Music

The emergent landscapes of B.C.'s music festivals

 The BC music festival industry is significant. It is a multi-million dollar influx of annual revenue that creates value for our tourism sector and local creative economy. In BC, there is a...

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.

Fitz and the Tantrums work up docile crowd into frenzy at the Commodore

From the moment they took the stage their eclectic and highly contagious energy swept over the docile crowd, transforming the Commodore in to one big dance party.

Nakajima Duo blends cool Jazz with hot Brazil at TD Vancouver International Jazz Fest

The Nakajima Duo brought sunshine to the Vancouver International Jazz Festival with their delightful blend of Bossa Nova and jazz.

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.