This is part of an ongoing series of posts where I will explain what to expect when attending a live concert. Music is best experienced firsthand, and depending on the genre, what’s expected for the concert-goer can be quite varied. Here are my thoughts on attending an Jazz Concert in Vancouver. What is a jazz … More How to survive a jazz concert
About 4 years ago, I told a young student that I was still taking piano lessons, and he was shocked to find out that his piano teacher “didn’t know everything about music”. The fact is teachers must always strive to learn and grow, no matter how many years one as been teaching. That’s why I’ve … More Jazz Piano and dance lessons for me!
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!
Originally posted on The Taruskin Challenge:
I played “Bleed” by Meshuggah to my dad, who’s a massive fan of Stravinsky, and he asked me “How can you possibly listen to such tripe?” This pissed me off, because I strongly believe that metal and classical are 2 very very very closely related genres. In fact, some…
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