march, 2024

04mar6:30 pm8:30 pmThe Ostara Project: VSO School of Music Masterclass

Event Details

Join the Ostara Project featuring bassist Jodi Proznick, pianist Amanda Tosoff, saxophonist Allison Au, trumpeter Rachel Therrien and drummer Valérie Lacombe in the intimate atmosphere of Pyatt Hall for a big band masterclass, as this celebrated group coaches advanced young students in front of an audience. In addition to working with the VSOSoM Big Band, the Ostara Project will give a mini-performance and audience Q&A.

Choose to attend in-person, in Pyatt Hall, or view virtually via the VSO’s livestreaming portal.

For Canadians, the arrival of spring is momentous: the scent of air is fresh and full of possibility as tender green shoots reach up towards the light and the cycle of growth, rebirth, and renewal begins again. It’s an apt theme for a musical collaboration named after Ostara, the Germanic goddess of the spring equinox. The Ostara Project, spear-headed by award-winning jazz musicians Jodi Proznick and Amanda Tosoff of Music Arts Collective, showcases the strength and creativity of Canadian women in jazz. Membership is fluid and what remains constant is that Ostara artists are all top-tier musicians, composers and bandleaders who reflect the geographical, cultural and creative diversity of Canada’s musical landscape.

In a genre and industry where women have been severely underrepresented, the Ostara Project is a beautiful example of perseverance, community, and a deep love for the music. New growth rising out of darkness, stretching for new life, propelled by hope. This is the music of Ostara.

Tickets are $15 for the general public, and FREE for currently enrolled VSOSoM students. If you are eligible for free tickets, you will receive an email with a code to reserve your place.


(Monday) 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm


VSO School of Music

843 Seymour St, Vancouver, BC V6B 3L4

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