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Music This Week - October 17-23

Opera and choirs and new music, oh my! Plus orchestras and chamber music, it's a buffet of tasty musical options this week!

Thursday Tonight is opening night for Vancouver Opera's La Traviata as well as the first night of Vancouver New Music's Festival Resonances with a concert featuring Linda Bouchard, Gordon Grdina, François House and Kenton Loewen; Brady Marks; and Interspecifics

Friday You have your choice of vocal concerts with UBC Choirs' Reconciliation & Mercy and the Vancouver Chamber Choir's Focus on Classics. Night two of Vancouver New Music's Festival Resonances features airborne extended, chdh, and Elvira Hufschmid & Vancouver Electronic Ensemble, and the VSO presents Tausk Conducts Dvořák’s New World Symphony. If you're feeling itchy for some spooktacular music instead, then catch Hallowe'en Movie Music! with the West Coast Symphony

Saturday Head over to UBC in the afternoon to catch Singer Behind the Song — Luca Pisaroni before the evenings performances, which include Muzewest Concerts Piano for Two! (read more about it in an interview with Larry Weng), DakhaBrakha at the Chan Centre, Vancouver Opera's La Traviata, VSO's Tausk Conducts Dvořák’s New World Symphony, and the final night of Vancouver New Music's Festival Resonances with performances by Sammy Chien and Atau Tanada.

Sunday It's a busy afternoon of music with performances by the Artemisia Duo at Sunday Socials, VSO's Tausk Conducts Dvořák’s New World Symphony, Vancouver Recital Society's presentation of the Z.E.N. Trio, Glorious Strings: Saguenay & Lafayette Quartets at the Kay Meek Centre, and WCS's Hallowe'en Movie Music!

Tuesday Tuesday night concert, awww yeah - NEW WORKS # 19 with Peggy Lee, Ziyian Kwan, Corbin Murdoch at Gold Saucer Studios

Wednesday Make sure to catch UBC's Wednesday Noon Hours featuring iTromboni because trombone ensemble, that's why.

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