Virtual Concert Series

Knox United Church
Finding Peace in the Midst of Chaos
Instrumental Measures is a virtual series based on furthering our taste, knowledge, and passion for music. Working with professional musicians to curate video performances, written essays, opinion pieces, audio clips and other formats to bring you a variety of curated music, expertise and performance delivered to your device.
In light of recent events with COVID-19 they are excited to pair these excellent performer highlights with community partners. They are reaching out into the local neighbourhood to elevate our hard-working businesses and thanking them for the work they have been doing by providing essential service and spreading joy. You will find a community partner at the bottom of each posting for Instrumental Measures.
At Knox, their vision is Engaging Neighbours Through The Arts. They are very excited to use this VIRTUAL VENUE to widen their scope of music as a community and support our neighbourhood while learning from those who are the masters of their Instrumental Measures.
For more information on the upcoming concert and Aaron Graham please check out their Facebook event here:
https://www.facebook.com/events/564646011146779/

Friday, June 19, 2020 at 7 PM – 8 PM
Aaron will be presenting a performance of repertoire highlighting the possibilities of the marimba. This beautiful instrument is capable of so many incredible sounds and textures, and is right at home in many genres of music. Repertoire selection will consist of light classical works, jazz standards with backing track accompaniment, as well as arrangements of popular songs. It is my hope that through this showcase, you learn a bit more about the capabilities of this wonderful instrument.

You will find the video release at 7PM on the Knox website knoxunitedvancouver.org

More information on how to participate with the talkback soon.

Aaron Graham is an award-winning performer, composer, and educator. He is currently a Doctoral Fellow at the University of British Columbia pursuing a Doctorate of Musical Arts, where he also teaches percussion courses. He is a member of the Percussive Arts Society Scholarly Research Committee, Black Swamp Percussion Educator’s Network, and won the 2014 Percussive Arts Society International Composition Contest. Aaron’s original works have been performed across the world by university and professional ensembles alike, at the Aries Composers Festival, MATA Festival, TUTTI Festival, Turn Up! Multimedia Festival, and at the 2020 ISCM World Music Days in New Zealand. An active educator, his teachings and reviews have been published in Percussive Notes, Rhythm! Scene, The Instrumentalist, the International Journal of Music and Performing Arts, and at The National Conference on Percussion Pedagogy, Transplanted Roots Percussion Symposium, Muscan Conference, British Columbia Music Educator’s Conference, and the New Music Gathering.

This Performer Highlight’s Community Partner is proudly Dunbar Life. Dunbar Life promotes and supports local businesses and events in the local area as well as works with the Dunbar Village Business Association. Check them out on their Facebook page.