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Music on Main welcomes Melissa Tsang, Artistic Planning & Operations Manager
posted May 18, 2016
Music on Main is thrilled to welcome Melissa Tsang as our new Artistic Planning & Operations Manager. Melissa has previously been the Company Manager for Ballet BC, and has years of experience in arts administration, including work with Vancouver Opera and Gateway Theatre. She has also been closely involved with the Phoenix Chamber Choir, the BC Choral Federation, and the BC Choral Federation Youth Council. We look forward to adding Melissa’s expertise to the Music on Main team!
Yejune Synn wins 2016 ISCM Young Composers Award, supported by Music on Main
posted April 14, 2016
The winner of the 2016 ISCM Young Composer Award (supported by Music on Main) has been announced. The winner, who will receive a commission for a new work to be performed at a future International Society for Contemporary Music festival, was Yejune Synn (Korea) for his work “Zoetrope.”
Music on Main has supported the ISCM Young Composer Award since 2013.
Composer In Residence Caroline Shaw featured in the New York Times
posted March 11, 2016
Music on Main’s Composer In Residence Caroline Shaw is featured in the New York Times‘ list of “25 Songs That Tell Us Where Music is Going” this week. They chose Partita for 8 Voices, which received its Canadian premiere on January 25 & 26, 2016 when Music on Main and PuSh International Performing Arts Festival presented Roomful of Teeth. Check out the article here. It talks about a performance of “By and by,” which Caroline performed for the first time at a Music on Main concert in 2013.
Changes ahead for Melody Jacobson
posted March 2, 2016
Melody Jacobson, Music on Main’s General Manager, will step down from her position on April 30, 2016.
Her energy, commitment, and ideas have helped Music on Main develop and implement administrative systems, increase operating grants and foundation contributions, and create a team environment for the organization within its new home at The Post at 750.
Melody is departing to take up the position of Operations Manager at the Compassionate Eye Foundation, an innovative foundation funded by the creative community to support educational, health, and economic sustainability projects in the developing world.
Melody says, “I have enjoyed my time at Music on Main, want to thank everyone in the community for the warm welcome to Vancouver they provided, and that I look forward to seeing them at future Music on Main concerts.”
We wish her all the best in her new position!
Aeolus Quartet’s performance cancelled
posted February 28, 2016
We regret to announce that the April 6, 2016 performance by the Aeolus Quartet has been cancelled, due to a combination of travel difficulties and the low Canadian dollar. We look forward to hosting the quartet in a future seasonl
Help support the ISCM World New Music Days 2017 in Vancouver
posted January 19, 2016
Yesterday, the ISCM World New Music Days 2017 launched a FundRazr campaign to help support this groundbreaking international festival, hosted by Music on Main and the Canadian League of Composers. The festival, which comes to Vancouver in November 2017, is a celebration of new ideas, new collaborations, and new fusions. Please consider making a donation today!
ISCM World New Music Days 2017 website launched
posted January 15, 2016
Music on Main and the Canadian League of Composers have just launched the website for the ISCM World New Music Days 2017. In November 2017, Canada welcomes the world as Vancouver hosts a festival of new music and a celebration of new ideas, new collaborations, and new fusions. And, on January 19, 2017, the Canadian League of Composers is launching a crowdsource campaign on FundRazr so that you can help make this festival a success.
Plumes Ensemble’s performance cancelled
posted January 6, 2016
We regret to announce that the March 22 performance of “Many Visions: Plumes Ensemble deconstructs the music of Grimes” has been cancelled due to illness.