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Soile Stratkauskas, baroque flute
Christopher Bagan, harpsichord
An intimate recital of sonatas by Bach and his contemporaries.
BC’s leading Baroque flutist is joined by one of Toronto’s most sought-after harpsichordists
for a celebration of the magnificent imagination of some of Baroque Era’s greatest minds.
“haunting flute playing and a keyboard performance of the first order”
(Music in Victoria)
Programme
Bach: Sonata for flute and obligato harpsichord in B minor BWV 1030
Bach: Sonata for flute and obligato harpsichord in G major BWV 530 (transcription)
Bach: Toccata for solo harpsichord in D major BWV 912
Vivaldi: Sonata in C major RV 48
Telemann: Concerto for flute and obligato harpsichord in G minor TWV42:g2
Tickets: $28 / $25 senior / $5 student & child

available at Royal McPherson Box Office (www.rmts.bc.ca)
 Ivy's Bookshop, Munro's Books, Long & McQuade (Victoria), and at the door
Info: 250 590 9770, victoria-baroque@shaw.ca
victoria-baroque.com
 

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Do not miss The Victoria Choral Society's, presentation of Bach’s Magnificat, Arvo Pärt’s Adam’s Lament, and Knut Nystedt’s Immortal Bach with guest choir Vox Humana. The program features Bach’s Magnificat, which will be performed by over 130 singers, and soloists Emma Hannan (Soprano), Kristen Birley (Soprano), Ciara Gallagher (Mezzo), Benjamin Butterfield (Tenor), and Nathan McDonald (Bass). Adam’s Lament will be performed by Vox Humana Chamber Choir. Both choirs will combine to perform Immortal Bach. The concert will be accompanied by an orchestra of musicians from the Victoria Symphony.
Tickets $35 adults, $10 students/unwaged and 10% discount for purchase of 10 tickets or more. Available at University Centre (250-721-8480) or online at the UVic Ticket Centre.

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A five-time JUNO Award winner and three-time GRAMMY Award nominee, flautist and saxophonist Jane Bunnett has showcased the finest musical talent from Canada, the US, and Cuba. Bunnet and Maqueque, the brilliant all-female Afro-Cuban jazz ensemble, have created something new and phenomenal in the world of jazz. They performed at TD Victoria International JazzFest in 2014. Maqueque are: Jane Bunnett, soprano saxophone, flute, Melvis Santa, vocals, percussion, Mary Paz, congas, vocals, Dánae Olano, piano, Tailin Marrero, acoustic, electric bass, Yissy García, drums.
More info: http://jazzvictoria.ca/society/event/jane-bunnett-and-maqueque

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Make way for three of the Island’s finest writers, whose new collections frame love and loss in ways both mythic and intimate. In Minerva's Owl, Nanaimo’s Carol Matthews sets out to discover what bereavement means to her after the loss of her husband. Meanwhile, God of Shadows introduces a whole new host of earthy, wry, and delightful deities from poetry legend Lorna Crozier. And in Amateurs at Love, Patricia Young sidesteps the epic for subtle, closely observed poems set in the space between lovers: that charged, mysterious distance so many of us strain to close.
 
Sip, nibble, and make connections at a thought-provoking triple launch.

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Friday, November 9, 2018, 7:00 pmto Saturday, December 15, 2018, 5:00 pm Disparate objects find new meaning in at random, the upcoming exhibition at Open Space artist-run centre by Ontario based artist Hyang Cho.
 
The exhibition, opening on Nov. 9, is made up of collections of modest, mundane objects ranging from hand-copied letters to a collection of stones, jars, and old books discarded by public libraries.
 
Through her work, Cho examines these everyday objects and reworks them in ways that make them both familiar and strange, alike and different, systematic and arbitrary. The library books are glued shut, inaccessible to even the eager reader. The jars are cleaned of any identifying labels and evacuated of contents. The stones are cast in wax, making them oddly alike despite their varying origins. And the letters, sourced from the internet, are written across multiple languages unfamiliar to the artist, so their contents remain hidden to her, but for the shape of the text she has painstakingly copied out by hand.
 
Canadian Art noted in a 2015 review of Cho’s work, “There’s no deceit or superfluity, so there’s nothing much, and it all turns out to be something of great substance.”
 
Born and raised in Seoul, Korea, and currently based in Guelph, Ontario, Hyang Cho has exhibited extensively across Ontario and Western Canada. Cho holds a BA in History from Sogang University, a BFA from the Alberta College of Art and Design and an MFA from the University of Guelph.  Her art practice engages in repetitive processes that challenge ideas of completeness, efficiency, correctness and rationality by testing them against process, repetition, omission, translation, and error. Cho’s works observe the sense of anxiety, uncertainty, and tension embedded in daily life and perceive the passing of time in the everyday; not time as it appears in memorable moments or as a unit of measurement, but time as it passes, accumulates, and sometimes repeats. Cho is represented by Georgia Scherman Projects.
 
