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Friday, March 13, 2009

April Concert Listings

The VSO’s April Concert Listings

Vancouver BC – Spring is in full swing in April, and so is the VSO! The month’s journey begins in the Baroque era with a Pacific Arbour Tea & Trumpets matinee on April 2nd, featuring host Christopher Gaze, conductor Evan Mitchell, and featured members of the VSO’s cello section: Janet Steinberg and Zoltan Rozsnyai. Next up, we Stay Tuned with Five by Design – a trip down memory lane to the golden era of television in the London Drugs VSO Pops series. The same weekend sees the orchestra perform for children and families with Dandi Productions, in the Spectra Energy VSO Kids Koncerts series.

One of classical music’s most exciting superstars performs with the VSO on April 17th: Joshua Bell, hailed as the “greatest American violinist active today.” Bell will perform Lalo’s Symphonie espagnole for Violin and Orchestra in an all-Spanish night also featuring Ravel’s Bolero.

From Argentina, pianist Ingrid Fliter is a major star who makes her VSO debut playing Chopin on April 19th and 20th. The following weekend, another great pianist – local prodigy turned international star Avan Yu – takes a turn with the VSO performing Rachmaninoff’s Rhapsody on a Theme of Paganini, one of the most popular piano works of all time. Avan Yu performs with the Symphony three times, April 25th to 27th.

Another great, action-packed month at the VSO!

CONCERT INFO

Pacific Arbour Tea & Trumpets Series:

The Best of Baroque

Thursday, April 2, 2pm, Orpheum Theatre

Evan Mitchell, conductor

Janet Steinberg, cello*

Zoltan Rozsnyai, cello*

Gabrieli Canzona, Primi Toni

JS Bach Suite No. 1 in C Major, BWV 1066;

Overture; Courante; Gavotte I; Minuet II; Passpied

Jeremiah Clarke The Prince of Denmark’s March

Vivaldi Concerto for Two Cellos in G minor, RV531*

Gabrieli Sonata Piane Forte

Handel Water Music

Overture; Air; Minuet; Bouree; Hornpipe

Pachelbel Canon

Ah, Bach. The beautiful sounds of Baroque will weave their gossamer webs throughout the Orpheum. You will be enchanted by the music of Bach, Handel, Vivaldi, and of course, Pachelbel’s Canon.

Tickets $36 (Student, Senior and Subscriber discounts available)

Tickets available by phone at 604.876.3434 or online at www.vancouversymphony.ca

Generously Supported By:

Series Sponsor: Pacific Arbour

London Drugs VSO Pops Series:

Stay Tuned!

Friday & Saturday, April 3 & 4, 8pm, Orpheum Theatre

Evan Mitchell, conductor

Five By Design, entertainers

Following in the tradition of the Modernaires, Manhattan Transfer and New York Voices, the extraordinarily talented singers of Five by Design present their latest show: Stay Tuned, a trip down memory lane – in Variety Show style – to the early days of television. Re-live the good times, unique characters, and great tunes of a truly golden era in entertainment.

Tickets $25 to $78.50 (Student, Senior and Subscriber discounts available)

Tickets available by phone at 604.876.3434 or online at www.vancouversymphony.ca

Generously Supported By:

Series Sponsor: London Drugs

April 4 Concert Sponsor: Craftsman Collision

Radio Sponsor: CHQM-FM

Spectra Energy Kids’ Koncerts Series:

Dandi Productions: The Mysterious Maestro

Sunday, April 5, 2pm, Orpheum Theatre

Evan Mitchell, conductor

Dandi Productions, entertainers

The Mysterious Maestro is a concert-story about a little girl named Hannah who loves to sing..who moves to a town where music is forbidden; a town named Hamelin, about thirty years after the infamous Pied Piper led all Hamelin’s children away. Her passion for music eventually wins out, and music is restored to Hamelin. A bewitching concert featuring the music of Verdi, Mendelssohn, Liszt and Villa-Lobos, with top notch performances by Dandi Productions.

