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UBC Reports | Vol. 48 | No. 10 | Aug. 1 , 2002

Festival Vancouver Features UBC Alumni

Faculty and students involved.

By Michelle Cook

Although only two years old, Festival Vancouver is one of Canada's biggest summer music events, and UBC faculty and alumni have played an integral role in the early success of the concert series featuring international artists and running through Aug. 11.

Five of the festival's eight Main Stage Series concerts will be performed at UBC's Chan Centre for the Performing Arts. Of those five, two concerts feature various alumni of UBC's School of Music, including Colin Balzer, Jonathan Quick and Tyler Duncan.

Festival Program Director George Laverock and Administrative Director Morna Edmundson are two of 11 UBC School of Music alumni involved in staging this year's event. Nine UBC faculty members are also participating in some of the Festival's 50 concerts, including Prof. Jane Coop, a pianist and double Juno award nominee who performs Aug. 7.

UBC's First Nations Longhouse is also the setting for four days of themed Festival concerts. These include a World Music day; Early Music day featuring 17th and 18th century French and Italian music performed in period costumes; Brahms day; and Americas day celebrating the rich musical traditions of Latin and South America. The First Nations Longhouse series runs Aug. 3, 4 and Aug. 10, 11.

For more information on Festival Vancouver, visit www.festivalvancouver.bc.ca or call 604-688-1152.


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