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SEASON BROCHURE


WELCOME TO THE

2016/2017 SEASON

BRAMWELL TOVEY, VSO MUSIC DIRECTOR

A SERIES PACKAGE FOR EVERYONE SEASON HIGHLIGHTS . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4 GOLDCORP MASTERWORKS GOLD . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6 AIR CANADA MASTERWORKS DIAMOND . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8 MARDON GROUP INSURANCE MUSICALLY SPEAKING . . . . . . . . . . 10 CLASSICAL TRADITIONS . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 12 LONDON DRUGS VSO POPS . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 14 ROGERS GROUP FINANCIAL SYMPHONY SUNDAYS . . . . . . . . . . . . . 16 TEA & TRUMPETS . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 17 WESTMINSTER SAVINGS SURREY NIGHTS . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 18 VANCOUVER SUN SYMPHONY AT THE ANNEX . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 19 NORTH SHORE CLASSICS . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 19 ORIGINO KIDS’ KONCERTS . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 20 GREAT-WEST LIFE TINY TOTS . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 21 VSO CHAMBER PLAYERS . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 22 COMPOSE YOUR OWN SERIES . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 23 PWC SPRING FESTIVAL . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 24 NEW MUSIC FESTIVAL . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 26 SPECIALS . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 27 TELUS EDUCATION & COMMUNITY PROGRAMS . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 38 BECOME A FRIEND OF THE VSO . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 39

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YOUR CITY. YOUR SYMPHONY. Maestro Bramwell Tovey and the musicians of your Vancouver Symphony Orchestra welcome you to 2016/2017, the orchestra's 98th Season. Your orchestra in your community: Whether it's at the Orpheum in downtown Vancouver, the Chan Centre at UBC, North Van's Centennial Theatre, Surrey's Bell Performing Arts Centre, or all of the other venues in which the VSO performs, you will find the very best in LIVE orchestral music, presented at the highest standards by the musicians of the VSO. We'll see you in the concert hall, whichever hall you choose!

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ON THE FOLLOWING SERIES PAGES, you will find featured photos of many of the great musicians of the Vancouver Symphony Orchestra. Get to know the musicians of your orchestra, through the Musician's Profile series in the Allegro magazine and online, and through a series of photo and video profiles at vancouversymphony.ca/musicians

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SOME OF THE MANY HIGHLIGHTS OF THE

2016/2017 SEASON

KAREN GOMYO

HENNING KRAGGERUD

GARRICK OHLSSON

“A first-rate artist of real musical command, vitality, brilliance and intensity.” —Chicago Tribune

“He delivers a beautifully clean, superbly articulated performance… full of character and wit.”

"...just an incredible technique with razor-sharp accuracy, producing a sound so lush it almost glistens.”

MASTERWORKS DIAMOND P. 8

MASTERWORKS DIAMOND P. 9

—The Strad

CLASSICAL TRADITIONS P. 12

—The Seattle Times

CHRIS BOTTI

SPECIALS P. 35

"Arguably one of the top jazz trumpeters in America today" —DC Metro Theater Arts

JON KIMURA PARKER

CLASSICAL TRADITIONS P. 12

"A big, clear picture window of a musician with a rich soul and great artistic depth." —Musical Toronto

EMANUEL AX

SPECIALS P. 27

"Within minutes, we are totally captured by his intensity and pianistic achievement." —Los Angeles Times

BAIBA SKRIDE

MAMBO KINGS

ANDREW VON OEYEN

"Baiba Skride is never less than mesmerising..." —The Strad

"The Mambo Kings were hot, full of energy and excitement..."

“He leaves you convinced that he can do absolutely anything he likes with a keyboard." —Chicago Tribune

MASTERWORKS GOLD P. 7

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VSO POPS P. 15

—Naples Daily News

CLASSICAL TRADITIONS P. 12


SIMONE LAMSMA

MASTERWORKS GOLD P. 7

"...she captured the music's intense lyricism and met its considerable technical demands with the kind of energy that kept you on the edge of your seat." —The Oregonian

ADRIANNE PIECZONKA

MASTERWORKS DIAMOND P. 8

"A tour de force: the Canadian soprano sounds gorgeously vibrant..." —The Guardian

BYRON STRIPLING

SIMONE PORTER

PINK MARTINI

"A colorful trumpeter and singer with a wide range both in notes and styles." —JazzTimes

"Her assured, lovingly lyrical, occasionally frisky playing only confirms...that she is on the cusp of a major career."

"One of the world's most elegant live bands."

VSO POPS P. 14

MUSICALLY SPEAKING P. 11

SPECIALS P. 36

—The Times (UK)

—Los Angeles Times

VSO AT THE MOVIES

A SYMPHONIC NIGHT AT THE MOVIES PSYCHO

RAIDERS OF THE LOST ARK

E.T. THE EXTRA-TERRESTRIAL

"It lives up to its reputation as one of the most entertaining and suspenseful horror films of all time..." —Reel Film Reviews

"One of the most deliriously funny, ingenious and stylish adventure movies ever made."

"A reminder of what movies are made for." —Roger Ebert

SPECIALS P. 30

SPECIALS P. 30

—New York Times

SPECIALS P. 31

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GOLDCORP

Masterworks Gold 6 CONCERT SERIES ALL CONCERTS 8PM SATURDAYS or MONDAYS ORPHEUM

BAIBA SKRIDE

BRAMWELL TOVEY

SIMONE LAMSMA

ALEXANDER GAVRYLYUK

THE MASTERWORKS GOLD AND DIAMOND SERIES PACKAGES ARE THE VSO’S FLAGSHIP CLASSICAL SERIES, taking you on a rich journey through music from the past three centuries and up to the present day. Maestro Bramwell Tovey and a roster of guest conductors from around the world team up with both veteran guest artists and the next generation of classical stars. PRE-CONCERT TALKS at 7:05pm in the Auditorium, FREE TO TICKETHOLDERS. VSO MUSICIANS (L TO R): CHARLES INKMAN, ANDREW BROWN, YI ZHOU, DAVID BROWN

 CHERNIAVSKY LAUREATE PIANIST

The Cherniavsky Laureate position is supported annually by the Gudewill Family, in honour of Janey Gudewill, Peter Cherniavsky, Mrs. B.T. Rogers and the Cherniavsky Junior Club for the Performing Arts, a foundation that annually underwrites the cost of thousands of children attending concerts during class time for schools throughout the Province.

NOVEMBER 26 CONCERT SPONSOR

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MASTERWORKS GOLD SERIES SPONSOR

1 SEPTEMBER 24 or 26

Bramwell Tovey conductor Alexander Gavrylyuk piano* (Cherniavsky Laureate pianist) 

4 JANUARY 14 or 16 

WAGNER The Flying Dutchman: Overture SHOSTAKOVICH Violin Concerto No. 1 in A minor* RACHMANINOFF Symphonic Dances Outstanding young conductor Otto Tausk makes a return visit to the Orpheum stage, conducting a program that includes Rachmaninoff’s sumptuous Symphonic Dances and Shostakovich’s stunning Violin Concerto No. 1, performed by violinist Simone Lamsma in her VSO debut.

JOCELYN MORLOCK Oiseaux bleus et sauvages (VSO Commission) TCHAIKOVSKY Piano Concerto No. 1 in B-flat minor* STRAVINSKY The Rite of Spring The 2016/2017 Season opens with a bang, starting with award-winning Composerin-Residence Jocelyn Morlock’s first VSO commission. Maestro Tovey and the VSO welcome back Vancouver favourite Alexander Gavrylyuk to perform the most famous piece in the piano repertoire, and the concert wraps with the wild, exciting orchestral showpiece that is Stravinsky’s The Rite of Spring.

2 OCTOBER 22 or 24 

Jun Märkl conductor Stefan Jackiw violin* HOSOKAWA Blossoming II MENDELSSOHN Violin Concerto in E minor* DEBUSSY Images “Talent that’s off the scale,” says the Washington Post, and so many other news outlets that are raving about one of classical music’s new superstars – be one of the lucky ones to hear the Vancouver debut of Stefan Jackiw, playing the great Romantic Violin Concerto in E minor, “the heart’s jewel,” by Felix Mendelssohn. And the orchestra stars in Debussy’s rich, sonorous painting in sound, Images.

