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Vancouver

Max Wyman

in Oxford Music Online

Published in print January 2001 |
Published online January 2001 | e-ISBN: 9781561592630 | DOI: https://dx.doi.org/10.1093/gmo/9781561592630.article.28975

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City in British Columbia, Canada. Its musical life expanded rapidly after its incorporation in 1886; within a decade it had two opera houses, a number of choral groups, opera and music societies, a conservatory of music (now defunct) and an orchestra of 23 players. By the 1920s there were two part-time orchestras and a theatre on the Orpheum circuit which presented occasional performances by visiting celebrities, including Rachmaninoff and Casals. The city owns the Queen Elizabeth Theatre (cap. 2820), the Queen Elizabeth Playhouse (648) and the Orpheum Theatre concert hall (2900), and there are good facilities at the Vancouver Academy of Music (Koerner Recital Hall, 284), Simon Fraser University, the University of British Columbia (including the Chan Shun Concert Hall at the Chan Centre for the Performing Arts and in North Vancouver. There are a number of small theatres for recitals, drama and dance, among them the Vancouver East Cultural Centre (...

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Subjects: Music

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