Arts reviews Vancouver

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.
PAULINE Rose-Ellen Nichols & Adam Fisher MichelleDohertyPhotography

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.
Ethos

Ethos Collective improvises its way to freedom

“Why go out and hear merely brilliant local performers when you can plant yourself on the couch and dial in a genius from anywhere on the planet?” Improvisation fits the bill nicely.
Regina Carter, violinist

Regina Carter’s violin mixes DNA with Southern Comfort

Regina is indeed a virtuoso violinist, but she keeps her chops on a short leash—it’s the soul of the music that leads.

New music concerts in Vancouver cultivate the sacred, the creative, and the weird

Some people find contemporary music hard to understand, but like the gardens of Vancouver, true beauty resides in making the extra effort.