2012 - 2013 SEASON
Saturday, August 25, 2012

A joint production of Lulu and the Xenographic Society.
Thursday, August 30th, 2012 5pm-6pm(ish)
Phoenix Auditorium

Richard Pierce Milner

Richard Pierce Milner's compositions have been broadcast nationally over National Public Radio and performed at Lincoln Center. Milner has appeared in solo concerts at Carnegie and Merkin Recital Halls and Symphony Space in New York City. He has also written for the Martha Graham Dance Company and has been an artist in residence at the University of Illinois, at Na Bolom in San Cristobal de Las Casas, Mexico and at the Stedelijk Museum in Holland.
On Sunday, September 23rd,,2012  5pm-6pm(ish) at the Phoenix Auditorium

British Author and Innovator, Paul Newham

Gabriolans had the wonderful opportunity to meet a pioneer in the field of expressive arts therapy, to hear his extraordinary life story, and to learn about a new approach to healing work.
Paul Newham
Sunday, January 27th, 2013 3pm, at the Phoenix Auditorium

Terence Tam, vioin
 and pianist, Lorraine Min

Lulu presented violinist, Terence Tam and pianist, Lorraine Min performing works by Bartok, Brahms, Franck, Massenet, Ravel, and more.

Tuesday, February 12th 2013

Christian Zehnder

Vocalist, voice artist, yodeler or throat singer? Swiss musician Christian Zehnder is all of these, but this idiosyncratic performer in all his dazzling variety defies categorization. Archaic, urban and spheric, his sound-world dishevels Swiss idioms through storms and chinooks, with critical clear views of the higher reaches of the Alps lost in reverie (web).

Saturday, February 23rd, 2013

Patricia Ludwick Storyteller
and Alcvin Ryuzen Ramos, Shakuhatchi

Commissioned originally by CBC Radio, this performance has been refreshed and revised as a conversation with fellow islanders as companions on a winter walk, noting the cycles of nature - a moving meditation to recover one's balance in the face of loss and to rediscover one's place in the heart of community.

Patricia Ludwick
has worked across Canada as a professional actor, playwright, and writing coach, conducting workshops in a variety of creative fields. Since moving to Gabriola in 1989, she has earned her living as a screenplay consultant, editor and writing instructor, with occasional forays into performance, including improvisational collaborations for Lulu.

Alcvin Ryuzen Ramos
lives a life guided by shakuhachi. Simple, complex, intense, deep -  Alcvin's music is a visceral adventure of the soul, rich in heart and wondrous vibratory realizations. His flute sings to us everywhere the shakuhachi has been: concert halls to caves, castles and cathedrals to campfires, ancient temples to living rooms, mountain summits to deep in the rainforests.

Saturday, March 9, 2013

 Cari Burdett, mezzo soprano with
 Leah Hokanson, pianist

Join us for Semplice V featuring mezzo soprano, Cari Burdett with pianist, Leah Hokanson performing A Charm of Lullabies by Benjamin Britten, the Ruckert Lieder by Gustav Mahler, Unseen Rain by Canadian Composer John Oliver, and more.
Saturday, April 13
Phoenix Auditorium, Gabriola

Lulu and Doris Gallas presented:

Hey Romale!
A Mini-festival of Roma Culture

Hey Romale! was a mini-festival of Roma Culture, featuring the world fusion band, Tambura Rasa (at 7:30pm), and 'Never Come Back' (at 5pm), a 2011 documentary on the difficulties of the Roma in Canada, followed by a discussion with two former Gabriola residents about their own experiences.

Lulu, Tim Harrison and Steve Smith presented:
May 11, 2013


A conglomeration of some of Gabriola's finest players representing various musical genres including Classical, Jazz, and Contemporary Acoustic Music.  The Fish Fry allowed these diverse musicians to share the stage playing "workshop" style concerts which were given themes including love, nature, and spirituality.  The combination of genres and styles made for an exciting and illuminating concert. 

Phoenix Auditorium
Haven, Gabriola Island
August 20, 2012, 7:30 pm

Hale and Hearty
Hale & Hearty present a unique instrumental duo, featuring creative arrangements of music from diverse sources alongside original compositions. Comprised of cellist Rachel Capon and cellist/multi-instrumentalist Eli Bender, this duo draws influence from folk, pop and classical music resulting in an original and elegantly distinct sound. You will hear ancient folk tunes to newly composed works, from the Appalachian Mountains to the Islands of the Pacific.
Wednesday, July 18th, 2012 7pm
The Gabriola Theatre Centre 1475 Peterson Road
The Silver Birch Quartet

We experienced one of Canada's most exciting (and Juno nominated) emerging string quartets performing
String Quartet Op. 20 No. 4 Êby Franz Joseph Haydn,
L'errance....hommage a Wim Wenders by Robert Lemay
String Quartet No.3 Op. 19 by Alexander von Zemlinsky