3 NOVEMBER 26 or 28  

Anu Tali conductor Alexey Yemtsov piano* ALFREDO SANTA ANA Ocaso RACHMANINOFF Piano Concerto No. 3 in D minor* SIBELIUS Symphony No. 5 in E-flat Major Highly regarded young Australian pianist Alexey Yemtsov makes his VSO debut, performing one of the all-time favourites for piano and orchestra, Rachmaninoff’s towering Piano Concerto No. 3. Sibelius’s Symphony No. 5 was written for and debuted at a celebration of the composer’s fiftieth birthday, and is one of his most beautiful, though most conflicted, works. Estonian conductor Anu Tali makes her very first appearance in Vancouver.

Otto Tausk conductor Simone Lamsma violin*

5 MARCH 4 or 6  

David Danzmayr conductor Jeremy Denk piano* SHOSTAKOVICH Festive Overture MOZART Piano Concerto No. 19 in F Major* SHOSTAKOVICH Symphony No. 12 in D minor, The Year 1917 Conductor David Danzmayr presides over a program featuring 2014 Musical America Instrumentalist of the Year Jeremy Denk performing Mozart’s Piano Concerto No. 19, and Shostakovich’s grand story-telling work, Symphony No. 12 ‘The Year 1917’, a commemoration of the Russian Revolution and a tribute to Vladimir Lenin.

6 JUNE 10 or 12

Bramwell Tovey conductor Baiba Skride violin* Marion Newman mezzo-soprano° BRAMWELL TOVEY New work in celebration of Canada 150 (World Première)° KORNGOLD Violin Concerto in D Major* MAHLER Symphony No. 1 in D Major, Titan Bramwell Tovey commands the stage in a titanic concert that features extraordinary violinist Baiba Skride, mezzo-soprano Marion Newman, a new composition by Maestro Tovey, and the heroic symphonic masterpiece by Gustav Mahler that was the starting point of Maestro Tovey’s epic Music Directorship with the VSO.

 Denotes guests making their VSO Debut

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AIR CANADA

Masterworks Diamond 6 CONCERT SERIES ALL CONCERTS 8PM SATURDAYS or MONDAYS ORPHEUM

ADRIANNE PIECZONKA

BRAMWELL TOVEY

1 OCTOBER 15 or 17 

Karina Canellakis conductor Karen Gomyo violin* MOZART The Magic Flute: Overture, K620 BERG Violin Concerto* RACHMANINOFF Symphony No. 2 in E minor One of the top violinists in the world today, and a favourite of Vancouver audiences, Karen Gomyo makes her welcome return to the VSO, playing Berg’s lyrical and enchanting Violin Concerto. Rachmaninoff’s magnificent Symphony No. 2, filled with beautiful melodies (it has even inspired a pop song or two), will be performed under the capable baton of rising star conductor Karina Canellakis, in her Vancouver debut.

2 NOVEMBER 12 or 14

Bramwell Tovey conductor Lyne Fortin soprano Susan Platts mezzo-soprano David Pomeroy tenor Teddy Tahu Rhodes bass UBC University Singers & Choral Union Graeme Langager choral director VERDI Requiem Maestro Tovey conducts one of the greatest and most important choral works in the repertoire, Verdi’s Requiem. The performance of this thrilling, almost operatic masterwork will feature the massed voices of the UBC University Singers and Choral Union, and four outstanding vocal soloists.

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ARIEL BARNES

KARINA CANELLAKIS

3 JANUARY 21 or 23 

Bramwell Tovey conductor Adrianne Pieczonka soprano* R. STRAUSS Intermezzo: Waltz Scene R. STRAUSS Four Last Songs* R. STRAUSS Ein Heldenleben

Symphony concerts do not get much more epic than this: Bramwell Tovey conducting the music of the great late-Romantic composer, Richard Strauss, with breathtaking Canadian soprano Adrianne Pieczonka — renowned for her interpretation of the works of Strauss, Wagner and Verdi — and the semi-autobiographical tone poem Ein Heldenleben (A Hero’s Life). Fasten your seat belts!

4 FEBRUARY 18 or 20

Lahav Shani conductor Kirill Gerstein piano* BRAHMS Piano Concerto No. 1 in D minor* SCHOENBERG Pelleas und Melisande

One of the most respected pianists of his generation, Kirill Gerstein performs Brahms’s sprawling Piano Concerto No. 1. Schoenberg’s complex and darkly dramatic symphonic poem Pelleas und Melisande is hailed as both helping to pave the way for a new kind of composition and one of the last great works of Romanticism.


MASTERWORKS DIAMOND SERIES SPONSOR

THE MASTERWORKS GOLD AND DIAMOND SERIES PACKAGES ARE THE VSO’S FLAGSHIP CLASSICAL SERIES, taking you on a rich journey through music from the past three centuries and up to the present day. Maestro Bramwell Tovey and a roster of guest conductors from around the world team up with both veteran guest artists and the next generation of classical stars. PRE-CONCERT TALKS at 7:05pm in the Auditorium, FREE TO TICKETHOLDERS. KAREN GOMYO

HENNING KRAGGERUD

5 APRIL 1 or 3

James Gaffigan conductor Henning Kraggerud violin*

VSO MUSICIANS (L TO R): EMILIE GRIMES OLIVIA BLANDER MATTHEW DAVIES

MOZART Adagio & Fugue in C minor MOZART Violin Concerto No. 4 in D Major* BRUCKNER Symphony No. 7 in E Major Mozart’s sublime Violin Concerto No. 4 is performed by Henning Kraggerud, whose lyrical and seductive playing is praised by audiences and critics worldwide. On the other end of the scale, Bruckner’s majestic Symphony No. 7, powered by Wagner tubas and mighty, soaring themes, was that composer’s greatest triumph at the time he wrote this magnificent symphony.

6 MAY 6 or 8

Bramwell Tovey conductor Ariel Barnes cello* DEBUSSY ORCH. STOKOWSKI Clair de lune JOCELYN MORLOCK Cello Concerto* (World Première) FAURÉ Pelléas et Mélisande: Suite RAVEL Daphnis et Chloé Suite No. 2 Maestro Tovey and the VSO’s outstanding Principal Cello Ariel Barnes proudly perform the world première of Composer-in-Residence Jocelyn Morlock’s Cello Concerto, in a concert that also features beautiful French classics notable for their masterful orchestrations.

 Denotes guests making their VSO Debut

NOVEMBER 14 CONCERT SPONSOR

JANUARY 21 CONCERT SPONSOR

JANUARY 23 CONCERT SPONSOR

FEBRUARY 18 CONCERT SPONSOR

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MARDON GROUP INSURANCE

Musically Speaking 5 CONCERT SERIES ALL CONCERTS 8PM SATURDAYS ORPHEUM CLASSICAL CONCERTS WITH A TWIST: VIDEO SCREENS on either side of the stage enhance the concert presentation with fascinating close-ups of the extraordinary musicians on stage. Learn more about famous and beloved classical music, as the conductor gives engaging commentary about the composers and their music from the podium.

VSO MUSICIANS (L TO R): ARIEL BARNES NICHOLAS WRIGHT

1 OCTOBER 1  

Cristian Macelaru conductor Arnaud Sussmann violin* DVOŘÁK Carnival Overture BRAHMS Violin Concerto in D Major* ENESCU Symphony No. 1 in E-flat Major Winner of the 2014 Solti Conducting Award, Romanian conductor Cristian Macelaru is one of the rising stars of the classical music world; he will conduct the first symphony of one of Romania’s most important artists, as well as the towering Brahms Violin Concerto, performed by Avery Fisher Career Grant-winner Arnaud Sussmann in his VSO debut.

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MUSICALLY SPEAKING RADIO SPONSOR


MUSICALLY SPEAKING SERIES SPONSOR

BRAMWELL TOVEY

JUHO POHJONEN

2 DECEMBER 3  

Mikhail Agrest conductor Simone Porter violin* DVOŘÁK Othello Overture BRUCH Violin Concerto No. 1 in G minor* TCHAIKOVSKY Orchestral Suite No. 3 in G Major A genuine star in the making, young violinist Simone Porter is a bold and virtuosic musician, a perfect match for the virtuosic, lyrical Bruch Violin Concerto. Russian conductor Mikhail Agrest has honed his craft for over a decade at the famous Mariinsky Theatre, and Tchaikovsky’s enchanting Orchestral Suite No. 3 will come to dazzling life under his baton.

