Jason Hall

Jason Hall, Senior Editor - Arts & Culture, brings his passion for the local side of the Vancouver arts scene to the Vancouver Observer. Having grown up in a family of artists and theatrical designers of various sorts, he developed an early love for visual as well as performing arts. 
 
Previous to taking up the pen, he played clarinet with a number of orchestras in Canada (including the Vancouver Symphony), and continues to perform around the city. He also cycle commutes to Burnaby where he works as Marketing Content Writer for Webtech Wireless (a software company), and is instructor for BCIT’s Associate Certificate in Technical Writing program. 
See his website at JasonHall.ca and follow him on twitter: @jasonhall_ca

Getting to the bottom of The Orpheus Project

Whenever you set out to create something new, it’s a descent into the unknown. But was The Orpheus Project a descent or merely a clever format for a concert (Hades with A/C)?
Bicycle Opera

Bicycle Opera wheels into rural Ontario

Imagine the delight and surprise that summer day last year when a travelling opera company rolled into town—on bicycles!
Vagabond Opera

Barbarians at the gates: Vagabond Opera ignites West Vancouver Library

“If you kiss a thief, count your teeth”
Victoria Guitar Trio

Victoria’s (secret) Guitar Trio steals into Mount Pleasant

I’ve seen better marketing campaigns from a garage sale, and that’s a shame because guitarists Dias, Verdejo, and Werner (who comprise the Victoria Guitar Trio) are excellent musicians.

Bard's saucy A Midsummer Night’s Dream defies logic

Bard on the Beach takes direct aim at logic and reason to prove we do indeed need to believe the garden’s bottom has fairies.

Colin MacDonald battles for the saxophone’s honour, with romance

Enter Colin Macdonald, cunning, talented, and elegantly moustachioed. He steps into the garden, gleaming saxophone in hand ready to defend its tainted reputation.

Local composer Jocelyn Morlock named VSO's next composer-in-residence

Imagine checking your Twitter account to discover you’ve been hired for your dream job. No joke. That’s what happened to Kitsilano native, Jocelyn Morlock.

Arts Club celebrates 50 years of glittering memories

Vancouver's Arts Club Theatre put on glittering benefit evening featuring stars from the Club’s five decades on the stage.
Janet Steinberg, VSO cellist

VSO’s Messenger of the Gods explores the quiet within

It’s this modesty that confounds my assumptions of a soloist—aren’t they always supposed to be bigger than life—and flashy? Apparently not.
Erato Ensemble

“Oilblood” re-imagines Harper with Baroque vengeance

Adam Hill's “Oilblood” recaptures the spirit of Baroque vengeance, but this time it's put in service of Mother Nature herself.