Jason Hall Feed http://www.vancouverobserver.com/contributor_content/2958 en Vancouver Symphony’s New Music Festival kicks off 2015 with a breath of fresh ideas http://www.vancouverobserver.com/culture/music/vancouver-symphony-s-new-music-festival-kicks-2015-breath-fresh-ideas If you rank yourself among the musically curious, consider the second annual VSO New Music Festival as a great warm up to a year of imaginative music making around the city.<p><a href="http://www.vancouverobserver.com/culture/music/vancouver-symphony-s-new-music-festival-kicks-2015-breath-fresh-ideas" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.vancouverobserver.com/culture/music/vancouver-symphony-s-new-music-festival-kicks-2015-breath-fresh-ideas#comments Music Bramwell Tovey Jocelyn Morlock New Music Orpheum Theatre Vancouver Symphony Orchestra West Coast Energy Hall Mon, 12 Jan 2015 15:00:00 +0000 Jason Hall 20475 at http://www.vancouverobserver.com Vancouver Opera and Touchstone Theatre tackle bullying head on http://www.vancouverobserver.com/culture/music/vancouver-opera-and-touchstone-theatre-tackle-bullying-head As anyone who’s been up Burnaby Mountain knows, to combat bullying you must stand up to it. Vancouver Opera’s Stickboy and Touchstone Theatre’s Late Company are also confronting and healing bullying.<p><a href="http://www.vancouverobserver.com/culture/music/vancouver-opera-and-touchstone-theatre-tackle-bullying-head" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.vancouverobserver.com/culture/music/vancouver-opera-and-touchstone-theatre-tackle-bullying-head#comments Music Theatre arts review Touchstone Theatre Vancouver East Cultural Centre Vancouver Opera Sun, 23 Nov 2014 08:00:00 +0000 Jason Hall 20203 at http://www.vancouverobserver.com “Autumn Flight” celebrates community in historic Chinatown http://www.vancouverobserver.com/culture/music/autumn-flight-celebrates-community-historic-chinatown Composer Alan Lau looks heavenward for inspiration and there he finds a humorous tale of Vancouver's birds, brought to life by the excellent musicians of the Vancouver Chinese Music Ensemble.<p><a href="http://www.vancouverobserver.com/culture/music/autumn-flight-celebrates-community-historic-chinatown" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.vancouverobserver.com/culture/music/autumn-flight-celebrates-community-historic-chinatown#comments Music Culture Chinese Cultural Centre Museum Dr. Sun Yat-Sen Chinese Garden music review Vancouver Chinese Music Ensemble Thu, 20 Nov 2014 08:00:00 +0000 Jason Hall 20180 at http://www.vancouverobserver.com Musical journeys into secret Vancouver http://www.vancouverobserver.com/culture/music/musical-journeys-secret-vancouver Uncompromising and intimate, private and house concerts are among the best places in Vancouver to hear exciting new music—if you can get an invite.<p><a href="http://www.vancouverobserver.com/culture/music/musical-journeys-secret-vancouver" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.vancouverobserver.com/culture/music/musical-journeys-secret-vancouver#comments Music arts reviews Canadian Music Centre China Cloud concerts New Music The Apartment Fri, 07 Nov 2014 08:00:00 +0000 Jason Hall 20081 at http://www.vancouverobserver.com “11” Questions for Ghosts of Wars Past http://www.vancouverobserver.com/culture/music/11-questions-ghosts-wars-past Mark Haney’s “11” for brass ensemble uncovers the courage and inter-generational wounds of the Renfrew Heights Veterans Housing Project.<p><a href="http://www.vancouverobserver.com/culture/music/11-questions-ghosts-wars-past" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.vancouverobserver.com/culture/music/11-questions-ghosts-wars-past#comments Music A Night of All Souls Falaise Park Mountain View Cemetery November 11 Remembrance Day Renfrew Heights Veterans Housing Project Wed, 29 Oct 2014 01:33:00 +0000 Jason Hall 19964 at http://www.vancouverobserver.com Vancouver Opera's Carmen aims, fires, misses...then hits a bull’s eye http://www.vancouverobserver.com/culture/music/vancouver-operas-carmen-aims-fires-missesthen-hits-bull-s-eye The Vancouver Opera roared to life Saturday night with enough treachery and dashed hopes to put Wall Street to shame. VOA’s Carmen tells the cautionary tale of love, jealousy, and excessive smoking.<p><a href="http://www.vancouverobserver.com/culture/music/vancouver-operas-carmen-aims-fires-missesthen-hits-bull-s-eye" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.vancouverobserver.com/culture/music/vancouver-operas-carmen-aims-fires-missesthen-hits-bull-s-eye#comments Music Theatre arts review Carmen Queen Elizabeth Theatre Vancouver Opera Mon, 29 Sep 2014 03:03:00 +0000 Jason Hall 19762 at http://www.vancouverobserver.com Fanfare for a sustainable future – the arts weigh in http://www.vancouverobserver.com/culture/music/fanfare-sustainable-future-arts-weigh With real-estate development turning entire neighbourhoods into construction sites, a recent concert at VanDusen Gardens’ award-winning Visitor Centre sang the praises of sustainability.<p><a href="http://www.vancouverobserver.com/culture/music/fanfare-sustainable-future-arts-weigh" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.vancouverobserver.com/culture/music/fanfare-sustainable-future-arts-weigh#comments Music arts review Camille Hesketh Ethos Collective VanDusen Gardens Wed, 24 Sep 2014 09:50:00 +0000 Jason Hall 19731 at http://www.vancouverobserver.com Getting to the bottom of The Orpheus Project http://www.vancouverobserver.com/culture/music/getting-bottom-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)?<p><a href="http://www.vancouverobserver.com/culture/music/getting-bottom-orpheus-project" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.vancouverobserver.com/culture/music/getting-bottom-orpheus-project#comments Music Theatre Jocelyn Morlock Music on Main Vancouver East Cultural Centre Wed, 23 Jul 2014 23:57:00 +0000 Jason Hall 19457 at http://www.vancouverobserver.com Bicycle Opera wheels into rural Ontario http://www.vancouverobserver.com/culture/music/bicycle-opera-wheels-rural-ontario Imagine the delight and surprise that summer day last year when a travelling opera company rolled into town—on bicycles! <p><a href="http://www.vancouverobserver.com/culture/music/bicycle-opera-wheels-rural-ontario" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.vancouverobserver.com/culture/music/bicycle-opera-wheels-rural-ontario#comments Music bicycling Music Opera Mon, 07 Jul 2014 07:00:00 +0000 Jason Hall 19392 at http://www.vancouverobserver.com Barbarians at the gates: Vagabond Opera ignites West Vancouver Library http://www.vancouverobserver.com/culture/music/barbarians-gates-vagabond-opera-ignites-west-vancouver-library “If you kiss a thief, count your teeth”<p><a href="http://www.vancouverobserver.com/culture/music/barbarians-gates-vagabond-opera-ignites-west-vancouver-library" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.vancouverobserver.com/culture/music/barbarians-gates-vagabond-opera-ignites-west-vancouver-library#comments Music North Shore Jazz Festival TD Vancouver International Jazz Festival Vancouver arts review West Vancouver Memorial Library Sat, 05 Jul 2014 12:47:00 +0000 Jason Hall 19387 at http://www.vancouverobserver.com