“Classical music is not dead”. That’s the thought that came to mind when I arrived at Deer Lake Park in Burnaby on July 14 for the 25th Annual Symphony in the Park featuring the Vancouver Symphony Orchestra. I was shocked at HOW MANY people there were at the park (estimated 10,000!). The tourist board of … More Classical music is not dead
On Thursday afternoon, my friend and fellow piano teacher, Michelle, notified me of a free concert by Shad, a Canadian hip hop artist. Born in Kenya and raised in Ontario, Shad is by no means a typical rapper. He holds a business degree from Wilfrid Laurier University and a MA in Liberal Studies from Simon … More Lunch with Shad
Did you know you can experience the VSO, k-os, Stephen Fearing, Jerrica Santos, and more all for FREE this summer ? All you need are a few blankets or fold-out chairs, and maybe even a picnic basket with snacks and you’re set! Here is a list of some of the free concerts offered in the … More Free Concerts in the Summer!
Piano lessons are wrapped up and the recital is over! Thank you for all the fine performances today! Check out the page under Events –> Photos from 2013 or click here. You’ll need a password to access the photos – email me personally for the password if you don’t have it. Have a great summer! … More Take a bow, folks!
On Saturday, May 4th, I had the opportunity to attend a concert by the Amabilis Singers (tickets courtesy of a thoughtful friend, D). The concert took place at New Westminster Christian Reform Church, which was a nice, 15 min. walk from home. As I entered the church, I was impressed by the beautiful organ in … More The Amabilis Singers
On Wednesday, May 1, I attended a VSO (Vancouver Symphony Orchestra) music educational experience called “Musical Encounters”. This is put on by the volunteers at the VSO, and features a composer or musician sharing their experiences with the general public. The doors opened at 6:15pm for a wine and appetizer reception, then the talk began … More How I compose for the VSO
On Sunday, March 10, 2013, I attended at matinee performance by the Vancouver Opera at Queen Elizabeth Theatre. I arrived 10 min. late for the pre-talk in the mezzanine, so unfortunately, only picked up a few details such as, the opera was infused with Coast Salish elements and how the Vancouver Opera consulted First Nations … More Vancouver Opera’s The Magic Flute