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Past Performances #Throwback: Borodin Quartet

Prior to May of 1948, Vancouver’s chamber music scene was a smattering of visits by a few established quartets and occasional performances by locals. A band of enthusiasts great and small changed that when they formed Friends of Chamber Music and presented their first concert. Critics and audiences alike were very pleased. With concert expenses of $327.58 and $249 in ticket ... Read More »

The Visionary — Paul Larocque

THE VISIONARY: PAUL LAROCQUE “I really love being part of the greater sound.” Paul Larocque’s enthusiasm for arts education is infectious, with Arts Umbrella, the Vancouver Art Gallery, and Chor Leoni’s MyVoice program among the benefactors of his endless drive. “I’m very passionate about providing profound life experiences for children through high-quality arts education, so they can learn to live ... Read More »

Past Performances #Throwback: Mom’s the Word Collective

On February 29, 1968 (a leap day), Surrey Arts Centre set the stage for its illustrious run of 50 years with a production of Brigadoon by Surrey Musical Productions. Leap ahead (pun intended) to spring 1996, when six co-writers and co-stars debuted their now world-renowned tour de force on parenthood: Mom’s the Word. Over the next 20 years, the Main ... Read More »

1 Hour Photo: A story about chemistry, transformation and eternity

History has a unique way of engraining itself in the present, projecting into the future, and repeating itself. Sometimes, we find trinkets from history in the most unsuspecting of places, leading to a discovery of new insights and stories. This is the spark that led Tetsuro Shigematsu to write his upcoming play, 1 Hour Photo. A popular name in Vancouver’s ... Read More »

10 Fall Music Concerts: Artslandia Highlights

As a brand new performing arts season preps for its grand arrival, there’s no better time like the present to get better acquainted with the artists that are planning to take centre stage. In no particular order, and without further adieu, we present our spotlight list of 10 Fall Music Concerts. To see a complete list of music in Artslandia, ... Read More »