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Raiskin and Zhu – Paganini

Youthful brilliance is on display as Winnipeg Symphony Orchestra Music Director Daniel Raiskin welcomes American violinist Kevin Zhu, first prize winner at the 2018 International Paganini Competition in Genoa, Italy. Rossini composed The Barber of Seville at the age of 14, but Russian/American polymath Lera Auerbach composed her first opera at only 12! She’s gone...
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Tchaikovsky – Symphony No. 4

Associate conductor of the Oregon Symphony, Deanna Tham, showcases two works from the 1920s. Prayer overcomes sorrow in a symphonic poem by the pioneering Black composer William Grant Still, while Stravinsky’s love affair with music of the past is presented in Pulcinella. Tchaikovsky abandoned an ill-fated romance and laid bare his feelings in his triumphant...
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Platypus Theatre – Presto Mambo!

A concert about the music of the Americas takes an unexpected turn when Max—an energetic but impulsive young boy—makes his way onto the stage to “help” the orchestra. Soon Max is on a whirlwind adventure that takes him from the concert hall to the vibrant lands of Latin American culture where—with the help of his...
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Tchaikovsky – Symphony No. 4

The associate conductor of the Oregon Symphony, Deanna Tham, showcases two works from the 1920s. Prayer overcomes sorrow in a symphonic poem by the pioneering Black composer William Grant Still, while Stravinsky’s love affair with music of the past is presented in Pulcinella. Tchaikovsky abandoned an ill-fated romance and laid bare his feelings in his...
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Bach, Pärt, and Vivaldi

Brothers and sisters in song raise their voices in praise and penitence as some of Victoria’s finest choral groups join the VS for Baroque favourites. This collaboration includes a triple concerto by J.S.  Bach, music by his Bohemian contemporary Jan Dismas Zelenka, and one of Vivaldi’s most magnificent choral works! Pärt’s entrancing work Fratres (“Brothers”) completes...
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Grieg, Tchaikovsky, and Britten

This strings-only program includes musical echoes of an earlier era from Grieg, a Tchaikovsky tune that brought a tear to Tolstoy’s eye, and Britten’s playful look back at  his own  youthful works. VS Concertmaster Terence Tam leads this hour long event brimming with melody. 19+ event. Concert underwritten by Sandra Lackenbauer SERIES PRESENTING SPONSOR
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La Nef – Sea Songs and Shanties

We’ll rant and we’ll roar across the salt seas! Fresh off their exhilarating performance at the 2022 Splash, La Nef returns to press the Victoria Symphony into service in a rousing new program of shanties and maritime music. Their infectious style will have you stomping your feet and singing along. Pops Series underwritten by Devi...
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La Nef – Sea Songs and Shanties

We’ll rant and we’ll roar across the salt seas! Fresh off their exhilarating performance at the 2022 Splash, La Nef returns to press the Victoria Symphony into service in a rousing new program of shanties and maritime music. Their infectious style will have you stomping your feet and singing along. Pops Series underwritten by Devi...

Can’t Attend a Concert? Watch Online!

For those of you unable to return to the concert hall, we will continue with our Virtual Season airing programs online and free of charge.

Pre-Concert Talk: Beethoven Symphony No. 8
Pre-Concert Talk: Beethoven Symphony No. 7
Pre-Concert Talk: Beethoven Symphony No. 6
Pre-Concert Talk: Chooi Plays Korngold
Pre-Concert Talk: Beethoven Symphony No. 4
Pre-Concert Talk: Goodyear Plays Shostakovich
Pre-Concert Talk: Beethoven Symphony No. 3
Pre-Concert Talk: Beethoven Symphony No. 2
Pre-Concert Talk: Beethoven Symphony No. 1
Pe-Concert Talk: Richard-Hamelin Plays Beethoven
Pre-Concert Talk: Celebrating John Williams!
Pre-Concert Talk: Mahler and Schumann, Being Robert Schumann, Part 3
Pre Concert Talk: Beethoven Symphonies
Pre Concert Talk: Vaughan Williams, Fantasia on a Theme of Thomas Tallis
VS Vignettes: Mike Byrne
Pre Concert Talk: Bach to Messiah
Pre-Concert Talk: Mendelssohn’s Italian Symphony – Being Robert Schumann (Part II)
Pre-Concert Talk: Brahms Serenade No. 2 – Being Robert Schumann
Pre-Concert Talk: Gershwin and Beyond
vsNEW: Lost Lake – Stavros Chrysoulis
vsNEW: Medieval Sea – Danae Kong
vsNEW: Graveyard at Midnight – Atticus Dachsel Kerr
vsNEW: The Adventure – Angela Nguyen
VS Vignettes: David Michaux
VS Vignettes: Emily Salmon
VS Vignettes: Annabelle Stanley
VS Vignettes: Christopher Reiche Boucher
VS Vignettes: Darren Buhr
VS Vignettes: Tori Gould
VS Vignettes: Paul Beauchesne
VS Vignettes: Stacey Boal
VS Vignettes: Müge Büyükçelen
Pre-Concert Talk: Haydn Symphonies; Morning, Noon, and Night
Pre-Concert Talk: Vivaldi and Piazzolla
VS Vignettes: Christine Prince
vsNEW: Mirage on the Silk Road – Houtian Zhong
vsNEW: Explainer
Pre Concert Talk: NOW! Contemporary Canadian Voices
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