Entries by Jill Smillie

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 […]

VS Welcomes new Principal Pops Conductor

Victoria, BC – The Victoria Symphony’s new principal pops conductor, Sean O’Loughlin, launches the orchestra’s 2018-19 season of pops concerts on September 22 and 23 with a salute to Broadway and Bernstein. Concerts are presented Saturday, September 22 from 8pm to 10pm, and Sunday, September 23 from 2pm to 4pm, at the Royal Theatre, 805 […]

$1,000,000 donation

Victoria, BC – CEO Kathryn Laurin announced the largest private donation in the Victoria Symphony’s history today, $1,000,000 gifted by Len Chapple and his late wife Dallas. “Dallas and Len Chapple’s gift is unprecedented in the arts community and creates an extraordinary legacy for the Victoria Symphony,” said Laurin. “It’s a leadership gift and the largest […]

Victoria Symphony Celebrates “Soundscapes and Landscapes” in New Music Festival

Victoria, BC – The Victoria Symphony celebrates the diverse beauty of Canada’s spectacular soundscapes and landscapes in the 2017 New Music Festival. Featuring a wide variety of spatialized orchestral and choral works including music from Pulitzer and Grammy winning composer John Luther Adams, the festival is curated by VS Composer in Residence Jared Miller. The […]