Welcome to Music on Main's 2012/2013 Season.
"If there was any doubt that Vancouver is becoming a real nexus of musical creativity, its latest concert series should take care of that."
That's what the Georgia Straight wrote when Music on Main launched in the fall of 2006. Since then, thousands of audience members have experienced more than 350 musicians, 137 concerts, and over 40 world premieres.
What makes Music on Main events so much fun? It's the promise of great music in casual but stimulating environments, with top-flight musicians, an ear for contemporary music, and refreshing concert formats.
Why not choose a concert for yourself right now? You'll discover what Vancouver Magazine calls "one of the city's most valuable alt-high-culture providers."
For complete chronological listings of concerts, click here.
"Vancouver's annual Music on Main festival provides western Canada with
one of the finest windows onto the post-classical scene."
- Gramophone Magazine
From September 27-30, 2012 immerse yourself in four days of adventurous music making with leading classical, new and genre-bending artists. Featuring the Calder String Quartet, leading Vancouver musicians, and music by Richard Reed Parry, Jocelyn Morlock, Felix Mendelssohn, Oliver Messiaen, Michael Finnissy, Kaija Saariaho, and more.
"A nexus point for exciting performances of unconventional repertoire."
- Vancouver Sun
Discover great music and top-flight musicians at the Main Series, where the bar opens one hour before the concert and stays open afterward so audience members can mingle with the musicians and each other. The Main Series concerts take place at some of Vancouver's most intimate and exciting venues: Heritage Hall in the heart of the Main Street neighbourhood as well as the Western Front in Mount Pleasant and the Telus Theatre at the Chan Centre.
A Month of Tuesdays
Vancouver’s “highly popular series that’s as musically adventurous as it is socially gregarious” (The Georgia Straight)
Hear some of Canada's finest musicians in one of the city's most intimate venues, the Cellar Restaurant & Jazz Club in Kitsilano. Audience members order dinner and drinks before the concert or at intermission, then when the bar service stops for the performance, everyone listens with a renewed intensity.
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