Feel free to get closer to the artists and programming you’re bound to enjoy at MusicFest Vancouver. Take the opportunity to expand your musical knowledge and appreciation with a great mix of events covering classical, contemporary and jazz genres. Why does the instrumental combination of violin, cello and piano have a history stretching from Haydn’s era right up until the present day? How does a composer draw inspiration from words, which were in turn inspired by images from a distant culture? What does a jazz pianist listen for when improvising at the keyboard? These events take the form of lecture / demonstrations and while they are not concert performances, they do offer fascinating insights into other MusicFest Vancouver events.