The Chan Centre for the Performing Arts at the University of British Columbia announced its spectacular 2015/16 concert series, bringing a staggering array of virtuosic musicians, spirited vocal wonders, thrilling débuts, and anticipated returns to the acoustically exquisite Chan Shun Concert Hall.
From passionate flamenco to cherished American folk, from energized West African pop to stirring Indian sitar music, the season’s performances defy standards and transcend genres, promising to inspire and amaze.
“The 2015/16 Chan Centre Presents series features names that have reigned over the music world for decades, such as Marsalis, Shankar and Guthrie,” says Joyce Hinton, Co-Managing Director and curator of the Chan Centre Presents series. “Full of rich musical heritage and artistic lineages, our upcoming season bridges both continents and generations in an enchanting reminder of music’s universal value. These artists are a testament to the fact that in any place, in any time, music has the power to move minds, connect communities, and ignite passions.”
Since 1997, the Chan Centre for the Performing Arts at UBC has earned an international reputation for its striking design, stellar acoustics, and exceptional programming The 2015/16 Chan Centre Presents series includes:
Orquesta Buena Vista Social Club, October 1; Paco Peña, October 24 at 8pm; Youssou N’dour, November 10 at 8pm; Carminho And Sara Tavares, November 21; Branford Marsalis, February 13 at 8pm; Dee Dee Bridgewater and Irvin Mayfield with the New Orleans Jazz Orchestra, February 27, 2016 at 8pm; Anoushka Shankar, April 8 at 8pm; Arlo Guthrie, April 21 at 8pm; Cécile Mclorin Salvant, May 1 at 7pm.