Mark Takeshi McGregor playing flute at Mount Pleasant Park in front of a live audience

Summer Pop-Up Concerts with Music on Main

Summer Pop-Up Concerts with Music on Main

AUGUST 9 – SEPTEMBER 1, 2021
MOUNT PLEASANT PARK | WEST 16TH AVENUE AT ONTARIO STREET IN VANCOUVER | Google map
Concerts start at 6:30PM (PDT)

 

Free Event!
See the full schedule below.

Important Update: Aug 26 Terry Riley’s ‘In C’ with the Music on Main All Star Band Concert is postponed due to inclement weather. The performance is re-scheduled to Wednesday, September 1 at Mount Pleasant Park 6:30PM (PDT).

Do you find yourself missing live music? Now is your chance to listen together once again at one of Music on Main’s summer pop-up concerts, happening at various Vancouver public parks August 9-31.

See below for the full summer schedule of your favourite Music on Main musicians.

Make yourself comfortable by bringing a chair or a blanket as we welcome you back safely and socially distanced to experience gorgeous music in the park. The parks are also great for a post-concert picnic too. Why not escape the bustling of daily life and simply listen?

We can’t think of a better way to spend summer evenings by connecting with you again!

In order to help everyone feel as comfortable and welcome as possible, we encourage audience members to stay 6 feet apart from people outside their own social circles. Thank you in advance for your help in keeping everyone as safe as possible.

Music on Main’s Summer Pop-Up Concert Series has been generously supported by The Lloyd Carr-Harris Foundation.

Summer pop-up schedule

All pop-up events are free!
Mount Pleasant Park
West 16th Avenue at Ontario Street in Vancouver
Concerts start at 6:30PM (PDT) 

MONDAY, AUGUST 9, 2021
Saxophilia Saxophone Quartet
featuring: Julia Nolan, soprano saxophone; Kris Covlin, alto saxophone; David Branter, tenor saxophone; Colin MacDonald, baritone saxophone

TUESDAY, AUGUST 10, 2021
Microcosmos String Quartet
featuring: Marc Destrubé, violin; Andrea Siradze, violin; Tawnya Popoff, viola; Rebecca Wenham, cello
Franz Schubert’s String Quartet No. 14 in D Minor, D. 804 “Death and the Maiden”

WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 11, 2021
Jennie Press, violin; Emilie Grimes, viola; Olivia Blander, cello
J.S. Bach’s Goldberg Variations (abridged; arr. Dmitry Sitkovetsky)

THURSDAY, AUGUST 12, 2021
Saina Khaledi, santour, and Ali Sajjadi, oud

TUESDAY, AUGUST 17, 2021
Infamy Too!
featuring: Julia Chien and Aaron Graham, percussion

THURSDAY, AUGUST 19, 2021
Rebecca Wenham, cello

FRIDAY, AUGUST 20, 2021
Mark Takeshi McGregor, flute, and Adrian Verdejo, guitarist
(Re-scheduled from August 13, 2021)

THURSDAY, AUGUST 26, 2021Re-scheduled to September 1, 2021
Terry Riley’s In C with the Music on Main All-Star Band

TUESDAY, AUGUST 31, 2021
J.S. Bach’s Goldberg Variations with Rachel Kiyo Iwaasa, piano
The grand piano at this concert has been generously provided by Showcase Pianos – Fazioli.

WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 1, 2021
Terry Riley’s In C with the Music on Main All-Star Band
featuring: Julia Ulehla, vocals; Mark Takeshi McGregor, flute; Christie Reside, flute; François Houle, clarinet; Colin MacDonald, baritone saxophone; John Korsrud, trumpet; Aram Bajakian, guitar; Adrian Verdejo, guitar; Dailin Hsieh, zheng; Saina Khaledi, santour; Julia Chien, percussion; Aaron Graham, percussion; Rebecca Whitling, violin; Rebecca Wenham, cello; Rachel Kiyo Iwaasa, toy piano; and David Pay, music director
(Re-scheduled from August 26, 2021)