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January Special Events

Kyoko Takezawa Plays Barber

Saturday & Monday Jan 22 & 24 @ 8pm Orpheum Theatre

Kyoko Takezawa:
As the embodiment of musicality, violinist Kyoko Takezawa electrifies audiences with a richness of playing, a virtuosic confidence of feeling, and a fiery intensity that establishes her as one of today's foremost violinists. Ms. Takezawa's interpretive insight and indisputable talent have made her a sought-after ... [more]

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Beethoven Piano Concerto No. 3

Saturday & Monday Jan 29 & 31 @ 8pm Orpheum Theatre

Kyoko Takezawa:
Conductor / Performers
Hans Graf conductor
Markus Groh Piano
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Markus Groh is a leading pianist in his generation. He will perform Beethoven's Piano Concerto No. 3, one of the composer's first truly Romantic works.

Click here to see interviews and footage of Markus Groh on YouTube

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Arrival from Sweden – the Music of ABBA live with the VSO!

Wednesday, Jan 5, 2011 @ 8 pm, Orpheum Theatre

Arrival from Sweden is the largest touring ABBA tribute band in the world, having performed in over 20 nations including the USA, UK, Australia, France, Holland, Sweden, Vietnam, and China. Arrival from Sweden's production "The Music of ABBA" includes original ABBA musician Mike Watson, and is the only ABBA show with exclusive rights to use replicas of ABBA's original clothing, and to record and perform the unreleased ABBA track "Just a Notion."

Live performances of hits such as "Dancing Queen," "Money, money, money," and "Waterloo" will make you believe it's really ABBA on stage! Arrival from Sweden is, without a doubt, the most authentic and entertaining ABBA tribute band in the world.

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Beethoven Symphony No. 9

Saturday, Jan 8 @ 8 pm, & Sunday, Jan 9, @ 2pm Orpheum Theatre

If there is actually such a thing as "the greatest piece of music ever written" surely this must be it: Beethoven's iconic Symphony No. 9 'Ode to Joy.' Truly one of the most profound creations of the human mind, Beethoven's epic Ninth is always fresh and current, and always the most inspiring, uplifting and thrilling concert experience one can ever have.

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Fantasies and Fairy Tales

Thursday, Jan 13 @ 2pm Orpheum Theatre

Conductor / Performers
Pierre Simard conductor
Christopher Gaze Host
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name to read their biography

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Opera in Love

Friday Jan 14, Saturday 15 @ 8pm & Orpheum Theatre

Conductor / Performers
Jeff Tyzik conductor
Mela Dailey Soprano
Jami Tyzik Mezzo-soprano
Brandon Wood Tenor
Marcus DeLoach Baritone
Opera In Love vocal quartet

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Some of the greatest moments of the stage have come from the world of Opera. Jeff Tyzik brings you the best of those moments, with music from Carmen, La Bohème, Don Giovanni, Rigoletto, La Traviata, The Marriage of Figaro, and more.

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Beethoven Lives Upstairs

Sunday, Jan 16 @ 2pm Orpheum Theatre

Conductor / Performers:
Pierre Simard conductor:
In his first season as Assistant Conductor of the Vancouver Symphony Orchestra, Pierre Simard is also Artistic Director with both the Vancouver Island Symphony (BC) and the Orchestre Symphonique de Drummondville (QC). Having served as Associate Conductor with the Calgary Philharmonic Orchestra, he also performs ... [more]

Classical Kids Entertainers:
Paul holds an exclusive licensing agreement with the award-winning Classical Kids organization to produce the highly-acclaimed symphony concert series that includes Beethoven Lives Upstairs, Tchaikovsky Discovers America, Vivaldi's Ring of Mystery, Hallelujah Handel and Mozart's Magnificent Voyage. As executive and artistic director of Classical Kids Music Education, NFP, Mr. Pement ... [more]

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