performance reviews

(from the syllabus)
Performance Review: 10%

  • Attend and review one of the selected events/performances (Music, Theatre, Visual Art) listed on the course website. [will not include on-campus, student events]
  • You must choose an art form outside your chosen major where appropriate.
  • Write an 800-1000 word review on the event using the guidelines on the course site.
  • Due two weeks after you attend the event, or Dec. 8, whichever comes first.

The following are the approved choices for production reviews this semester – choose only 1 of the 12.


MUSIC [guidelines here]
 Vancouver Chamber Choir, Ryerson United Church (Vancouver), Sept 25

  • From Byrd to Bard: The Glorious English Tradition

Vancouver Symphony Orchestra, Orpheum Theatre (Vancouver), Sept 26 or 28

  • Le corsaire (Berlioz), Violin Concerto in D Major (Beethoven), Der Rosenkavalier Suite (Strauss), new work/commission (Vivian Fung)

Vancouver Symphony Orchestra (with Phoenix Chamber Choir), Orpheum Theatre (Vancouver), Nov 21 or 23

  • Symphony no.100 (Haydn), Symphony of Psalms (Stravinsky), Requiem(Faure)


THEATRE [guidelines here]

King Lear by Shakespeare, Bard-on-the-Beach, Vanier Park, Vancouver [ now through Sept. 20 ]

Smoke on the Mountain, musical, Pacific Theatre, Vancouver [ Oct. 9-Nov. 1]


VISUAL ART EXHIBITS [guidelines here]

Several are time sensitive (end 4 October):

Vancouver Art Gallery

Material Future:
The Architecture of Herzog & de Meuron
and the Vancouver Art Gallery
October 4, 2015

Of Heaven and Earth: 
500 Years of Italian Painting from Glasgow Museums

October 4, 2015


Vancouver Art Gallery Offsite (located at 1100 West Georgia Street between Thurlow and Bute Streets, west of the Shangri-La Hotel, in downtown Vancouver)
Reena Saini Kallat

October 12, 2015


The Reach (Abbotsford)

Shape and Form
Heinz Klassen and Ted Driediger

October 4, 2015


Drawing & Colouring: A Visual Diary
Heinz Klassen

 October 4, 2015



Embracing Canada:
Landscapes from Krieghoff to the Group of Seven

October 30, 2015 to January 17, 2016


Jerry Pethick:
Shooting the Sun/Splitting the Pie

October 24, 2015 to January 17, 2016





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