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Thursday, September 18, 2008

September/October Concert Listings


The VSOs September & October Concert Listings

Vancouver BC And theyre off! The Arts season is starting again in Vancouver and the VSO begins its exciting new season with cellist Lynn Harrell performing the Canadian premiere of Maestro Toveys new piece Urban Runway, co-commissioned by the Los Angeles Philharmonic and New York Philharmonic. The VSOs October concerts include Grammy-winning violinist Hilary Hahn (who will also be accompanying the VSO on its Asia-Pacific Tour October 10th through the 20th); a Pacific Arbour Tea & Trumpets matinee concert featuring host Christopher Gaze; and Armenian-Canadian soprano Isabel Bayrakdarian touring with the Manitoba Chamber Orchestra.

While on tour, the VSO presents two visiting orchestras and one of the worlds top Cuban Timba bands in three concert series: I Musici de Montreal in the Bach & Beyond series opener at the Chan Centre for the Performing Arts; Tiempo Libre in the first London Drugs VSO Pops concert; and the National Arts Centre Orchestra with Maestro Pinchas Zukerman to kick off the PricewaterhouseCoopers Masterworks Silver series. The month is rounded out nicely with Maestro Bramwell Tovey reprising his Inspector Tovey persona in the first concert of the Spectra Energy Kids Koncerts series, and a co-presentation of Video Games Live! with Live Nation.

The Symphony Season starts with a bang!

CONCERT INFO

Masterworks Gold Series:

The VSOs Opening Weekend

Saturday & Monday, September 27 & 29, 8pm, Orpheum Theatre

Bramwell Tovey, conductor

Lynn Harrell, cello

Lavallee O Canada

Tovey Urban Runway (Canadian Premiere)

Schumann Cello Concerto in A minor, Op. 129

Prokofiev Romeo and Juliet: Suite

The VSOs 2008/2009 Season Opening weekend, featuring the worlds greatest cellist performing Schumanns beautiful Cello Concerto and a new work by VSO Music Director Bramwell Tovey.

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:

Radio Sponsor: CKNW AM980

Pacific Arbour Tea & Trumpets Series:

Opera in the Afternoon

Thursday, October 2, 2pm, Orpheum Theatre

Bramwell Tovey, conductor

Heidi Muendel*, soprano

Christopher Gaze, host

Verdi La Forza del Destino: Overture

Glinka Russlan and Ludmilla: Overture

Dvorak Rusalka: Song to the Moon*

Rimsky-Korsakov Flight of the Bumblebee

Tchaikovsky Sleeping Beauty: Entracte, Act II, No. 18

Verdi Ernani: Ernani! Ernani, involami*

Wagner Die Walkure: Ride of the Valkyries

Puccini Madama Butterfly: Un bel di*

Puccini Tosca: Vissi darte*

Tchaikovsky Capriccio Italien, Op. 45

Bizet Carmen: March of the Toreadors

Maestro Bramwell Tovey and the VSO present an afternoon of beautiful operatic favourites, including selections by Puccini and Verdi.

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

Masterworks Diamond Series:

Hilary Hahn Plays Tchaikovsky!

Saturday & Monday, October 4 & 6, 8pm, Orpheum Theatre
Bramwell Tovey, conductor

Hilary Hahn, violin

Ryan The Linearity of Light

Tchaikovsky Violin Concerto in D Major, Op. 35

Berlioz Symphonie fantastique, Op. 14

Hilary Hahn, superstar! This sensational violinist joins the VSO for Tchaikovskys exciting Violin Concerto, and the orchestra weaves some sonic magic with a musical colossus by Berlioz.

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:

October 4 Concert Sponsor: Keir Surgical

Radio Sponsor: CKNW AM980

Beltone Symphony Sundays Series:

Hilary Hahn Plays Tchaikovsky!

Sunday, October 5, 2pm, Orpheum Theatre

Bramwell Tovey, conductor

Hilary Hahn, violin

Ryan The Linearity of Light

Tchaikovsky Violin Concerto in D Major, Op. 35

Berlioz Symphonie fantastique, Op. 14

Hilary Hahn, superstar! This sensational violinist joins the VSO for Tchaikovskys exciting Violin Concerto, and the orchestra weaves some sonic magic with a musical colossus by Berlioz.

