ISCM World New Music Days 2017 website launched

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

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.

Carla Huhtanen’s performance cancelled

We regret to announce that Carla Huhtanen’s performance on May 31, 2016 has been cancelled. Carla was given the opportunity to create a new role for Tapestry Opera in Toronto. We look forward to welcoming Carla back to Vancouver in a future season.

Welcome to Danais Yera Guerra!

We’re very pleased to welcome our new Administrative Intern, Danais Yera Guerra, to Music on Main. Danais comes from Capilano University’s Advance Arts and Entertainment Management programme, and has a background in ballet and Afro-Cuban dance. Over the next four months, she’ll work on research and preparation alongside the Music on Main team.

Music on Main releases its Top Ten moments in 2015

The Georgia Straight: December 21, 2015
Music on Main was launched by artistic director David Pay in 2006 to provide great music in versatile settings. Read more…

Winter Solstice Rituals Break New Ground

New Canadian Media: December 20, 2015
As a Vancouverite, I have always been particularly obsessed with winter solstice. Read more…

Music on Main offers the gift of great music.

Purchase our Holiday Gift Pack for just $89, and get two tickets to hear Roomful of Teeth in Vancouver (January 25 or 26, 2016), plus a copy of their self-titled CD ($107 value).

Give us a call at 604.879.9888 to purchase this amazing gift pack.

Local harp star Heidi Krutzen puts strings to the Solstice

The Georgia Straight: December 9, 2015
Heidi Krutzen’s big Christmas present came early: a contract naming the Vancouver musician as the new principal harpist of London, England’s Philharmonia Orchestra. But what initially looks like a loss for local music might soon prove a boon, as Krutzen explains in a telephone interview from her Kitsilano digs.  Read more…

Composer In Residence Caroline Shaw featured in Pitchfork

Music on Main’s Composer In Residence Caroline Shaw is featured in Pitchfork this week. They write: “she treats the human voice like something to be trapped, pulled at its edges, broken apart, and set free—it’s a pliable instrument that she seems determined to ply as far as possible.” Check out the profile, where you can listen to Caroline’s music and get to know her better.

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