Early Music Vancouver (EMV) announces its 2017 Vancouver Bach Festival and 2017/18 Main Season, bringing a staggering list of events to venues in and around Vancouver. Inspired by the 500th Anniversary of Martin Luther’s Protestant Reformation, EMV’s entire Festival and Season is a celebration of music’s power to convert, transform and persuade. Anchored by performances of iconic works including Bach’s St. John Passion, Monteverdi’s Orfeo and Handel’s Messiah, this is one of EMV’s most varied seasons to date.
Surrey Civic Theatres presents Classical Coffee Concert: L’histoire du Tango—featuring hot and fiery music by the Bergmann Piano Duo and flute virtuoso Paolo Bortolussi—at the Studio Theatre at Surrey Arts Centre on Sunday, April 23 (social hour 2:30pm | concert 3:30pm).
Said the Whale is a local BC-based band that has gained a big following nation-wide. After four years without any new music they just released a new album on March 31, and they’re touring Canada all month long. So check out my thoughts on As Long As Your Eyes Are Wide below and find out when they’ll be hitting up your town!
There’s been a lot of great music coming out in the past couple months. Tomorrow, we’ll be introducing our April Band of the Month and reviewing their newest album, but why not give you a couple new tracks to listen to in the meantime?
Check out some new music from Jenna Kyle,
Smith & Thell have been on the pop scene for a while, but mostly behind the scenes with songwriting and production credits. Now, they have their first full length album coming out in May and a new single February which released recently.
Check out our review of the single, plus a quick chat interview with Smith and Thell as they talk melancholia, experiences working with other artists, and what they have planned for 2017.
Finally, I can announce that March’s artist of the month is Luke Pell! You may know him from JoJo’s season of The Bachelorette, where he made it to 3rd place and won the hearts of America along the way. Now he’s working on country music and touring the southern states with other Bachelor Nation alums.
Check below for information on his two singles from 2017: Pretty Close and Best Thing You’ve Ever Done!
We recently sat down with Will Carpenter (vocals and guitar) and Art Andranikyan (drums) to ask a couple questions. They’re starting off 2017 strong with the release of a single titled Up. Check out the interview, and links to their new single below!
The Chan Centre for the Performing Arts at the University of British Columbia (UBC) presents preeminent jazz vocalist Dianne Reeves, Wednesday, February 22, 2017 at 8pm in the Chan Shun Concert Hall. For her highly anticipated Chan Centre debut, Reeves will mesmerize with songs from her most recent album Beautiful Life, as well as favourites from previous recordings, and brand new works.
The Vancouver Academy of Music Symphony Orchestra (VAMSO) will embark on a thrilling musical journey with Hector Berlioz’s Symphonie Fantastique, February 19, 2017, 2pm at the Orpheum Theatre. In an afternoon inspired by ingenuity, VAMSO’s more than 100 musicians led by Music Director Leslie Dala will delve into Berlioz’s wildly visionary world of fantasy, named “the most innovative symphony of the 19th century” (The Guardian). The concert will also premiere A Stitch in Time, Vancouver composer Benton Roark’s latest creation.
The Fontaines have come into 2017 with some pretty good momentum after their EP ii received some acclaim in the LA music scene last year. Next up, you can find them at SXSW playing some official showcases, but first, they’re releasing a new single “Evaporate.”
Check back soon for some day in the life shots during their time in Austin, Texas!