Opening reception: Friday, Nov.  9 from 7 p.m. to 10 p.m.  
Artist talk: Saturday, Nov.10 from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m.
 
At random will run at Open Space Nov. 9 - Dec. 16, with gallery hours from Tuesday to Saturday, 12-5pm.
 
The artist would like to acknowledge support from the Canada Council for the Arts and Ontario Arts Council.

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With her limitless voice and ferocious standing-drumming, the blues-rocking, soul-singing Lindsay Beaver leads a powerhouse band. Beaver is a force to be reckoned with, having just signed with Alligator Records this year. Her label debut, Tough As Love, just released in October, 2018. Her influences range from Little Richard to The Ramones, from Billie Holiday to Nick Curran, yet her style and sound is truly original. Beaver recently performed in TD Victoria International JazzFest 2018 and will be joined by fiery guitarist Brad Stivers and rock-solid bassist Josh Williams at her upcoming Hermann’s Jazz Club performance.
More info: http://jazzvictoria.ca/society/event/lindsay-beaver

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Al Purdy was famous for bridging the gap between working class readers and the ivory tower of poetry, celebrating our vast and complex country all the while. Now, on the eve of what would have been his 100th birthday, fellow Canadian poets from all walks of life have come together to honour “Canada’s unofficial poet laureate.” Featuring poems by Lorna Crozier, Bruce Cockburn, Sadiqa de Meijer, and Patrick Lane (to name just a few), Beyond Forgetting is an unmissable collection for any Can Lit enthusiast.     
 
Join us for an evening with contributors Doug Beardsley, Nicholas Bradley, Linda Rogers, and Christine Smart, and special guest appearance by publisher Howard White as they remember a poetry legend.

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Multifaceted American jazz pianist-composer Emmet Cohen is one of the most highly pivotal figures in music today. This Harlem-based piano phenomenon,  a member of Christian McBride's trio "Tip City," the "Herlin Riley Quartet," and the "Ali Jackson Trio," swings through Victoria with his all-star trio featuring Late Show with Stephen Colbert’s bassist, Russell Hall, and drummer Kyle Poole, who recently toured with Cecile McLorin Salvant. They return to Hermann’s Jazz Club for a second time this year in one musical evening of exceptional style and cool, timeless jazz.
More info: http://jazzvictoria.ca/society/event/emmet-cohen-trio

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Cedar Hill Studio artists invite you to our popular Early Bird Holiday Market.
Our annual sale features locally made pottery, art, crafts, jewellery and more!  Timed perfectly for the holidays! Free admission! Free Parking!

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Our first time in Sidney, Banquo is celebrating 20 years of music making with "Pastime With Good Company," a concert of our favourite ancient and early repetoire on our ever-growing range of instruments, including harp, hurdy-gurdy, various small pipes, vielle, cittern, recorders, mandolin, percussion, glorious voices and more! We're also exceptionally pleased to be releasing our new CD "Whither are they Vanished". We hope you'll join us for an afternoon of stepping outside time...

Tickets $20 available at the door, online at brownpapertickets or at Tanner's Books   
You can listen to a teaser of our upcoming CD here:
www.banquo.ca

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Saturday, November 17 at 7:30pm, join us for Open Word: Readings and Ideas with Larissa Lai to celebrate the release of her new dystopian novel, The Tiger Flu.

The Tiger Flu is a feminist, cyberpunk thriller that explores disease and technology, and imagines how women—queer women of colour, in particular—might go on to build community in a world that threatens them with extinction.

Larissa Lai has authored two novels, When Fox Is a Thousand and Salt Fish Girl; two poetry collections, sybil unrest (with Rita Wong) and Automaton Biographies; and a critical book, Slanting I, Imagining We: Asian Canadian Literary Production in the 1980s and 1990s. She was assistant professor in Canadian Literature at UBC from 2007–2014. In 2014, she returned to the University of Calgary to take up a Canada Research Chair in Creative Writing.

Larissa will read from The Tiger Flu at 7:30, then join in conversation with scholar and writer Claire Huot. Claire Huot is the author of two academic books on contemporary Chinese culture, and of two novels, both with the same bilingual (Chinese-English) female detective. With Robert Majzels she created the experimental translation of Chinese poetry that was published as “85”.

The event is free / by donation. Doors open at 7:00. There will be books for sale by cash/credit, and a cash bar—come prepared!

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Open Space respectfully acknowledges that we are on unceded First Nations territory. The City of Victoria and the surrounding areas lie on the territories of the Coast Salish and Lekwungen-speaking peoples, including the Esquimalt, Songhees, and W̱SÁNEĆ First Nations. 

