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
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.