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Roedde House's Second Sunday Series presents East/West
Roedde House Museum
Vancouver, BC
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This event is over but the next Second Sunday Series will take place on February 9, 2014


Roedde House's Second Sunday Series presents East/West
East meets West in this program of music inspired by the Far East and Middle East alongside contemporary settings of classical European poetry and folk songs. In between are funny and emotional settings of letters by Bach and Beethoven.

Tenor William George has performed with many international musical organizations, including The Metropolitan,  Carnegie Hall, Los Angeles, San Francisco, and New York City Operas, and festivals and concerts in Hong Kong, Finland, England, Sweden, the Philippines and Germany,

An active recitalist, Will is co-founder and Artistic Director for Erato Ensemble, and has been featured in a solo recital for Japan's NHK network television. His recordings include Geometrics by L.Warde and Brent Michael David's Viola Jokes, with acclaimed violist Melia Watras. His latest CDs, "Eastern Odyssey with guitarist Michael Strutt, and a collection of vocal works by Marga Richter, will be released in 2014. Will also serves as lead singer-songwriter for the roots-rock band Horse Opera.

A specialist in contemporary music, Will has worked closely with many respected composers, including Michael Tippett and Barry Truax. Also a composer, William's songs and vocal chamber works have been performed in Canada, the United States and Europe. He recently was honored with induction to the Canadian Music Centre as Associate Composer. Visit his publishing website at www.arrowsongs.com

A 2007 Nominee for Outstanding Classical Recording in the Western Canadian Music Awards, Michael Strutt is one of Canada's best-known classical guitarists.  He is appreciated both as a concert and recording artist, scholar and educator.  

He has performed in all major Canadian cities and in England, Spain, the United States and Poland.  A former student of Julian Bream in England and Jose Tomas in Spain, Michael has been a faculty member of McGill University and Concordia Universities in Montreal, and the University of Ottawa. He recently retired from the UBC School of Music where he taught for 27 years and is presently the Head of the String Division at Douglas College.

Michael Strutt's recordings range from numerous CBC broadcasts (Pacific Soundscape, Two New Hours, West Coast Performance and Arts National), his album Komachi,  seven CD's including Farewell to the Mountains and Stroll in the Cool which was nominated for a 2007 Western Canadian Music Award.  He has a special interest in the contemporary repertoire and has premiered more than 25 Canadian Guitar works, many written specially for him.

In addition to solo concerts, Michael has performed with a flute and guitar duo (Allegra), violin and guitar (Duo Sarasate) his trio Lyra (guitar, flute and violin), Guitaromanie (classical guitar, flamenco guitar and percussion) and the Vancouver Guitar Quartet. He has presented a series of lecture/recitals for the University of British Columbia on the world of the guitar.

This concert is part of a monthly concert series, taking place on the 2nd Sunday of each month, in the afternoon. Come at 1pm, for Tea and Tour before the concert (included in the price of the ticket), or show up right before 3pm for the concert, at your convenience!

There are 4 available spots, designated as "Roedde House Museum Guests", on a private parking lot at the back of the house (alongside Broughton St).
Other options include the parking lot at the Empire Landmark Hotel (Robson & Broughton) or street parking on Robson and in the West End.
Parking spots are scarce in the neighbourhood, so give yourself some extra time or use public transportation. (Closest Skytrain station: Burrard. We are on the #5 Robson bus route).

The show starts at 3pm sharp, don't be late!

**This concert series would not be possible without the generous support of private donors, as well as of the McGrane Pearson Endowment Fund**


Roedde House Museum (View)
1415 Barclay Street
Vancouver, BC V6G 1J6


Music > Classical
Music > Folk

Kid Friendly: No
Dog Friendly: No
Non-Smoking: Yes!
Wheelchair Accessible: Yes!


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