A free outdoor concert series is coming to Mount Pleasant this summer

Jul 8 2022, 5:44 pm

Summertime was made for relaxing in the park with pals and listening to great music. Now you can enjoy a live soundtrack thanks to a series of outdoor concerts happening next month.

Music on Main presents Summer Pop-Up Concerts at Mount Pleasant Park from August 9 to 12 and August 16 to 18.

The evening concerts range from classical string quartets to choirs and music from around the world, and all performances are free.


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“Music on Main is thrilled to return to Vancouver’s Mount Pleasant Park to brighten up your summer evenings with live music,” said Music on Main in a release. “With an overwhelmingly positive response from last year’s ten free pop-up events, we’re back with completely fresh music that is sure to capture the spirit of blissful summer days.”

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Music on Main Summer Pop-Up Concerts (Jan Gates/Submitted)

Summer Pop-Up Concerts will showcase a variety of local musical talents. Here is the lineup of performers announced so far:

Tuesday, August 9

  • Paolo Bortolussi (flute), Min Jee Yoon (cello), and Lani Krantz (harp)

Wednesday, August 10

  • Microcosmos String Quartet (Marc Destrubé, violin; Andrea Siradze, violin; Tawnya Popoff, viola; Rebecca Wenham, cello)

Thursday, August 11

  • Cedar String Quartet (Norah Mix, violin; Mio Nakajo, violin; Johnny Huang, viola; Julian Lee De Vita, cello) plus Brooklyn Wood (violin) and Bruno Quezada Chávez (cello)
Cedar String Quartet

Cedar String Quartet/Submitted

Friday, August 12

  • To be announced

Tuesday, August 16

  • Vancouver Youth Choir, Carrie Tennant, Artistic Director

Wednesday, August 17

  • BC Chinese Music Ensemble (Bruce Bai, vocals; Dailin Hsieh, zheng; Geling Jiang, liuqin/ruan/sanxian; Charlie Lui, dizi; Yun Song, erhu; Zhongxi Wu, suona/sheng)

Thursday, August 18

  • Vashaan Ensemble (Saina Khaledi, santour; Ali Razmi, tar/setar/vocals; Bardia Sadeghi, tombak/daf; Ali Sajjadi, oud)
Music on Main Summer Pop-Up Concerts

Saina Khaledi and Ali Sajjadi, Music on Main Summer Pop-Up Concerts (Jan Gates/Submitted

“Here’s your chance to listen together once again to beautiful music,” added Music on Main. “Why not bring your friends and a picnic and join us for a variety of top-flight musicians and soul-stirring repertoire that invites you to take a breath and simply listen.”

Music on Main’s Summer Pop-Up Concerts

When: August 9 to 12 and August 16 to 18, 2022
Time: 6:30 pm
Where: Mount Pleasant Park – West 16th Avenue at Ontario Street, Vancouver
Cost: Free

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