Past Concerts



In Memory of a Great Artist

Back by Popular Demand – P. I. Tchaikovsky’s Monumental 1881 Trio for Violin, Cello and Piano in A Minor, Op. 50 Tchaikovsky’s greatest masterpiece, his piano trio- in our … Read more

An Evening of Elegance in Paris

A Program of French Chamber Music Join us for an elegant musical stroll through the streets of turn-of-the-century Paris. Come hear Erik Satie’s “Danses de Travers I, II and … Read more


“Rhapsody in Blue” – Re-envisioned

The Jewish Legacy on Broadway Yarilo’s next adventure: Three pianos come together on stage to present  a new vision of the American Classic: George Gershwin’s Rhapsody in Blue! This … Read more

Two Piano Blockbuster

Dear Music Lovers, On Saturday,August 18th, at 8 p.m. Christ Church Cathedral, Vancouver, You will have the chance to enjoying two great piano concertos performed in the form of … Read more


On May 27th Yarilo Contemporary Music Society presents the second of the series of concerts dedicated to the 75th anniversary of the salvation of the Bulgarian Jews during WWII … Read more



NUTS and BOLTS – Inside the Piano with John Cage!

Music of John Cage – Sonatas and Interludes with pianist Tzenka Dianova! She has premiered them on three continents to critical acclaim, being broadcast by Bulgaria’s National Television and … Read more

Canada in Sound and Colour

UPDATED – Watch the videos and official recordings below!   The year 2017 marks a milestone in Canadian history: our 150th birthday. For all of us proud Canadians we … Read more

Death and Resurrection

Dear Yarilo friends, On Friday, March 24th, at 8 p.m. Christ Church Cathedral, Vancouver, will open its doors for our next concert – “Death and Resurrection”, one of our … Read more


Jack in the Box

Update What an exciting production, we had a full house, and many guests! Yarilo in co-production with Colin MacDonald Pocket Orchestra and guest clarinetist Francois Houle in performance of … Read more

Symphonies for Two Pianos

Port Moody’s very own concert series, Music at the Inlet, continues this year with a program titled “Symphonies for Two Pianos.” Please come and enjoy the beautiful view and … Read more


Amen Part II: Today

For Nikolai Korndorf, Claude Vivier, and Roussi Tarmakov November – the month of remembrance. This concert is a musical prayer for three Canadian composers who left behind an incredible … Read more

Alexander Scriabin

Yarilo Contemporary Music Society presents an evening dedicated to the works of one of the greatest musical figures of the early twentieth century, Alexander Scriabin. This production is an … Read more

Amen: Part One

“Amen” – an incredible journey into the depths of history in a search for those eternal connections between Man and God, and found only in the musical masterpieces of … Read more


Music at the Inlet

A New Concert Series at Port Moody’s Inlet Theatre. The City of Port Moody – The most vibrant artistic community of Metro Vancouver with its galleries, theatres and bistros, … Read more

Timeless Circles

Update Yarilo’s daring experiment, the collage of music, multi media and ballet brings huge success and endorsement form Vancouver audiences! The production was invited to be presented also in … Read more

Russian Favourites

Russian Favourites – In The Footsteps of Glinka, Tchaikovsky and Rachmaninoff Sunday, February 23 | 11am, $15/ticket Presented in cooperation with The Yarilo Contemporary Music Society, this interactive concert will … Read more

New for Us

Jane Hayes & Julia Nolan – two instrumental powerhouses join forces in a program of contemporary works for saxophone and piano.   Julia Nolan Julia Nolan maintains an active performing … Read more



The Phantom of the Dance

“The Phantom of the Dance,” op. 163 is the latest composition of Vancouver-based composer Michael Conway Baker, and is dedicated to one of the performers, pianist Anna Levy. Its … Read more

Canada in Sound

Join us for a piano recital celebrating Canadian music of our time. Our program features piano selections from such distinguished contemporary composers as Francois Morel, Jean Coulthard, Michael Conway … Read more

Dance with Us

Come, celebrate Port Moody at 100! 
Enjoy the famous tunes from Bernstein’s West Side Story, Gershwin’s Rhapsody in Blue, then kick back to your Jazz favourites! Read more

Students Helping Students Benefit Concert 2013

Yarilo Music is delighted to invite you to the second annual Students Helping Students benefit concert for our Advanced Music Scholarship program. This scholarship offers a prize of $2,000 … Read more

Path to Eternity

Path to Eternity – A Smashing Success! A Special Production with two pianos, voice, live-media and dance. Performers – Jane Hayes, piano, Anna Levy, piano , Christopher Gaze (prerecorded … Read more

Latin Inspirations

Join award-winning clarinetist Francois Houle and Yarilo pianist Jane Hayes for an afternoon of Latin-inspired works for clarinet and piano. Dance, cry, sing, and experience the infectious rhythms and … Read more

Titans of Russian Romanticism

On Sunday, March 3, at 2:00 p.m., come join Yarilo Music Ensemble pianist Anna Levy, with special guests Karina Slupski, violin, and Ben Goheen, cello, for a complete performance … Read more

Michael Conway Baker 75th Celebration

A tribute to our Juno award- winning composer Michael Conway Baker.


