Read more on "Sonic Boom 2021-Notes on writing for oboe and English Horn" »
Our Sonic Boom 2021 Featured Artist Beth Orson (oboe and English horn) is giving a workshop on Sunday, November 29 at 3pm via zoom. Email us at [email protected] by 9am on Sunday, November 29 for the link.
Here is a useful information sheets from Beth to assist you in writing your pieces.
Read more on "Sonic Boom 2021: Notes on writing for organ and trombone" »
Our Sonic Boom 2021 Featured Artists Angelique Po and Jeremy Berkman are giving a workshop on Sunday, November 15 at 3pm via zoom. Email us at [email protected] by 9am on Sunday, November 15 for the link.
Here are two useful information sheets from Angelique and Jeremy to assist you in writing your pieces.
Read more on "Congratulations Mark Takeshi McGregor" »
Congratulations to Mark Takeshi McGregor on winning Classical Artist of the Year from the Western Canadian Music Awards! Listen to Mark’s recent performance with the Trinanina Trio on our vimeo page: Password: WatchProMusica
Read more on "Electric Guitar Equipment List: Adrian Verdejo" »
Adrian Verdejo has given us a list of what equipment he has available for electric guitar. Please refer to this list before submitting your piece to the call for scores due Sept 4 for A Little Further Series: Miniatures 2
Read more on "Sonic Boom Festival 2020 Postponed" »
To all our patrons and members:
We at Vancouver Pro Musica have been closely following the rapidly unfolding situation with COVID-19 (Coronovirus). Above all, Vancouver Pro Musica remains committed to the safety and well-being of our members, patrons, performers, and audience. In accordance with current BC public health advisories and those also of the World Health Organization, and out of a sense of responsibility to everyone involved with the production and attendance at our concerts, we are currently postponing our 4-day 2020 Sonic Boom Festival to a future date that remains to be set.
As the COVID-19 pandemic is an unprecedented situation, we do not know when this unfortunate situation will return to normal, such that we can offer concerts that ensure your safety, well-being, and offers you and all our audience an enjoyable artistic experience. We will keep you informed of further developments. If you have already purchased tickets to Sonic Boom 2020, Vancouver Pro Musica will offer you a refund if you feel you cannot wait for a future event, given uncertainty about when and where. If you wish to continue to support us and our work, we hope that instead of a refund, you will: (1) either retain your tickets and we will honour them at future concerts, or (2) donate your tickets and Vancouver Pro Musica will offer you a tax receipt for the value of your tickets. This will assist Vancouver Pro Musica in a very important way – as we depend on ticket sales to operate.
We thank you for your understanding during these unprecedented times, and we sincerely apologize for any inconvenience this situation may cause. Vancouver Pro Musica will work hard towards finding new dates and/or seek ways to hold our concerts as our resources permit.
Glenn Sutherland, President
on behalf of Vancouver Pro Musica
Read more on "Further Series 2020: Trinanina Trio" »
If you missed the excellent workshop with the Trinanina Trio on Feb. 2, 2020, and plan to submit a piece to the Call for Scores (due: FEb. 28, 2020) for their upcoming concert (May 10, 2020), then check out the recording of the workshop at the link below:
Read more on "Sonic Boom 2020 Featured Artist: Rachel Kiyo Iwassa Extended Piano Techniques" »
Did you miss the workshop with Sonic Boom Featured Artist, Rachel Kiyo Iwaasa? Do you plan to submit a piece to the call for scores? Check out this document from Rachel all about extended piano techniques first! Piano Extended tech for composers
Transposable keyboard, compass C – d’’’
Variable temperaments; pitches at a= 382 / 415 / 440 / 485 Hz
Edward Turner French Double:
After the 1769 Taskin in the Russell Collection in Edinburgh. Beautifully resonant instrument. F=ff”’ at A=415. Keyboard shifts to
A=392 and A=440. 8′, 8′, 4′, buff rails for both 8’s. Keys are slightly wider than might
Read more on "Sonic Boom 2020 Ensemble-in-Residence Pacific Baroque Orchestra (PBO) workshop audio recording" »
The Sonic Boom 2019 Ensemble-in-Residence, Pacific Baroque Orchestra presented a workshop at the University of British Columbia on September 21, 2019. Listen to the recording of the workshop here, featuring PBO members Alexander Weimann, Chloe Meyers and Curtis Foster.