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ARTISTIC DIRECTOR’S MESSAGE

Music Moves

A MESSAGE FROM THE ARTISTIC DIRECTOR MOVEMENT, in a way, gives us a measure of our perception of life - our own and around us. Music stands as a heightened, refined version of this perception - and all meanings of movements are on hand for the Vancouver Island Symphony’s 23rd season, and the 10th under my artistic leadership. On this occasion, I personally chose a major kind of movement in one’s life - moving with my whole family to the Island, and finally calling Nanaimo my home! After commuting from different cities for all these past seasons, I am excited and proud to devote my main artistic efforts in conducting this wonderful orchestra, for - at least - the next five seasons. Movement will acquire a whole new meaning - with less physical distances traveled, but greater poetic, dramatic, musical ones! And movement can also mean “coming closer” - an aspect of music-making which I am highly looking forward to accomplishing alongside my esteemed musician colleagues of the VIS. As always, our orchestra will translate musical movements in all guises and shapes, from all times, in stylish, elegant, and direct manner. I am especially proud of the growth of our organization over time - the latest witness of this growth being this year’s inauguration of the Origin Matinee Series; a three-concert, afternoon series featuring main

repertoire from Saturday evening programs! Of course, we are staying the course with our Symphony Soundbites Series with none other than Vivaldi’s Four Seasons as the main dish, maybe one of music’s most beloved works ever penned. A delicious combination of food and music, delighting all senses! Our Fall offerings for the main series of concerts are as varied as as they are compelling: a tribute to great turnof-the-century Russian composers, in the context of the 100th anniversary of the Revolution. Then, an emotional and gorgeous tribute to Canada’s great poet and songwriter Leonard Cohen, a year after his passing. And finally, a fun, fabulous, fantastic Holiday concert with Festive Brass - with Christmas treats and surprises. The Vancouver Island Symphony is a true gem on the Island. I am honoured and excited to be part of it, and happy to further its being a creative asset in our community, along with our VIS team. Live symphony performances are essential in enhancing our lives through the universal and powerful language of music. Thank you for your presence in our home, here at the Port Theatre, and best wishes for another enjoyable season together. Join us at every concert and let yourself be swayed and transported, as Music Moves!

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TABLE OF CONTENTS

Greetings from our Season Sponsor

Coastal Community Private Wealth Group Coastal Community Private Wealth Group is very privileged and honored to be the Vancouver Island Symphony’s Season Sponsor for the third consecutive year. Through music, our symphony culturally connects & enriches our lives on this spectacular island we call home. Under the direction of Artistic Director Pierre Simard, the symphony gives back to the community in more ways than we can imagine and we know the 2017/18 season will be a wonderful year. Everyone at Coastal Community Private Wealth Group, and the Coastal Community family of companies, is passionate about building stronger relationships to improve financial health, enrich people’s lives and build healthier communities. Our partnership with the Vancouver Island Symphony enables us to bring this passion to life. Enjoy, Don Tamelin Vice President & General Manager www.coastalwealth.ca Coastal Community Private Wealth Group is a division of Coastal Community Financial Management Inc., which is a wholly-owned wealth management subsidiary of Coastal Community Credit Union.

Vancouver Island Symphony Greetings from the Artistic Director...................3 Greetings from the Board........................................7 Administrative Team...................................................7 About the VI Symphony........................................... 9 Artistic Director Pierre Simard.............................11 Members of the Orchestra.................................... 13 Symphony Champions.....................................24-25 CONCERT ~ October 20, 2017 Origins Symphony Matinee - Origin Opus #1 Programme................................................................... 15 Programme Notes..................................................... 19 CONCERT ~ October 21, 2017 a Fiery Opening Guest Artist.................................................................... 16 Programme................................................................... 17 Programme Notes..................................................... 19 CONCERT ~ November 16, 2017 Symphony SoundBites Series #1 Vivaldi’s The Four Seasons Guest Artist....................................................................26 Programme...................................................................27 Programme Notes.....................................................29 CONCERT ~ November 18, 2017 an Evening of Leonard Cohen Guest Artist....................................................................32 Programme...................................................................33 CONCERT ~ December 2, 2017 Reindeer Games Guest Artist....................................................................36 Programme................................................................... 37 PROGRAMS SUBJECT TO CHANGE PHOTO CREDIT PHOTOGRAPHS OF VIS PERSONNEL AND EVENTS AND OTHER IMAGES ON PAGES 3, 9, 11, 22, 23, 41 BY HEYDEMANN ART OF PHOTOGRAPHY