The Remarkable Musical Legacy of Nikolai Korndorf

On Saturday, December 15 at 2:00 p.m. the Yarilo Contemporary Music Society will present a roundtable discussion on the life and times of composer Nikolai Korndorf (+2001), at the … Read more

Our Heritage – Our Pride – Michael Conway Baker at 75!

Please join the Yarilo Music Society on Sunday, November 25 at 2:00 p.m. for this celebration honouring one of Canada’s most outstanding composers and Vancouver resident Michael Conway Baker … Read more

Yarilo Presents Pianist Robert Silverman

The Yarilo Music Society is honoured to present one of Canada’s outstanding musicians: internationally celebrated pianist, pedagogue and recording artist Robert Silverman. With a career that has spanned over five decades, … Read more

The Prefatory Act

Celebrating the 140th Anniversary of Scriabin’s Birth Dramatizing the Text for the Mysterium and Performing Prometheus in the two piano edition A Co-Production of the Yarilo Music Ensemble and Methodica Acting … Read more

Students Helping Students 2012

Yarilo Music Promotes Advanced Music Studies through Scholarship Program. Read more

Saxophilia Saxophone Quartet – “Metamorphosis”

New and exiting Canadian music for saxophone quartet, including jazz-influenced compositions by Fred Stride and Leonard Aruliah, and a world premiere by Colin MacDonald. Read more

Contemplating After Easter: Ritual and Prayer

Please join the Yarilo Music Ensemble pianists Jane Hayes and Anna Levy and invited guests, cellist Ian Hampton and soprano Yuliana Tichelova for this festive musical celebration of spring … Read more

Edison Quintana, Piano

Maestro Quintana is acknowledged as the most versatile and consummate pianist currently performing in concert halls in Mexico. Whether in jazz stylings, works for piano and orchestra or Latin-American … Read more


Microcosmos Plays Bartok

On Sunday, December 4 at 7:00 p.m., Yarilo Music Ensemble presents the Microcosmos String Quartet – violinists Marc Destrubé and Andrea Siradze, violist Tawnya Popov and cellist Peggy Lee … Read more

“The Classics”

On the program the “Variations on a Theme of Haydn” by Johannes Brahms, the “Paganini Variations” by Witold Lutoslawski, and Sergei Rachmaninoff’s monumental “Symphonic Dances” in the version for two pianos. Read more

Path to Simplicity

The Yarilo Ensemble will present a concert of the Estonian composer Lepo Sumera along with his contemporaries Arvo Pärt. Read more

Modus Operandi

The Colin MacDonald Pocket Orchestra presents jazzy and dancing post-minimalist music by British and Canadian composers in a program called Modus Operandi. Read more

Für Nikolai – Time… and Again

Our first concert paying tribute to composer and friend on the tenth anniversary of his untimely passing. Read more


Path to Simplicity 2010

On Saturday, May 8, 2010, at Place des Arts, in a program entitled, Path to Simplicity –A Concert in Honour of Lepo Sumera, 1950-2000, the Yarilo Music Ensemble marked a special anniversary: 60 years since the birth and 10 years since the death of the remarkable Estonian composer, Lepo Sumera. Read more


Two Pianos in the Form of a Pear

On a lighter note the Yarilo Music Ensemble with guest, Colin MacDonald on alto saxophone presented a French program with the title Two Pianos in the Form of a Pear, … Read more

Prometheus – Master of Fire and Cosmos

On Saturday, June 20, 2009, the Yarilo Music Ensemble with guests presented the concert Prometheus – Master of Fire and Cosmos. This concert was about fire as inspiration, with compositions by … Read more


Hot Chili Peppers

The Yarilo Music Ensemble’s concert on May 31, 2008, with guests Marc Destrubé, violin, Heather Pawsey, soprano, and Kathryn Cernauskas, flute, crossed a new threshold in the fulfillment of its … Read more


Union of Bulgarian Composers Concert

Outside of Canada, ensemble founders Jane Hayes and Anna Levy successfully paid tribute to Canada on June 30, 2007, as part of Canada Day celebrations, with a program of … Read more


New Music in New Places

The Yarilo Music Ensemble has been a successful participant in the Canadian Music Centre’s venture, “New Music in New Places”, with a program that included Korndorf’s “Lullaby” and Matton’s “Danse … Read more