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Grease is the word: Q+A with The Lawyer Show’s Roger Watts, aka Danny Zuko

It’s 1959, and Rydell High School’s senior class is in rare form. The too-cool-for-school “Burger Palace Boys” are stealing hub-caps and acting tough and their gum-snapping, chain-smoking “Pink Ladies” are looking hot in bobby sox and pedal pushers. The 1950s high school dream is about to explode in this rollicking musical that is both an homage to the idealism of ... Read More »

In a spirit of collaboration: Pro Arté and Lions Gate Sinfonia prepare for Earth Day

Can you tell us how Pro Arté and Lions Gate Sinfonia connected? What was your first encounter like? How long did it take before you knew that you wanted to collaborate by having both musicians and dancers on stage? Astrid Sherman: I first met Clyde at the North Vancouver Canada Day Celebration in 2006. His Orchestra was playing and we were dancing, though ... Read More »

Q+A with Chanticleer’s Music Director William Fred Scott

 We reached out to Chanticleer’s Music Director, William Fred Scott, for a Q+A prior to Chanticleer’s concert in Vancouver. In this thoughtful interview, Scott tells of his first encounter with “the world’s reigning male chorus”, Chanticleer’s program repertoire, standout touring moments, and more! ____________________________________________________________________________________________________________ Much of Chanticleer’s repertoire includes vocal music of the Medieval and Renaissance periods. [Noteworthy for audiences: It appears as though Sebastián de ... Read More »

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 »

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 »