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BOARD OF DIRECTORS

Greetings from the Symphony Board

DAVID WITTY, PRESIDENT

WELCOME TO OUR 2017-18 SEASON! It is an honour to work with Margot Holmes our CEO, Pierre Simard our Maestro extraordinaire, and my fellow Board Members to bring you another wonderful season of music and memories. Unlike most Canadian cities under 100,000 population, Nanaimo can boast a vibrant orchestra that enhances our quality of life in many special ways. As many studies have shown, a vibrant cultural season contributes to a city’s well-being and its ability to attract and retain citizens who might choose to move elsewhere. Our own VIS contributes to Nanaimo’s ambition to be a Successful City, and in doing so, makes all of our lives that much better. Without your on-going support, we could not offer the breadth of high-quality music that you will experience this year. Your presence at our concerts is most appreciated. If you are able to provide additional support by way of our various funding opportunities, please contact Margot or me. Together, we will be Keeping Music LIVE!

David Witty, President BOARD OF DIRECTORS PRESIDENT David Witty VICE-PRESIDENT Christine Whitelaw TREASURER Blake McGuffie SECRETARY Joyce Clarke DIRECTORS AT LARGE

Bruce Forward, Larry Rumming, Marianne Turley EX OFFICIO Margot Holmes, Pierre Simard

SYMPHONY ADMINISTRATIVE TEAM CEO Margot Holmes ADMINISTRATION/DEVELOPMENT MANAGER

Christine McAuley OUTREACH & COMMUNICATIONS MANAGER

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Thank you to outgoing Board Members: France Bouthillette Carpendale, President; Gill Campbell, Co-Treasurer and Judi Carter.

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About the Vancouver Island Symphony

BIOGRAPHIES

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Pierre Simard

BIOGRAPHIES

ARTISTIC DIRECTOR

ACCLAIMED IN CANADA and internationally, Pierre Simard is a prominent conductor, composer and arranger. Artistic and Music Director with the Vancouver Island Symphony (BC) and formerly Associate and Resident Conductor with the Calgary Philharmonic Orchestra (AB) and the Vancouver Symphony Orchestra (BC), Pierre Simard’s artistry is versatile, compelling and nuanced, performing every masterwork with remarkable musicianship. A guest conductor with major symphonies and ensembles in North America and Europe, Pierre Simard is namely invited with the Milwaukee Symphony (MI), the Tucson Symphony (AZ), for the Hot Springs Music Festival (AR), the Toronto Symphony, at the Ottawa’s Jazzfest with the National Arts Centre Orchestra, at Lanaudière’s International Music Festival, and with symphony orchestras in Edmon-

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ton, Victoria, Kingston, Okanagan, Hamilton, Trois-Rivières, Québec’s Les Violons du Roy and Montréal’s Orchestre Métropolitain. He is a former Artistic and Music Director with the Orchestre symphonique de Drummondville (QC). Pierre Simard guest conducts performances with virtuosi and solo artists of all genres, notably trumpet legend Chris Botti, singers Colin James, Chantal Kreviazuk and Nikki Yanofsky, Cirque du Soleil acts as well as classical stars such as Jan Lisiecki, Angela Cheng, Alexandre Da Costa, Ian Parker, Benjamin Grosvenor and other accomplished international soloists. Amongst many distinctions in Canada and the United States, Pierre Simard was granted an Award in Orchestral Conducting from the Canada Council for the Arts, two Opus Prizes from the Quebec Council of Music, and many prizes recognizing his outstanding artistic contribution. Pierre Simard holds a Master’s Degree from Johns Hopkins University’s Peabody Institute in Baltimore (MD) and five prizes from Montréal’s Conservatory of Music. An accomplished composer and arranger, his works are notably performed by the Tasmanian Symphony, the Toronto Symphony, the Calgary Philharmonic and Montreal-based Ensemble Pentaèdre. Pierre Simard’s warm personality on and off stage combined with his unwavering commitment to music performance have drawn concertgoers of all generations to celebrate a large and diversified repertoire.

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Do you have a favourite Musician or instrument in the Symphony? Did you know you can name a Symphony Chair in memory of a loved one, as tribute to a friend or just because you enjoy hearing one of our talented musicians perform?

