May 10 at Shaughnessy Heights United Church
The energy of young voices drives this biennial event, sponsored by the Vancouver Chamber Choir and the Canadian Music Centre (B.C. region). Highlights include the winners of the Young Composers’ Competition, while Jon Washburn’s VCC and Carrie Tennant’s Vancouver Youth Choir sing a diverse program that features new commissions from up-and-comers.