BEST MUSICAL EVENTS OF 2017

Vancouver produces such a feast of musical riches these days that singling out any set of best events makes one immediately regret that other equally-distinguished performances have been ignored. Here we simply identify the year’s most ‘memorable’ musical events, relative to genre, though we still use the term ‘best’ since that is the tradition. More than one performance will typically be nominated for each category. The review link is off the title.  Many of the reviews are presented in their international form – as on our affiliate site Seen and Heard International: all were published originally on Vancouver Classical Music.