Vancouver is filled with great culture. Explore it.

You know when you open up The Georgia Straight to find out what’s happening in Vancouver and end up feeling totally overwhelmed? Well Music on Main’s Culture Calendar is here to help! Artistic Director David Pay has carefully chosen a list of super events to experience in Vancouver. more…

Whether you’re looking for a theatrical diversion or a blockbuster art show, some new dance or a classical concerto, the Culture Calendar is a list of must-see events that you’ll be happy to experience. Check back whenever you’re looking for a hit of culture; Dave updates his picks whenever he hears of something intriguing. less…

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The Fabric of our Land: Salish Weaving

Nov 19, 2017 - Apr 15, 2018

Museum of Anthropology

This is a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to see the unique design of Salish blankets up close and to learn the rich history and significance of weaving in this region.

Behind the Scenes with Vicky Chow

Feb 22 2018

The Post at 750

Join us for this one-of-a kind free event as Vicky Chow performs the Canadian premiere of Michael Gordon's powerhouse piece Sonatra. Will be streamed live on Facebook from 6:30-7:30PM PST.

Metamorfosi – Ensemble Constantinople with Suzie Leblanc

Feb 23 2018

Christ Church Cathedral

Ensemble Constantinople invite Canadian treasure, soprano Suzie LeBlanc, to revisit and explore new avenues and Italian composers often unknown to the general public.

Behind the Scenes with Vicky Chow

Mar 01 2018

The Post at 750

Join us for this free salon as Music on Main’s first Artist in Residence, Vicky Chow, performs examples of music by acclaimed composer John Luther Adams.

John Luther Adams’ Ten Thousand Birds

Mar 03 2018

Roundhouse Performance Centre

This intimate performance will transform the Roundhouse Performance Centre into an enchanting forest walk. This performance is meant for you to stand and move through the space.


Mar 15 - 17, 2018

Vancouver Playhouse

A collaboration between Kidd Pivot and Electric Company Theatre, Betroffenheit immerses audiences into the world of shock and bewilderment that encompasses us in the wake of a disaster.

Quasar: De souffles et de machines

Mar 27 2018

The Fox Cabaret

Quasar saxophone quartet brings their unique style and deeply original programming to the Vancouver stage.

Kiya Tabassian, setar & Maarja Nuut, violin & voice

Apr 03 2018

The Fox Cabaret

See what happens when a fiddler/singer from Northern Estonia joins forces with an Iranian-born and Montreal-based setar player.

Benedetti Elschenbroich Grynyuk Trio

Apr 08 2018

Vancouver Playhouse

This performance marks the debut of leading soloists, violinist Nicola Benedetti, cellist Leonard Elschenbroich, and pianist Alexei Grynyuk as a trio in Canada.

Nicholas Wright, violin

Apr 10 2018

The Fox Cabaret

Nicholas Wright, concertmaster for the Vancouver Symphony Orchestra, joins soprano Robyn Driedger-Klassen and pianist Grace Huang to bring the timeless music of “Ravel and the Apaches” to life.

Composers + Cocktails with Nicole Lizée

Apr 16 2018

The Post at 750

Get an insider’s perspective on creation from Composer in Residence Nicole Lizée as she shares her ideas and insights over an hour of conversation and cocktails.

One Night Stand: Nicole Lizée

Apr 17 2018

The Fox Cabaret

Spend a memorable night getting to know Music on Main’s Composer in Residence Nicole Lizée, and her psychedelic-surrealist band SaskPWR.

Emerge on Main: Spotlight on Rising Musicians

Apr 24 2018

The Fox Cabaret

Witness the emergence of 3 of Vancouver’s up-and-coming classical, new, and genre-bending musicians as they step into the spotlight.

Yuja Wang, piano

May 04 2018

Chan Centre for the Performing Arts

Yuja Wang’s prodigious talent has taken her around the globe and it’s  been 8 years and a career “explosion” since Yuja’s last performance in Vancouver.

Music for a Night in May

May 04 2018

Vancouver East Cultural Centre

An evening of new music for string quartet and voice with music by Alfredo Santa Ana and words by Colin Browne. After a long dark winter, one longs for the scent of earth and new growth…

Program 3 – Ballet BC

May 10 - 12, 2018

Queen Elizabeth Theatre

Celebrate spring with these inspiring, compelling works.

Concert 1: Paul Lewis, piano

May 13 2018

Vancouver Playhouse

Take an exciting musical journey into the works of Haydn, Brahms and Beethoven with Paul Lewis at the helm.

Robert Silverman, piano: 80th Birthday Celebration

May 29 2018


Join us for an evening that promises great music in a friendly, celebratory environment with one of the greats playing a few of his favourites.

2018 Modulus Festival

Nov 01 - 08, 2018

The Roundhouse Community Arts & Recreation Centre

Music on Main's 2018 Modulus Festival runs November 1-8, 2018 at The Roundhouse and other venues in Vancouver.