2023-2024 Season 

NOTE: All CapU Classics Concerts and Re-Sounding Music lectures take place at 11:45am-12:45pm in the BlueShore Financial Centre for the Performing Arts on the North Vancouver Campus.  These concerts are free to the general public.


8 - CapU Classics Concert - Known and Unknown: The solo piano music of Rodney Sharman

Rachel Kiyo Iwaasa, piano

Rachel Kiyo Iwaasa, “piano virtuoso and avant-garde muse” (The Georgia Straight), performs works chronicling her 20-year collaboration with composer Rodney Sharman, including his celebrated opera transcriptions from diverse sources ranging from Monteverdi to Sondheim.

15 - Re-Sounding Music - Russell Wallace

This workshop will focus on Salish vocal music concentrating on Lil’wat and Stʼatʼimc music cultures. We will investigate the Salish music form and learn about the components that make up a Salish song. We will learn some songs and also look at collective vocal improvisation.

22 - CapU Classics Concert - Wayfinder

Mohamed Assani, sitar

Musical traveller Mohamed Assani takes his sitar in a completely new and unexpected direction- bringing together unforeseen musical worlds that relentlessly pushes at the frontiers of cultural and musical hybridity.



6 - CapU Classics Concert - Shadow and Substance

Heather Pawsey, soprano

AK Coope, clarinet

Rachel Kiyo Iwaasa, piano

Shadow and Substance is a meditation on the opposing forces that come to bear on our lives: struggle with the darkness that can lie within, and celebration of the light which strengthens and sustains. Featuring a world premiere by Jennifer Butler, Shadow and Substance is a tribute to the dearly beloved and greatly missed late Jocelyn Morlock, one of Canada’s greatest composers.

13 - Re-Sounding Music - Emily Logan - Performance Anxiety

27 - CapU Classics Concert - Orchid Ensemble

Lan Tung, erhu/Chinese violin and vocals

Dailin Hsieh, zheng/Chinese zither

Jonathan Bernard, percussion

Acclaimed as “one of the most adventurous groups uniting Eastern and Western musical traditions”, the Orchid Ensemble will present a program embracing a variety of styles ranging from Taiwanese and Chinese music, World Music, and New Music to Creative Improvisation.


24 - Re-Sounding Music - Adrianne Wurz - Vancouver Musicians' Association

30 - 7:30pm -CapU Instrumental Ensemble Performance - Coming Together - A broad array of small and large instrumental works to bring us together, featuring both contemporary and classics. Something for everyone!


 2 - 7:30pm -CapU Choral Ensemble Performance - Joy! Choral music from many times and cultures to put you in a good mood just in time for the holidays!



12 - CapU Classics Concert - Dvorak to Derksen

Alderwood Ensemble

Naomi Guy, violin

Sunny She, violin

Tawnya Popoff, viola

Min Jee Yoon, cello

Meaghan Williams, double bass

Featuring the work of Juno nominated Cree-Mennonite cellist and composer, Cris Derksen and Bohemian composer Antonin Dvorak’s String Quintet with the dedication “To My Nation”.

26 - Re-Sounding Music - Guido Heistek - Alexander Technique

27 - Choral Intensive


16 - CapU Classics Concert - Vancouver Erhu Quartet

Lan Tung, erhu

Jun Rong, erhu

Parmela Attariwala, violin/viola

Sungyong Lim, cello

An exploration of the sonic possibilities combining the erhu with western strings in the works of Denburg, Wang, Armanini, Zhang, Knudson, and Eslami.


1 - CapU Classics Concert - Virtuoso Transcriptions for Piano Four Hands

Scott Meek and Clare Yuan (The Meeks Duo), piano duo

Piano duet transcriptions of classical and modern works, including world premiere performances.

2 - 7pm - Music Diploma Performance Competition - a live event at the BlueShore Theatre

8 - TBA

22- CapU Classics Concert - Student Showcase - featuring top prize winners of the Music diploma program performance competitions


 4 - 7:30pm - CapU Instrumental Ensemble Performance

6 - 7:30pm -CapU Choral Ensemble Performance