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Open Air: A Summer Festival of Music – Summer Seasonings

Summer Seasonings

Add a little flavour to your summer with a sprinkling of “Summer Seasonings”! Enjoy the flute, trombone and violin as they combine tart, tang, sweet and sour with their musical herbs. Rossini, Bach, Beethoven, Handel and more.

Oregano:                     Rossini, arr. Thompson  – From William Tell Overture: Galop

Saffron:                      J. S. Bach, arr. Thompson  – Brandenburg Concerto No. 2

Tarragon:                   Beethoven, arr. Thompson – Symphony No. 5

Cilantro:                     G. F. Handel, arr. Thompson  – Alla Hornpipe

Mint:                           G. F. Handel, arr. Traiger – Arrival of The Queen of Sheba

Rosemary:                 Pachabel, arr. Thompson – Canon

Chives:                       Rimsky-Korsakov, arr. Thompson – Flight of the Bumble-Bee

Thyme:                      Brad Howland – Don’t Fret it

Marjoram:                 J. S. Bach/Haydn/Mozart, arr. Cothern – Three Minuets in Two Minutes  

Basil:                          Brad Howland – Trombone to Go

Dill:                            Leroy Anderson, arr. Thompson – The Waltzing Cat

Bay:                            Sherman & Sherman, arr. Thompson – It’s a Small World


Stephanie Bell, flute

Courtney Cameron, violin

Brad Howland, trombone

Saturday, July 24 / 12:30 pm / The Butler’s Garden

Monday, July 26 / 5:00 pm / The Butler’s Garden

Saturday, July 31 / 11:00 am / The Butler’s Garden

Sunday, August 1 / 12:30 pm / The Butler’s Garden

Monday, August 2 / 6:30 pm / The Butler’s Garden


This program is family friendly and perfect for children!

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.