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Q+A with Mantra Percussion’s Al Cerulo

Mantra Percussion returns to Vancouver from NY to place for Vancouver New Music audiences at The Annex. We chatted with Mantra Percussion’s Executive Director and co-founder, Al Cerulo, to learn about Mantra’s return to YVR, inspirations, commissions and fascinating new work. Can you tell us a bit about the structure of a Mantra Percussion performance? Al Cerulo: Mantra’s mission statement is to present ... Read More »

DanceHouse Producer Jim Smith sheds light on Hervé Koubi’s ‘What the day owes to the night’

Upon his father’s deathbed, choreographer Hervé Koubi learned late in his 25th year that his family’s origins were not from France but Algeria. This dramatic revelation opened the door to Africa for him in a poetic quest of rediscovery and search for his family’s roots. As part of this journey, Koubi auditioned dancers to create a work that would reveal ... Read More »

A spring gala and CD release party: Phoenix Chamber Choir’s new and heartfelt gift

Phoenix Chamber Choir is set to host From Our Hearts To Yours, a celebratory gala at Heritage Hall. Experience a twofold evening of exceptional choral music—a choral concert at the event and a copy of the choir’s newest CD to take home with you. Whether you’re a long-standing supporter and patron of Phoenix, or new to the Phoenix family, director Graeme Langager’s sends along his personal invitation. “I am ... Read More »

Directors Notes: The Refugee Hotel by Playwright Carmen Aguirre

We asked director and playwright of The Refugee Hotel, Carmen Aguirre, to give us her notes on her play. Aguirre shares with us some of the details around the “fictionalized autobiographical” elements of the play, as well as the deep “universal truths the victims and survivors of political oppression” that the story is based upon, and the hope the lies within. Carmen Aguirre: I ... Read More »

Classical Music: A Week in Artslandia

Classical music has a way of ushering in springtime. Whether in mid-March breezes or the blistery sleet, we take comfort in knowing that concert halls are always cozy and warm. Here’s a short list of classical music concerts we’re eager to see this week. Chris Botti in Concert with the VSO | Vancouver Symphony Orchestra Billboard chart-topper and Grammy® Award-winning talent, ... Read More »