The Victoria Symphony performs on the traditional lands of the Lekwungen peoples and acknowledges with respect the Songhees, Esquimalt and WSÁNEĆ peoples whose historical relationships with the land continues to this day. We extend our appreciation for the opportunity to live, create, and perform on this territory.
Watch & Listen
Pre-Concert Talk: Goodyear Plays Shostakovich
Victoria Symphony’s Bass Trombone Bob Fraser shares insights on our concert Goodyear Plays Shostakovich. The gifted Canadian pianist, Stewart Goodyear, has had a long and fruitful relationship with the Victoria Symphony. For this next collaboration with VS, he and music director Christian Kluxen offer an intriguing program including music by Barber, R. Strauss and Mozart that culminates in a performance of Shostakovich’s light-hearted and charming Piano Concerto No. 2. Written in 1957, four years after the death of Stalin. This work almost stands alone in Shostakovich’s output in its unrestrained joy and exuberance.