Entries by Jill Smillie

A Celebration of Poetry: I Am in Need of Music

Victoria, BC – April 2, 2015 Victoria Symphony debuts unique concert: words of Canadian authors mixed with original symphonic music in A Celebration of Poetry: I am in Need of Music “Who hears the songs when the voices are silent? Who remembers the great sound we used to make, on the shores of an island […]

VS Executive Director Announces Departure

Victoria, BC – March 13, 2015 Mitchell Krieger, Executive Director of the Victoria Symphony since January 2009, will be stepping down from his position after the 75th Anniversary season, in June of 2016. “When I leave the Victoria Symphony, it will be with a heavy heart. It’s a wonderful organization fully committed to enriching lives […]

Young Canadian piano superstar Jan Lisiecki returns to Victoria to play Ravel’s Concerto in G

Victoria, BC – Tuesday, February 17, 2015 Jan Lisiecki returns to Victoria March 2 to play Ravel’s jazzy Piano Concerto in G in a concert that will feature conductor Andrew Grams in his Victoria debut. The evening concert also includes Beethoven’s Symphony No. 6 “Pastoral” and Ana Sokolović’s Ringelspiel. When Calgary-born Jan Lisiecki was just […]

Pianist Stewart Goodyear Plays Brahms’s Piano Concerto No. 2 for the first time in Victoria

Victoria, BC – Wednesday, January 28, 2015 On January 31 and February 1, superstar pianist Stewart Goodyear returns to Victoria to play Brahms’s Piano Concerto No. 2. VS Music Director Tania Miller leads the concert, which also includes a recent composition by Vancouver-based composer Jocelyn Morlock and Beethoven’s Symphony No. 8. Stewart Goodyear was inspired […]

VS Principal Trumpet Ryal Cole to Debut as Soloist

Victoria, BC – Thursday, November 20, 2014 VS Principal Trumpet Player Ryan Cole will make his debut as a soloist December 1, 2014 playing Arutiunian’s Trumpet Concerto. Music Director Tania Miller will lead the tour-de-force concert that include Barber’s Adagio and Vaughan Williams’s London Symphony. In his third year as Principal Trumpet of the Victoria […]