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      October 19, 2018

      Friday   7:30 PM

      1100 Chestnut Street
      Vancouver, British Columbia V6J 3J9

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      Life in the Universe

      Join the H.R. MacMillan Space Centre in celebrating their 50th anniversary with a very special evening of music under the cosmic visuals of the Planetarium Star Theatre. Composer Thomas Beckman will be premiering an original work “Life in the Universe” inspired by the unique character of the planets in our solar system and the wonders of our Universe. The suite will be performed by Thomas Beckman and the Borealis String Quartet. Thomas Beckman, CMC associate composer, has written for a wide range of ensembles that include the Borealis String Quartet, the Vancouver Symphony orchestra, the Prince George Symphony orchestra, the Postmodern Camerata and the Vancouver Youth Choir. For the past several years he has served as Festival Composer for the Artists for Conservation organization, as the in-house-composer for the Canadian Aboriginal AIDS Network and as a freelance film composer for several award-winning independent documentaries. With an MMus in western classical performance from the University of British Columbia, Thomas also serves as principal violist of the Vancouver Pops Symphony and the Prince George Symphony orchestra, and performs solo with his looping project for a number of events held by the H.R. MacMillan Space Centre, Semperviva Yoga studios, and the Vancouver Maritime Museum. Thomas’ latest project has been to create the Jean Coulthard Music Video series in collaboration with the Canadian Music Centre as a means to empower local composers in BC. The Borealis Quartet was founded in Vancouver, British Columbia in the fall of 2000 and rapidly establishing a stellar reputation. The Borealis has toured extensively in North America, Europe and Asia and performed to enthusiastic sold-out audiences in major cities, including New York, Washington, DC, Los Angeles, San Francisco, Rome, Mainz, Shanghai, Taipei, Beijing, Toronto, Montreal, Ottawa and, of course, in their home town of Vancouver.  TICKETS: $35 early bird tickets until October 5th, $40 after. Tickets available online through Eventbrite until 12:00pm on October 19th. Tickets available for 7:30pm and 9:00pm shows. Beer and wine will be available for purchase. This is a 19+ event. All attendees will be required to provide photo ID upon entry. ________ THE NIGHT OF THE EVENT We recommend that you arrive at least half an hour before the show starts to allow time for parking, check-in and drink ticket purchases. We kindly ask that drinks be finished before entering the theatre for the show. Shows will be starting promptly at 7:30pm and 9:00pm and we will not be allowing late admittances into the show, so please leave yourself enough time.

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