Special Events

New Music at the Gallery

Fri May 27, 2022 | 5 PM - 6 PM

Room 4East

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Images: (left) Robert Rauschenberg, Autobiography, 1978, offset lithograph on paper, Collection of the Vancouver Art Gallery, Gift of Mr. and Mrs. Ira Young, © Robert Rauschenberg Foundation, Photo: Trevor Mills, Vancouver Art Gallery; (right) Jack Campbell, Photo: Robert Randall

The Vancouver Art Gallery invites you to join us for a new live concert series presented in partnership with the Canadian Music Centre BC. New Music at the Gallery will draw on contemporary art themes and highlight a selection of twentieth- and twenty-first-century music compositions.

The inaugural concert will feature a solo violin performance by Jack Campbell of a new composition written in collaboration with the Vancouver Art Gallery and inspired by the Gallery’s collection of works by celebrated American painter and graphic artist Robert Rauschenberg. A selection of Rauschenberg’s works will be on view to complement the musical experience.

New Music at the Gallery will be presented in Room 4East and on the Pavilion at the Gallery.


  • John Cage, Eight Whiskus for Solo Violin (1985)
  • Jack Campbell, Sonata for Solo Violin: Rauschenberg (2021)
  • Morton Feldman, For Aaron Copland (1981)
  • Philip Glass, “Knee Play #2” from Einstein on the Beach (1976)       


Concert tickets will be available for purchase in advance online at a cost of $10 for Gallery Members and $15 for the general public. Tickets include Gallery Admission. Concert attendees may enter the Gallery 30 minutes before the concert begins. Limited tickets are available. Seating in the concert space is first come, first served.



A selection of food and drink items provided by 1931 Gallery Bistro will be available to order online in advance. Upon arrival, your order will be available for pick up 30 minutes before the concert begins, as well as afterwards.

Food Menu:

  • Individual Charcuterie
  • Tuna Poke Cup
  • Ruby Hummus and Flatbread Chips

Drinks Menu:

  • Wine
  • Beer
  • Signature Cocktail
  • Bottled Sparking Water
  • Bottled Water


Jack Campbell is a composer, violinist and guitarist based in Vancouver, BC. Campbell’s musical process is inspired by an interdisciplinary approach to creativity. He has worked with a wide array of arts organizations, including the Vancouver Art Gallery, Chali-Rosso Gallery, CMCBC, CMC Ontario (Activate Composers Program), Vancouver Pro Musica, Redshift Music, 100.5FM Radio, Vancouver Women’s Musical Society, Vancouver Chamber Orchestra, Vancouver Symphony Orchestra (Day of Music and Jean Coulthard Readings) and UBC String Orchestra. He is a recitalist, new music soloist and a member of two contemporary music chamber ensembles. Campbell has commissioned and debuted pieces for solo violin by Canadian composers, and in 2021, he released an album of his own solo guitar music. He was the Composer-in-Residence at the CMCBC in the summer of 2020. Campbell is an award recipient at the UBC School of Music, where he is pursuing a degree in Advanced Violin Performance. Campbell currently works as the music and concert production consultant at the Vancouver Art Gallery and assistant producer at Redshift Music Society. 

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Foundation Partners:

Alan and Gwendoline Pyatt Foundation The Lloyd Carr-Harris Foundation Canadian Music Centre BC