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Carla Huhtanen’s performance cancelled
posted January 6, 2016
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!
posted January 6, 2016
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
posted December 23, 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…
Music on Main offers the gift of great music.
posted December 11, 2015
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
posted December 9, 2015
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
posted October 21, 2015
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.
ISCM World Music Days 2016 selects work by Vancouver composer Rita Ueda as official work
posted October 9, 2015
ISCM World Music Days 2016 at the Tongyeong International Music Festival in Tongyeong, South Korea has selected Vancouver composer Rita Ueda‘s “as the snowflakes return to the sky” as an official work at their festival to be performed between 27 March and 03 April, 2016. First performed at Sonic Boom (April, 2010) and read at the Victoria Symphony Orchestra Reading Session (March, 2010), this piece was awarded 2nd prize in the orchestra category of the prestigious 2010 International Mahler Composition Competition.
Nuno Costa wins 2015 ISCM Young Composers Award, supported by Music on Main
posted October 2, 2015
The winner of the 2015 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 Nuno Costa (Portugal) for his work “Pater noster.” The jury, composed of Alejandro Guarello (Chile), Gudny Gudmundsdottir (Iceland), and Glenda Keam (New Zealand), with Stephen Lias (USA) as the jury coordinator, praised the work’s “internal logic and individual musical language.”
Music on Main has supported the ISCM Young Composer Award since 2013 when it was won by Yasunoshin Morita (Japan).