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Monday, February 16, 2009

The VSO's March Concert Listings


The VSOs March Concert Listings

Vancouver BC March begins with the magnificent violinist Kyoko Takezawa and acclaimed conductor Andrew Litton in an epic concert of Elgar, Rachmaninoff and Walton. This Masterworks Gold concert features a pre-concert talk at 7:05pm with VSO bassoonist Sophie Dansereau.

The month continues with Musical Tales from Vienna, a Pacific Arbour Tea & Trumpets concert led by Assistant Conductor Evan Mitchell, hosted by Christopher Gaze, and featuring eleven year-old pianist Tristan Teo. Much of the worlds most famous and popular classical music came from Vienna, the Musical City this concert highlights music from the Strauss family, Lehar, Mozart and Von Suppe.

Next up, the VSOs popular London Drugs Pops Series presents world-renowned trumpeter Allen Vizzutti who brought down the house in his last visit to the Orpheum. He makes his return performing Big Band classics such as In a Sentimental Mood, Take the A Train, King Porter Stomp, and the Canadian premiere of his own piece Concierto Mexicano for Trumpet and Orchestra. The VSOs Principal Pops Conductor Jeff Tyzik conducts.

There is also a special concert for toddlers Tiny Tots: Magical Melody Train Ride featuring the lovely music of Dvorak. Dance and sing with entertainers and professional educators Let Your Music Shine with Lisa and Linda.

Next, famed guest conductor Kenneth Slowik wields his baton for a concert devoted to the magnificent music of Bach and Haydn. These concerts are performed at the Chan Centre for Performing Arts at UBC and Centennial Theatre in North Vancouver.

We continue the month with the rebel, a co-presentation with the talented Kokoro Dance. This concert also features Canadian saxophonist Wallace Halladay and takes place in the modern and intimate settings of the Roundhouse Community Centre in Yaletown.

The month wraps up with some Fine French Fantasies. Renowned violinist Mikhail Simonyan is recognized as one of the great talents of his generation. Fairy tales, poems and fantasies come to life when Simonyan plays the legendary pieces by Ravel and Chausson, and Evan Mitchell leads the orchestra in beautiful works by Berlioz and Dukas.

March marks the beginning of spring and another great month of VSO concerts!

CONCERT INFO

Masterworks Gold Series:

Epic Elgar and Rachmaninoff, with Kyoko Takezawa

Saturday & Monday, February 28 & March 2, 8pm, Orpheum Theatre

Andrew Litton, conductor

Kyoko Takezawa, violin

Walton Crown Imperial

Elgar Violin Concerto in B minor, Op. 61

Rachmaninoff Symphony No. 3 in A minor, Op. 44

Celebrated conductor Andrew Litton takes the reins in a concert featuring exciting violinist Kyoko Takezawa, and a rarely performed Romantic gem by Rachmaninoff.

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:

Musical Tales from Vienna

Thursday, March 5, 2pm, Orpheum Theatre

Evan Mitchell, conductor

Tristan Teo, piano*

Mozart The Magic Flute: Overture

Strauss Tales from the Vienna Woods

Mozart Piano Concerto No. 20 in D minor, K.466 (first movement)

Lehar Gold and Silver Waltz

Von Suppe Light Cavalry: Overture

Strauss Blue Danube Waltz

Strauss Radetzky March

Much of the worlds most famous and popular music came from the Musical City you will hear from the Strauss family, Lehar, Mozart and von Suppe in a magical afternoon of waltz and song.

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:

Allen Vizzutti with the VSO

Friday & Saturday, March 6 & 7, 8pm, Orpheum Theatre

Jeff Tyzik, conductor

Allen Vizzutti, trumpet

Allen Vizzutti brought the house down in his last visit to the Orpheum, in what many said was one of the best Pops concerts in many years. He makes his return with the Canadian premiere of his own exciting Concierto Mexicano for Trumpet and 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: CHQM-FM

Tiny Tots Series:

Magical Melody Train Ride

Friday, March 13, 10:00am, 11:30am, 1:30pm, Vancouver Playhouse Theatre

Saturday, March14, 10:00am, 11:30am, Terry Fox Theatre

Let Your Music Shine with Lisa and Linda, entertainers

Featuring the Music of Dvorak. Dance and sing, by land and sea to music from the New World.

Adult Tickets $15, Child Tickets $7

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

Premier Education Partner:

TELUS

Bach & Beyond Series:

The Magnificent Music of Bach and Haydn

Friday & Saturday, March 20 & 21, 8pm, Chan Centre

Kenneth Slowik, conductor

JS Bach Suite No.1

CPE Bach Harpsichord Concerto in G Major

JS Bach Harpsichord Concerto No. 7

Haydn Symphony No.96 in D Major, The Miracle

Baroque specialist Kenneth Slowik leads the orchestra in a performance that epitomizes the Bach & Beyond series: both Bachs, and one of Papa Haydns most popular symphonies.

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

The VSOs Bach & Beyond Series Endowed By

The Chan Foundation of Canada

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

Radio Sponsor:

CHQM-FM

The Vancouver Sun Symphony at the Roundhouse Series:

the rebel

Co-presentation with Kokoro Dance

Friday, March 20, 8pm

Evan Mitchell, conductor

Wallace Halladay, saxophone

Neil Miskey, viola

Brent Akins, violin

Kokoro Dance, dancers

Gareth Farr the Pagan Prayer

Scott Good Babbitt-Concerto for Saxophone(s)

Arvo Part Tabula Rasa

Tickets $27 (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: The Vancouver Sun

Financial Support By: SOCAN Foundation

North Shore Classics Series:

The Magnificent Music of Bach and Haydn

Monday, March 23, 8pm, Centennial Theatre

Kenneth Slowik, conductor

JS Bach Suite No. 1

CPE Bach Harpsichord Concerto in G Major

JS Bach Harpsichord Concerto No. 7 in G minor

Haydn Symphony No. 96, The Miracle

Baroque specialist Kenneth Slowik leads the orchestra in a performance that epitomizes the Bach & Beyond series: both Bachs, and one of Papa Haydns most popular symphonies.

Tickets $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

Musically Speaking Series:

Fine French Fantasies: Simonyan Plays Ravel and Chausson

Saturday, March 28, 8pm, Orpheum Theatre

Evan Mitchell, conductor

Mikhail Simonyan, violin

Berlioz Le corsair, Op. 21

Ravel Mother Goose Suite

Chausson Poeme, Op. 25

Ravel Tzigane

Dukas The Sorcerers Apprentice

Fairy tales, poems and fantasies come to life under the baton of VSO Assistant Conductor Evan Mitchell. At only twenty-two years of age, Russian violinist Mikhail Simonyan is recognized as one of the great talents of his generation.

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:

Video Screen Sponsor: TELUS

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

Beltone Symphony Sundays Series:

Fine French Fantasies: Simonyan Plays Ravel and Chausson

Sunday, March 29, 2pm, Orpheum Theatre

Evan Mitchell, conductor

Mikhail Simonyon, violin

Berlioz Le corsair, Op. 21

Ravel Mother Goose Suite

Chausson Poeme, Op. 25

Ravel Tzigane

Dukas The Sorcerers Apprentice

Fairy tales, poems and fantasies come to life under the baton of VSO Assistant Conductor Evan Mitchell. At only twenty-two years of age, Russian violinist Mikhail Simonyan is recognized as one of the great talents of his generation.

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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