Entries by Jill Smillie

VS Signature Series Opens with Tam Plays Bruch

Victoria, BC – Thursday, September 25, 2014 On October 4 and 5 at the Royal Theatre, Victoria Symphony Concertmaster Terence Tam will play audience favourite Bruch’s Violin Concerto no. 1. Conducted by Bernhard Gueller, the concert will conclude with Brahms’s Symphony no. 4 and “Spring” by Robert Rival. After leading the orchestra through a nearly […]

Replacement Pianist Steps in for Victoria Symphony Opening Night

Victoria, BC – Wednesday, September 17 With the Victoria Symphony’s opening night less than one week away, pianist Anna Fedorova has withdrawn for medical reasons, and Pavel Kolesnikov, Honens Prize Laureate, has stepped in to take her place performing Rachmaninov’s Piano Concerto No. 3. Rachmaninov’s 3rd piano concerto is widely acknowledged as one of the […]

Victoria Symphony’s 74th Season Opens Monday, September 22nd

Victoria, BC – Thursday, September 11 Rachmaninov 3rd with Fedorova will resonate at the Royal Theatre on Monday, September 22nd as the Victoria Symphony opens its 74th season with one of the most popular and thrilling piano concertos of all time. Up-and-coming pianist Anna Fedorova makes her Victoria Symphony debut tackling this tour-de-force piece made […]

VS Closes Season with Brahms Requiem

Victoria, BC – May 1, 2014 The Victoria Symphony closes the 2013/14 season with the Brahms Requiem, May 10 & 11. The Symphony’s 73rd season come to a close with 160 voices joining the Victoria Symphony for the powerful Brahms Requiem, a monumental and moving spiritual work that is a distillation of Brahms’ thoughts on […]

Victoria Symphony Announces New Composer-in-Residence

Victoria, BC – April 14, 2014 Jared Miller has been named composer-in-residence of the Victoria Symphony. Miller, 25, currently lives in New York City, completing his doctoral program at the prestigious Juilliard School and studying with Oscar and Pulitzer-winning American composer John Corigliano. Earlier he completed his MA at Juilliard under renowned composer and pedagogue, […]