Cates Park Concert Series

Cates Park Concert Series
Event on 2012-07-14 16:00:00
The Cates Park Concerts, which are hosted by the Musart Cultural Society, feature local talented artists. Each Saturday, 3 artists perform. The concerts are free to attend. CDs will be sold featuring tracks recorded by artists from the series to help fund their projects.

at Cates Park
200 Dollarton Highway
Vancouver, Canada

Indian Summer Festival 2012: Film Series

Indian Summer Festival 2012: Film Series
Event on 2012-07-07 00:00:00
A Life in the Limelight

Dates: July 7th, 8th, 13th, 14th, 15th

Time: 7:00 pm – 9:30 pm

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Friday: 8:00 am – 2:00 pm
Saturday and Sunday: CLOSED

at Djavad Mowafaghian Cinema – SFU Woodwards
149 West Hastings
Vancouver, Canada

Summer Salsa Cruise Series

Summer Salsa Cruise Series
Event on 2012-06-30 20:30:00
Summer Salsa Cruise Series 2012
Saturdays

June 30th, – July 14th – August 11th & 25th – September 8th
Aboard the MV Britannia (501 Denman Street) Vancouver's largest cruising vessel
Boarding at 8:30pm – Departing at 9:30 and Returning at 12:30am

Join us as we celebrate another anticipated Salsa Cruise Series aboard the MV Britannia. 3 levels. 3 Djs. A complimentary salsa lesson and a dance show taught by some of Vancouver’s top instructors. Take part in the excitement or sit back and watch the view either way this will be a night to remember.

Delicious Mexican food is available for purchase.
Tickets in advance. Group discounts are available. SalsaCruises.com for details.

at MV Britannia
PO Box 188
Vancouver, Canada

MusicFest Vancouver presents Industrial Alliance MusicFest Flavours Series

MusicFest Vancouver presents Industrial Alliance MusicFest Flavours Series
Event on 2012-08-11 00:00:00
 

INDUSTRIAL ALLIANCE MUSICFEST FLAVOURS SERIES

Schweizer Klaviertrio: Chamber Gems
Christ Church Cathedral
Saturday, August 11, 2012 @ 5:00 pm

The Swiss Piano Trio is one of the most acclaimed chamber ensembles of its generation. MusicFest Vancouver is pleased to welcome these three outstanding musicians to their final stop in a cross-Canada tour, following performances for Ottawa's Chamberfest and Parry Sound's Festival of the Sound. Pianist Martin Lucas Staub, violinist Angela Golubeva and cellist Sébastien Singer have chosen a playful work by Mozart to begin their program before introducing Vancouver audiences to two Swiss composers. Rudolf Kelterborn's Moments Musicaux are brief and witty pieces written in 2006, while Paul Juon's neo-Romantic tone poem Litaniae, Op.70 dates from 1920. The sweeping romanticism of Brahms' Piano Trio No.2 in C Major closes the concert in grand style. Known for its power and clarity, this work abounds in gorgeous melody and is one of the most popular pieces in the trio repertoire.
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Quartango: Tangos from the Barrios to the Ballroom
Christ Church Cathedral
Sunday, August 12, 2012 @ 5:00 pm

When classically trained musicians come together to explore their passion for tango, the result is nothing short of delightful. Quartango takes tango in new directions, with impeccable arrangements, subtle and unexpected allusions to classical music, and a liberal dose of humour, all woven together by the elegant interplay of ensemble playing at its best.

Quartango's program ranges from the classic tangos to tango nuevo and Piazzolla. They also explore other genres, from jazz and opera to waltzes and jigs, in their own inimitable style. Quartango has charmed audiences across Canada and the United States, and in Tokyo, Taipei, Paris and São Paulo. They stole the show at Carnegie Hall with the New York Pops, and have also appeared with the National Arts Centre Orchestra and the Orchestre Métropolitain. This past summer Quartango performed outdoor concerts with the Montreal Symphony Orchestra, attracting a total of more than 60,000 spectators.
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Legends: The Whitening of the Ox & The Firebird
Vancouver Playhouse
Sunday, August 12, 2012 @ 8:00 pm

MusicFest Vancouver is proud to present the Turning Point Ensemble in Legends, a performance that incorporates multi-media components in a compelling musical response to works of the past. Jeffrey Ryan's recent commission is based on The Whitening of the Ox (Inside the Zen Ox Pictures) by Canadian poet K.V. Skene. This extended vocal/instrumental work incorporates 15th-century illustrations by Tensho Shubun of a Chinese fable, and features Canadian baritone Tyler Duncan. Just as an Oxherd domesticates a beast, the series depicts the Zen Buddhist concept representing the taming of the disordered mind and the ultimate attainment of enlightenment.

