As the featured artist for the 2018 Sonic Boom Festival in Vancouver, BC, Michael will perform a solo concert of new works for solo piano.
More details TBA.
As part of Vancouver's tradition of organists playing spooky music for Halloween, Michael will be performing arrangements of two selections from Grieg's Peer Gynt Suite (Ase's Death & In the Hall of the Mountain King).
The concert is incredible fun, so dress up and enjoy!
SPOOKY AND SCARY HALLOWEEN ORGAN MUSIC!
New this year: “Frankenstein”, a 1910 silent movie
with live organ accompaniment by Edward Norman
Presented by the Royal Canadian College of Organists, Vancouver Centre
In partnership with the St. Andrew’s-Wesley United Church Sacred Music Series
Friday October 27, 7:30 pm
St. Andrew’s Wesley United Church, 1022 Nelson at Burrard, Vancouver, BC
Underground pay parking available off the alley on the opposite side of the church to Nelson.
Admission free, freewill offering
A Halloween themed event not to be missed! In a dark, neo-gothic church, the audience will see the first ever movie version of “Frankenstein”, dating from 1910, with live, improvised organ accompaniment. In addition, see and hear vampires, witches, zombies and other strange creatures performing music ranging from Bach's famous D minor Toccata to themes from Pirates of the Caribbean and Phantom of the Opera, complemented by eerie readings and ghostly decorations. Halloween themed treats for everyone following the concert. Costumes encouraged!
Participating organists: Michael Dirk, Tamar Genossar, Huiyan Ma, John Mitchell, Edward Norman, Gail Ovington, Angelique Po, Michael Park, and Haruyo Shikano Abramson, with MC Sam Balden.
Michael Park Workshop
Saturday, September 30 from 10 am–2 pm
Canadian Music Centre, 837 Davie St. Vancouver
Admission by donation at the door
Vancouver Pro Musica invites all composers to attend this workshop, featuring Sonic Boom 2018's Featured Artist, pianist-composer Michael Park. This event is designed to help prepare composers for writing new works for the Sonic Boom 2018 concert festival in March. There will be the opportunity to have brief sketches (up to 3 minutes of music) read by Michael Park.
This workshop will serve as an opportunity to learn more about extended technique and writing for piano, and an introduction to the concept of a speaking pianist. For more information on the Sonic Boom Festival or to submit a score, please visit our call for scores.
About the Artists: Michael Park
Michael Park is a composer and pianist with a keen interest in speech, humour, and collaboration. His music aims to give audiences an experience beyond the realm of traditional concert-going. Heralded for his innovative projects, his Ted Talk Experiencing Disease Through Music has been described as moving, haunting, and an amazing translation of the disease [Alzheimer's]. His opera, Diagnosis: Diabetes was awarded the Gold Medal and BMO Advocacy Award at the 2013 Boston Metro Opera's International Composer Competition.
Michael completed his Doctor of Musical Arts at The University of British Columbia, graduate studies at The University of Western Ontario (2009), and undergraduate studies at the University of Manitoba (2007). His principal composition teachers include Dorothy Chang, Omar Daniel, Peter Paul Koprowski, Gordon Fitzell, and Orjan Sandred.
An accomplished pianist, Michael’s experiences with improvisation and multi-disciplinary collaboration led him to studies in composition. He regularly performs his own works, as well as those of his colleagues and continues to collaborate with a wide variety of artists, including dancers, poets, visual artists, and musicians.
He is co-founder of Art Song Lab, an innovative program that teams composers with poets. Michael is an associate composer with the Canadian Music Centre, pianist with Erato Ensemble, and sits on the board of directors for Redshift Music Society.
Erato is proud to serve as Ensemble-In-Residence for Vancouver Pro Musica’s Sonic Boom Festival
Performers: Dorothea Hayley, soprano Melanie Adams, mezzo-soprano Will George, tenor Peter Alexander, baritone Jeff Pelletier, flutes Julie Begg, clarinets Stefan Hintersteininger, cello Michael Park, piano
Performing "Moonless Night" from PEP's first album.
Music on the Point - UBC School of music
Welcome to intimate acoustic and comfortable seats of the Roy Barnett Recital Hall to experience music and enjoy the artists’ perspective. Afterwards, join the performers in the lobby for light refreshments and conversation.
PEP (Piano and Erhu)
Corey Hamm, Piano
Nicole Ge Li, Erhu
Works by UBC faculty and alumni Stephen Chatman, Robert Pritchard, Dorothy Chang, Keith Hamel,Jocelyn Morlock, John Oliver, Michael Park, Angelique Po, Mark Armanini, Jared Miller, Roydon Tse and Lucas Oikle.
Tickets $20 Adults | $10 Students
Erato is proud to present PLUCK! Contemporary Classical & Minimalism for Amplified Voices, String Quartet, Guitar, Double Bass, Piano and Winds.
