As part of the President’s Concert Series, Santa J. Ono, President and Vice-Chancellor, UBC, presents:
Sounds and Science:
Vienna meets Vancouver
Music and Science are presented together, thereby leading to novel insights and concepts.
Join us for a concert featuring internationally celebrated musicians, among them members of the Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra paired with scientific insights from researchers, Faculty of Medicine, UBC.
The idea of combining music and medicine into the “Sounds & Science” – scientific concert series started in 2008, when the Austrian violinist Rainer Honeck played Bach’s Chaconne in d-minor directly before a keynote lecture, held by Nobel laureate Peter Doherty, at the Austrian Society of Allergology and Immunology’s yearly meeting in Vienna. The experience at that lecture was remarkable, truly a special moment. Attendees of the “Sounds & Science” series have also described that music opens the mind, and enables a better understanding of concepts in life and thereby science in general.
The November 30th program features music by classical music composers Mozart, Schubert, Strauss, Brahms and Shostakovich. Interspersed with lectures on Infectious Disease, Life Sciences, Healthy Aging and the Future of Cancer Research.
Saturday, November 30, 2019
The Old Auditorium, 6344 Memorial Road, UBC
Box office and Lobby: Opens at 5:30 pm (one hour prior to start of performance)
Old Auditorium Concert Hall: Opens at 6:00 pm
Günter Seifert VIOLIN
Rémy Ballot VIOLIN
Hans Peter Ochsenhofer VIOLA
Manfred Hecking DOUBLE BASS
Josef Penninger GENETICS
Manfred Hecking INTERNAL MEDICINE
Troy Grennan INFECTIOUS DISEASE
Poul Sorensen PATHOLOGY & LABORATORY MEDICINE
Allison Eddy PEDIATRICS
Roger Wong GERIATRICS
Tickets are also available in person at UBC concert box-office locations:
– Old Auditorium
– Freddie Wood Theatre
– The Chan Centre for the Performing Arts
General admission: $10.00
Free seating for UBC students
Purchase tickets for both President’s Concert Series events to make it a package, and save 10% on both performances!
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Suggested parking in the Rose Garden Parkade.