Philosophers' Café

What role, if any, does musical criticism play in modern society and in the artistic work of living composers?

Co-sponsored by the Vancouver Public Library


Fri, 12 Oct 2018 12:30 PM

Vancouver Public Library (Oakridge branch), 191–650 West 41st Ave. | 604-665-3980 | Map


  • Christopher Ludwig

    Christopher Ludwig is a highly accomplished composer, producer, flutist and poet. He is also the creator and owner of Ludwig Recordings. Mr. Ludwig holds bachelor degrees in music and in education, as well as a master's degree in composition from the University of British Columbia. Some of Ludwig’s teachers include renowned Canadian composers Stephen Chatman, Larry Nickel and Robert Pritchard. He is currently an associate composer of the Canadian Music Centre.

Cliff Ridley - Baritone

A native of Victoria, B.C., Cliff Ridley studied at the Victoria Conservatory of Music, the Banff Centre and the Courtenay Youth Music Centre. He has worked in the 20th-century vocal repertoire with distinguished Canadian soprano Frances James Adaskin. He was also fortunate to fill out his vocal studies with Selena James and Catherine Wendol in Victoria, and with Robert Irwin and Dorothy Lawson in Winnipeg. He has performed frequently in Vancouver, and his repertoire ranges from the baroque to the contemporary.   

Cliff is a prolific recording artist. In 2006, he recorded and released two CDs with Canadian pianist Danielle Marcinek: "Ach des Knaben Augen (Ah, the boy's eyes)" and "Gentle Lady, do not sing sad songs…" (distributed by the Canadian Music Centre and Ludwig Recordings). He also subsequently recorded and released five full-length albums comprised entirely of musical compositions by Vancouver composer Christopher Ludwig.

Admission: Free. Registration not required.

Duration: 90 mins

Related topic(s): Liberal Arts

About the Philosophers' Café

Philosophers’ Café is a series of informal public discussions in libraries, cafés and restaurants throughout Metro Vancouver. The cafés, which are open to everyone, have brought dialogue and discussion to thousands of people who are interested in exploring issues from the absurd to the sublime. To learn more about the Philosophers’ Café, please visit their website.

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