3 FEBRUARY 4 

Constantin Trinks conductor Juho Pohjonen piano* PROKOFIEV Symphony No. 1 in D Major, Classical PROKOFIEV Piano Concerto No. 1 in D-flat Major* DVOŘÁK Symphony No. 9 in E minor, From the New World One of the brightest lights on the Finnish classical music scene, Juho Pohjonen makes his VSO debut performing Prokofiev’s flat-out exciting Piano Concerto No. 1 with acclaimed conductor Constantin Trinks. Two different sides of Prokofiev are on display in this concert, as we also hear his throwback to the Classical style of composition. Dvořák’s New World Symphony is one of the best-known and most-loved symphonies ever written, a delicious soundscape of melodies, orchestral colours and musical styles.

SIMONE PORTER

ALESSIO BAX

4 MARCH 11

Bramwell Tovey conductor Alessio Bax piano* Jeanette Jonquil clarinet° MORAWETZ Railway Station BERNSTEIN Prelude, Fugue and Riffs° MACDOWELL Piano Concerto No. 2 in D minor* COPLAND Symphony No. 3 Maestro Tovey conducts a program that features the music of three American composers and one of their most accomplished counterparts from Canada. The Second Piano Concerto of Edward MacDowell, a composer/pianist championed and influenced by Liszt, is an eclectic, triumphant, quintessentially American work that will be performed by remarkable Italian pianist Alessio Bax, and VSO Principal Clarinet Jeanette Jonquil stars in Bernstein’s funky, jazzy Prelude, Fugue and Riffs.

5 JUNE 3

Bramwell Tovey conductor Hoebig-Moroz Trio:* Gwen Hoebig violin Desmond Hoebig cello David Moroz piano BEETHOVEN Egmont: Overture BEETHOVEN Triple Concerto, C Major* BEETHOVEN Symphony No. 3 in E-flat Major, Eroica Bramwell Tovey serves up an allBeethoven feast, starring Canada’s own Hoebig-Moroz Trio playing Beethoven’s rarely-performed Triple Concerto. And in a heroic ending to the Musically Speaking series, the orchestra performs Beethoven’s mighty Symphony No. 3.

 Denotes guests making their VSO Debut

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Classical Traditions AT THE CHAN CENTRE

4 CONCERT SERIES ALL CONCERTS 8PM FRIDAYS or SATURDAYS CHAN CENTRE FOR THE PERFORMING ARTS AT UBC CARLO MONTANARO

ANDREW VON OEYEN

1 OCTOBER 28 or 29 

Carlo Montanaro conductor Andrew von Oeyen piano*

BRAMWELL TOVEY

3 MARCH 24 or 25

Joshua Weilerstein conductor Jon Kimura Parker piano*

MOZART The Marriage of Figaro: Overture MENDELSSOHN Piano Concerto No. 1 in G minor* MENDELSSOHN Symphony No. 4 in A Major, Italian

NIELSEN Pan and Syrinx BEETHOVEN Piano Concerto No. 1 in C Major* SCHUMANN Symphony No. 3 in E-flat Major, Rhenish One of Vancouver’s favourite sons, internationally-renowned pianist Jon Kimura Parker returns home to perform Beethoven’s gorgeous Piano Concerto No. 1. Gifted young conductor Joshua Weilerstein leads a program that also includes Schumann’s beautiful, awe-inspiring Rhine Symphony, and Nielsen's enchanting symphonic poem Pan and Syrinx.

Italian conductor Carlo Montanaro brings his impressive and distinct style to a program of beautiful classical music by Mozart and Mendelssohn, perfect repertoire for the Chan Centre’s sparkling acoustic. And Andrew von Oeyen’s elegant artistry and brilliant technique will shine in Mendelssohn’s Piano Concerto No. 1.

2 FEBRUARY 24 or 25 Bramwell Tovey conductor Garrick Ohlsson piano*

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GARRICK OHLSSON

4 MAY 19 or 20 

Alexandre Bloch conductor Jonathan Biss piano*

BRAHMS Hungarian Dance No. 4 in F-sharp minor BRAHMS Piano Concerto No. 2 in B-flat Major* BRAHMS Symphony No. 2 in D Major

SCHUMANN Manfred: Overture MOZART Piano Concerto No. 21 in C Major* HAYDN Symphony No. 92 in G Major, Oxford

Maestro Bramwell Tovey conducts the music of one of the greatest of composers, Johannes Brahms, both the last great Classicist and a Romantic at heart. You will hear his powerful Second Piano Concerto performed by one of the world’s most commanding pianists, Garrick Ohlsson, a famous Hungarian Dance, and the extraordinary Second Symphony of Brahms.

Alexandre Bloch makes his eagerlyanticipated return to the VSO, conducting a program that includes fascinating pianist Jonathan Biss performing Mozart’s Piano Concerto No. 21, with its famous and beloved “Elvira Madigan” second movement, and Symphony No. 92 by the “Father of the Symphony,” Franz Joseph Haydn.  Denotes guests making their VSO Debut


JOSHUA WEILERSTEIN

JON KIMURA PARKER

ALEXANDRE BLOCH

JONATHAN BISS

CLASSICAL TRADITIONS FEATURES AN ECLECTIC MIX of classics that you love, and some that you will fall in love with for the first time — all in the acoustic perfection of the Chan Centre for the Performing Arts.

VSO MUSICIANS (L TO R): JANET STEINBERG JENNIE PRESS

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THE PRESENTATION OF THIS SERIES IS MADE POSSIBLE, IN PART, THROUGH THE GENEROUS ASSISTANCE OF THE CHAN ENDOWMENT FUND AT THE UNIVERSITY OF BRITISH COLUMBIA.

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LONDON DRUGS

VSO Pops THE VSO POPS SERIES IS ALL ABOUT STYLE AND SWING, with fun and fantastic concerts ranging from the Cotton Club’s old-time blues and jazz, to the Best of Broadway, hot Latin music by the Mambo Kings, a tribute to soul and the great Ray Charles, Sophisticated Ladies with the amazing Capathia Jenkins, and a night of Simon and Garfunkel.

1 OCTOBER 7 or 8

RETURN TO THE COTTON CLUB Jeff Tyzik conductor Byron Stripling trumpet/vocalist Miche Braden vocalist Ted Louis Levy tap dancer/vocalist Robert Breithaupt drums It don’t mean a thing if it ain’t got that swing! Amazing fan favourite Byron Stripling, the modern-day Louis Armstrong, takes you to the Cotton Club in an swingin’ program of old-time jazz, blues and big band, with favourites by Duke Ellington, Louis Armstrong, Cab Calloway, and more.

BYRON STRIPLING

2 NOVEMBER 18 or 19

BEST OF BROADWAY

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Acclaimed Pops conductor Stuart Chafetz presents a stroll down the Great White Way, in a tribute to the Best of Broadway. You’ll hear music from Man of La Mancha, West Side Story, Jekyll and Hyde, The Phantom of the Opera, Les Misérables, Cats, and many more all-time Broadway favourites.

ELLIS HALL

JANUARY 7 CONCERT SPONSOR

SY SMITH

Stuart Chafetz conductor Kathy Voytko vocalist Ted Keegan vocalist Ron Remke vocalist Ricky Todd Adams vocalist Steve Hanna drums

FEBRUARY 10 CONCERT SPONSOR

MARCH 18 CONCERT SPONSOR

JEFF TYZIK

MAY 26 CONCERT SPONSOR

MONTEGO GLOVER

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VSO POPS RADIO SPONSOR

TED LOUIS LEVY


VSO POPS SERIES SPONSOR

6 CONCERT SERIES ALL CONCERTS 8PM FRIDAYS or SATURDAYS ORPHEUM

3 JANUARY 6 or 7

ELLIS HALL — SOUL UNLIMITED John Morris Russell conductor Ellis Hall piano/vocalist Superstar vocalist and instrumentalist Ellis Hall channels the greats in a concert with soul. Get your groove on to classic music by Stevie Wonder, Marvin Gaye, the Temptations, Earth Wind and Fire, Otis Redding, and of course, the great Ray Charles.

