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Tuesday, December 1, 2009

The VSO's December Concert Listings

VANCOUVER, BC – The Holiday Season is almost upon us and the VSO has many great concerts to choose from. The month begins with Russia Rocks!, the first Musically Speaking concert of the new Season, featuring cellist Julie Albers and the popular music of Tchaikovsky and Prokofiev. Musically Speaking is a 5-concert series that features popular classics, interesting and engaging dialogue from the conductor about the composers and their music, and a concert experience enhanced by video screens in the hall showing intimate and exciting close-ups of the orchestra, guest artists and conductor.

The VSO presents several children’s concerts in the month of December. Tiny Tots Holiday Hooray! stars children’s entertainers Let Your Music Shine with Lisa & Linda and the music of Tchaikovsky. Toddlers will move-along with the music of the Nutcracker and sing-along to frosty Holiday tunes! The Spectra Energy Kids’ Koncerts series features Vancouver favourite Al Simmons in his unique Festive Frivolity show – a non-stop Holiday romp of gags, jokes, spontaneous fun and audience interaction – you never know exactly what Al will do, but you know the kids will have the time of their lives!

And what December would be complete without the Traditional Christmas concerts, featuring VSO Assistant Conductor Evan Mitchell and narrated by our favourite “Bard” Christopher Gaze. The VSO celebrates Christmas at venues in Surrey, Burnaby, North Vancouver, South Delta, West Vancouver, and at St. Andrew’s Wesley Church in Downtown Vancouver. Come join us at one of the fourteen performances for carols, heart-warming music, and the perennial audience favourite sing-alongs!

Another perennial favourite is Vivaldi’s classic Four Seasons led by Baroque conductor/violinist Elizabeth Wallfisch and featuring VSO Principal Oboist Roger Cole. These concerts take place at the Chan Centre for Performing Arts at UBC and Massey Theatre in New Westminster.

The month ends with a London Drugs VSO Pops concert featuring clarinetist Dave Bennett in A Tribute to Benny Goodman! Bennett’s cool, smooth sound brings the Swing era back to life in dazzling style! The concert features many of the toe-tapping hits of the great master, Benny Goodman: Let’s Dance, Goodman Hits Medley, I Got Rhythm, Sing Sing Sing, and many more.

CONCERT INFO

Musically Speaking

Saturday, December 5, 8pm, Orpheum Theatre
Russia Rocks! The Music of Tchaikovsky and Prokofiev

Evan Mitchell, conductor
Julie Albers, cello

Prokofiev Lt. Kije, Op. 60: Troika
Tchaikovsky Rococo Variations
Tchaikovsky Pezzo Capriccioso
Prokofiev The Love for Three Oranges, Op. 33bis
Tchaikovsky Sleeping Beauty: Suite

Beautiful Russian music kicks off the Musically Speaking series, with two of the greats: Tchaikovsky and Prokofiev. Rocco Variations is the most fun you can have with a cello in public, and the Love for Three Oranges is a joyful romp – followed up by some of the most beautiful and sublime music ever written for a ballet in Tchaikovsky’s Sleeping Beauty Suite.

Visit Julie Albers at: www.cellistjuliealbers.com

Video Screen Sponsor: TELUS
Special Video Screen Presentations Created and Produced by: Columbia Academy
Radio Sponsor: CHQM-FM

Tickets: $20 - $56 (senior, student and subscriber discounts available)
Tickets available online at www.vancouversymphony.ca or by calling VSO customer service at 604.876.3434


Spectra Energy Kids Koncerts

Sunday, December 6, 2pm, Orpheum Theatre
Festive Frivolity

Evan Mitchell, conductor
Al Simmons, entertainer

Al Simmons’ Festive Frivolity show is a non-stop Holiday romp of gags, jokes, spontaneous fun and audience interaction – you never know exactly what Al will do, but you know the kids will have the time of their lives!

Visit Al Simmons at: www.alsimmons.com

Series Sponsor: Spectra Energy
Premier Education Partner: TELUS

Tickets: $26 (senior, student and subscriber discounts available)
Tickets available online at www.vancouversymphony.ca or by calling VSO customer service at 604.876.3434


Surrey Nights

Monday, December 7, 8pm, Bell Performing Arts Centre
Russia Rocks! The Music of Tchaikovsky and Prokofiev

Evan Mitchell, conductor
Julie Albers, cello

Prokofiev Lt. Kije, Op. 60: Troika
Tchaikovsky Rococo Variations
Tchaikovsky Pezzo Capriccioso
Prokofiev The Love for Three Oranges, Op. 33bis
Tchaikovsky Sleeping Beauty: Suite

Visit Julie Albers at: www.cellistjuliealbers.com

The VSO’s Surrey Nights Series has been endowed by a generous gift from Werner and Helga Höing

Tickets: $37 (senior, student and subscriber discounts available)
Tickets available online at www.vancouversymphony.ca or by calling VSO customer service at 604.876.3434


Tiny Tots

Friday, December 11, 10am, 11:30am, 1:30pm, Vancouver Playhouse Theatre
Saturday, December 12, 10am, 11:30am, Terry Fox Theatre
Holiday Hooray!

