Music

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.

Paul Plimley listens for the transformative experience in jazz

Veteran Jazz Festival performer Plimley teams with Babin and Poole.

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.

Band of Skulls rocks the Commodore

English rock trio Band of Skulls, formally known as Fleeing New York, played the Commodore Ballroom. Coming off a high at Sasquatch! Music Festival (at the beautiful Gorge Amphitheatre in George...
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Margaret Atwood’s "Pauline" triumphs in Vancouver despite power outage

Opera lovers know tragedy and comedy are deeply entwined, but none could have imagined what happened on opening night.
Artist Evan Ivan and his acoustic guitar

Local artist gives album proceeds to the Downtown Eastside Neighbourhood House

What inspired multi-instrumentalist/producer Evan Ivan to donate all the proceeds of his album Bad Tidings and the Hope That Remains?