Roedde House Museum Second Sunday Concert Series

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1415 Barclay St
Vancouver, British Columbia

On June 14th, enjoy the “Sea and Sky” concert program from the Roedde House Museum parlour with François Houle, clarinet, and Jane Hayes, piano. These two respected players and educators make a return appearance to the Roedde House, featuring works by Bolcom, Makholm, Schriener, Piazzolla and more.

François Houle & Jane Hayes have been collaborating for over 10 years to bring fascinating and unusual programs to new audiences across Canada. Having performed together as members of Turning Point Ensemble and Vancouver New Music Ensemble, these two outstanding musicians felt the urge to explore the clarinet and piano repertoire to uncover rarely heard gems, regardless of era, genre, and style. Their unique repertoire ranges from the classics of the clarinet literature to newly commissioned works. The duo has presented concerts throughout BC, as well as featured performances at BC Scene (National Arts Centre), Capacoa Conference and BC Touring Showcases. An important Canada Council commission for a new work for clarinet, piano and electroacoustic by Montreal-based composer Paul Dolden led to François and Jane calling on composer friends to write works for the duo. This has culminated in the recording and release of their “Sassicaia” CD this March in Pyatt Hall. At the same time, the duo recorded another CD of works bound together by the Latin hallmarks of infectious rhythm and exquisite melody. This CD, called “Zarabandeo”, will have its official launch later this spring.

Both musicians are respected educators in the lower mainland. François is a faculty member at the Vancouver Community College School of Music, and in 2008, he was appointed an “Associate Composer” of the Canadian Music Centre. Previously nominated for a Juno award, François completed a highly successful solo tour of Australia last January showcasing his improvisational talent. Jane is Director of Keyboard Studies at Kwantlen Polytechnic University in Langley, a position she has held for 20 years. This spring, in commemoration of the 100th anniversary of the birth of Alexander Scriabin, Jane will give multimedia presentations as part of the Yarilo ensemble in key European centres, including Moscow, Sophia and Zurich.

About the Second Sunday Concert Series:
This concert is part of a monthly concert series, taking place on the 2nd Sunday of each month, in the afternoon. Come at 1pm, for Tea and Tour before the concert (included in the price of the ticket), or show up right before 3pm for the concert, at your convenience.

Options include the parking lot at the Empire Landmark Hotel (Robson & Broughton) or street parking on Robson and in the West End.

Parking spots are scarce in the neighbourhood, so give yourself some extra time or use public transportation. (Closest Skytrain station: Burrard. We are on the #5 Robson bus route)

**This concert series would not be possible without the generous support of private donors and the McGrane Pearson Endowment Fund**

Sunday, June 14th, 2015. $12 students/seniors, $15 adults
Roedde House Museum
1415 Barclay St
Vancouver BC V6G 1J6