Let Your Music Shine with Lisa & Linda, children’s entertainers

Featuring the music of Tchaikovsky. Move-along with the Nutcracker and sing-a-long to frosty favourites!

Premier Education Partner: TELUS

Tickets: Adult $15, Child $7, Children under 6 months by donation
Tickets available online at www.vancouversymphony.ca or by calling VSO customer service at 604.876.3434


A Traditional Christmas

Evan Mitchell, conductor
Christopher Gaze, host
UBC Opera Ensemble
EnChor

St. Andrew’s Wesley, Vancouver
December 10, 7:30pm
December 11, 7:30pm
December 12, 4pm & 7:30pm

Michael J. Fox Theatre, Burnaby
December 13, 4pm & 7:30pm

South Delta Baptist Church, South Delta
December 16, 4pm & 7:30pm

Bell Performing Arts Centre, Surrey
December 17, 4pm & 7:30pm

Centennial Theatre, North Vancouver
December 18, 4pm & 7:30pm

Kay Meek Theatre, West Vancouver
December 19, 4pm & 7:30pm

Presenting Sponsor: YVR Vancouver Airport Authority

The VSO’s Traditional Christmas Concerts have been endowed by a generous gift from Sheahan and Gerald McGavin, C.M., O.B.C.

Tickets: $34 (senior, student and subscriber discounts available)
Tickets available online at www.vancouversymphony.ca or by calling VSO customer service at 604.876.3434

Bach & Beyond

Friday and Saturday, December 18 and 19, 8pm, Chan Centre for the Performing Arts at UBC
Vivaldi’s Four Seasons

Elizabeth Wallfisch, conductor/violin
Roger Cole, oboe d’amore

Purcell Abdelazar, Z.570: Suite
Handel Concerto Grosso, Op 6, No. 9, HWV 327, in F Major
JS Bach Concerto for Oboe d'amore in A major, BMV 1055
Vivaldi The Four Seasons

Wonderful violinist and Baroque conductor Elizabeth Wallfisch leads from the violin in a program that includes Bach’s deliciously beautiful Concerto for Oboe d’amore – with VSO Principal Oboist Roger Cole taking a solo turn – and Vivaldi’s timeless classic The Four Seasons, which has stayed on the top of the charts for over two hundred and eighty years.

The presentation of this series is made possible in part through the generous assistance of the Chan Centre for Performing Arts of the University of British Columbia.

Series Endowed By: The Chan Foundation of Canada

Radio Sponsor: CHQM-FM

Tickets: $35 - $62.50 (senior, student and subscriber discounts available)
Tickets available online at www.vancouversymphony.ca or by calling VSO customer service at 604.876.3434


Specials

Monday, December 21, 7:30pm, Massey Theatre
Vivaldi’s Four Seasons

Elizabeth Wallfisch, leader/violin
Roger Cole, oboe d’amore

Purcell Abdelazar, Z.570: Suite
Handel Concerto Grosso, Op 6, No. 9, HWV 327, in F Major
JS Bach Concerto for Oboe d'amore in A major, BMV 1055
Vivaldi The Four Seasons

Wonderful violinist and Baroque conductor Elizabeth Wallfisch leads from the violin in a program that includes Bach’s deliciously beautiful Concerto for Oboe d’amore – with VSO Principal Oboist Roger Cole taking a solo turn – and Vivaldi’s timeless classic The Four Seasons, which has stayed on the top of the charts for over two hundred and eighty years.

London Drugs VSO Pops

Sunday and Monday, December 27 and 28, 8pm, Orpheum Theatre
A Tribute to Benny Goodman!

Jeff Tyzik, conductor
Dave Bennett, clarinet

Let’s Dance
Bugle Call Ray
Goodman Hits Medley
Why Don’t You Do Right (vocal)
These Foolish Things (vocal)
Airmail Special
I Got Rhythm
Slipped Disc
And The Angels Sing (vocal)
Blues in the Night (vocal)
Goody Goody (vocal)
Sing Sing Sing
Goodbye

“Dave Bennett is the next Eddie Daniels… If Benny had heard him, he would have had Dave over to play duets!” So says jazz master and Benny Goodman’s longtime guitarist Bucky Pizzarelli. Bennett’s cool, smooth sound brings the Swing era back to life in dazzling style! The concert features many of the toe-tapping hits of the great master, Benny Goodman: Let’s Dance, Goodman Hits Medley, I Got Rhythm, Sing Sing Sing, and many more.

NOTE: These concerts are performed on Sunday and Monday – Friday subscribers attend Sunday concert and Saturday subscribers attend Monday concert.

Visit Dave Bennett at: www.davebennett.com

Series Sponsor: London Drugs

Tickets: $25 - $78.50 (senior, student and subscriber discounts available)
Tickets available online at www.vancouversymphony.ca or by calling VSO customer service at 604.876.3434

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