Spring with the Victoria Symphony Boasts Renowned Canadian Guest Soloists and the Return of Music Director Christian Kluxen

Victoria B.C. – In anticipation of a sold out performance by Canadian-born pianist Angela Hewitt, the Victoria Symphony (VS) is preparing for a busy spring to close out the 2022/23 Season. Pops concerts, Kids concerts, and notable Masterworks concerts continue through to May with offerings for everyone.

“The recent dramatic increase in attendance and engagement at Victoria Symphony events has been incredibly encouraging – we can feel a buzz in the air” says Victoria Symphony Chief Executive Officer Matthew White. “Starting with Angela Hewitt’s sold out performance on March 5 and the upcoming Nat King Cole tribute, we are looking forward to a string of exciting spring programs that have clearly captivated people’s attention. Our local audience is showing it is ready to come back to the concert hall and be inspired by the artistic programs and musicianship of this remarkable orchestra.”


Upcoming Events:

Angela Hewitt: Bach Concerti – March 5, 2:30 pm, Farquhar at UVic | SOLD OUT
In this abundant, all-Bach program, Victoria audiences will have the rare opportunity to witness Canadian treasure Angela Hewitt conducting from the keyboard, as she skillfully leads our musicians through a collection of five concerti.

The Nat King Cole Songbook –  March 11, 7:30 pm & March 12, 2:30 pm | SELLING OUT
In this gorgeous and poignant tribute led by VS Principal Pops Conductor Sean O’Louglin, beloved Canadian jazz artist Denzal Sinclaire applies his superlative voice and engaging rapport to an unforgettable evening of Nat’s greatest hits.

Giordano Bellincampi: Dvořák Symphony No. 8 – March 18, 7:30 pm, Farquhar at UVic
Featuring Canadian oboist Bede Hanley, the happy spirits and bucolic folksiness of Dvořák’s Symphony No. 8 dance alongside Stravinsky’s playful suite and a dazzling new Oboe Concerto in this concert led by conductor Giordano Bellincampi.

Rhythm in Your Rubbish – March 19, 2:30 pm, Farquhar at UVic
Magic, music, and wonder fill the air with lovely reverberations, as two wandering guests from Platypus Theatre discover beauty in unexpected places.

Kluxen & Kahane: A Musical Journey – March 26, 2:30 pm, Royal Theatre
VS Music Director Christian Kluxen leads a musical tour through rural Bohemia, Jazz Age Paris, and Finland’s lush arboreal landscapes with internationally renowned special guest pianist Jeffrey Kahane.

Amanda Forsythe: Mozart & More – April 2, 2:30 pm, Farquhar at UVic
Acclaimed for her “wonder­ful agility and silvery top notes,” (Opera News) Amanda Forsythe is a leading interpreter of baroque and classical rep­ertoire. She is showcased here in a dazzling array of arias. Led by Maestro Christian Kluxen, discover connections through the ages.

Ballet Edmonton: Music in Motion – April 23, 2:30 pm & April 24, 7:30 pm, Royal Theatre | SELLING FAST
Co-produced by Victoria Symphony and Dance Victoria, the exquisite artists of Ballet Edmonton led by Artistic Director Wen Wei Wang, arrive to set music in motion with a dazzling choreographic collection. The eclectic evening also features a new choreographic commission of Ian Cusson’s instrumental telling of the legend Le loup de Lafontaine.

Being Robert Schumann: Symphony No. 3 – April 30, 2:30pm, Farquhar at UVic
Led by Maestro Christian Kluxen and featuring audience favourite Lorraine Min on piano with works by Swedish composer Britta Byström, Schumann, and Brahms.

The Doo Wop Project – May 6, 7:30 pm & May 7, 2:30 pm | Royal Theatre
In this playful project, Maestro Sean O’Loughlin leads audiences on a journey featuring the stars of Broadway smash hits Jersey Boys and Motown: The Musical. The Doo Wop Project revisits and recreates some of the greatest music in pop and rock history!

Season Finale: Mozart Requiem – May 13, 7:30 pm, Farquhar at UVic | SELLING FAST
A season of light and darkness concludes as Maestro Christian Kluxen, stellar vocal soloists, and Vox Humana bathe in the eternal radiance of Mozart’s Requiem.


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Victoria Symphony is a highly versatile Canadian orchestra that inspires, educates, and captivates our community through the transformational power of music. For over 80 years, Victoria Symphony has engaged audiences, created drama, and stirred emotion through the power of live music. As one of British Columbia’s largest performing arts organizations, the Victoria Symphony performs repertoire from classical to pops, new music, opera and ballet, and continues to delight audiences of all ages.


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Media Contact: Maya Lohcham, Senior Marketing Officer

Email: maya@victoriasymphony.ca

Phone: 250.412.2658