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20 Sep 2020

Early Music Vancouver

Where does one go to find four renaissance lutes? And how about some baroque timpani, an 1890s Erard Piano, and a small Italian single-manual harpsichord built by José Verstappen? Early Music Vancouver has these and other rare, historical instruments in their collection. Now in their 51styear, EMV is known for

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18 Sep 2020

Mireille Lebel + Vancouver Opera

Born and raised in Vancouver, mezzo soprano Mireille Lebel studied music at the Universities of Toronto and Montreal before going on to win international awards and perform with opera companies across Europe and North America. . . Here she is with Opéra-Théâtre de Metz performing Massenet’s Air des lettres, Werther

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15 Sep 2020

Miscast On Broadway

With Sutton Foster, it’s hard to know where to start with career highlights. Her Broadway resume begins when she was in her late teens and includes a what’s what of shows over the decades: Annie, Les Misérables, South Pacific, Funny Girl, The Drowsy Chaperone, The Music Man, Into the Woods.

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13 Sep 2020

A Stink of Perfume and Decay

A dear family friend wrote to me this weekend – a quick email before venturing out into the lung-charring air. This writer and retired librarian had been re-reading one of Dad’s books of poetry: On the Broken Mountain, published in 1979. She had been particularly struck by his: A Christmas

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