We are pleased to announce the naming of the Principal Viola Chair in Memory of Betty St. Jean. She was a community volunteer, a music lover and Symphony Fan for many years! To Name a Symphony Chair for a four year period requires a donation of $4000. A Tax receipt will be issued for your donation. Please call Margot Holmes or Christine McAuley at the Symphony office, 250-754-0177 to name a Symphony Chair.

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Vancouver Island Symphony FIRST VIOLIN

DOUBLE BASS

TROMBONE

Calvin Dyck, Concertmaster

Mark Beaty*† Michael Vaughan† Mark Haney

Andrew Poirier*† Shawn Wright† Matt McConchie

FLUTE

BASS TROMBONE

Paolo Bortolussi*† Emily Nagelbach† Mark McGregor

Scott MacInnes*†

Eveline O’Rourke Honourary Concertmaster Chair

Li Ling Liao*† Alana Lopez† Erin Dorfer† Susan Cosco Jeremy Ferland Julia Lim John Matthews

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Eric Morton*†

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PERCUSSION

Pippa Williams*†

Jonathan Bernard*† Jonathan Eng

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Samuel Tsui*† James Mark† Kathleen Hovey† Marjorie Cullerne† Hannah Chung Ji In Kim

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Nicole Arendt*†

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Musicians listed will perform on one or more Vancouver Island Symphony concerts this year.

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PIANIST COREY HAMM is establishing a unique musical profile performing widely in North America and in Asia as both a soloist and as a chamber musician. His CD of Frederic Rzewski’s hour-long solo piano epic The People United Will Never Be Defeated! won Spotify’s Best Classical Recording 2014, and Best Classical Recording at the 2014 Western Canadian Music Awards. He has performed the work over 80 times and many more performances are to come in 2018, the year of Rzewski’s 80th Birthday. Further recording plans include the complete works for piano by Henri Dutilleux and a CD of solo works written for him by Canadian composers. Corey Hamm has commissioned, premiered and recorded over 200 works by composers from all over the world. His most extensive collection of commissioned works includes over 60 pieces for PEP (Piano and Erhu Project). Some of these works are already released on two volumes of PEP CDs with two more to come in 2017 and 2018. He has also commissioned dozens of works for The Nu:BC Collective and for Hammerhead Consort. As a founding member of Hammerhead Consort, he received the 1993 Sir Ernest Macmillan Memorial Foundation Chamber Music Award, and was winner of the 1992 National Chamber Music Competition. In recent years, Corey Hamm has recorded and toured one of the great piano works

of the last decades, Frederic Rzewski’s monumental The People United Will Never Be Defeated! (Redshift TK431). He is planning further concerts of this masterpiece, notably for Rzewski’s 80th birthday in 2018. Dr. Hamm is an award-winning Associate Professor of Piano at the University of British Columbia in Vancouver. He is on the Piano Faculty of the Summer Institute for Contemporary Performance Practice (SICPP) at NEC in Boston. His beloved teachers include Lydia Artymiw, Marek Jablonski, Stéphane Lemelin, Ernesto Lejano, and Thelma Johannes O’Neill.

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OCTOBER 21, 2017

PROGRAMME

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Pierre Simard (1969- ) The Bastion (Sesquie for Canada 150) Sergei Prokofiev (1891-1953) Piano Concerto no. 3 in C major, op. 26 1. Andante; Allegro 2. Tema con Variazoni 3. Allegro ma non troppo

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a Fiery Opening

OCTOBER 21, 2017 PROGRAMME NOTES

PROGRAMME NOTES BY EVELINE O’ROURKE

The Bastion: Sesquie for Canada 150 - Pierre Simard

Written as a co-commission from the Toronto Symphony Orchestra for Canada’s Sesquicentennial Anniversary, this short orchestral fanfare celebrates one of Nanaimo’s most wellknown landmarks. After a hectic beginning describing the maritime and aerial hustle and bustle around the area, the piece tries to capture the nocturnal nobility attached to such a standing witness of time’s passing, before a quick return to the initial joyous music.

