Hard Rubber creates Spacious Music at the Woodward's Atrium

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      Normally used to craving sun, Vancouverites have started seeking shade—and should conditions hold through the weekend, consider taking shelter in the Woodward’s Atrium on Sunday (July 23).

      Not only is the Downtown Eastside space cool and airy and close to a source of refrigerated beverages, it’ll also be home to the second installment of Hard Rubber New Music’s Spacious Music at the Atrium series. This time around, the focus is on strings, with an all-star chamber ensemble playing music by local composers Peggy Lee, Bradshaw Pack, and Josh Zubot. (The performance starts at 5 p.m., but you can also hear open rehearsals from 2 to 4.) And, yes, that’s Josh (shown here), not Jesse: the fiddle wizard’s equally gifted brother has recently left Montreal for the sunnier climes of the West Coast. Let’s hope that a warm welcome helps him weather the inevitable wet winter.