Stravinsky's landmark ballet score The Firebird undergoes a metamorphosis at the hand of BC composer Michael Bushnell (from TPE's Rio Tinto Alcan Performing Arts Award winning production). It is inspired by a Russian legend about the adventures of young prince Ivan and his search for the most beautiful bird in the world: The Firebird.
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Bergmann Piano Duo & Gamelan Si Pawit: Ancient Cultures New Sounds
Christ Church Cathedral
Monday, August 13, 2012 @ 8:00 pm

In the 1930s, the Montreal-born composer Colin McPhee fell in love with the music of Bali. His passion led him to remain there for several years, studying the music and composing. The piano duo (and musical couple) of Elizabeth and Marcel Bergmann explore some of the Balinese music that McPhee transcribed for two pianos decades before "world music" became widespread. They'll also present music of similar inspiration, and team up with Vancouver Community College's Gamelan Si Pawit, for a work that juxtaposes gongs with Glenn Gould and the Goldberg Variations! The entrancing sounds of tuned metallophones, drums, gongs and xylophones that make up the Sundanese gamelan will also resound in a travelogue of new sonic destinations.
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Gryphon Trio with Patricia O'Callaghan: Broken Hearts & Madmen
Orpheum Theatre Annex
Thursday, August 16, 2012 @ 8:00 pm

The Gryphon Trio teams up with vocalist Patricia O'Callaghan (hailed by Billboard as "the most promising cabaret performer of her generation") to present their genre-stretching concert of songs and tangos from the Americas. O'Callaghan trained as an opera singer but was soon drawn to the music of Leonard Cohen and Kurt Weill.  A multilingual performer who has recorded everything from Erik Satie to Bob Dylan, O'Callaghan fell in love with Hispanic music while living in Mexico as a teenager.

The engaging program for Broken Hearts & Madmen includes songs by Nick Drake, Leonard Cohen, Lhasa de Sela, Laurie Anderson, Elvis Costello, Astor Piazzolla and more, and showcases the Gryphon Trio at its adventurous and groundbreaking best. Beautiful songs sung in an intimate cabaret setting by a renowned singer in collaboration with an internationally acclaimed piano trio – this is sure to be a festival highlight and seating is limited, so purchase early to avoid disappointment!
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Carpe Diem String Quartet: Big Sky Big City
Christ Church Cathedral
Saturday, August 18, 2012 @ 5:00 pm

From the time of its founding in 2005, Carpe Diem has won critical praise for its mastery of the classical chamber music canon, as well as its ability to expand upon the traditional string music repertoire. The group showcases works inspired by both rural and urban settings, including Dvořák's much-loved American string quartet. It was written during Dvořák's summer vacation in Spillville, Iowa, home to a community of Czech immigrants. Carpe Diem's founding violist, Korine Fujiwara, is also a gifted composer and arranger. Raised amid the majestic scenery of Big Sky country, her Fiddle Suite: Montana depicts five favorite scenic spots in a work about family and tradition. Serving as a contrast will be music of George Gershwin and Duke Ellington, stretching from New York City's Tin Pan Alley and Harlem to the hustle of Hollywood.
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MusicFest Vancouver presents BMO Main Stage Series

MusicFest Vancouver presents BMO Main Stage Series
Event on 2012-08-17 00:00:00
 

BMO MAIN STAGE SERIES

public onsale: 10:00 am, May 31st

Pink Martini: Shaken and Stirred
Orpheum Theatre
Friday, August 17, 2012 @ 8:00 pm

Dress up for a grand night of seriously cool music as Pink Martini brings its lush ‘60s technicolor sound to a hot Vancouver summer night! The thirteen members of Pink Martini offer a highly polished blend of multilingual musical virtuosity in a combination of class and kitsch, swooning nostalgia, and deliriously romantic melodies to delight you. Pink Martini draws inspiration from the romantic Hollywood musicals of the 1940s or ‘50s with a more global perspective. Like musical archeologists digging through scores and recordings of years past, Pink Martini rediscovers beautiful songs – bridging the divide between high brow and pop culture.

