Emerge on Main 2019: Spotlight on Rising Musicians

Tuesday, April 23, 2019
Matthew Ariaratnam, musician, composer, & improviser
Julia Chien, percussion
Alex Mah, composer & interdisciplinary artist

Fox Cabaret
2321 Main Street, Vancouver | google map

Bar opens at 7:00PM | Concert starts at 8:00PM
General Admission seating. Ages 19+.

NEWS! Read the article about the multitasking Matthew Ariaratnam in the The Georgia Straight 2018 Fall Arts Preview.

Witness the emergence of 3 of Vancouver’s up-and-coming classical, new, and genre-bending musicians as they step into the spotlight: Julia Chien (percussion), Alex Mah (composer & interdisciplinary artist), and Matthew Ariaratnam (musician, composer, improviser).

Throughout the 2018/19 Season – and culminating in this concert – Music on Main will serve as incubator, launching pad, and showcase for these talented musicians. Discover them first at Music on Main.

Read a conversation between Julia Chien and Music on Main’s Artist in Residence Claire Edwardes.


Michio Kitazume
Side by Side
Performed by Julia Chien

Matthew Ariaratnam (world premiere)
Performed by Matthew Ariaratnam

Alex Mah
Performed by Alex Mah and Matthew Ariaratnam

Aaron Graham
Performed by Julia Chien


Emerge on Main is generously sponsored by the Martha Lou Henley Charitable Foundation, with additional concert support by both Grossman Stanley Business Lawyers and The Timothy C. Kerr Family Foundation.


$29/$10 single tickets (regular/student)

Available as part of a Pick-3 Ticket Pack, a Pick-6 Ticket Pack, or A Month of Tuesdays Pass.


All prices include service charges and fees. Call Music on Main at 604.879.9888 to purchase over the phone. Questions? Email us at info@musiconmain.ca.

The Fox Cabaret is wheelchair accessible. Please inform Music on Main of any mobility needs when booking your tickets.