Vancouver 2050: Creative City Arts Forum

Please join us tomorrow, Saturday, April 24 at the Arts Club Granville Island Stage at 8:30 am for Vancouver 2050: Creative City! – a public Arts & Culture Forum moderated by Max Wyman and featuring addresses by Maestro Bramwell Tovey, Music Director of … Read more…

In Praise of Temperance ~ A New Years Resolution

My New Years Resolution for 2010 is to try and be more temperate. I’m passionate about the issues I care deeply about, and while diplomatic by nature, sometimes I get a bit heated in pursuit of those causes, particularly when … Read more…

A Potemkin Olympics?

UPDATE 1/2/10:  (Revised) NEWS UPDATE ADDED 12/21/09 2:01 pm I’m pleased to report that VANOC has issued a formal apology to Maestro Bramwell Tovey and the Vancouver Symphony Orchestra for “putting it in an ‘untenable’ position” according to today’s report … Read more…

Concert of the Year!

I first heard Grammy Award-winning Soprano Renee Fleming singing Strauss’ Four Last Songs at Carnegie Hall as part of a fundraising concert for Classical Action: Performing Arts Against AIDS. I’ve never forgotten the beauty of her voice since. She is … Read more…

Gala Fundraising Concert for Vancouver’s Brilliant Borealis String Quartet

Please join me tomorrow, on Saturday, November 21st @ 4pm, @ Green College UBC, as I host a gala fundraising celebration of the Borealis String Quartet featuring the launch of their new CD! This is the very first album the Borealis … Read more…

Falling For You …

After one of the most spectacular summers in memory, something … or rather someone … is in the air … First it was one of our website clients – grammy-award-winning Soprano Ana Maria Martinez. For those of you not familiar … Read more…

Fading To Black …?

UPDATED 9/25/09 (see related articles below) In just five months, thousands of the world’s greatest athletes will be gathered inside BC Place from every corner of the globe, all of the world’s nations standing together, waiting to compete peacefully on … Read more…

Surprise Concert!

Please join me on Saturday, April 18, 2009 at 3pm at the Chan Centre for a special, Surprise fundraising Concert and reception sponsored by the Vancouver Recital Society. The Recital Society brings the world’s greatest artists to Vancouver and those … Read more…

Is It Spring?

I must confess that I was feeling a little overwhelmed by things of late. By the sorry drumbeat of each day’s news, certainly. It’s hard to conceive of the scale or baseness of the criminality that has brought the world … Read more…

The Vancouver Recital Society

Given my personal history with the organization, it’s a real pleasure to announce I was elected to serve a two-year term on the Board of Directors of the Vancouver Recital Society last night at their Annual General Meeting. Founded in … Read more…