"If the United Nations had a house band in 1962," says Pink Martini's bandleader and pianist, Thomas Lauderdale, "then hopefully we'd be that band."
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Deux Pianos: Hommage à Debussy
Vancouver Playhouse
Saturday, August 18, 2012 @ 8:00 pm

Philippe Cassard and François Chaplin mark the 150th anniversary of Debussy

"There is no theory. You have only to listen. Pleasure is the law. I love music passionately. And because I love it, I try to free it from the barren traditions that stifle it."  Claude Debussy

One of the great pillars of musical modernism, Debussy is "the composer without whose investigations of texture, colour, form and feeling, the vast majority of 20th century music could not have been written." To mark the 150th anniversary of Debussy's birth, MusicFest Vancouver is proud to welcome two of Debussy's foremost exponents, French pianists Philippe Cassard and François Chaplin. In this recital for four hands and two pianos, the artists celebrate a genre that Debussy took immense pleasure in playing with friends throughout his life. Cassard and Chaplin will perform a program that includes the sensual Prélude à l'après-midi d'un faune, the jaunty Petite Suite, a recently rediscovered piano version of the Première Suite pour Orchestre.
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World at the Garden: New York Voices
VanDusen Botanical Garden
Sunday, August 19, 2012 @ 7:00 pm

MusicFest Vancouver closes with an al fresco evening featuring New York Voices ­- cool vocal jazz on a hot summer night on the Great Lawn of VanDusen Botanical Garden. Celebrating their 25th year, this Grammy Award-winning vocal ensemble is renowned for their excellence in jazz and the art of group singing. Like the great groups that have come before, such as Lambert, Hendricks and Ross, Singers Unlimited, and Manhattan Transfer, they have learned from the best and taken the art form to new levels. While rooted in jazz, New York Voices calls on influences ranging from R&B, Brazilian, classical, and pop music to create a fresh exciting sound. They have traveled the globe performing with artists such as Bobby McFerrin, Nancy Wilson, George Benson, and the Count Basie Orchestra. Bring a picnic and settle in for a vocal jazz treat!

Children 12 and under admitted free when accompanied by a ticket-holding adult (maximum 2 children per adult).

Festival seating on the Great Lawn. Chairs not provided. Please bring your own festival chair (max 8" legs) or blanket. Designated areas at either side of the Great Lawn for patrons bringing full height chairs.
Tickets: .00 (Adult), .00 (Student/Senior)
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Monday – Thursday: 8:00 am – 4:00 pm
Friday: 8:00 am – 2:00 pm
Saturday and Sunday: CLOSED*
*Open 12-4 weekends as of July 7th

Booth Hours: 10:00 am – 6:00 pm, 7 days a week

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Vancouver, Canada

Indian Summer Festival 2012: Ideas Series

Indian Summer Festival 2012: Ideas Series
Event on 2012-07-12 00:00:00
 

TINDERBOX, WITH MJ AKBAR

DATE: Thursday July 12th

Talk only: 7pm
Cocktail Reception (inc. talk): 6pm-10pm

LOCATION: Djavad Mowafaghian Cinema, Goldcorp Centre for the Arts, Simon Fraser University, 149 W Hastings St.

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Tinderbox: India & its Neighbours

Indians and Pakistanis are of the same people: Why then have their nations moved on such different trajectories since freedom in 1947?

Acclaimed journalist, politician and thinker M.J. Akbar will lead the audience on a historical whodunit to trace the journey of an idea, and the events, people, circumstances and mindset that divided India. His investigation spans a thousand years, and an extraordinary cast: visionaries, opportunists, statesmen, tyrants, plunderers, generals, and theologians. There is no better guide to the subcontinent's past, and a glimpse into its future than Akbar, author of the recently released book, Tinderbox. In conversation with Akbar will be Joseph Caron.

For a chance to socialize and network both before and after the talk with MJ Akbar and Joseph Caron, buy ‘Reception (Includes Talk)' tickets. Indulge in an evening of good conversation and fine food and drink.

 

THE BUDDHIST REVIVAL IN ASIA WITH NAYANJOT LAHIRI

DATE: Friday July 13th

6pm 

LOCATION: Studio D, Goldcorp Centre for the Arts, Simon Fraser University, 149 W Hastings St.