Open Space is not wheelchair accessible and is accessed by a flight of 23 stairs. There are two gender inclusive washrooms, one multi-stall and one single stall with a urinal. If you have any other questions or concerns in regards to accessibility, please contact office@openspace.ca or 250-383-8833.

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Back at beautiful Oak Bay United Church, Banquo is celebrating 20 years of music making with "Pastime With Good Company," a concert of our favourite ancient and early repetoire on our ever-growing range of instruments, including harp, hurdy-gurdy, various small pipes, vielle, cittern, recorders, mandolin, percussion, glorious voices and more! We're also exceptionally pleased to be releasing our new CD "Whither are they Vanished". We hope you'll join us for an afternoon of stepping outside time...

Tickets $20 available at the door, online at brownpapertickets or at Ivy's Bookshop and Munro's Books
Have a listen to a teaser from our new CD here: 
www.banquo.ca

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CANADIAN STORYTELLING NIGHT : Compelling tales of West Coast lore. Honouring our wild and vital resource, water,  members of Victoria Storyteller's Guild and special friends from the Maritime Museum of BC and S.A.L.T.S will regale you with stories of ⛵shipwrecks and more...
Refreshments served
VSG poster.pdf

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Guest speaker Peter Smither of HeroWork
 
HeroWork inspires volunteers from all walks of life to donate their time and resources to undertake “Radical Renovations” for charitable agencies that operate in some of Victoria’s most dilapidated buildings.  Open to the public. Members $30./Guests $35. Reservations by Nov 16.  Phone 250 370-1837 or on Eventbrite
 

 

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THE GOWARD HOUSE SOCIET
2495 Arbutus Road
Yutus Road            Victoria BC  V8N 1V9
 
(250) 477-4401 gowardhouse@shaw.ca
 
 
 
Art Show and Sale
By
Red Tree Artist Collective
Pender Island Artisans
 
Reception: September 30, 2018
1:30 to 3:30 p.m.
 
September 28, 2018 – November 28, 2018
Viewing hours:  Mon. – Fri. 
    9:00am – 4:00pm

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THE GOWARD HOUSE SOCIETY
2495 Arbutus Road            Victoria BC  V8N 1V9
(250) 477-4401 gowardhouse@shaw.ca
 
 
 
Art Show and Sale
By
Red Tree Artist Collective
Pender Island Artisans
 
Reception: September 30, 2018
1:30 to 3:30 p.m.
 
September 28, 2018 – November 28, 2018
Viewing hours:  Mon. – Fri. 
    9:00am – 4:00pm

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Solar plate etching, a polymer printing process, is a non-toxic, chemical-free process to easily transfer photos or drawings onto a zinc plate that can then be printed multiple times using the intaglio inking method. During this two day workshop we will be making two plates. One using a photographic transparency and one using a drawing or painting on mylar. We will be using the sun to print our plates or an exposure box if the sun isn’t available. Day two we will prep the plates for printing and print the intaglio plates using black and white and then some colour.
The course runs September 15 AND 16 from 10am to 4pm. Costs are $225 for GZP members and $245 for non-members. There is also a $20 materials fee for 2 solar plates. Otherwise, most materials included.
To register email Alain at gzpsbc@yahoo.com or phone at 250-382-2186 by September 6, 2018
 


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He’s ba-ack…Get ready for another evening of Knox-ious entertainment as Victoria’s best-loved columnist launches his third collection, On the Rocks With Jack Knox. Enjoy Jack’s quirkiest and most compelling human interest stories, from the world’s last speaker of Nuchatlaht to the Port Angeles customs inspector who caught the Millennium Bomber. Gathered for the first time in one volume, these true tales of remarkable (if not always admirable) Islanders will spark conversation for years to come. We expect a full house so plan to arrive early for a good seat!

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David Wood is a pioneer of Canada’s artisanal food movement, enticing eaters from around the world with his Salt Spring Island Cheese Company. Three decades after the classic David Wood Food Book, he returns this fall with David Wood Cooking for Friends, a tempting and accessible collection sure to become a new favourite. From savoury Leek and Stilton Soup to the splendidly named Spaghetti Wonderful, these recipes will delight your friends—and maybe even earn you some new ones.
 
Take a break from the mall this Black Friday weekend and get your copy signed by the author!

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Art Show and Sale
By
CHINESE BRUSH PAINTERS
 
 Nov 30, 2018  to Jan 23, 2019
 
Art Reception: 
December 2, 2018
1:30 to 3:30 p.m.
 
Viewing hours:
                                                                                                 Monday to Friday             
9:00 am - 4:00 pm
 
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                                                                                                                                                        THE GOWARD HOUSE SOCIETY
2495 Arbutus Road
Victoria BC  V8N 1V9
(250) 477-4401 gowardhouse@shaw.ca

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