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Friday, January 15, 2010

The Victoria Symphony rolls out the red carpet for A Night at the Oscars

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January 11, 2010
Victoria, BC – On January 14, 15 & 16, Regina Symphony Orchestra’s Music Director Victor Sawa conducts Oscar-winning music with the Victoria Symphony at the Royal Theatre.  Symphony goers will walk the red carpet as they make their way into the theatre for a glamorous evening of music from movies such as Lawrence of Arabia, Psycho, The Way We Where and Jaws.

A Night at the Oscars, led by Regina Symphony Orchestra’s Music Director Victor Sawa, was first introduced into the Victoria Symphony Pops series in 2008. Brought back by popular demand, this year’s programme features music filled with action, adventure and a little bit of romance.  From early scores, 1938’s The Adventures of Robin Hood, to major blockbuster hits, 2008’s Dark Knight, this concert will entertain all audiences.  Full concert programme is available at www.victoriasymphony.ca

“These concerts are not only full of great music but also a lot of fun. We hope that the audience gets into the glamour of the evening by dressing the part, strutting on the red carpet and smiling for the cameras as they head into the Royal Theatre for an exciting live performance of award-winning music” states Bethany Wilson, Director of Marketing and Development.

Maestro Victor Sawa, Music Director of the Regina Symphony Orchestra, is known for his impressive reputation, engaging audience interaction and passion for bringing new faces to classical and pops performances.  Sawa has made several guest appearances all over the world and won countless awards, including the Queen's Jubilee Medal and a Grammy.

The Victoria Symphony is Vancouver Island’s largest and most active arts organization performing for more than 125,000 people each year, including 10,000 schoolchildren. Showcasing the outstanding talents of its musicians and guest artists, the Victoria Symphony’s 2009-2010 season offers a diverse and exciting line-up of over 50 concerts led by its vibrant Music Director Tania Miller.

The Victoria Symphony wishes to acknowledge the generous support of series sponsor Beltone Better Hearing Centre.

For complete programming details of the 2009-2010 season please visit www.victoriasymphony.ca.

A Night at the Oscars
January 14, 2:00 pm
January 15 & 16, 8:00 pm
Royal Theatre
$30.50, $39.50, $50.50
$20.10 (web special), $12.00 (vsSoundcheck)

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