4 FEBRUARY 10 or 11

SOUNDS OF SIMON & GARFUNKEL

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Michael Krajewski conductor A.J. Swearingen vocalist Jonathan Beedle vocalist Michael Krajewski is one of the most accomplished Pops conductors in the world today, holding posts as Music Director of the Philly Pops, and Principal Pops Conductor in Atlanta, Jacksonville and Houston. He leads a program that features A.J. Swearingen and Jonathan Beedle, who have performed their remarkable tribute to legendary folk-rock artists Simon and Garfunkel to sold-out houses for over a decade.

5 MARCH 17 or 18

THE MAMBO KINGS, IN HOT LATIN NIGHTS! Jeff Tyzik conductor Mambo Kings Renowned Pops conductor and arranger Jeff Tyzik teams up with the Mambo Kings for a sizzling night of Latin-inspired hits. Seamlessly blending symphonic music with Latin jazz and Salsa, the Mambo Kings light up the stage with music by Astor Piazzolla, Ginastera, Gershwin’s Cuban Overture, Santana’s Oye Como Va, Dave Brubeck’s Blue Rondo, and their own hot Salsa stylings.

6 MAY 26 or 27

SOPHISTICATED LADIES Steven Reineke conductor Montego Glover vocalist Capathia Jenkins vocalist Sy Smith vocalist It’s a night of Sophisticated Ladies, as Sy Smith, Montego Glover and Capathia Jenkins (known in Vancouver for her amazing work in the VSO's James Bond concerts) take the stage to celebrate groundbreaking icons of popular song such as Ella Fitzgerald, Billie Holiday, Sarah Vaughan, Dinah Washington, and more. You’ll hear the music they made famous, songs written by George Gershwin, Harold Arlen, Billy Strayhorn, Richard Rodgers and Kurt Weill.

 Denotes guests making their VSO Debut

STEVEN REINEKE

CAPATHIA JENKINS

MAMBO KINGS

JOHN MORRIS RUSSELL

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SYMPHONY SUNDAYS SERIES SPONSOR

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Symphony Sundays 5 CONCERT SERIES ALL CONCERTS 2PM SUNDAYS ORPHEUM STEFAN JACKIW

HENNING KRAGGERUD

1 SEPTEMBER 25

Bramwell Tovey conductor Alexander Gavrylyuk piano* JOCELYN MORLOCK Oiseaux bleus et sauvages (VSO Commission) TCHAIKOVSKY Piano Concerto No. 1 in B-flat minor* STRAVINSKY The Rite of Spring Please refer to page 7 for description.

2 OCTOBER 23 Jun Märkl conductor Stefan Jackiw violin* HOSOKAWA Blossoming II MENDELSSOHN Violin Concerto in E minor* DEBUSSY Images Please refer to page 7 for description. APRIL 2 CONCERT SPONSOR

THE VERY BEST IN CLASSICAL CONCERTS and guest artists, presented in a matinee series at the beautiful Orpheum.

ALEXANDER GAVRYLYUK

BAIBA SKRIDE

3 FEBRUARY 5

Constantin Trinks conductor Juho Pohjonen piano* PROKOFIEV Symphony No. 1 in D Major, Classical PROKOFIEV Piano Concerto No. 1 in D-flat Major* DVOŘÁK Symphony No. 9 in E minor, From the New World Please refer to page 11 for description.

4 APRIL 2

James Gaffigan conductor Henning Kraggerud violin* MOZART Adagio & Fugue in C minor MOZART Violin Concerto No. 4 in D Major* BRUCKNER Symphony No. 7 in E Major Please refer to page 9 for description.

5 JUNE 11

VSO MUSICIANS (L TO R): VERN GRIFFITHS KAREN GERBRECHT

Bramwell Tovey conductor Baiba Skride violin* Marion Newman mezzo-soprano° BRAMWELL TOVEY New work in celebration of Canada 150 (World Première)° KORNGOLD Violin Concerto in D Major* MAHLER Symphony No. 1 in D Major, Titan Please refer to page 7 for description.

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Tea & Trumpets 6 CONCERT SERIES ALL CONCERTS 2PM THURSDAYS ORPHEUM THE ALWAYS SOLD-OUT TEA & TRUMPETS MATINEE CONCERTS feature beloved classics and entertaining stories and narration from Vancouver's very own Bard himself, series host Christopher Gaze.

Please join the VSO in welcoming William Rowson as our new Assistant Conductor.

1 OCTOBER 6

THE LOOK OF LOVE William Rowson conductor UBC Opera Ensemble The music of love through the centuries, including beloved operettas by Strauss and Lehár.

2 NOVEMBER 17

FROM RUSSIA WITH LOVE William Rowson conductor There's nothing like the full-blooded power of the great Russian classics. This concert features music by Glinka, Tchaikovsky, Rimsky-Korsakov, and more.

3 JANUARY 5

FIREWORKS William Rowson conductor EnChor Rollicking, celebratory music with a bang — Bernstein's Candide, Tchaikovsky's 1812 Overture, and Handel's Music for the Royal Fireworks play starring roles.

4 FEBRUARY 16

MAKING OVERTURES

WILLIAM ROWSON

CHRISTOPHER GAZE

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William Rowson conductor piano

 Joshua Tromans

A tribute to the Overture. You will hear some of the greatest and most famous overtures of all, including works by von Suppé and Strauss.

5 MARCH 16

THE CITY OF LIGHT William Rowson conductor

Joshua Tromans is the VSO School of Music's 2016 Junior Division Future of Excellence Winner and Matthew Yep is the VSO School of Music's 2016 Senior Division Future of Excellence Winner. The VSO School of Music's Future of Excellence competition is made possible with generous funding from the

 Matthew Yep violin

A celebration of great French classics, focused on the city of Paris and the music of Saint-Saëns, Delibes, and Debussy.

6 MAY 25

MOZART AND VIENNA William Rowson conductor

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1 SUNDAY, OCTOBER 2

Cristian Macelaru conductor Arnaud Sussmann violin* DVOŘÁK Carnival Overture BRAHMS Violin Concerto in D Major* ENESCU Symphony No. 1 in E-flat Major Please refer to page 10 for description.

2 MONDAY, DECEMBER 5 ELIZABETH VOLPÉ BLIGH (FAR RIGHT)

Mikhail Agrest conductor Simone Porter violin* DVOŘÁK Othello Overture BRUCH Violin Concerto No. 1 in G minor* TCHAIKOVSKY Orchestral Suite No. 3 in G Major Please refer to page 11 for description.

3 SUNDAY, JANUARY 15

Otto Tausk conductor Simone Lamsma violin* WAGNER The Flying Dutchman: Overture SHOSTAKOVICH Violin Concerto No. 1 in A minor* RACHMANINOFF Symphonic Dances Please refer to page 7 for description.

4 MONDAY, MARCH 13 Bramwell Tovey conductor Alessio Bax piano* Jeanette Jonquil clarinet° MORAWETZ Railway Station BERNSTEIN Prelude, Fugue and Riffs° MACDOWELL Piano Concerto No. 2 in D minor* COPLAND Symphony No. 3 Please refer to page 11 for description.

5 SUNDAY, MAY 21

Alexandre Bloch conductor Jonathan Biss piano*

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SCHUMANN Manfred: Overture MOZART Piano Concerto No. 21 in C Major* HAYDN Symphony No. 92 in G Major, Oxford Please refer to page 12 for description.


VANCOUVER SUN

Symphony North Shore at the Annex Classics 3 CONCERT SERIES ALL CONCERTS 7:30PM SATURDAYS / SUNDAYS ANNEX, DOWNTOWN VANCOUVER

1 SUNDAY, FEBRUARY 26 FUGITIVE VOICES

Bramwell Tovey conductor Marion Newman mezzo-soprano BRAMWELL TOVEY Fugitive Voices* ANNA HÖSTMAN Nuyamł-ił Kulhulmx—Singing the Earth*

2 SATURDAY, MARCH 25 THE IDEA OF NORTH

William Rowson conductor ANA SOKOLOVIC Jeu des portraits KAIJA SAARIAHO Lichtbogen ANNA THORVALDSDOTTIR Aequilibria HARRY STAFYLAKIS Arc of Horizon

3 SATURDAY, MAY 20

3 CONCERT SERIES ALL CONCERTS 8PM MONDAYS CENTENNIAL THEATRE, NORTH VANCOUVER

1 MONDAY, OCTOBER 3

Cristian Macelaru conductor Arnaud Sussmann violin* DVOŘÁK Carnival Overture BRAHMS Violin Concerto in D Major* ENESCU Symphony No. 1 in E-flat Major Please refer to page 10 for description.

