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Sonic Boom 2016
Western Front; Pyatt Hall (at the VSO School of Music); Opheum Annex
Vancouver, BC
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Sonic Boom 2016

Thursday March 17, 2016: Mixed Ensembles concert #1 at 7:30 pm at WESTERN FRONT (303 - 8th Ave E, Vancouver BC)

Friday March 18, 2016: Mixed Ensembles concert #2 at 7:30 pm at PYATT HALL (843 Seymour Street, Vancouver BC)

Saturday March 19, 2016: Featured Artists Concert - Jeremy Berkman & David Brown at 7:30 pm at PYATT HALL Seymour Street, Vancouver BC)

JEREMY BERKMAN - A graduate of Juilliard School of Music, Oberlin Conservatory and College (with degrees in music and economics) trombonist Jeremy Berkman currently plays with and leads the education and community engagement efforts of Vancouver's award winning Turning Point Ensemble (TPE). He performs with the Vancouver Opera Orchestra, A Touch of Brass Quintet, and the Jill Townsend Big Band. With TPE, Jeremy has co-led a number of large scale collaborations and in 2011 was honoured with Vancouver's Mayor's Arts Award (Music). He has contributed to over 30 commercial recordings, and is featured in Still Image (music of Owen Underhill on Centerdisc). With The Peggy Lee Band he has recorded five cds, toured nationally and internationally, and been nominated for a Juno Award.

DAVID BROWN - "My main musical involvement is in the classical, orchestral world and I have been a member of the Vancouver Symphony for over thirty years. I am also a member of the Turning Point Ensemble and enjoy participating in a wide variety of freelance musical activities. I love playing in small ensembles particularly chamber music and jazz. The double bass or the electric bass can be found in most genres of music. Both instruments are known for the authoritative harmonic and rhythmic foundation they provide but they can both also 'step into the footlights' on occasion in a solo capacity. I have had a lot of very diverse and interesting musical opportunities over the course of my career as a result of my interest in playing both of these instruments."

Sunday March 20, 2016: Ensemble-in-Residence Concert - Standing Wave at 7:30 pm at ORPHEUM ANNEX (823 Seymour Street, Vancouver, BC)

STANDING WAVE - Made up of six of Vancouver's most sought-after musical multitaskers, Standing Wave is dedicated to commissioning and performing contemporary chamber music by Canadian and International composers  The ensemble ventures into a wide array of musical worlds with passion and assurance, bringing an audaciously intimate aesthetic to the most complex and ground-breaking music.

In its 24 year history, the Standing Wave has commissioned and premiered over 75 works, has toured across Canada, and has released 3 CDs, including Liquid States (2013), which was recorded live in CBC Studio One and nominated for two Western Canadian Music Awards.  The group's fourth CD, New Wave, is scheduled to be released in April of 2016.

Recent highlights include opening night performances at the 2014 and 2015 VSO New Music Festivals, an appearance at Ottawa's Chamberfest in August of 2015, an 8-night run of Jeffrey Ryan's Book of Love with Kokoro Dance, premieres of works by Nicole Lizee, Alfredo Santa Ana, Jennifer Butler, and Michael Oesterle, as well as collaborations with composer Vincent Ho, and filmmaker Mina Shum.  Since 2003, Standing Wave has been ensemble in residence at the UBC School of Music.

PLUS DON'T MISS the before concert talk/preamble given by Sonic Boom Festival 2016 Composer-in-Residence EDWARD TOP right before each concert.

FOR MORE INFORMATION VISIT: www.vancouverpromusica.com


Western Front; Pyatt Hall (at the VSO School of Music); Opheum Annex (View)
303 8 AVE E, Vancouver, BC
Vancouver, BC V5T 1S1


Music > Classical
Music > Festivals
Music > Jazz
Music > World

Kid Friendly: Yes!
Non-Smoking: Yes!
Wheelchair Accessible: Yes!


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