Piano Concerto No. 3 in C major, Op.26 - Sergei Prokofiev (1891 – 1953)

Composer Sergei Prokofiev left Russia and arrived in New York in 1918. Having been introduced to Cyrus McCormick while the American farm machine magnate was on a business trip to Russia, the latter expressed an interest in his music and suggested that he come to Chicago. Prokofiev’s Piano Concerto No. 3 was introduced to the world with the Chicago Symphony in 1921 with himself at the keyboard. A critic described his music as ‘savage, brutal, barbaric - and by the same token, big, sincere, true, and he was given a thundering ovation that could not express the tumultuous emotions he inspired. His rhythmic drive and exemplary technique are abundant and the last movement, the most exciting.’ His music caused a stir – and he soon became internationally renowned. The score to the concerto is a remarkable achievement which introduced a new lyricism to Prokofiev’s music. He used the same form for his movements that have ruled since Mozart’s day – the first movement is a sonata-allegro form, the second is a theme and variations, the last is a rondo – but the style and sound are his own. This piano concerto (out of five) was destined to become his most popular and became a favourite landmark in twentieth century music.

Ballet Suite No. 1 - Dmitry Shostakovich (1906 – 1975)

Russian composer-pianist, Shostakovich, received accolades at a young age. His Symphony No. 1 earned the composer world fame at the age of 26. His operas and ballets were successful until 1936 when he was savagely attacked by Soviet newspaper Pravda for ‘leftist distortion.’ He avoided the stage for many years and continued to compose chamber and symphonic works – and waited for a time to introduce them. All were introduced to great acclaim after the death of Stalin in 1953. During those difficult times, he wrote film scores and cantatas and compiled five Ballet Suites which contain some of his most appealing music. Much of this light music was taken from old projects that had been banned by Stalin. Ballet Suite No.1, written in six brief movements, is full of catchy tunes and is beautifully orchestrated. The initial Lyric Waltz closely resembles the famous one from the composer’s Jazz Suite; the Dance features pizzicato strings; the Romance is led off by a solo oboe; the wild Polka features a tiny piano solo; the Waltz-Scherzo sounds like a music box; the rowdy Galop finalizes the piece in a rollicking manner!

The Firebird: Suite - Igor Stravinsky (1882 – 1971)

Russian composer Stravinsky was a composer, conductor, pianist and writer. In 1909, he was invited by Diaghilev, who had formed the famous Parisian Ballets Russes, to compose a ballet based on the Russian fairy-tale, The Firebird. The story begins with Tsarevitch Ivan catching a glimpse of the mythical creature; he pursues it but succeeds only in seizing a golden feather from it. His pursuit leads him into the realm of the evil Kashchei, an immortal demigod, who wishes to catch him and turn him into stone. Kashshei’s daughters and thirteen captive princesses intervene and endeavour to rescue Ivan; the Firebird appears and lifts the spell by revealing to Ivan the secret of Kashchei’s immortality. Through the breaking of an egg kept in a casket, Kashchei loses his life along with his magic power. His castle vanishes, and the maidens, the princesses and Ivan seize the golden apples of his garden. From the original 19 numbers, Stravinsky chose five movements for the 1919 suite, and then interpolated more movements for the 1945 suite, performed this evening.

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As a community based non-profit organization, the Symphony raises the money required to cover the costs of presenting free and accessible LIVE musical experiences. A donation of $10 a month or more can be designated to make a meaningful difference in your community.

HERE IS HOW OUR $850,000 BUDGET BREAKS DOWN: Government Investment

18%

24%

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Ticket Sales

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Sponsorship & Foundations ($238,000)

Individual Donors ($153,000)

Ticket sales only cover a portion of the cost of presenting a LIVE symphony orchestra concert, whether in New York Toronto or Nanaimo.

To make a donation to the Vancouver Island Symphony, please call

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You can become a Symphony Champion for $10 a month! Our community projects give you 5 places to make a difference!

Bring world class symphonic music to Nanaimo: $10 a month sponsors one musician for one concert.

Arts participation builds confidence! Pay for a child to sing in our Choir and perform with the Symphony: $10 a month sponsors one Chorister.

Send 12 Grade 4 students to the Symphony for the first time to be amazed for $10 a month (1600 students attend annually)

Send a Musician to School Program. Our musicians do 50 school visits: $10 a month helps towards the cost of one school visit, reaching up to 500 students at each school.

Beat the Drum for the Symphony and help us purchase a BASS DRUM! $10 a month will give you a 5% stake in the drum, and you will be invited to the unveiling! Drum roll please!

