The Vancouver Symphony Orchestra
Tea & Trumpets Series: The City of Light

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

Conductor William Rowson Host Christopher Gaze Featured performer Matthew Yep, violin

Programme Weber’s Invitation to the Dance; Rossini’s William Tell: Pas de six; Saint Saens’ Danse Macabre & Havanaise; Debussy and Mouton’s Claire de Lune; Delibes’ Sylvia Suite: No. 3 Pizzicati; Berlioz’s Symphonie fantastique: Un Ball

Reviewer John Jane

The second best thing to spending spring in Paris is a concert dedicated to music associated with ‘The City of Light.’ Maestro William Rowson led the Vancouver Symphony Orchestra in the fifth concert in the Tea & Trumpets Series for the 2016-2017 season. Full Review




2017 Chutzpah! Festival
Maya Avraham Band

Dates and Venues March 7, 2017 at 8pm | Norman & Annette Rothstein Theatre

Musicians Maya Avraham vocals, Asher Fedi drums, Uri Kleinman bass, Izhak Shahuli Baglama and Gal Shnidermesser guitar

Reviewer John Jane

Vancouver audiences will remember the Israeli born singer as a prominent member of The Idan Raichel Project that performed in the The Lisa Nemetz International Jewish Performing Arts Festival a few years ago. Full Review



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