Pyatt Hall Public Events Calendar

Below are upcoming events and performances being held at the VSO School of Music. For more information, or to purchase tickets to an event listed below, please use the links provided.

 

June 15, 2017

 

Concert: 8:00pm

Festival d'été francophone de Vancouver presents: Combustion Lente

The Festival d'été francophone de Vancouver welcomes singer-songwriter-composer Combustion Lente ("Slow Combustion" alias Myriam Parent). The classical neo-folk artist, accompanied by her band, will perform on stage at Pyatt Hall (Vancouver School of Music) with voice, brass instruments, piano, ukulele, guitar, and double bass. This prolific francophone artist who has made British Columbia her home is a talented musician, accomplished pianist, "queen" of the ukulele, and the list foes on. Combustion Lente's most recent album, Bon gré Mal gré, launched in May 2016, is a hybrid project blending the artist's two musical roots: classical piano and traditional folksong. A beautiful album that is full of surprises and musical gems. It is not easy to describe the many facets of Myriam Parent alias Combustion Lente without leaving too much out, so the best way of understanding her musical universe is to come out to hear her in performance! Not to be missed!

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June 25, 2017

 

Concert: 7:30pm

Vancouver International Jazz Festival presents: Kandace Springs

A truly engaging talent like Blue Note artist Kandace Springs is timeless and undeniable. As The Guardian said in a four-star review, “she has a rare ability that can’t be taught—to sound like an old soul, just doing what comes naturally.” The Nashville-based singer/songwriter/pianist makes warm and sophisticated soul, pop, and jazz with a stunning voice that pop legend Prince said “could melt snow.” Taking inspiration from the likes of Nina Simone, Billie Holiday, and Roberta Flack, the organic, intimate, and deeply soulful sound of this “suave songstress” (Wall Street Journal) is remarkably fresh and singularly hers. With Dillon Treacy drums, Jesse Bielenberg bass

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June 27, 2017

 

Concert: 7:30pm

Vancouver International Jazz Festival presents: Cyrus Chestnut Trio

First call pianist for the Dizzy Gillespie Big Band and both The Lincoln Center and Carnegie Hall Jazz Orchestras, Cyrus Chestnut absorbed years of experience as a sideman with Betty Carter, Wynton Marsalis, and scores of other great players before stepping into the spotlight as a charismatic and thought-provoking composer/bandleader. Blending contemporary and traditional jazz with gospel and hints of Latin and samba, Time Magazine raves that, “what makes Chestnut the best jazz pianist of his generation is a willingness to abandon notes and play space.” 

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June 29, 2017

 

Concert: 7:30pm

Vancouver International Jazz Festival presents: Emmet Cohen Trio featuring Ron Carter

Christian McBride calls multifaceted pianist/composer Emmet Cohen “one of the most dynamic young musicians on the scene today.” Elegant introspection, neo-classical flourishes, and bravura bebop chops that are “guaranteed to make the walls sweat” (WGBO)—this young superstar has it all! Ron Carter is a living legend and the most-recorded jazz bassist in history, appearing on over 2,220 sessions. From The Miles Davis Quintet in ‘63-‘68, to Eric Dolphy, Horace Silver, The Kronos Quartet, and his many projects as a leader, the multiple GRAMMY Award-winner’s prolific output is matched only by his dynamic artistry.

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June 30, 2017

 

Concert: 7:30pm

Vancouver International Jazz Festival presents: Buster Williams & Something More

One of jazz’s most versatile and esteemed bassists, GRAMMY Award-winner Buster Williams brings his “solid, dark tone and highly refined technique” (AllMusic) to collaborations with a vast range of vocal, post-bop, and progressive jazz artists. A masterful stylist, The New Yorker calls Williams’ compositions “modern mainstream at its best.” Williams co-founded the great jazz combos Timeless All-Stars and Sphere, worked with Betty Carter and Nancy Wilson, and is revered for his exploratory playing in Herbie Hancock’s legendary Mwandishi Sextet. Something More features heavy hitters George Colligan (Cassandra Wilson) piano, Steve Wilson (Chick Corea) saxophones, and Lenny White (Return to Forever) drums

