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Wednesday, November 12, 2008

Celebrate the Holidays with the VSO!


Holiday Season Concerts with the Vancouver Symphony Orchestra!

Vancouver BC ĺ─ý The VSO celebrates the Holiday season like no other Arts organization in Vancouver. All sorts of festive choices await audiences in Vancouver and around the Lower Mainland. The festivities kick off with a holiday concert for toddlers and their families: Tiny Tots: Holiday Hooray features professional educators and entertainers, Let Your Music Shine with Lisa and Linda, and the beloved music of Tchaikovsky.

Next up is the Lower Mainlandĺ─˘s favourite Holiday Music Tradition, A Traditional Christmas, with VSO Assistant Conductor Evan Mitchell, host Christopher Gaze, and two great choirs: EnChor and the UBC Opera Ensemble. These concerts feature carols, sing-a-longs, and Baroque music typically associated with the Holidays. The Holiday spirit comes alive in fourteen performances that take place in six different venues across the Lower Mainland, including St. Andrewĺ─˘s Wesley Church in downtown Vancouver, and venues in Burnaby (the Traditional Christmas debut at the Michael J. Fox theatre!), South Delta, Surrey, North Vancouver and West Vancouver.

The celebrations continue with Vivaldiĺ─˘s Four Seasons, a timeless and popular classic, featuring leader/violinist Duncan Riddell, the Concertmaster of the Bournemouth Symphony. These performances take place both at the Chan Centre for the Performing Arts, and at New Westminsterĺ─˘s Massey Theatre. The wildly popular Bugs Bunny on Broadway rounds out the holiday season as a fun concert for kids and adults alike, just before the New Year. This concert features a unique blend of classic Warner Bros. cartoons shown on a large screen, while the orchestra plays the soundtracks on stage.

Enjoy Holiday cheer and great music with the VSO!

CONCERT INFO

Tiny Tots Series

Friday, Dec 12, 2008 10:00am, 11:30am, 1:30pm

Playhouse Theatre
Holiday Hooray

Let Your Music Shine with Lisa and Linda, entertainers

Saturday, Dec 13, 2008 10:00am, 11:30am

Terry Fox Theatre
Holiday Hooray

Let Your Music Shine with Lisa and Linda, entertainers

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

Adult Tickets $15, Child Tickets $7

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

Premier Education Partner:

TELUS

The VSOĺ─˘s Tiny Tots Series has been endowed by a generous gift from Mary and Gordon Christopher.

Specials

The VSOĺ─˘s Traditional Christmas

Evan Mitchell, conductor

Christopher Gaze, host

UBC Opera Ensemble, choir

EnChor, choir

St. Andrewĺ─˘s Wesley:

Thursday, December 11, 7:30pm

Friday, December 12, 7:30pm

Saturday, December 13, 4:00pm & 7:30pm

Bell Performing Arts Centre, Surrey:

Sunday, December 14, 4:00pm & 7:30pm

South Delta Baptist Church, South Delta:

Wednesday, December 17, 4:00pm & 7:30pm

Centennial Theatre, North Vancouver:

Thursday, December 18, 4:00pm & 7:30

Kay Meek Theatre, West Vancouver

Friday, December 19, 4:00pm & 7:30pm

Michael J. Fox Theatre, Burnaby

Sunday, December 21, 4:00pm & 7:30pm

The Lower Mainlandĺ─˘s most beloved Holiday Music Tradition! This season, the VSOĺ─˘s charismatic young Assistant Conductor Evan Mitchell leads the orchestra in a celebration of the Holiday spirit, with carols, heart-warming music traditionally associated with Christmas, and plenty of audience sing-alongs! Vancouverĺ─˘s very own Bard, Christopher Gaze, narrates.

Ticket $34 (Student, Senior and Subscriber discounts available)

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

Presenting Sponsor:

YVR Vancouver Airport Authority

The VSOĺ─˘s Traditional Christmas Concerts have been endowed by a generous gift from Sheanhan and Gerald McGavin, C.M., O.B.C.

Bach & Beyond Series & Specials:

Vivaldiĺ─˘s Four Seasons

Friday & Saturday, December 19 & 20, 8pm, Chan Centre

Sunday, December 21, 7:30pm, Massey Theatre

Duncan Riddell, leader/violin

Mozart Divertimento, K.136

Mendelssohn Sinfonia No.9

Vivaldi Four Seasons

Concertmaster of the Bournemouth Symphony and chamber music specialist Duncan Riddell leads the orchestra from the violin in a performance of Vivaldiĺ─˘s timeless classic, as well as beautiful chamber works by Mozart and Mendelssohn.

Tickets for Chan Centre performance $35 to $59 (Student, Senior and Subscriber discounts available)

Tickets for Massey Theatre performance $37 (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

The VSOĺ─˘s Bach and Beyond Series has been endowed by a generous gift from the Chan Foundation of Canada

Specials

Bugs Bunny on Broadway

Sunday, December 28, 2pm & 7:30pm, Orpheum Theatre

Monday, December 29, 7:30pm, Orpheum Theatre

George Daugherty, conductor

That Wascally Wabbit is back! Bugs Bunny on Broadway is a unique and sensational blend of classic Warner Bros. cartoons shown on a large screen, while the orchestra plays the soundtracks on stage. Experience these groundbreaking cartoons like youĺ─˘ve never seen or heard them before, classics such as Whatĺ─˘s Opera, Doc?, The Rabbit of Seville, Long-Haired Hare, a Corny Concerto, and so many more hare-raising cartoons. Whatĺ─˘s up, doc?!

Tickets $32 to $38 (Student, Senior, Child and Subscriber discounts available)

Note: Child prices up to 12 years of age, Student 13 to 18 or in full-time attendance at an educational institution

Tickets available by phone at 604.873.3434 or online at www.vancouversymphony.ca

Co-Presenter:

Destination Funny Entertainment Inc.

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