Ever heard of classical music live? Catch Michael Park and Friends on transit this July

Ever heard of classical music live? Catch Michael Park and Friends on transit this July

Michael Park and Friends is Art Moves July artists in residence

Art Moves, our music and performance series, is bringing classical music to transit this July featuring performances from pianist Michael Park and Friends.

Imagine listening to classical masterpieces like the Habanera from Bizet’s Carmen live!

Michael, who is a member LGBTQIA2S+ community, is pairing up with violinist Jack Campbell and vocalists Heather Molloy and Sarah Jo Kirsch for each performance. Also performing are fellow queer artists Paul Hung and Milton Fu on flute, Bryon Hanson on cello, and Clare Morgan on harp.

Tune in live to Michael Park and Friends at these transit spots:

Michael Park on piano & Jack Campbell on violin

  • Wednesday, July 5 from 4:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m.
  • Coquitlam Central Station

Byron Hanson on cello & Clare Morgan on harp

  • Saturday, July 8 from 12 p.m. to 2 p.m.
  • Waterfront location, presented by Downtown Van

Michael Park on piano & Heather Molloy on vocals

  • Thursday, July 13 from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m.
  • Surrey Central Station

Paul Hung & Milton Fu on flutes

  • Thursday, July 20 from 4:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m.
  • Lonsdale Quay SeaBus Terminal

Michael Park on piano & Sarah Kirsch on vocals

  • Saturday, July 29 from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m.
  • Bridgeport Bus Loop

Michael, who uses he/they pronouns, is a composer who has written several musical pieces from solos to large ensembles. They also write music inspired by their life, including “Performing Memories” which unravels a queer boy’s coming out. You can experience this performance at the Vancouver Fringe Festival in September.

You can also watch performances from queer artists and celebrate the community at events like the Queer Arts Festival. As a member of the LGBTQIA2S+ community, Michael is appreciative of these initiatives that open the stage for fellow queer artists to shine.

Learn more about the performers at translink.ca/artmoves. Where will you watch?