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Being Robert Schumann: Symphony No. 4

27 November 2022 @ 2:30 pm - 4:30 pm

A program of love & loss, story & song built around what would become Schumann’s Symphony No. 4. The heartfelt evening features an exciting debut for the Victoria Symphony premiere of Ian Cusson’s meditative song cycle, while principal violist Kenji Fusé offers the sublime reflections of Lachrymae.

Songs From the House of Death (Poems by Joy Harjo) is a VS co-commission with the support of the Hugh Davidson Fund at the Victoria Foundation

Composer Ian Cusson wrote his songs (based on poems of Joy Harjo) for mezzo-soprano Krisztina Szabo, which she premiered with the Vancouver Symphony Orchestra in April this year. Ms. Szabo has had to withdraw from the Victoria performance for health reasons, but Alex Hetherington, a brilliant young member of the Canadian Opera Company Ensemble Studio, will step in as the soloist in Victoria.

“She is one of the most exciting voices working now,” says the composer, “an absolute pro, an engaging performer, and an incredibly quick study!”

Ms. Hetherington is a recent graduate of the University of Toronto Faculty of Music, and quickly establishing herself as a skilled interpreter of operatic and concert repertoire, with a specialty in contemporary music.

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Details

Date:
27 November 2022
Time:
2:30 pm - 4:30 pm
Event Category:

Organizer

Victoria Symphony

Venue

Royal Theatre
805 Broughton St + Google Map
Phone:
250.386.6121

Concert Programme

  • Mendelssohn
    The Fair Melusine
  • Ian Cusson
    Songs From the House of Death (Poems by Joy Harjo)
  • Britten
    Lachrymae, op. 48a
  • Schumann
    Symphony No. 4 (1841)

Details

Date:
27 November 2022
Time:
2:30 pm - 4:30 pm
Event Category:

Organizer

Victoria Symphony

Venue

Royal Theatre
805 Broughton St + Google Map
Phone:
250.386.6121

Concert Programme

  • Mendelssohn
    The Fair Melusine
  • Ian Cusson
    Songs From the House of Death (Poems by Joy Harjo)
  • Britten
    Lachrymae, op. 48a
  • Schumann
    Symphony No. 4 (1841)