The Vancouver Symphony Orchestra
Tea & Trumpets Series: Making Overtures

Date and Venue Thursday, Feb 16, 2017, 2pm | Orpheum Theatre

Conductor William Rowson Host Christopher Gaze Featured performer Joshua Tromans, piano

Programme Wagner’s Die Meistersinger Overture, Reznicek’s Donna Diana: Overture, Strauss‘ Gypsy Baron: Overture, Mendelssohn’s A Midsummer Night’s Dream: Intermezzo, Chopin’s Piano Concerto No. 1 in E minor, von Suppé’s Light Cavalry Overture

Reviewer John Jane

Making Overtures is the fourth concert in the Vancouver Symphony Orchestra Tea & Trumpets Series. This concert focuses on the orchestral compositions that have far outlasted the operas that they once introduced. Full Review




Massey Theatre
International Guitar Night

Date& Venue Saturday, January 28, 8pm | Massey Theatre, 735 Eighth Ave, New Westminster

Musicians Lulo Reinhardt, Luca Stricagnoli, Chrystian Dozza and Debashish Bhattacharya

Host Lulo Reinhardt

Reviewer Karen Fitzgibbon

This is an evening of exquisite intricate guitar music at the hands of four magnificent guitarists from around the world. The talent tonight is sitting on the edge of unbelievable mastery. Full Review



Salish Sea Early Music Festival: A Little Evening Concert for Louis XIV

Dates and VenueFriday, January 13, 2017 at 7.30 pm | Ryerson United Church, Vancouver

Jeffrey Cohan baroque flute Courtney Kuroda baroque violin Stephen Creswell baroque viola Anna Marsh baroque bassoon

Reviewer Elizabeth Paterson

“What would Louis XIV like to listen to of a quiet evening at home?” Composer, copyist, arranger and Garde de la Bibliothèque de la Musique du Roi (Keeper of the King's Music Library) André Danican Philidor the elder may have asked himself this as his king approached his mid-70’s. Salish Sea's concert revealed all. Full Review

The Vancouver Symphony Orchestra: Vivaldi's Four Seasons

Dates and Venue Friday, December 16 & Saturday, December 17, 2016 at 8pm | Chan Centre for the Performing Arts at UBC

Featured performers Mark Fewer leader/violin; Roger Cole oboe

Programme Biber’s Battalia, Bach’s Concerto in C minor for Violin and Oboe, Vivaldi’s Il grosso Mogul & The Four Seasons

Reviewer John Jane

Newfoundland-born and former VSO concertmaster Mark Fewer returned to Vancouver to perform the suite last weekend at the Chan Centre. Leading twenty string musicians plus Linda Lee Thomas on the harpsichord adequately demonstrated that a concert hall is still best place to listen to serious music. Full Review