Things To Do: 6 can't-miss Vancouver arts events this week, November 22 to 28

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      Editor’s choice

      Uri Caine + Ensemble at the Roundhouse Community Arts and Recreation Centre

      New York–based pianist Uri Caine is perhaps best known for being a decidedly avant-garde interpreter of classical composers such as Gustav Mahler and Ludwig van Beethoven. But he’s also an inspired composer in his own right, one of several sides of his personality that will find expression in Vancouver New Music’s upcoming concert. Part of the program will feature the pianist performing with an all-star string quartet made up of violinists Cam Wilson and Molly McKinnon, violist John Kastelic, and cellist Marina Hasselberg. But the concert will also find members of VEE (the Vancouver Electronic Ensemble) sampling, slicing, and electronically enhancing Caine’s playing; that subgroup includes Joda Clément, Lee Hutzulak, Constantine Katsiris, Jules Lavern, Stefan Smulovitz, prOphecy sun, and VNM artistic director Giorgio Magnanensi. You’d have to go to Darmstadt or Detroit to find a deeper electronic talent pool.

      Vancouver New Music presents Uri Caine + Ensemble at the Roundhouse Community Arts and Recreation Centre on Saturday (November 25).


      Mixed Program

      Hot new names on the scene as part of the Dance in Vancouver showcase.
      November 25 at the Scotiabank Dance Centre

      Romantic Rachmaninoff

      Irish star Barry Douglas tackles the lush but punishing Piano Concerto No. 2.
      November 25 to 27 at the Orpheum

      Bibish De Kinshasa

      Storytelling, talk show, and even a meal meld in this look at Africa.
      November 28 to December 2 at Studio 16


      Onegin If you missed this awe-inspiring musical last year, now’s your chance.
      To December 31 at the Arts Club Theatre

      N. Vancouver

      Peek inside the new architectural landmark and catch stunning work by the likes of Stan Douglas and Jeff Wall.
      To February 18, 2018, at the Polygon Gallery