2 MONDAY, MARCH 27

Joshua Weilerstein conductor Jon Kimura Parker piano*

NIELSEN Pan and Syrinx BEETHOVEN Piano Concerto No. 1 in C Major* SCHUMANN Symphony No. 3 in E-flat Major, Rhenish Please refer to page 12 for description.

SWEET AIR

William Rowson conductor DAVID LANG Sweet Air MARCUS GODDARD Voices Rising JOCELYN MORLOCK Icarus, landing KEITH HAMEL Dreamer ANDY AKIHO Speaking Tree

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3 MONDAY, JUNE 5

Bramwell Tovey conductor Hoebig-Moroz Trio:* Gwen Hoebig violin Desmond Hoebig cello David Moroz piano BEETHOVEN Egmont: Overture BEETHOVEN Triple Concerto, C Major* BEETHOVEN Symphony No. 3 in E-flat Major, Eroica Please refer to page 11 for description.

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ORIGINO

Kids΄ Koncerts 5 CONCERT SERIES ALL CONCERTS 2PM SUNDAYS ORPHEUM CONCERTS FOR CHILDREN FOUR TO ELEVEN YEARS OF AGE AND THEIR FAMILIES in five fun and educational musical presentations. The Kids’ Koncerts series features the full orchestra, and the very best in children’s musical entertainers. ENCHANTMENT THEATRE COMPANY

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1 NOVEMBER 20

WALL TO WALL PERCUSSION William Rowson conductor Vern Griffiths percussion VSO Principal Percussion Vern Griffiths reprises one of the best-loved concerts the VSO has ever presented. Vern plays everything including the kitchen sink, and shows how everyday items can actually be cool musical instruments.

2 JANUARY 8

ENCHANTMENT THEATRE COMPANY: THE FIREBIRD William Rowson conductor Enchantment Theatre Company An enchanted tree bears golden apples and an evil magician conjures a terrible storm in this imaginative production about Prince Ivan and the fabulous Firebird. With puppets, masks and magic, Enchantment Theatre Company presents the classic Russian tale The Firebird set to the evocative music of Igor Stravinsky.

3 FEBRUARY 12

PLATYPUS THEATRE: HOW THE GIMQUAT FOUND HER SONG

William Rowson conductor Platypus Theatre

VERN GRIFFITHS

WILLIAM ROWSON

INSTRUMENT FAIR

Begins one hour before each concert in the Orpheum lobby. Children can touch and play real orchestral instruments generously provided by Tom Lee Music. FREE TO TICKETHOLDERS.

4 MARCH 12

INSPECTOR TOVEY Bramwell Tovey conductor Iman Habibi & Deborah Grimmett piano duo Maestro Bramwell Tovey dons the Inspector hat to investigate the instruments of a symphony orchestra, in a fun and educational concert centred on SaintSaëns’s famous Carnival of the Animals.

5 MAY 28

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Embark on a musical expedition across continents and through centuries to help a discouraged bird discover her unique voice. How the Gimquat Found Her Song is a heart-warming tale about the search for identity and a celebration of music in all of its forms.

William Rowson conductor Classical Kids This story tells of the great composer’s time in New York. A surprise encounter with a young American girl reveals much about Tchaikovsky – his life in Russia, his love of music and his fears of conducting, in a poignant story of the meeting of old world influences and new world experiences.


GREAT-WEST LIFE

Tiny Tots 4 CONCERT SERIES 10AM & 11:30AM FRIDAYS PLAYHOUSE THEATRE, VANCOUVER SATURDAYS ANVIL CENTRE, NEW WESTMINSTER, ANVILCENTRE.COM A FOUR-CONCERT SERIES FOR CHILDREN UP TO FIVE YEARS OF AGE, focusing on early childhood development through enjoyable and entertaining music education. This series features professional music educators and musicians, Let Your Music Shine! with Lisa & Linda, in their own musical presentation for kids. LISA GRACE & LINDA SEBENIUS LISALINDASHINE.COM

ALL CONCERTS 10AM & 11:30AM FRIDAYS or SATURDAYS

1 OCTOBER 21: PLAYHOUSE THEATRE

OCTOBER 22: ANVIL CENTRE GOLDYHANDS AND THE THREE BOWS! It is a very musical life for Goldyhands! This treasured fairy tale shimmers with musical enchantment when "Four Seasons" of musical play engage audiences young and old. Accompanied by the music of Antonio Vivaldi and a string trio.

2 DECEMBER 2: PLAYHOUSE THEATRE DECEMBER 3: ANVIL CENTRE HOLIDAY HOORAY!

Hooray, hooray, we'll have fun in the snow today! Sing along to frosty favourites while you movealong with miniatures from “The Nutcracker,” “Babes in Toyland” and other sparkly holiday classics. Accompanied by a brass trio.

3 FEBRUARY 3: PLAYHOUSE THEATRE FEBRUARY 4: ANVIL CENTRE MOTHER GOOSE GOES TO THE SYMPHONY!

Let’s hear some symphonies and favourite rhymes: it’s “Mother Goose Goes To The Symphony” time! Clap, jump, and sing while combining Mother Goose literature with delightful symphony classics. Accompanied by a brass trio.

4 JUNE 9: PLAYHOUSE THEATRE JUNE 10: ANVIL CENTRE LET'S HAVE A PLAYDATE!

Explore fast and slow music on three playdates: at a friend’s house, at the park and at a concert. Play hide and seek, bounce the ball and other favorite games set to the music of Johannes Brahms. Accompanied by a woodwind quartet.

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VSO Chamber Players 4 CONCERT SERIES 7:30PM WEDNESDAYS & THURSDAYS / 2PM SUNDAYS PYATT HALL, VSO SCHOOL OF MUSIC, 843 SEYMOUR STREET THE EXTRAORDINARY MUSICIANS OF THE VANCOUVER SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA step off the Orpheum stage and into the intimate, state-of-the-art Pyatt Hall in the VSO School of Music.

1 OCTOBER 25, 7:30PM, KAY MEEK CENTRE, WEST VANCOUVER

(available only for single concert tickets, not part of the series package)

OCTOBER 26, 27 or 30

ANTHONY PLOG Trio for Brass Vincent Vohradsky trumpet David Haskins horn Gregory A. Cox trombone PIAZZOLLA The Four Seasons of Buenos Aires Jeanette Bernal-Singh violin Ariel Barnes cello Grace Huang piano SCHUBERT Piano Trio No. 1 in B-flat Major Rebecca Whitling violin Olivia Blander cello Grace Huang piano

2 NOVEMBER 30, DECEMBER 1 or 4 ROSSINI String Sonata No. 3 in C Major Yi Zhou violin Byron Hitchcock violin Cristian Márkos cello J. Warren Long bass HAYDN String Quartet. Op. 76, No. 6 Byron Hitchcock violin Ann Okagaito violin Emilie Grimes viola Luke Kim cello

3 JANUARY 11, 12 or 15

RAVI SHANKAR L’Aube Enchantée Christie Reside flute Vern Griffiths marimba JOLIVET Sonatine for Flute and Clarinet Christie Reside flute Alexander Morris clarinet BRAHMS Clarinet Quintet in B minor Jeanette Jonquil clarinet Nicholas Wright violin Karen Gerbrecht violin Emilie Grimes viola Cristian Márkos cello

4 APRIL 5, 6 or 9 GINASTERA Duo for Flute and Oboe Rosanne Wieringa flute Roger Cole oboe RIMSKY-KORSAKOV Quintet for Piano and Winds Rosanne Wieringa flute David Lemelin clarinet Sophie Dansereau bassoon Andrew Mee horn Amanda Chan piano SHOSTAKOVICH Piano Trio No. 2 Jennie Press violin Zoltan Rozsnyai cello Amanda Chan piano

BEETHOVEN Eyeglasses Duo for Viola and Cello Andrew Brown viola Cristian Márkos cello

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VERDI String Quartet in E minor Yi Zhou violin Ann Okagaito violin Andrew Brown viola Luke Kim cello

OCTOBER 25 CONCERT MADE POSSIBLE BY  THE MUSIC MATTERS FUND OF THE WEST VANCOUVER COMMUNITY FOUNDATION.

