Victoria Symphony 2021/22 Virtual Season

Our Virtual Season has been designed to reflect the vibrancy, diversity, and creativity of our beloved musicians, our Music Director Christian Kluxen and our Principal Pops Conductor Sean O’Loughlin.

Enjoy monthly Victoria Symphony concerts on your own terms. You and others all over the world will be able to enjoy these events for free in HD from your living rooms, on the bus or anywhere you have an internet connection and a device. Even though most agree that the live concert experience will never be replaced by virtual concerts, digital technology has become incredibly flexible. By providing you with intimate interviews, backstage access and other innovative online tools, we are confident you will enjoy your virtual symphony experience.

Thanks to the support of our donors and government partners, our virtual season is available for free. Increasing people’s accessibility to extraordinary music is one of the key benefits of online offerings and we wanted to make it clear to our entire Victoria Symphony community how grateful we are for your 80 years of ongoing support.

Victoria Symphony 2021/22 Virtual Season

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Victoria Symphony Virtual Season 2020/21 Highlights

2020/21 Virtual Season Highlights

September 23: 8:00 pm

Join Associate Conductor Giuseppe Pietraroia for highlights of the Victoria Symphony’s transformational 2020-21 Virtual Season.

Excerpts include music by Vivaldi, Bach, Beethoven, Copland and others.

Mendelssohn's Symphony No. 5, Reformation

Mendelssohn’s Symphony No. 5, Reformation

October 14, 8:00 pm

 Felix Mendelssohn’s awe-inspiring Symphony No. 5 is otherwise known as The Reformation Symphony and is led in this performance by Quebec-based conductor Jean-Marie Zeitouni.  Written to celebrate the 300th anniversary of the Augsburg Confession, it is performed here in the nave of Christ Church Cathedral Victoria accompanied by that church’s magnificent organ.

Schubert Symphony No. 9 - Kluxen's Return, September 19, 2021

Schubert Symphony No. 9, The Great

November 18, 8:00 pm

For his long-awaited return, VS Music Director, Christian Kluxen leads Schubert’s Symphony No. 9. Known as The Great, this work is strongly linked to Beethoven’s 9th Symphony. Despite acknowledging Beethoven’s influence by quoting the famous Ode to Joy theme, Schubert’s own uniquely powerful voice demonstrates why he was daring enough to endure direct comparison with such a towering cultural figure.

Christmas Pops, December 11 and 12, 2021

Christmas Pops

December 22, 8:00 pm

Celebrate the season with VS’s traditional concert of yuletide cheer! Maestro Sean O’Loughlin and tenor David Curry return to delight you with sentimental favourites. Featuring such favorites as Tchaikovsky’s Nutcracker Suite, I’ll Be Home for Christmas, and It’s a Wonderful Life, this is a must see of the Christmas Season and a sure way to get you into the holiday spirit.

Previous Concerts (2020/21 Season)

A complete listing of virtual concerts in the previous season.

2020/21 Virtual Season Highlights
Pre Concert Talk: Mahler Symphony No. 9
Pre-Concert Talk: Schubert Symphony No. 9 – Kluxen’s Return
Vivaldi’s Four Seasons
Angela Hewitt Plays Bach
Beethoven’s Triple Concerto