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The Weather Station: “Truly grateful for a really surprising and special show”

Is it alright if I don’t wanna sing tonight?I know you are tired of seeing tears in my eyesBut are there not good reasons to cry?I swear I’m alrightMaybe you could just let it slide

There were no visible tears on Tamara Lindeman’s face at her January 21, 2023 concert at the Chan Centre. Lindeman, who fronts the experimental folk band The Weather Station, gave a 90-minute concert for a special collaborative show as produced by the Chan Centre EXP.

For this concert, she performed with the UBC School of Music’s Contemporary Players. The 10-piece ensemble premiered the orchestral arrangements of songs including “Robber” and “Tried to Tell You” as imagined by composers Darren Fung and School of Music doctoral candidate Mark Marinic.

The concert was outside of any tour. Curator-in-residence Jarrett Martineau pitched the collaborative idea and Vancouver fans were rewarded with an exclusive experience. And given her post above, it looks like Lindeman also reaped the rewards.

Though the concert was bookended by the 10-piece orchestra, The Weather Station itself was stripped down to Ben Whiteley on electric guitar and double bass, Dan Gaucher on drums, and Lindeman herself on the piano.

The atmosphere was one of reverence and quiet awe. Much like her latest albumĀ How Is It That I Should Look At The Stars, this was a softer, more contemplative concert.


This was fantastic! I loved the interweaving of the band's work with the UBC students and the small glimpse of Tamara Lindeman's involvement on campus and how this happened... It was a superb event.


We want to continue to create these exclusive experiences for both the artists that grace our stage and for the patrons who walk through our lobby doors. Thankfully, this one was filmed so we will be releasing it at a later date.

Our next concert to feature students from the UBC School of Music is with tabla master Sandeep Das. Three student percussionists and a string quintet will join the Grammy-winning artist on February 18.

Mark your calendars and secure your seats, because this is going to be another “landmark show” you won’t want to miss.

Mon Jan 30, 2023