YI ZHOU

EMILIE GRIMES

ANDREW BROWN

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Compose Your Own 5 or 6 or 7 or 10 CONCERT SERIES

CREATE THE SEASON YOU WANT! A Compose Your Own package gives you the best combination of flexibility and savings, and best of all, it's your very own custom-made season! And, of course, Compose Your Own series subscribers receive all the Subscriber Benefits listed in the centre of the brochure.

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DRESS $ 438 $ 438 ONE 323 302 TWO 244 228 THREE 210 199 FOUR 173 165 FIVE 136 131 SIX 126 121 SERIES SUBSCRIPTION BRAMWELL TOVEY WITH THE VSO

HOW IT WORKS: Choose the concerts you want, from any regular series package (Compose Your Own excludes Specials, Spring Festival, and Chamber Players) and create your own 5, 6, 7 or 10-concert package. The more concerts you buy, the more you save over single concert prices! If you need help or some ideas for composing your own series, call VSO Customer Service at 604.876.3434, or check out the web address below.

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COMPOSE YOUR OWN 6 SENIOR SECTION ADULT STUDENT

DRESS $ 501 $ 501 ONE 369 345 TWO 279 261 THREE 240 228 FOUR 198 189 FIVE 156 150 SIX 144 138 SERIES SUBSCRIPTION

COMPOSE YOUR OWN 7 SENIOR SECTION ADULT STUDENT

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DRESS $ 770 $ 770 ONE 517 490 TWO 410 390 THREE 352 335 FOUR 295 280 FIVE 237 225 SIX 212 199

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PWC PRESENTS

VSO Spring Festival A BRITISH FANTASY

MAESTRO BRAMWELL TOVEY and the Vancouver Symphony Orchestra present the 2017 Spring Festival. This season, SpringFest focuses on great British composers and their most popular works. The Festival begins with Canadian classical music superstar James Ehnes, pulling triple duty (conductor, violinist, violist) with three of the best-known English composers: Elgar, Britten, and Vaughan Williams. Next up, Ehnes performs Walton’s Viola Concerto, and Maestro Tovey takes up the baton in a concert that features Holst’s incredible journey through the solar system in The Planets — complete with NASA footage from Voyager, Pioneer, and Discovery missions. The next concert features Vancouver’s own Ian Parker performing Addinsell’s Warsaw Concerto for piano and orchestra, written for the 1941 British film, Dangerous Moonlight, as well as William Walton’s epic score for Henry V. The next night, Maestro Tovey joins VSO Principal musicians to perform the Elgar Piano Quintet, and then explores the mysteries and humour of Elgar’s Enigma Variations. The 2017 Spring Festival concludes with the pomp and circumstance of The Last Night of the Proms, the traditional ending to the Promenades series at the Royal Albert Hall in London, a tradition proudly upheld by Bramwell Tovey, the Vancouver Bach Choir, and the VSO. BRAMWELL TOVEY

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VSO SPRING FESTIVAL PRESENTED BY

5 CONCERT FESTIVAL ALL PERFORMANCES AT THE ORPHEUM

1 SATURDAY, APRIL 22, 8PM SONGS AND SERENADES

James Ehnes leader/violin/viola* ELGAR Serenade for Strings in E minor BRITTEN Lachrymae* VAUGHAN WILLIAMS Fantasia on a Theme by Thomas Tallis ELGAR Introduction and Allegro* VAUGHAN WILLIAMS The Lark Ascending* BRITTEN Prelude and Fugue for 18 strings Multi-talented Canadian artist and audience favourite James Ehnes conducts and performs on the violin and viola, in a beautiful, lyrical program that kicks off the 2017 Spring Festival.

2 MONDAY, APRIL 24, 8PM THE PLANETS

Bramwell Tovey conductor James Ehnes viola* Elektra Women’s Choir° Morna Edmundson chorus director GAVIN HIGGINS Velocity WALTON Viola Concerto* HOLST The Planets° James Ehnes performs Walton’s wonderful Viola Concerto. In the second half, take a voyage through the solar system through Holst’s fantastic The Planets, enhanced by spectacular updated video footage and imagery from NASA missions shown on the big screen as the orchestra performs this epic work.

3 SATURDAY, APRIL 29, 8PM HENRY V

Bramwell Tovey conductor Ian Parker piano* ELIZABETH MACONCHY Proud Thames MACMILLAN Fantasia on Scottish Airs RIDOUT Fall Fair ADDINSELL Warsaw Concerto* WALTON Henry V° William Walton’s rich, powerful and emotional score Henry V has become as beloved on the concert stage as it was in Olivier’s movie; hear it in all its glory with the VSO.

JAMES EHNES

4 SUNDAY, APRIL 30, 7PM ENIGMA

Bramwell Tovey conductor/piano* ELGAR Piano Quintet* ELGAR Enigma Variations: An Exploration ELGAR Enigma Variations Join Bramwell Tovey and the VSO for a very special presentation of Elgar’s Enigma Variations: Maestro Tovey will deconstruct and explain this fascinating work with his trademark insight and wit, and then the orchestra will play the full piece, with all its secrets freshly revealed! In the first half, Maestro Tovey joins Principals from the orchestra to perform Elgar’s Piano Quintet.

5 MONDAY, MAY 1, 8PM

LAST NIGHT OF THE PROMS Bramwell Tovey conductor Vancouver Bach Choir The proud tradition of the last night of the Henry Wood Promenade Concerts at the Royal Albert Hall is continued here as the last night of the Spring Festival, with beloved favourites such as Pomp & Circumstance, Rule, Britannia!, and much more.

FESTIVAL SPECIAL EVENTS The VSO Spring Festival includes Pre-Concert Talks which begin one hour before each concert, and Post-Concert Question and Answer with Maestro Tovey and guest soloists. FREE TO TICKETHOLDERS.

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VSO New Music Festival THE 2017 VSO NEW MUSIC FESTIVAL explores new creations, contemporary composers, and partnerships with Early Music Vancouver, Pacific Baroque Orchestra, Hard Rubber Orchestra, and Standing Wave. Join us for an exciting celebration of music that is new, vibrant, vital, and on the cutting edge. POST-CONCERT MIX AND MINGLE in the Orpheum lobby, featuring live DJ and cash bar, immediately following Concerts 1, 3 and 5. BRAMWELL TOVEY WITH JOCELYN MORLOCK

1 TUESDAY, JANUARY 24

7:30PM, ORPHEUM HARD RUBBER ORCHESTRA John Korsrud director The Hard Rubber Orchestra takes you on a genre-smashing journey through new creations. hardrubber.com

2 WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 25

7:30PM, CHRIST CHURCH CATHEDRAL NEW MUSIC FOR OLD INSTRUMENTS I Pacific Baroque Orchestra Join the Pacific Baroque Orchestra for part 1 of an exploration of new music on Baroque instruments. In partnership with Early Music Vancouver

3 FRIDAY, JANUARY 27 STANDING WAVE UBC UNIVERSITY SINGERS

7:30PM, ORPHEUM REQUIEM FOR A GENERATION Bramwell Tovey conductor Phoenix Chamber Choir UBC University Singers Graeme Langager chorus director Maestro Tovey, the VSO, and assembled choirs perform Jeffrey Ryan's sublime Requiem for a Generation.

4 SATURDAY, JANUARY 28

7:30PM, CHRIST CHURCH CATHEDRAL NEW MUSIC FOR OLD INSTRUMENTS II

5 CONCERT FESTIVAL JANUARY 24 to 29, 2017

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Pacific Baroque Orchestra Join the Pacific Baroque Orchestra for the second part of an exploration of new music on Baroque instruments. In partnership with Early Music Vancouver

5 SUNDAY, JANUARY 29 7:30PM, ORPHEUM ON A WIRE

Bramwell Tovey conductor Standing Wave Bramwell Tovey and the VSO join forces with Standing Wave in an eclectic and wide-ranging new music performance.

