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The Requiem that “Wafts”: Artistic Director Graeme Langager of Phoenix Chamber Choir discusses VSO’s choral offerings

This holiday season, the Vancouver Symphony Orchestra will immerse themselves in the masterful works of Gabriel Faure, Igor Stravinsky, and Joseph Haydn, presenting Fauré Requiem, A Choral Masterpiece under the direction of world renowned Maestro Bramwell Tovey. The programme boasts not only Faure’s brightest work, but also Stravinsky and Haydn, two composers whose musical approach was utterly unique among their contemporaries ... Read More »

Q & A with DanceHouse’s Jim Smith

Artslandia Rebecca chats with DanceHouse producer Jim Smith about Hofesh Shechter’s ‘barbarians’. RK: What makes Hofesh Shechter’s ‘barbarians’ a great opener for DanceHouse’s 2015/16 season? JS: DanceHouse first hosted the Hofesh Shechter Company in 2009 with their presentation of Uprising and In your rooms. The company had such a big impact in town in that both performances were sold out, and ... Read More »

Opening Concert Weekend at the VSO

The Vancouver Symphony Orchestra is about to raise the curtain on the 2015/2016 Season! Opening night is tonight September 26th and again on 28th at the Orpheum. Beautiful video featuring the VSO and Maestro Bramwell Tovey. Read More »

Artslandia Q & A: Seven Questions for Gravity & Other Myths’ acrobat, Jascha Boyce

Artslandia’s Rebecca Karpus asks acrobat artist and Gravity & Other Myths‘ Jascha Boyce seven questions about A Simple Space. RK: Can you tell me a little bit about A Simple Space? JB: The initial idea was to create a show that demonstrates to the audience what we as acrobats go through behind-the-scenes. The audience is brought in close together, backstage. It is here where we push ourselves to the ... Read More »

Artslandia Q & A: Six Questions for Vancouver Opera’s Creative Team (on Rigoletto)

Artslandia’s Emma Warford asked VO’s Director of Artistic Planning, Tom Wright, and Director Nancy Hermiston six questions about Vancouver Opera’s staging of Giuseppe Verdi’s Rigoletto. EW: Can you describe the process that goes into selecting a performance for an upcoming season? What makes Rigoletto a great season opener? TW: Good question! It is a complicated process selecting a season. It requires a balance of ... Read More »