Entries by Jill Smillie

VSkicks off the festive season with Magic of the Holidays

Victoria Symphony kicks off the festive season with Magic of the Holidays featuring soprano Betty Waynne Allison and the Vox Humana Chamber Choir Victoria, BC – The Victoria Symphony is joined by soprano Betty Waynne Allison and the Vox Humana Chamber Choir for a magical concert to kick off the Christmas season.  Featuring favourite carols […]

Manyworlds

Manyworlds Victoria, BC – This season our Explorations series begins with a program that discovers the similarities as well as the  juxtaposition between sight and sound. From very real environmental concerns facing our society to abstract concerns that are more existential in nature; each piece is raw and captivating in its own unique way. Strangely […]

Old Blue Eyes: Music of Frank Sinatra

Tony DeSare, star of the off-Broadway hit Our Sinatra, joins Victoria Symphony for Old Blue Eyes:  Music of Frank Sinatra Victoria, BC – Described by the New York Times as “two parts young Sinatra to one part Billy Joel”, Tony DeSare joins the Victoria Symphony in a tribute to the legendary Frank Sinatra, Saturday, November 2, […]

A Fantasia of Dance

Victoria Symphony is joined by Ballet Victoria for the orchestra’s first pops concert of the 2019-20 season September 28 and 29, 2019 Principal Pops Conductor, Sean O’Loughlin, has created an electric program to launch the Victoria Symphony’s pops season, fusing music and dance and featuring the talented dancers of Ballet Victoria. A Fantasia of Dance […]

Wagner’s Lohengrin

International soloists join orchestra and Victoria Choral Society to present third act of Wagner’s opera Victoria, BC – German composer Richard Wagner meets Finnish composer Jean Sibelius in the Victoria Symphony’s big season finale, May 11 and 12, 2019, at Victoria’s Royal Theatre. “We begin with the Prelude from Wagner’s Tristan und Isolde and flow […]

Victoria Symphony Announces 2019/20 Season!

Victoria Symphony Announces 2019/20 Season – “Beethoven 250”: 9 Symphonies in 3 Weeks! Victoria, BC – The Victoria Symphony launched its 2019/20 season today, unveiling concert details for Maestro Christian Kluxen’s third season as Music Director. Kluxen will conduct all nine Beethoven Symphonies over the course of three consecutive weeks in March 2020. This “Beethoven […]