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Victoria in Love

January 28 @ 2:30 pm

Love is in the air with dances and romances performed by the Victoria Symphony. The stage of the Royal Theatre heats up with the story of Romeo and Juliet, as told through the music of Prokofiev, Tchaikovsky, and Bernstein’s West Side Story. Plus, Broadway vocalist Lizzie Klemperer will have the audience swooning with favourites ranging from Les Misérables to “Moon River” and more.

Pops series and Principal Pops Conductor Sean O’Loughlin underwritten by Devi & Robert Jawl
Concert underwritten by Sara Neely and Petra Janusas & Bill Majercsik
Lizzie Klemperer underwritten by Petra Janusas & Bill Majercsik

Sean O’Loughlin, conductor

Sean O’Loughlin (b.1972) is the Principal Pops Conductor of Symphoria in Syracuse, NY and the Principal Pops Conductor of the Victoria Symphony in B.C., Canada. His diverse background includes collaborations with some of the leading symphonies and popular artists of today. As a conductor, he has led performances with the Boston Pops Orchestra, the San Francisco Symphony, the Chicago Symphony, the Hollywood Bowl Orchestra, the Minnesota Orchestra, the National Arts Centre Orchestra, the Atlanta Symphony, the Dallas Symphony, the Houston Symphony, the Vancouver Symphony and the San Diego Symphony amongst others. He has served as conductor for symphony tours with Josh Groban, Sarah McLachlan, The Decemberists and the Jerry Garcia Symphonic Celebration. He has appeared on Good Morning America and the PBS Special “Stages” with Josh Groban in addition to NBC’s “A Very Pentatonix Christmas.”

Recent collaborations include such artists as Alicia Keys, Josh Groban, Journey, a-ha, Jason Mraz, The Beach Boys, Sarah McLachlan, Steven Tyler and Joe Perry, Pentatonix, Kelly Clarkson, Diana Ross, Gladys Knight, Blue Man Group, Janelle Monáe, Audra McDonald, Hall and Oates, the Indigo Girls, The Go-Go’s, Bonnie Raitt, Pink Martini, Brandi Carlile, Weird Al Yankovic, Melissa Etheridge and others. Through his growing number of commissioned and published works, Sean is excited to continue contributing to the rich history of orchestral and wind band literature. His music is published by Excelcia Music, Hal Leonard and Carl Fischer. An annual ASCAP Special Awards winner, Sean was a composition fellow at the Henry Mancini Institute in Los Angeles, and holds composition degrees from New England Conservatory and Syracuse University.


Lizzie Klemperer, soprano

Over the course of a decade, Lizzie has appeared not only on Broadway, but on an impressive number of stages across the US and abroad. Her early training in both musical theater and opera at the University of Michigan has allowed her a career that spans across both genres. As a soloist, she has appeared with the Southwest Florida Symphony, the Syracuse Symphony, debuted at the Kennedy Center in DC, and Lincoln Center in New York.

In 2016, she made her Broadway debut in Steve Martin and Edie Brickell’s award winning and critically acclaimed musical, Bright Star. Since then, she has performed the leading role of “Rosalie Mullins” in Andrew Lloyd Webbers hit musical School of Rock, both on Broadway and on tour. Other New York appearances include several shows within the City Center’s “Encores” series and A Christmas Story, at Madison Square Garden.

In New York, Lizzie has worked with writers and creators of dozens of new musicals, as well as revisions of old favorites. Most notable was her starring turn as “Lily Craven” in the beloved musical The Secret Garden, which saw productions at the Shakespeare Theater in DC, the 5Th Ave in Seattle and Theater Under the Stars in Houston.

Several shows have taken Lizzie across the US, including The Addams Family, and Little House on the Prairie starring Melissa Gilbert. Now a veteran of the regional theater circuit, some of her favorite experiences include portraying Betty Schaefer alongside Tony Award Winner Alice Ripley (Norma Desmond) in Sunset Boulevard, appearing as Marian in The Music Man, Eponine in Les Mis, Mary Jane in Big River and Crissy in Hair.

She currently resides in Stamford, CT with her husband, son and two dogs. For more information, visit www.Lizzieklemperer.com

Beauty and the Beast Overture Alan Menken
My Funny Valentine Richard Rodgers/Lorenz Hart, arr.  O’Loughlin 
Cinema Paradiso Ennio Morricone, arr. Morley 
Moon River Henry Mancini, arr. Brown
Falling Slowly Glen Hansard, arr. O’Loughlin
I Dreamed a Dream from Les Miserables Claude-Michel Schönberg, arr. Krogstad 
Across the Stars John Williams 
Charade Henry Mancini


West Side Story Overture Leonard Bernstein, arr. Peress
Dance of the Knights from Romeo and Juliet  Sergei Prokofiev 
From West Side Story Leonard Bernstein
I Feel Pretty
Finale from Romeo and Juliet Overture Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky


January 28
starts at 2:30 pm


Victoria Symphony


Royal Theatre
805 Broughton St + Google Map