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The Buddhist revival in Asia, beginning in India, and spanning Sri Lanka, Myanmar, Thailand, China and Japan is one of the most remarkable pan-Asian cultural phenomenons of modern times. The word revival is used here in the broadest sense to describe the many developments and changes that took place in Buddhism, and its expansion and popularity in the 19th and 20th centuries. Join Nayanjot Lahiri as she takes audiences on a historic journey that leads into the present.

Nayanjot Lahiri is a Professor at the reputed University of Delhi, where she teaches archaeology at the Department of History. She is a definitive speaker on Ancient India and specializes in Indian Archeology, Buddhism and Heritage studies. She has written and edited a number of books including Finding Forgotten Cities: How The Indus Civilization was DiscoveredThe Decline and Fall of the Indus Civilization, and Ancient India: New Research. She has been the Commonwealth Academic Staff Fellow at the University of Cambridge, UK and the Daniel Ingalls Fellow at the University of Harvard. She, along with Upinder Singh was the co-organizer of the 2010 international conference ‘The Buddhist Revival in Asia'.

THE OTHER SIDE OF SILENCE WITH URVASHI BUTALIA

DATE: Saturday July 14th

7:30pm 

LOCATION: Studio D, Goldcorp Centre for the Arts, Simon Fraser University, 149 W Hastings St.

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"Early in my life I realized that knowledge is a most powerful weapon, and the silence of women across the world was premised on the denial of knowledge and information."

Urvashi Butalia is a renowned Indian writer, publisher, feminist and historian. She was born in Ambala, Punjab, and studied in Delhi and London. She began her publishing career at Oxford University Press and Zed Books, London before returning to Delhi in 1984 to co-found Kali for Women, India's first feminist publishing house. Urvashi is now the director of Zubaan Books, an imprint of Kali.

Urvashi is the author of the award-winning The Other Side of Silence: Voices from the Partition of India which has been one of the most influential books in South Asian studies for the past decade. It remained at the top of India's bestseller list for over six months and won the Oral History Book Association Award in 2001. Urvashi has been active in the Indian and global women's movements. She was awarded the Nikkei Asia Award for Culture  in 2003 both for her book, and for her work with women, women's writing and publishing. She was presented with the Padma Shree award by the Government of India in 2011, for her distinguished contribution to the humanities and the arts.

Join Urvashi as she talks of the women's movement, partition, publishing and activism.

 

WHO DO YOU THINK YOU ARE? WITH GURJINDER BASRAN, DAVID CHARIANDY & ANOSH IRANI 

DATE: Sunday July 15th

7pm 

LOCATION: Studio D, Goldcorp Centre for the Arts, Simon Fraser University, 149 W Hastings St.

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Three of BC's most celebrated young writers of distinctly different backgrounds discuss how their respective heritage and upbringing influence issues of identity, location and language.

Gurjinder Basran's debut novel, Everything Was Good-bye, was the winner of the Search for the Great BC Novel Contest in 2010 and the winner of the BC Book Award, The Ethel Wilson Fiction Prize for most outstanding work of fiction in 2011. In 2012, Chatelaine Magazine named Everything Was Good-bye as their book club pick and CBC listed Gurjinder as one of "The ten Canadian women writers you need to read now."  Gurjinder studied creative writing at SFU and lives in Delta, B.C.

David Chariandy lives in Vancouver and teaches in the department of English at Simon Fraser University.  His first novel, entitled Soucouyant (Arsenal Pulp Press 2007), was shortlisted for the Governor General's Award, the Amazon.ca/Books in Canada First Novel Award, a Commonwealth Writers' Prize, a BC Book Prize, and the City of Toronto Book Prize, and was longlisted for the Scotiabank Giller Prize and the International IMPAC Dublin Literary Award.  His second novel, entitled Brother, is forthcoming from McClelland & Stewart/Random House.

Anosh Irani was born and brought up in Bombay, India and moved to Vancouver in 1998. He is the author of the acclaimed novels The Cripple and His Talismans and The Song of Kahunsha, which was a finalist for CBC Radio's Canada Reads and the Ethel Wilson Fiction Prize, was published in thirteen countries, and was a bestseller in Canada and Italy. His play Bombay Black was a Dora Award winner for Outstanding New Play. Irani was nominated for the Governor General's Award for Drama for his anthology The Bombay Plays: The Matka King & Bombay Black.  His novel Dahanu Road was longlisted for the 2010 Man Asian Literary Prize.

 

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at Audain Gallery at SFU Woodward’s
143 W Hastings Street
Vancouver, Canada