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May Special Events

Power & Beauty: Brahms & Sibelius

Sunday May 1st @ 2 pm in Orpheum Theatre
Monday May 2nd @ 8 pm in Orpheum Theatre

Conductor / Performers:
Kazuyoshi Akiyama conductor
Augustin Hadelich Violin

Augustin Hadelich is an exciting young musician who makes his VSO debut performing the lyrical, brooding and beautiful Sibelius Violin Concerto. This concert also features the magnificent First Symphony of Johannes Brahms.

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Alessio Bax Plays Mozart

Saturday May 7th @ 8 pm in Orpheum Theatre
Monday May 9th @ 8 pm in Orpheum Theatre

Conductor / Performers:
Kazuyoshi Akiyama conductor
Alessio Bax paino

Making his VSO debut, Italian pianist Alessio Bax performs a beautiful Mozart piano concerto. Bax is an Avery Fisher Career Grant winner, and a gifted interpreter of Classical piano works.

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Natalie MacMaster

Wednesday, May 11th @ 8 pm in Orpheum Theatre

Conductor / Performers:
Pierre Simard conductor
Natalie MacMaster violin

Sensational Cape Breton fiddler Natalie MacMaster performs live with the Vancouver Symphony Orchestra! A multiple Juno-award winning artist, Natalie MacMaster's passionate, electrifying performances never fail to thrill audiences wherever she goes. Join Natalie and the VSO for an exciting evening of Cape Breton style Celtic fiddling at its very best!

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A Russian Celebration!

Saturday, May 14th @ 8 pm in Orpheum Theatre
Saturday, May 16th @ 8 pm in Centennial Theatre

Conductor / Performers:
Bramwell Tovey conductor
Alexander Gavrylyuk piano

An all-Russian concert with Bramwell Tovey and sensational pianist Alexander Gavrylyuk, who performs Rachmaninoff's spectacular Piano Concerto No. 1.

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Bach & Haydn: The Musical Masters

Friday, May 20th @ 8 pm in Chan Centre for the Performing Arts at UBC
Saturday, May 21st @ 8 pm in Chan Centre for the Performing Arts at UBC

Conductor / Performers:
Kenneth Slowik conductor/harpsichord
Alexander Gavrylyuk violin
Christie Reside flute

Internationally-renowned Baroque specialist Kenneth Slowik conducts a beautiful program that features Bach's famed Brandenburg Concerto No. 5.

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Sweet!

Friday, May 22nd @ 8 pm in Roundhouse Community Centre

Conductor / Performers:
Bramwell Tovey conductor
Janice Jackson Soprano

Our final concert, with Maestro Tovey at the helm, features music composed in the style of the suite. Like a fine evening with a sampling of tapas and wines, this concert will be a veritable smorgasbord of sounds to tickle the ears, and inspire the imagination. A special feature of this concert will be the premiere of Tim Brady's new work for ensemble and soprano, We're Hardcore, a setting of poetry from Canadian rock icon Gord Downie of the Tragically Hip.

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Tales from the Vienna Woods

Thursday, May 26th @ 2 pm in Orpheum Theatre

Conductor / Performers:
Pierre Simard conductor
Christopher Gaze host

The very best of the Musical City, featuring Mozart's Magic Flute Overture and Piano Concerto No. 21, excerpts from Beethoven's Symphony No. 6, Strauss's Tales from the Vienna Woods and Blue Danube Waltz, and Von Suppe's Morning, Noon and Night in Vienna.

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A Night at the Cotton Club, with Byron Stripling

Friday, May 27th @ 8 pm in Orpheum Theatre
Saturday, May 28th @ 8 pm in Orpheum Theatre

Conductor / Performers:
Jeff Tyzik conductor
Byron Stripling Trumpet
Carmen Bradford vocalist
Ted Levy tap dancer
Robert Breithaupt drums

Welcome to the Cotton Club! It don't mean a thing if it ain't got that swing — and man, this concert swings! The extraordinary Byron Stripling will bring down the house with Minnie the Moocher, St. Louis Blues, Dinah, and more jazz and blues classics!

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The Mischievous Adventures of the Rascally Rhythm

Friday, May 29th @ 2pm in Orpheum Theatre

Conductor / Performers:
Tania Miller conductor

That rascally rhythm! Find out why this musical concept is so important, with Victoria Symphony Music Director Tania Miller leading the way.

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