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EMANUEL AX with the VSO WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 18

8PM, ORPHEUM

EMANUEL AX

Bramwell Tovey conductor Emanuel Ax piano* BEETHOVEN Wellington's Victory MOZART Piano Concerto No. 16 in D Major* BEETHOVEN Piano Concerto No. 5 in E-flat Major, Emperor* Maestro Bramwell Tovey teams with legendary pianist, the great Emanuel Ax, in a program that features two piano concertos: Beethoven’s powerful Emperor Concerto, and Mozart’s beguiling Piano Concerto No. 16. Hear the master at work, in his first appearance with the VSO in over twenty years. emanuelax.com

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THE SHANGHAI ACROBATS: Shanghai Nights— A Dream Journey

THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 1 7:30PM, ORPHEUM Shanghai Acrobats One of the original Cirque-style performance troupes, the worldfamous Shanghai Acrobats continue to astonish audiences around the globe with their amazing displays of artistry and athleticism. NOTE performance is presented by the VSO, and does not feature the orchestra.

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THE MUSIC OF DAVID BOWIE WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 5 8PM, ORPHEUM  

Brent Havens conductor Tony Vincent vocalist Rock Ensemble Vancouver Symphony Orchestra The genius of David Bowie's innovative range of musical styles influenced multiple generations of groundbreaking music. Now, hear his iconic music performed as never before, live on the Orpheum stage with the Vancouver Symphony Orchestra, featuring Guest Conductor Brent Havens and a full rock band. You’ll be taken on a symphonic odyssey that pays tribute to the legendary musician and epic storyteller, David Bowie.  windbornemusic.com

THE MUSIC OF DAVID BOWIE

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THE VSO AT THE MOVIES:

A SYMPHONIC NIGHT AT THE MOVIES WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 12 7:30PM, ORPHEUM 

Scott Terrell conductor Prepare for Hallowe’en with a very special screening of Alfred Hitchcock’s Psycho. Bernard Herrmann’s spine-tingling score elevates this cinematic masterpiece to new heights in a thrilling big-screen presentation, accompanied by the Vancouver Symphony Orchestra. PSYCHO "A Symphonic Night at the Movies" is a production of PGM Productions, Inc. (New York) and appears by arrangement with IMG Artists.

Classification: 14A. Suitable for people 14 years of age or older. Those under 14 should view with an adult. May contain violence, coarse language and/or sexually suggestive scenes.

 Denotes guests making their VSO Debut

SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 5 7:30PM, ORPHEUM SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 6 2PM, ORPHEUM

SPONSORED BY

Constantine Kitsopoulos conductor Vancouver Symphony Orchestra

Celebrating the 35th Anniversary of Raiders of the Lost Ark The movie that started it all! The original Indiana Jones adventure, re-mastered and presented on the big screen at the Orpheum, with the orchestra playing the famous, award-winning score by John Williams live on stage. “RAIDERS OF THE LOST ARK” licensed by LUCASFILM, LTD and PARAMOUNT PICTURES. Motion Picture, Artwork, Photos © 1981 Lucasfilm, Ltd. All Rights Reserved.

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Classification: PG. Parental Guidance Suggested. Some material may not be suitable for children.


WEDNESDAY, MAY 10 7:30PM, ORPHEUM THURSDAY, MAY 11 7:30PM, ORPHEUM Constantine Kitsopoulos conductor Vancouver Symphony Orchestra

Celebrating the 35th Anniversary of E.T. The Extra-Terrestrial One of the highest-grossing and most beloved movies of all time, Steven Spielberg’s timeless classic will be shown on the big screen as the orchestra plays the heartwarming John Williams score live on the Orpheum stage. E.T. The Extra-Terrestrial is a trademark and copyright of Universal Studios. Licensed by Universal Studios Licensing LLC. All Rights Reserved.

Classification: PG. Parental Guidance Suggested. Some material may not be suitable for children.

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DRESS CIRCLE $ 165.00 $ 165.00 $ 165.00 ONE 141.00 132.00 90.00 TWO 117.00 108.00 75.00 THREE 93.00 87.00 60.00 FOUR 69.00 66.00 45.00

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POLY NIGHT: THE CHINA PHILHARMONIC North American Tour

SERENA WANG

THE CHINA PHILHARMONIC ORCHESTRA

WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 30 7:30PM, CHAN CENTRE, UBC Long Yu conductor Serena Wang piano ZHENG LU/MA HONG-YEH Good News from Beijing BEETHOVEN Piano Concerto No. 1 in C Major DVOŘÁK Symphony No. 9, From the New World Poly Culture and the VSO are proud to present the Vancouver debut of the world-renowned China Philharmonic Orchestra. The China Philharmonic Orchestra was named one of the world’s most Inspiring Orchestras by Gramophone online, and this event will be a milestone celebration during the 2015/2016 China-Canada Cultural Exchange Year. The concert will be conducted by Maestro Long Yu, one of the most distinguished Chinese conductors with an established international reputation.

PRESENTED BY

Poly Culture North America 保

CHINA PHILHARMONIC

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ONE $ 85.00 $ 81.00 $ 68.00 $ 72.00 TWO 75.00 71.00 60.00 64.00 THREE 60.00 57.00 48.00 51.00 All prices subject to change. Please see the VSO website for current pricing.

A TRADITIONAL CHRISTMAS William Rowson conductor Christopher Gaze host UBC Opera Ensemble EnChor

It is the Holiday music tradition: The VSO’s Traditional Christmas concerts, featuring host Christopher Gaze, EnChor, the UBC Opera Ensemble, and the VSO’s new Assistant Conductor, William Rowson.

ST. ANDREW’S-WESLEY CHURCH, VANCOUVER Thursday, December 8 at 7:30 pm Friday, December 9 at 4 pm & 7:30 pm Saturday, December 10 at 4 pm & 7:30 pm Sunday, December 11 at 7:30 pm

SOUTH DELTA BAPTIST CHURCH, DELTA Wednesday, December 14 at 7:30 pm WILLIAM ROWSON

BELL PERFORMING ARTS CENTRE, SURREY Thursday, December 15 at 4:30 pm & 8 pm

CENTENNIAL THEATRE, NORTH VANCOUVER Friday, December 16 at 4 pm & 7:30 pm

KAY MEEK CENTRE, WEST VANCOUVER Saturday, December 17 at 4 pm & 7:30 pm

MICHAEL J. FOX THEATRE, BURNABY Sunday, December 18 at 4 pm & 7:30 pm

A TRADITIONAL CHRISTMAS CHRISTOPHER GAZE

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Vivaldi’s

FOUR SEASONS

with Mark Fewer

FRIDAY & SATURDAY, DECEMBER 16 & 17 8PM, CHAN CENTRE, UBC Mark Fewer leader/violin

Roger Cole oboe*

BIBER Battalia BACH Concerto in C minor for Violin, Oboe and Strings* VIVALDI Il grosso Mogul (Concerto in D Major for Violin and Strings) VIVALDI The Four Seasons The VSO’s 10th annual presentation of Vivaldi’s Four Seasons. Former VSO Concertmaster Mark Fewer returns to perform Vivaldi’s classic, in one of Vancouver’s most enduring and beloved music traditions. markfewer.com MARK FEWER

SUPPORT BY

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VIVALDI'S FOUR SEASONS

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ONE $ 66.00 $ 63.00 $ 49.00 $ 56.00 TWO 52.00 50.00 39.00 45.00 THREE 37.50 35.00 26.75 31.00

NEW YEAR'S CONCERT 2017

SALUTE TO VIENNA

SUNDAY, JANUARY 1 2:30PM, ORPHEUM The Strauss Symphony of Canada featuring the Vancouver Symphony Orchestra Michael Zehetner conductor (Vienna) Hege Gustava Tjønn soprano (Vienna) Martin Piskorski tenor (Vienna) featuring dancers from Kiev-Aniko Ballet of Ukraine and International Champion Ballroom Dancers

SALUTE TO VIENNA SECTION

ALL TICKETS *

VIP $ 150.00 ** ONE 99.50 TWO 89.50 THREE 78.50 FOUR 67.50 FIVE 57.50 * Special event. Service charge applies.

