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February's Special Events

Salome's Dance

Saturday, Sunday & Monday Feb 5, 6 & 7 @ 8pm Orpheum Theatre

James Gaffigan conductor
Nareh Arghamanyan Piano

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Liszt's music is always exhilarating, and none more so than his Totentanz and Piano Concerto No. 2—performed by formidable young Armenian pianist Nareh Arghamanyan. The powerful music of Wagner and Richard Strauss completes this exceptional concert.

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Beauty and Romance: Rachmaninoff and Dvorák

Saturday & Monday Feb 12 & 14 @ 8pm Orpheum Theatre

Conductor / Performers
Bramwell Tovey conductor
Sara Davis Buechner Piano

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Rachmaninoff's rich, Romantic Piano Concerto No. 2 is the most beloved piano concerto ever written—for good reason. And Dvorák's New World symphony is one of the greatest and most popular works in the symphonic repertoire.

Pre-Concert Talk
Pre-Concert Talk by Sara Davis Buechner, at 7:05pm in the auditorium. General Admission seating on the Orchestra level of the auditorium. Pre-Concert Talks focus on the music and composers featured in this concert.

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Bach's Mass in B minor

Friday & Saturday Feb 18 & 19 @ 8pm Chan Centre for the Performing Arts at UBC

Conductor / Performers
Bramwell Tovey conductor
Trinity Western University Choir
Laura Whalen Soprano
Susan Platts Mezzo-Soprano
Colin Ainsworth Tenor
Gregory Dahl Baritone

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Bach's Mass in B minor is the most extraordinary choral work to come out of the Baroque era. An outstanding cast lend their voices to this breathtaking live concert experience.

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The Sound of Chamber Orchestra

Saturday, Feb 19 @ 8pm Roundhouse Community Centre

Conductor / Performers
Evan Mitchell conductor
Heather Pawsey Soprano

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Described by the composer as 'an explosion of life', Canadian composer Claude Vivier's hypnotic tribute to the people of Bali Pulau Dewata begins this opening concert. Influenced by Oriental culture, ZZ's Dream by Argentina's Osvaldo Golijov explores an ancient Chinese poem, and the great Japanese composer Takemitsu's Tree Line pays tribute to the beauty of nature. Italy's Luca Fransesconi Etymo concludes the concert with a playful exploration of the sounds of words. All in all, a tapestry of sounds revealing the sonic depth of the modern chamber orchestra.

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Pinchas Zukerman with the VSO!

Monday, Feb 21 @ 8pm Orpheum Theatre

Conductor / Performers
Evan Mitchell conductor
Pinchas Zukerman Violin
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Pinchas Zukerman is a master of the violin with few equals, and a champion of classical music worldwide. Hear this legendary musician in an exclusive all-Beethoven evening, with Maestro Bramwell Tovey at the helm.

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Garden Full of Songs

Friday, Feb 25 @ 10am Vancouver Playhouse Theatre

Friday, Feb 25 @ 11:30am Vancouver Playhouse Theatre
Friday, Feb 25 @ 1:30pm Vancouver Playhouse Theatre
Saturday, Feb 26 @ 10am Terry Fox Theatre
Saturday, Feb 26 @ 11:30am Terry Fox Theatre

Conductor / Performers
Let Your Music Shine! with Lisa and Linda children's entertainers

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Spring into the world of classical melodies and original tunes, played by a string quartet. Join Kitty Kitty and Bela the Bunny in this interactive tale featuring the music of Bartok.

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Doctor Atomic! A Symphonic. Extravaganza

Saturday & Monday, Feb 26 & 28 @ 8pm Orpheum Theatre

Conductor / Performers
Bramwell Tovey conductor

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Maestro Tovey presides over the Canadian première of the exciting Dr. Atomic Symphony by John Adams, in a symphonic concert that also features Mahler's beautiful, heartbreaking Adagio from Symphony No. 10. Music from across the centuries, these magnificent works were composed almost two hundred years apart.

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