A can’t miss annual musical event, this year’s concert features Rachel Kiyo Iwaasa (piano) Robyn Jacob (vocals & keyboard), Asitha Tennekoon (tenor), and Jonathan Lo (cello), four extraordinary musicians whose music-making will spark joy and warmth that lasts long after the final notes. Other intimate performances include Music for the Winter Solstice favourites Caroline Shaw’s Winter Carol and the Wyrd Sisters’ Solstice Carole.
Intimate, warm, and welcoming, this annual tradition makes for the perfect holiday gift for someone special, or for a wonderful night spent basking in the candlelit glow and great music. Featured music includes art-pop songs from Only a Visitor‘s Robyn Jacob , gorgeous melodies from J.S. Bach for solo cello, and Alfredo Santa Ana’s mesmerizing A Short Song for the Longest Night of the Year.
The sumptuous surroundings of Heritage Hall create a welcoming environment to sit back and absorb the beautiful music to bring feelings of hope and new beginnings.
For two nights only, in-person on December 14 and 15, 2022, Music on Main’s Music for the Winter Solstice returns to Main Street’s intimate Heritage Hall. Find more information and tickets for the at musiconmain.ca
In addition to the in-person performances, mentioned above, Music on Main is also releasing an Online Winter Solstice Special, filled with heart-warming performances from the past eight years, the online special will be available for free from December 16, 2022 to January 6, 2023 at MusicOnMain.ca. This year’s specially made video features highlights and hidden gems from past live concerts, including performances by Grammy winner Caroline Shaw, singer-songwriter Gabriel Kahane, violinist Chloe Kim, Vancouver’s legendary Veda Hille, theatre maker Corey Payette, and other beloved musicians.
Beyond Music for the Winter Solstice, Music on Main’s 17th season brings a plethora of comforting sounds to the 2023 season to enjoy listening, together.
Highlights of the season include:
WEDNESDAY & THURSDAY, JANUARY 25 & 26, 2023 @ The ANNEX
Joby Burgess: A Percussionists Songbook
MID-MARCH, 2023 @ TBA
Capilano Sting Quartet Pop-Up Concert.
Timothy Steeves & David Gillham, violins; Marina Thibeault, viola; and Jonathan Lo, cello
TUESDAY, MARCH 28, 2023 @ CHRIST CHURCH CATHEDRAL
Vicky Chow plays Philip Glass
WEDNESDAY-SATURDAY, APRIL 12-15, 2023 @ SFU WOODWARD’S
Caroline Shaw and Vanessa Goodman’s Graveyards and Gardens
WEDNESDAY, MAY 10, 2023 @ ANNEX
Gabriel Kahane’s The Book of Travelers
THURSDAY, MAY 11, 2023 @ ANNEX
Gabriel Kahane’s Magnificent Bird
Featuring Gabriel Kahane with Timothy Steeves & David Gillham, violins; Marina Thibeault, viola; and Jonathan Lo, cello
AUGUST 2023 @ PYATT HALL
Kessler Academy String Orchestra
AUGUST 2023 @ MOUNT PLEASANT PARK
Summer Pop-Up Concerts with Music on Main
More details about the full Music On Main 2023 season will be presented closer to event dates on musiconmain.ca.