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FEATURED ARTIST

Terence Tam

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CONSISTENTLY PRAISED FOR HIS intense musicality and impressive technique, Canadian violinist Terence Tam has performed in Canada, the U.S.A, Australia, Europe and Japan as a recitalist and chamber musician. He has also appeared as a soloist with orchestras in Europe, Australia and across Canada including the Montreal Symphony Orchestra, the Toronto Symphony Orchestra, the National Arts Centre Orchestra, the Victoria Symphony and Symphony Nova Scotia. His performances have been heard on Canadian and Australian national radio and television. Tam made his New York debut at Carnegie Recital Hall in 1994 and his Paris concerto debut in 2000 playing the Ligeti violin concerto with the Academy of 20th Century Music Orchestra. His CD recording of Dutch composer Wim Zwaag’s violin concerto was chosen as one of CBC In Concert’s best classical recordings of 2011. Currently concertmaster of the Victoria Proud Symphony, he also previously held this prestigious position with the Adelaide SymSupporter phony Orchestra in Australia and Symphonyof Nova the Scotia in Canada. An active chamber musician, Tam’s performances have Vancouver taken him to the Sarasota, Ravinia, Meadowmount, Banff, Aspen, Encore, Hamptons, Island and La Conner music festivals. Scotiafest He has collaborated with musicians from Symphony the Juilliard, St. Lawrence, Ying and Pacifica string quartets. In recent seasons he

has been featured as guest violinist at the Montreal Symphony’s ‘La Viree Musique’ festival, the Sweetwater Festival in Ontario, Music in the Morning in Vancouver, the Leonard M.L.A. New BrunswickKrog, Summer Music Festival, the(Nanaimo) St. Cecilia Concert Series in Halifax, the 35th International Viola Congress in Australia Room and 201 at the Eine Kleine4-77 Summer Music Victoria Crescent Parliament Buildings Nanaimo, BC V9R 5B9 Festival in Victoria. Victoria, BC V8V 1X4 Telephone: 250 714-0630 Tam regularly gives masterclasses and Phone: 250 953-4698 Facsimile: 250 714-0859 chamber music coachings across Canada. Facsimile: 250 387-4680 He is a regular faculty member of the Pacific Regional International Summer Acadee-mail: Leonard.krog.mla@leg.bc.ca my and hasweb: also taught at the Elder School www.leonardkrog-mla.ca of Music at the University of Adelaide.

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METAPHYSICAL TREASURES


NOVEMBER 16, 2017 PROGRAMME NOTES

VIVALDI’S THE FOUR SEASONS PROGRAMME NOTES BY EVELINE O’ROURKE

The Four Seasons, op. 8 – Antonio Vivaldi (1678 – 1741) Antonio Vivaldi’s musical output was enormous. Twenty-one of his 56 operas survive, as do dozens of cantatas and motets. Nonetheless, it is as a composer of instrumental music that he made his most enduring mark. He penned more than 500 concertos spotlighting one or more players; most are for violin, but the rest feature an astonishing variety of instruments. Some of these he devised for the musically adventurous young ladies of the Ospedale della Pietà, the most musical of Venice’s foundling institutions, where he taught music on and off over a period of nearly four decades, beginning in 1703. Others he crafted for his own use as a violin virtuoso, and some he wrote for patrons in Italy or in lands to the north. His group of four violin concertos popularly known as The Four Seasons represents the intersection of these last two types. Vivaldi doubtless wrote it to reflect his own technical facility, but it was also destined for a distant patron, in this case the Bohemian Count Wenzel von Morzin, whom he served in absentia for many years as “Music Master in Italy.” These are the first four concertos in a collection of 12, published in Amsterdam as Vivaldi’s Op. 8, the entire collection being presented under the title Il cimento dell’armonia e dell’inventione (The Trial of Harmony and Invention) and bearing an ornate letter of dedication to the Count. It appears that Vivaldi wrote the accompanying sonnets himself since the lines from them are interlaced within the musical structure. The sonnets unquestionably provide the key to interpreting the concertos’ “program.” In the original edition, they appear at the beginning of the solo violin part, and lines from them are also interlaced within the musical notation to show exactly which poetic descriptions relate to which musical phrases.