More celebratory and sophisticated than a glass of fine ** VIP TICKET HOLDERS will watch the concert from the very best seats, champagne, Salute to Vienna New Year’s Concert is a delight and are invited to an exclusive postfor the eyes and the ears. Welcome 2017 with this elegant performance event with the artists concert— a Vancouver tradition for 21 years with sold out for autograph signing. Bring your performances. This New Year’s Day, a stunning new program camera for photos! Call to enquire. featuring Strauss waltzes and sweeping melodies from Die Fledermaus and Land of Smiles will be performed by a full orchestra, acclaimed European singers, ballet as well as beautifully Artists Subject to Change. costumed ballroom dancers that will waltz you through romantic vignettes. Fall in love with the Blue Danube Waltz all over again! salutetovienna.com

VANCOUVER’S BELOVED NEW YEAR’S TRADITION

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LUNAR NEW YEAR WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 1 7:30PM, ORPHEUM Avan Yu piano & host Karen Wong Sheng Nestor Wu percussion

Lucy Wang violin Zhongxi Wu suona

Vancouver-born and internationally-renowned pianist Avan Yu returns home to host and perform in the VSO's very special celebration of the Lunar New Year. This concert also features VSO School of Music Concerto Competition winner Lucy Wang, VSO School of Music Faculty members Karen Wong and Zhongxi Wu, and percussionist Nestor Wu. NOTE performance is presented by the VSO, and does not feature the orchestra.

LUNAR NEW YEAR

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AVAN YU LUCY WANG

LOUIS LORTIE in Recital TUESDAY, MAY 9 8PM, ORPHEUM Louis Lortie piano CHOPIN Etudes, Op. 10 & 25 CHOPIN 24 Preludes, Op. 28

LOUIS LORTIE IN RECITAL

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Recording exclusively for Chandos, internationally-renowned Canadian pianist Louis Lortie is recognised as one of the finest interpreters of Chopin today. He first recorded Chopin’s Études for Chandos more than twenty years ago; the disc was named as one of the ‘50 great performances by superlative pianists’ by BBC Music. NOTE performance is presented by the VSO, and does not feature the orchestra.


PRESENTS

CHRIS BOTTI in Concert with the VSO

WEDNESDAY, MARCH 15 8PM, ORPHEUM William Rowson conductor Chris Botti trumpet Billboard chart-topper and Grammy® Award-winning talent, Chris Botti is the consummate instrumental entertainer. Having performed with artists ranging from Sting to Andrea Bocelli, Botti’s amiable live performances are noted for their sophisticated arrangements, virtuosity and variety, seamlessly switching from bestselling pop classics to essential jazz standards, such as When I Fall in Love, Emmanuel and The Very Thought of You. Hear him live with the Vancouver Symphony Orchestra.

CHRIS BOTTI

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DRESS $ 90.00 $ 90.00 $ 90.00 $ 77.00 ONE 75.00 71.00 56.00 64.00 TWO 65.00 62.00 49.00 55.00 THREE 55.00 52.00 41.00 47.00 FOUR 45.00 43.00 34.00 38.00 FIVE 35.00 33.00 26.00 30.00 SIX 29.00 29.00 22.00 25.00

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PINK MARTINI with the VSO

SATURDAY, MAY 13 8PM, ORPHEUM William Rowson conductor

Thomas Lauderdale piano

China Forbes vocalist

"This is rich, hugely approachable music, utterly cosmopolitan yet utterly unpretentious. (It speaks) to just about everybody...from grade-schoolers to grandmothers to the young and hip and beautiful." —The Washington Post Pink Martini, the 'little orchestra' from Portland, Oregon, joins forces with the Vancouver Symphony Orchestra. Pianist/bandleader Thomas Lauderdale, chanteuse China Forbes and the rest of the band draw musical inspiration from all over the world, crossing classical, jazz, and Latin genres with an international vibe for heart-warming, toe-tapping songs you're sure to love.

WILLIAM ROWSON

THOMAS LAUDERDALE

CHINA FORBES

PINK MARTINI WITH THE VSO

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DRESS $ 90.00 $ 90.00 $ 90.00 $ 77.00 ONE 75.00 71.00 56.00 64.00 TWO 65.00 62.00 49.00 55.00 THREE 55.00 52.00 41.00 47.00 FOUR 45.00 43.00 34.00 38.00 FIVE 35.00 33.00 26.00 30.00 SIX 29.00 29.00 22.00 25.00

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CIRQUE DE LA SYMPHONIE:

Cirque Goes to the Cinema

WEDNESDAY, MAY 31 8PM, ORPHEUM William Rowson conductor Cirque de la Symphonie combines the magic of Cirque, the sweeping melodies of the movies and the sonic splendour of the concert hall, live on stage with the Vancouver Symphony Orchestra and professionally choreographed to classical masterpieces and popular contemporary music.

CIRQUE DE LA SYMPHONIE

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DRESS $ 90.00 $ 90.00 $ 90.00 $ 77.00 ONE 75.00 71.00 56.00 64.00 TWO 65.00 62.00 49.00 55.00 THREE 55.00 52.00 41.00 47.00 FOUR 45.00 43.00 34.00 38.00 FIVE 35.00 33.00 26.00 30.00 SIX 29.00 29.00 22.00 25.00 All prices subject to change. Please see the VSO website for current pricing.

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PREMIER EDUCATION PARTNER

VANCOUVER SYMPHONY EDUCATION AND COMMUNITY PROGRAMS

The VSO and TELUS are proud to play a leading role in the music education of students throughout British Columbia. A positive impact is made on the lives of more than 50,000 young people annually through the following programs: ELEMENTARY SCHOOL CONCERTS The VSO performs twelve concerts annually for students in Kindergarten through Grade seven. Up to 25,000 students from more than 450 schools and home school groups attend each season. SYMPHONIC ENCOUNTERS A series of five open rehearsals offering secondary and post-secondary students an opportunity to go behind the scenes with the VSO. ALL-ACCESS PASS Offers full-time students and anyone thirty-five years of age or younger an opportunity to attend select regular season concerts for only $15. VSO CONNECTS Maestro Tovey, VSO musicians, and post-secondary music students visit elementary and secondary schools in six of Metro Vancouver’s school districts to support public music education programs. VSO KIDS’ KONCERTS Fun-filled Sunday afternoons for children and their families. (pg. 20) TINY TOTS This series features professional music educators Let Your Music Shine! with Lisa and Linda in their award-winning productions for the very young. (pg. 21) CRESCENDO A professional development symposium for music specialist teachers. VSO CO-PRODUCTIONS The VSO collaborates with youth bands and orchestras in the Lower Mainland, including an annual concert with the North Vancouver School District Honour Ensembles and the Vancouver Youth Symphony Orchestra. CLINICS AND MASTERCLASSES VSO guest artists share their expertise with students at the VSO School of Music, the Vancouver Academy of Music and UBC’s School of Music. JEAN COULTHARD READINGS Gives emerging BC composers the opportunity to have their work played by the VSO. GIVING BACK The VSO supports numerous local charities through donations of ticket vouchers, which are used for their fundraising activities. EDUCATION AND COMMUNITY PARTNERSHIPS The VSO maintains partnerships with the Coalition for Music Education in BC, UBC's School of Music and Faculty of Education, the VSO School of Music, the Vancouver Academy of Music, and the Saint James Music Academy. We aspire to support the growth and appreciation of symphonic music, and to advocate for outstanding music education in schools and community music organizations. ALL-ACCESS PASS SPONSORED BY

VSO CONNECTS ELEMENTARY WITH SUPPORT FROM

SYMPHONIC ENCOUNTERS & GIVING BACK PROGRAMS SPONSORED BY

JEAN COULTHARD READINGS SPONSORED BY

THE VSO’S KIDS’ KONCERTS SERIES HAS BEEN ENDOWED BY A GENEROUS GIFT FROM THE WILLIAM AND IRENE MCEWEN FUND

VSO CONNECTS SECONDARY WITH SUPPORT FROM

THE VSO’S ELEMENTARY SCHOOL CONCERTS HAVE BEEN ENDOWED BY A GENEROUS GIFT FROM THE JIM PATTISON FOUNDATION

SPONSOR OF THE NORTH VANCOUVER SCHOOL DISTRICT HONOUR BAND AND HONOUR STRING ORCHESTRAS

THE VSO’S TINY TOTS SERIES HAS BEEN ENDOWED BY A GENEROUS GIFT FROM MARY AND GORDON CHRISTOPHER

VSO CONNECTS SURREY HAS BEEN ENDOWED BY A GENEROUS GIFT FROM WERNER AND HELGA HÖING

KIDS' KONCERTS SERIES SPONSOR

ELEMENTARY SCHOOL CONCERTS WITH SUPPORT FROM

OUR GIVING BACK PROGRAM HAS BEEN ENDOWED BY A GENEROUS GIFT FROM MARY ANN CLARK

TINY TOTS SERIES SPONSOR

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