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

Specials

Isabel Bayrakdarian with the Manitoba Chamber Orchestra

Tuesday, October 7, 8pm, Orpheum Theatre

Anne Manson, conductor

Isabel Bayrakdarian, soprano

Manitoba Chamber Orchestra

Magnificent Armenian-Canadian soprano Isabel Bayrakdarian graces the Orpheum stage with the Manitoba Chamber Orchestra. They will perform works by Ravel, Bartok, and Gorecki, as well as the beautiful music of Armenian composer Gomidas.

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

Bach & Beyond Series:

The VSO Presents I Musici de Montral

Friday & Saturday, October 10 & 11, 8pm, Chan Centre

I Musici de Montreal

Yuli Turovsky, conductor

Handel Concerti Grossi, Op.6, No. 1 in G Major

Handel Concerti Grossi, No. 4 in A minor

Handel Concerti Grossi, No. 12 in B minor

Bach Goldberg Variations

I Musici de Montral is one of Canadas top chamber orchestras. The VSO is proud to present them, with their founding director, Yuli Turovsky, for the opening concert of the Bach & Beyond series in a perfect baroque concert: the music of Bach and Handel.

Tickets $35 to $59 (Student, Senior and Subscriber discounts available)

Tickets available ONLY through Ticketmaster outlets, Charge-by-Phone at 604.280.3311 or online at www.ticketmaster.ca

Generously Supported By:

Radio Sponsor: 600AM

London Drugs VSO Pops Series:

Tiempo Libre!

Friday & Saturday, October 17 & 18, 8pm, Orpheum Theatre

Tiempo Libre, entertainers

Tiempo Libre is one of the worlds top Latin bands. Their sound is fresh, fun, exciting, and rife with the glorious rhythms of their Latin heritage.

Please Note: Tiempo Libre performs their musical act without the orchestra.

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

Radio Sponsor: 600AM

PricewaterhouseCoopers Masterworks Silver Series:

Master Meets Master: Zukerman Plays Mozart

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

National Arts Centre Orchestra

Pinchas Zukerman, conductor/violin

Alexina Louie Infinite Sky with Birds

Mozart Violin Concerto 3 in G Major, K. 216, Strassburg

Tchaikovsky Symphony No.5 in E minor, Op. 64

The VSO presents the National Arts Centre Orchestra from Ottawa, with their Music Director, Pinchas Zukerman. Maestro Zukerman also happened to be one of the worlds greatest violinists, and performs Mozarts beloved Violin Concerto No.3.

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

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

Spectra Energy Kids Koncerts Series:

Inspector Tovey Goes to China

Sunday, October 26, 2pm, Orpheum Theatre

Bramwell Tovey, conductor

Fresh from the VSOs Asia-Pacific tour, Inspector Tovey returns (bearing a striking resemblance to the VSOs Music DirectorĶ) to investigate the instruments central to the great Eastern and Western musical traditions.

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

Video Games Live!

Wednesday, October 29, 8pm, Orpheum Theatre

Jack Wall, music director

Vancouver Symphony Orchestra

Video Games Live is a multimedia concert experience featuring the best music and exclusive synchronized video clips from the most popular games from the beginning of video gaming to the present. The music is performed live by the Vancouver Symphony Orchestra.

Tickets $29.50 to $69.50 (NOTE: Tickets available through Ticketmaster or the VSO website ONLY. There are no discounts for Video Games Live, and the prices for this special do not include service charges.)

Tickets available ONLY through Ticketmaster outlets, Charge-by-Phone at 604.280.3311 or online at www.ticketmaster.ca

Tiny Tots Series:

Teddy Bears Music Picnic

Friday, October 31, 10:00am, 11:30am, 1:30pm, Vancouver Playhouse Theatre

Saturday, November 1, 10:00am, 11:30am, Terry Fox Theatre

Let Your Music Shine with Lisa and Linda, entertainers

Bring your teddy bear for this show filled with playful songs, games and musical stories. A family favourite!

Adult Tickets $15, Child Tickets $7

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

Premier Education Partner:

TELUS

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