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July 2, 2017

 

Concert: 7:30pm

Vancouver International Jazz Festival presents: Scott Hamilton Trio featuring Rossano Sportiello & J.J. Shakur

With a fat, buttery sound reminiscent of Ben Webster and Don Byas, tenor saxophone giant Scott Hamilton was at the forefront of a new generation of young artists that helped revitalize the sophisticated sound of small-group swing, ushering in the “young lion” jazz renaissance of the mid-1970s. Around that same time, award-winning Italian jazz pianist Rossano Sportiello was busy being born! Touted as “the best stride piano player” mentor Barry Harris has ever heard, echoes of Ralph Sutton, Dave McKenna, and Bill Evans can be heard in Sportiello’s rich and assured playing. With J.J. Shakur bass

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July 11, 2017

 

Concert: 10:30am

Vancouver Chamber Players: Piano Quartets by Mahler & Schumann

The Vancouver Chamber Players are a group of professional musicians who search out and perform neglected masterpieces from the chamber music repertoire. 

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November 12, 2016 Concert: 7:00pm Vancouver Classic Guitar Society presents: Iliana Matos
Iliana Matos: Hailed by the critics as “The guitar guru” (E-Veritas. University of Miami) “the powerful and intense style of Iliana Matos” (Classical Guitar Magazine) has made possible an extraordinary career. 
Iliana Matos graduated from the National School of Art in Havana where she studied with José Angel Pérez Puente. She earned a Bachelor of Music (Classical Guitar Performance) from the Superior Institute of Havana (where her teachers included Rey Guerra, Miguel Bonachea and Jesús Ortega), and received a Special Diploma given to the most outstanding graduate for her artistic creative work. 
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November 24, 2016 Concert: 5:30 SMCC Vancouver Presents: Vancouver Media Hot Stove
In this interactive discussion you will have the chance to ask Vancouver's local sports media what they think about sponsorship and marketing of local and national events!
In addition to this unique perspective our media industry panel will discuss the biggest sport stories of the year. Sharing insights into why these storylines were so compelling, and how they have impacted the business side of the sport industry.
Finally, our experts will give us the scoop on what we should be focusing on over the next twelve months and beyond.
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December 3, 2016 Wine Reception: 6:30pm
Concert: 7:00pm Oriana White: Pianoforte por Flamenco
This delightful concert is not to be missed! Meet the lovely Pianoforte por Flamenco team and experience the fusion of classical piano music with flamenco dance rhythms. Ole!
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February 11, 2017 Concert: 7:00pm Vancouver Classic Guitar Society presents: Thibaut Garcia
Thibaut Garcia: Born in Toulouse in France, Thibaut Garcia began to play the guitar at the age of seven. His Spanish origins has influenced him in his way of thinking. He studied in Toulouse where he obtained his chamber music diploma under the teachings of Renaud Gurss, and his guitar diploma with honorable mention under the guidance of Paul Ferret. At sixteen he entered the Conservatoire National Superieur de Musique et de Danse de Paris (CNSMDP) where he studied with Olivier Chassain, obtaining his bachelor with honors. He currently studies under Judicell Perroy.
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March 4, 2017 Concert: 7:00pm Vancouver Classic Guitar Society presents: Itamar Erez
Itamar Erez: Itamar’s music holds a depth and sensitivity that touches listeners deeply. Itamar blends the delicateness of Middle Eastern music, the freedom found in Jazz and the passion of Flamenco to create a unique sound of his own.
As the recipient of the 2014 ACUM Prize for Special Achievement in Jazz and the prestigious 2014 Landau Prize, Itamar Erez is an internationally renowned composer and guitarist who has shared the stage with musicians such as Omar Faruk Tekbilek, Tomatito, Avishai Cohen, Jean-Louis Matinier, Zohar Fresco and Others.
Itamar performs internationally and gives workshops and masterclasses – teaching his unique approach to music and guitar playing.
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