Blueridge Presents: Chamber Music Campout!
Blueridge Festival Launches Free Outdoor Series!
July 31-September 5, 2022
Dear friends of Blueridge,
Do you love the intimacy and exquisite artistry of chamber music? Do you love basking in the beauty of summer in our city?
If you answered “YES” to both questions, then does Blueridge have a series for you! This summer’s festival features an eclectic mix of some of Metro Vancouver’s greatest small ensembles, all presented outdoors on FOLIUM, our stunning and acoustically-designed portable stage.
Scroll down to find out more, or just grab your hat, slap on your sunscreen, pack your picnic blanket, and join us this year at gorgeous Whey-ah-Wichen (Cates Park) and John Hendry Park (Trout Lake)
ALL EVENTS ARE FREE!
The Covid-19 crisis forced arts organizations the world over to search for new ways to present work. At Blueridge, the pandemic nudged us to forge ahead with a project that's been on our mind for a long time: a portable concert stage! We wanted Blueridge Festival artists to be able to rove into the community and present outstanding free concerts in parks and public spaces--without sacrificing the beautiful acoustic environments that make chamber music come alive.
FOLIUM was created in partnership with the faculty and students of the UBC School of Architecture and Landscape Architecture (SALA) Design+Build program in conjunction with the UBC Centre for Advanced Wood Processing (CAWP). With an eye for portability and traditional un-amplified acoustics, the students designed a mobile stage using a 25mm plywood waffle structure and a 6mm marine-grade plywood skin that was bent and screwed into place to ensure rigidity. Folium's unique shape promotes passive sound projection to the spectators, eliminating the need for amplification. Built from local wood species sourced from local distributors, the structure's complex curves were milled using the KUKA robot at UBC CAWP, allowing for a precise construction with minimal material waste.
Folium is a true community initiative, uniting the Blueridge artistic team and volunteer board, the students and faculty of UBC's School of Architecture and Landscape Architecture, our outstanding individual donors, and the incredible generosity of the following public funders: