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Beethoven 250: Symphonies Nos. 6 & 8

15 March 2020 @ 2:30 pm



Due to the public health advisory announced by Dr. Bonnie Henry, provincial health officer, the Victoria Symphony has suspended all concerts until further notice; including the concert this Sunday, March 15th, 2020.
As the British Columbia Government, as well as top Health officials in British Columbia, have encouraged event organizers to cancel all gatherings of 250 people or more, we at the Victoria Symphony consider it our responsibility to put the well being of our patrons, our volunteers, theatre staff and our orchestra above all else.
At this time we are committed to returning to our performance schedule when it is deemed safe to do so by the British Columbia Government and the top Health officials in British Columbia.
As a non-profit organizations, we rely on the patronage and support of our community. We would like to ask you to consider donating tickets to the concerts that have been disrupted by these unforeseen circumstances.
The following options are available to ticket holders:
  • Donate your ticket(s) back to the Victoria Symphony and receive a charitable tax receipt
  • Exchange your ticket(s) for free into another concert
  • Exchange your ticket(s) for a voucher to a future concert
  • Request a refund for your ticket(s) affected by cancellations
There is no need to call the box office and exchange your tickets right away as the phone lines will be quite busy over the next few days. We will be honouring all exchanges and donations in the coming weeks. We appreciate your patience and understanding as we deal with this unexpected and unprecedented situation.
Please contact our box office at 250.385.6515 or boxoffice@victoriasymphony.ca for assistance.
We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause. We will continue to provide as much up-to-date information as possible in the coming days. Please refer to our website, direct VS emails as well as our social media channels, which will be regularly updated with any new information or developments.
On behalf of the Victoria Symphony, we hope you remain healthy and well.

The celebration of Beethoven’s 250th birthday continues with his forceful and innovative exploration of nature in the Pastoral Symphony, leading into the buoyantly animated Symphony No. 8. A supreme tour-de-force concert, celebrating Beethoven’s unparalleled musical imagination.

Tickets are $35 – $58. Click here for tickets.

For more background on this concert, click here for complete program notes.

Please join Bass Trombone Bob Fraser for a pre-concert talk one hour before the performance. This talk will be held in the Senate Chambers, adjacent to the Auditorium.

At 1:00 pm, our vsNEW Explorations concert will take place at the Farquhar at UVic. This concert features performances by 7 young composers in our community.

Ranging from 13 through 21 years of age, these local composers present varied walks of life and levels of experience, from music students who discovered their love for composing after doing it as an exercise, to participants who have won several local prizes, such as the Greater Victoria Performing Arts Festival, and the Murray Adaskin Composition Competition (promoted by the B.C. Registered Music Teachers Association).

The pre-concert event is FREE for everyone.



15 March 2020
starts at 2:30 pm
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Min Plays Schumann

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Concert Programme

  • Beethoven
    Symphony No. 6
  • Beethoven
    Symphony No. 8