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June 2019

The Handless Maiden: Workshop-Presentation

June 19, 2019 @ 3:30 am - 5:00 pm
pin Pacific Spirit United Church 3525 West 24th Ave., Vancouver BC, 3525 West 24th ave
Vancouver, bc Canada
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Tempest Flute Ensemble, in cooperation with Indie Opera Week, will give a presentation of selections from "The Handless Maiden", a new chamber opera by composer Benton Roark and librettist Katherine Koller. This performance is the culmination of an intensive three-day workshop, with the aim of moving towards a fully staged production in 2020. Conceived for five singers, chamber ensemble, and spatialized, eight-piece flute ensemble, The Handless Maiden is a story of empowerment, of discovering one’s own strengths despite disfigurement, banishment…

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November 2019

Music on the Point – Paolo Bortolussi with Fringe Percussion

November 29, 2019 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Roy Barnett Hall, UBC School of Music, 6361 Memorial Rd
Vancouver, BC, bc V6T 1Z2 Canada
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Works for Flute and Percussion by Gareth Farr, Lou Harrison, Roshanne Etezady, Telemann, Mozart, and more!

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January 2020

Flute and Percussion clinic at Trinity Western University

January 8 @ 4:30 pm - 5:30 pm
Trinity Western University, 7600 Glover Road
Langley, BC Canada
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Presenting works for flute and percussion to the Rep and Studio class at Trinity Western University in Langley, BC.

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CLASSIC “HITS”: FRINGE PERCUSSION WITH PAOLO BORTOLUSSI, FLUTE

January 12 @ 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Kay Meek Arts Centre, 1700 Mathers Avenue
West Vancouver, BC V7V2G7 Canada
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Works for flute and percussion ensemble! Including Lou Harrison's Second Concerto for flute and percussion, Gareth Farr's "Kembang Suling", and arragements of Telemann's e-minor trio sonata, and Mozart's "adagio" from the Quartet in D for flute and strings.

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West Coast Composers Symposium

January 24 @ 12:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Roy Barnett Hall, UBC School of Music, 6361 Memorial Rd
Vancouver, BC, bc V6T 1Z2 Canada
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free

Directing new works by composition students at the University of British Columbia. The UBC Contemporary Players Ensemble performs under the direction of Paolo Bortolussi.

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“Flying White” with Turningpoint Ensemble at the Push Festival

January 31 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
SFU Fei and Milton Wong Experimental Theatre, 149 W. Hastings St
Vancouver, bc Canada
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$36

Flying white is a rare and extraordinary form of Chinese calligraphy that jumps and leaps on the paper surface in graceful beautiful strokes, the black ink revealing a white background.  Mobile and delicate, flying white is like meteors passing through the sky, or hair fluttering in the wind. Flying white - 飞白, co-created by Wen Wei Wang, Owen Underhill, and Dorothy Chang, is inspired by the motion and aesthetic of this calligraphy and representations of elements including rice, paper, water, silk, and ink.  The piece integrates six…

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February 2020

“Flying White” with Turningpoint Ensemble at the Push Festival

February 1 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
SFU Fei and Milton Wong Experimental Theatre, 149 W. Hastings St
Vancouver, bc Canada
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$36

Flying white is a rare and extraordinary form of Chinese calligraphy that jumps and leaps on the paper surface in graceful beautiful strokes, the black ink revealing a white background.  Mobile and delicate, flying white is like meteors passing through the sky, or hair fluttering in the wind. Flying white - 飞白, co-created by Wen Wei Wang, Owen Underhill, and Dorothy Chang, is inspired by the motion and aesthetic of this calligraphy and representations of elements including rice, paper, water, silk, and ink.  The piece integrates six…

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“Flying White” with Turningpoint Ensemble at the Push Festival

February 2 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
SFU Fei and Milton Wong Experimental Theatre, 149 W. Hastings St
Vancouver, bc Canada
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$36

Flying white is a rare and extraordinary form of Chinese calligraphy that jumps and leaps on the paper surface in graceful beautiful strokes, the black ink revealing a white background.  Mobile and delicate, flying white is like meteors passing through the sky, or hair fluttering in the wind. Flying white - 飞白, co-created by Wen Wei Wang, Owen Underhill, and Dorothy Chang, is inspired by the motion and aesthetic of this calligraphy and representations of elements including rice, paper, water, silk, and ink.  The piece integrates six…

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Principal Flute with the Vancouver Island Symphony

February 15 @ 7:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Port Theatre, 125 Front St
Nanaimo, BC Canada
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We are 25 this year and we continue to celebrate! Prokofiev, Haydn and Copland provide spectacular and happy works, chosen by our Vancouver Island Symphony musicians, in a concert where we also play on the number “25” itself. The Vancouver Island Symphony Directors are both former oboists – and invite you to discover this fabulous instrument performed by Geronimo Mendoza . Wear your party clothes and celebrate 25!

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March 2020

Principal Flute with the Vancouver Island Symphony

March 14 @ 7:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Port Theatre, 125 Front St
Nanaimo, BC Canada
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250 years after his birth, Beethoven still stands as one of the greatest creative minds in history; his revolutionary Eroica Symphony ushered classical music into a new era, while the Triple Concerto remains one of the only examples of its kind. This concert truly features all facets of Beethoven – strength and power, but also elegance, nostalgia, clarity and most of all – pure joy!

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