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: Haydn Symphonies; Morning, Noon, and Night
Victoria Symphony’s Bass Trombone Bob Fraser shares insights on Hadyn Symphonies, Morning, Noon, and Night. This trilogy of early Haydn symphonies is inspired by the different times of day – Morning, Noon, and Evening. Written shortly after he signed his contract with the Esterházy court in May of 1761, these seminal and delightful works marked the start of one of the most prolific situations of musical patronage in all of music history, lasting almost exactly 30 years. Haydn’s long-time patron, Prince Esterházy, spent time in Naples and came back with a personal collection of scores including Vivaldi’s Four Seasons. It has been suggested that the Prince mentioned to Haydn that he should compose a similar set of pieces but inspired by the different times of the day. Regular VS collaborator and Music Director of the Pacific Baroque Orchestra, Alexander Weimann, leads from the harpsichord.