Kevin Beavers - A Wandlebury Ring
Stefan Hintersteininger - After the Fact (World Premiere)
Vladimir Martynov - The Beatitudes
Michael Nyman - Two Songs from Anne Frank
Max Richter - On The Nature of Daylight
Lou Warde - Songs from Geometrics
Ben Yarmolinsky - Nathan Songs
Catherine Laub, soprano
Melanie Adams, mezzo-soprano
William George, tenor
Vaughn Chauvin, baritone
Stanton Jack, guitar
Larisa Lebeda, violin
Yun Jung, violin
Sarah Kwok, viola
Alexandra Sia, cello
Stefan Hintersteninger, cello
Michael Vaughan, double bass
Michael Park, piano
Jeff Pelletier, flute
Julia Nolan, saxophone
Julie Begg, clarinet
May 23, 2015 • 8pm
Orpheum Annex (823 Seymour Street)
Performing works by
C.W. von Gluck
plus World Premieres by
William George & Renée Saklikar
Stefan Hintersteininger & Maria Reva
Catherine Laub & Rainer Maria Rilke
Lou Warde & Ariana Warde
In 1989, a group of young Aboriginal artists took the floor at the Western Front for an influential multi-media performance entitled Neo Nativism, an expression of traditional Aboriginal culture through new technology. Fall 2014 marks its 25th anniversary and to celebrate Russell Wallace, one of Neo Nativism’s founding members, curates a night of New Music revisiting it’s original aim to connect tradition with modernity. The evening features contemporary Aboriginal music co-composed by Russell Wallace and Remy Siu; Pat Ernst and Lan Tung; Michael Park and Warren Arcand; and arrangements of traditional Aboriginal music for a large ensemble by Tony Wilson.
Leading up to this performance, artist Russell Wallace will explore playback transformation of ancient found reel-to-reel audio tape which he will cut and weave into a neo Coast Salish cape. You can follow it online at “Echoic Chamber.”
Musikon Concerts presents
Campfires: The Queer Baroque of Foulem, Mathieu and Milette
performance of Art Song Lib
The Musikon Concert Society presents its second event of the season: Camp Fires, the Queer Baroque of Foulem, Mathieu, and Milette. Celebrating the exhibition by ceramic artists Leopold L. Foulem, Paul Mathieu, and Richard Milette, Musikon will present the following works: Baroque Diversion (by Marjan Mozetich), Art Song Lib (by Michael Park), Traditional Music (by Michael Parker) and selections from the Cabaret Songs by Rodney Sharman.
Tickets $20 and $10.
Join Erato for our season opening concert! The first half is music inspired by Greek mythology. The second half features musical deptictions of Monsters, Ghouls, Vampires, Ghosts, Witches, and Little Green Pod People. Wicked!!!
Come dressed as a god or a monster and receive a voucher for $10 off any other concert in our season!
*Nova Pons: Hymn To Apollo
Alan Hovhaness: Hercules
Claude Debussy: Syrinx
*Matthew Tozer: Athena & Zeus
*Mark Schultz: Into the Monster's Lair
*Richard Gleaves: Harlot's House
*Charles Ives: Slugging A Vampire
Tristan Murail: Vampyr!
Colin Eatock: Ashes Of Soldiers
John Duke: Shelling Peas
William Bolcom: Black Max (arr. Hintersteininger)
*featuring Michael Park, pianist
Modulus Festival presents
Piano Erhu Project CD Release Party
CD includes Moonless Night
Doors and Bar open at approximately 6:30 pm | Concert starts at 7:00 pm
General Admission seating. All ages welcome.
Two exceptional musicians join forces to create a new genre.
Pianist Corey Hamm and erhu virtuoso Nicole Li created the PEP (Piano Erhu Project) to synthesize the best of Chinese and Western music.
Corey is hailed for brilliant, tour de force performances of music that leaves audiences breathless. Nicole is praised for an expressive versatility that ranges from classical to rock, folk song to new music. Together, they’ve worked with more than 30 composers to develop a cross-cultural repertoire entirely their own.
Stylistically diverse and filled with beauty, their Modulus Festival programme includes world premieres by composers Jocelyn Morlock, Edward Top, Dorothy Chang, and Keith Hamel. The concert also marks the release of the Piano Erhu Project’s first CD.
The Roundhouse is wheelchair accessible. Please inform Music on Main of any mobility needs when booking your tickets: 604.879.9888 or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
The 2014 Modulus Festival is generously sponsored by Bryan Price.
I Sing the Body Electric
Featuring new musical settings of poetry by Walt Whitman, Jack Kerouac, Alan Ginsberg, Garry Snyder, Diane Di Prima and Lawrence Ferlinghetti.
Music by Lloyd Burritt, Ben Schuman, Charles Naginski, Kurt Weill, William George, Jerome Kitzke, David Del Tredici, David Sisco, Catherine Laub, Steven Ebel and Anthony Ocaña.
Performers are Catherine Laub, Melanie Adama, Will George, Peter Alexander, Michael Park, Cicely Nelson, Mark Haney, Adrian Verdejo, with special guest Geronimo Mendoza.
7:30pm August 1, 2014
Roundhouse Community Arts & Recreation Centre
181 Roundhouse Mews
Vancouver, BC V6Z 2W3
Cor Flammae defines itself as "Queer. Serious. Singers."
Their inaugural performance, for which they were formed, will be at Vancouver's Queer Arts Festival.
The repertoire presents a balance of historically and contemporary queer composers, and the choir is made up of professional musicians from throughout Vancouver's LGBTQ community.
I am honoured to be singing with them, and thrilled that they have commissioned and will be premiering i wana cry with u.
7:30pm July 24, 2014
A Landscape of Song
Presented by the Vancouver International Song Institute
performance of A Spirit Alive
Join mezzo-soprano, Lynne McMurtry and pianist, Alison d'Amato for a presentation of songs that will take you from Rossini's Joan of Arc to the latest creation by creative duo Ray Hsu and Michael Park. This lively duo will show you how to listen to these unusual pieces and will give a knock-out performance that you'll be sure to love!
7pm June 2, 2014
Alice MacKay Room, Central Library
Lower Level, 350 W Georgia St.