Synopsis of Sonnets: SPRING (Allegro; lively) Spring has arrived; birds sing, breezes caress the springs; thunderstorms darken the skies; silence returns; birds sing. (Largo; slow) Flowered meadows and trees rustle; goatherd sleeps with his dog beside him. (Allegro; lively) Nymphs and shepherds dance to the bagpipes beneath the canopy of spring. SUMMER (Allegro non molto; not too fast) In the harsh season scorched by the sun, shepherds and flock languish; the pine is on fire; the cuckoo and the turtledove sing; the finch is heard; soft breezes blow; north wind sweeps and subsides; shepherd trembles fearing the storm and his fate. (Adagio; slow, not as slow as largo) He fears lightning and thunder - he can’t rest - gnats and flies pester him. (Presto; quick) His fears are real - lightning flashes, thunder roars; hail cuts down the grain. AUTUMN (Allegro; lively) Peasant sings and dances celebrating the good harvest; has had too much liquor, falls asleep. (Adagio molto; slow) Air is filled with pleasure - all forget their cares and delight in peaceful sleep. (Allegro; quick) Dawn; hunters go out with horns, dogs and guns; beast flees in terror and fear; falls, dies. WINTER (Allegro non molto; not too fast) Harsh cold, icy snow, horrid wind, stamping feet, chattering teeth - run. (Largo; slow) Peaceful before the fire, rain falls outside. (Allegro; quick) Carefully tread the icy path; slip, crash, rise. Despite locked and bolted doors, north wind blows through the house… winter brings its own delights. based on notes from the New York Philharmonic Orchestra

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FEATURED ARTIST

Patricia O’Callaghan PATRICIA O’CALLAGHAN’S FIFTEEN-YEAR career has taken her across genres, continents, and a range of disciplines and passions. Her recording career spans six solo albums and many interesting visits along the way as a guest on other artists’ CDs. A speaker of French, Spanish, and German, her early recordings focused on European cabaret, and she is considered a specialist, most significantly, in the music of Kurt Weill. Patricia has performed his Threepenny Opera, Seven Deadly Sins, and Kleine Mahagonny with Soulpepper Theatre Company, Edmonton Opera,Vancouver Opera, and others. One of Patricia’s most unique talents is the ability blend a variety of languages and musical genres seamlessly together in her concerts, and embody whatever style she is singing at any given moment.

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She has sung with some of the world’s great ensembles and artists (Orpheus Chamber Orchestra, Don Byron Quartet, Bryn Terfel), and has performed in venues that range from London’s Royal Opera House to New York’s Le Poisson Rouge. Patricia also writes songs and has had the honor of premiering many new compositions from both the classical and pop worlds. She has worked with R. Murray Schafer, Dennis Lee, Christos Hatzis, George Aperghis, Steve Reich, and Steven Page. As a Resident Artist at Toronto’s Soulpepper Theatre Company for six years, her responsibilities included conducting, teaching, mentoring, producing, curating, performing, and developing new work. Her most recent albums are Deepest December, a Christmas album, and Matador: The Songs of Leonard Cohen.

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Festive Brass FOR ALMOST TWENTY YEARS, The Festive Brass have been delighting crowds at The Butchart Gardens in Victoria during the Christmas season. Top-notch musicianship, quirky arrangements of well-loved holiday classics, and cheeky humour are all trademarks of this talented group. With a library approaching two hundred arrangements, almost all of which have been written by the four current members of the group, they boast the ability to play almost any Christmas tune upon request, and as they will tell you: “If we don’t know it, we’ll fake it.” THE MUSCIANS OF FESTIVE BRASS Stevan Paranosic is the Principal Trumpet of the Vancouver Island Symphony. He is a dedicated music educator, devoted father and an amusingly eccentric maestro of Christmas music madness.

Bruce Hurn (trumpet) has had a music career spanning 45 years, having performed both locally and internationally with numerous well known artists such as The Temptations, Michael Bublé, Rob McConnell and David Foster. He holds a Masters degree from The University of Victoria, where he studied composition, theory and arranging with Ian McDougall. Nick La Riviere (trombone) is one of Victoria’s busiest musicians, playing many genres of music and touring internationally. He plays with bands such as The Paperboys, Michael Kaeshammer, 54-40, his own band, and many other local and touring groups. Robert Fraser is the bass trombonist in the Victoria Symphony. When not playing the trombone or writing wacky Christmas arrangements for brass, he is an indentured slave to his feline landlord, Jack.”

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