Tickets $26 (Student, Senior and Subscriber discounts available)

Tickets available by phone at 604.876.3434 or online at www.vancouversymphony.ca

Generously Supported By:

Series Sponsor: Spectra Energy

Premier Education Partner: TELUS

Specials

Joshua Bell with the VSO!

Friday, April 17, 8pm, Orpheum Theatre

Bramwell Tovey, conductor

Joshua Bell, violin

Chabrier España

Rimsky-Korsakov Capriccioso espagnol, Op. 34

Ravel Bolero

Lalo Symphonie espagnole, Op. 21

The VSO is proud to perform with Joshua Bell, hailed as one of the greatest violinists of the last fifty years. Thrill to a concert filled with music flavoured by the full-blooded passion of Spain. Maestro Bramwell Tovey conducts.

Tickets $25 to $78.50 (Student, Senior and Subscriber discounts available)

Tickets available by phone at 604.876.3434 or online at www.vancouversymphony.ca

Masterworks Diamond Series:

Great Classics: Ingrid Fliter Plays Chopin

Saturday & Monday, April 18 & 20, 8pm, Orpheum Theatre

Kazuyoshi Akiyama, conductor

Ingrid Fliter, piano

Mendelssohn Ruy Blas Overture, Op. 95

Chopin Piano Concerto No.2 in F minor, Op. 21

Schumann Symphony No.1 in B-flat Major, Op. 38, Spring

Wherever award-winning Argentine pianist Ingrid Fliter goes, accolades follow. The world has caught on: this pianist is a major star. Hear her VSO debut, performing the beautiful music of Chopin.

Tickets $25 to $78.50 (Student, Senior and Subscriber discounts available)

Tickets available by phone at 604.876.3434 or online at www.vancouversymphony.ca

Generously Supported By:

April 20 Concert Sponsor: Canadian Western Bank

Radio Sponsor: CKNW AM980

PricewaterhouseCoopers Masterworks Silver Series:

Great Romantics: Rachmaninoff, Debussy and Stravinsky

Saturday & Monday, April 25 & 27, 8pm, Orpheum Theatre

Bramwell Tovey, conductor

Avan Yu, piano*

Debussy Prélude à L’après-midi d’un faune

Rachmaninoff Rhapsody on a theme of Paganini*

Stravinsky Petrouchka

Beauty, enchantment, and excitement: these words merely begin to describe the music of Debussy, Rachmaninoff, and Stravinsky. Hometown pianist Avan Yu’s career is skyrocketing, and we are happy to have him on the Orpheum stage once again.

Tickets $25 to $78.50 (Student, Senior and Subscriber discounts available)

Tickets available by phone at 604.876.3434 or online at www.vancouversymphony.ca

Generously Supported By:

Series Sponsor: PricewaterhouseCoopers

April 25 Concert Sponsor: Borden Ladner Gervais LLP

Video Screen Sponsor: TELUS

Video screen presentations created and produced by students and staff of digital video productions at Columbia Academy

Radio Sponsor: CKNW AM980

Beltone Symphony Sundays Series:

Great Romantics: Rachmaninoff, Debussy and Stravinsky

Sunday, April 26, 2pm, Orpheum Theatre

Bramwell Tovey, conductor

Avan Yu, piano*

Debussy Prélude à L’après-midi d’un faune

Rachmaninoff Rhapsody on a theme of Paganini*

Stravinsky Petrouchka

Beauty, enchantment, and excitement: these words merely begin to describe the music of Debussy, Rachmaninoff, and Stravinsky. Hometown pianist Avan Yu’s career is skyrocketing, and we are happy to have him on the Orpheum stage once again.

Tickets $20 to $56 (Student, Senior and Subscriber discounts available)

Tickets available by phone at 604.876.3434 or online at www.vancouversymphony.ca

Generously Supported By:

Series Sponsor: Beltone

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