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100TH ANNIVERSARY SEASON “I’m thrilled to welcome you to the Vancouver Symphony Orchestra’s 100th Anniversary Season, as well as my inaugural season as VSO Music Director. I am so grateful to be joining this cultural institution that is such a big part of life in this beautiful city, and to be working with the wonderful musicians of the Vancouver Symphony Orchestra.”

OTTO TAUSK VSO MUSIC DIRECTOR

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“This is a season that celebrates the past, the present, and the future, bringing new discoveries, beloved repertoire, and celebratory events curated for our centennial season. In that regard, I am delighted to welcome Maestro Akiyama (VSO Music Director 19721985) back with a concert that highlights works he performed following his appointment as Music Director. Music Director Emeritus Bramwell Tovey will also join us with two programs, one featuring the world première of his Concerto for Orchestra, specifically written to celebrate the VSO’s centenary season. I’ve invited three extraordinary artists to create milestone concerts for our 100th season. First, the gifted soprano Renée Fleming will open our 100th season with a special concert dedicated to the art of singing. In January in honour of our centenary birthday month, the legendary Itzhak Perlman will join the orchestra for a rare night of music. To close our season, the Canadian violinist James Ehnes, who has a long history with the VSO, including being featured on the VSO’s Grammy® and Juno® award-winning album, will join the orchestra in June for our 100th Anniversary Gala.

The VSO’s 100th Anniversary Season features music that I’m passionate about both from our great traditional repertoire as well as music of today. You’ll also see many new faces, members of the orchestra in soloist roles, and artists from my homeland – The Netherlands. Looking to audiences of the future, we will experiment with the concert format with a new three-concert series “Inside the Symphony” featuring an earlier start time and a shorter format without intermission. I look forward to working with the VSO musicians, meeting Vancouver’s diverse community,and to being a part of the continued growth and excellence of this important cultural institution. Together we will explore new and exciting ways of making and communicating our art. “I look forward to seeing you in the concert hall!”

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100 TH ANNIVERSARY SEASON: SPECIALS AND EVENTS

RENÉE FLEMING! WITH THE VSO

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ITZHAK PERLMAN

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THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 20 8PM, ORPHEUM Otto Tausk conductor Renée Fleming soprano* STRAUSS Four Last Songs* DVOŘÁK The Wood Dove STRAVINSKY The Nightingale One of the most beloved and celebrated singers of our time, the great Renée Fleming graces the Orpheum stage to perform with the VSO for the first time in nearly a decade. Fleming will perform the extraordinary and profound song cycle of Richard Strauss, Four Last Songs, in a fitting kick-off to the VSO’s 100th Anniversary Season.

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WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 23 8PM, ORPHEUM Otto Tausk conductor Itzhak Perlman violin* MOZART Don Giovanni: Overture SCHUBERT Symphony No. 5 in B-flat Major MENDELSSOHN Violin Concerto in E minor* JOHN WILLIAMS Theme from Schindler’s List The legend returns. Simply put, Itzhak Perlman is one of history’s greatest musicians, and we are fortunate to have him return to the VSO stage to perform Mendelssohn’s Romantic Violin Concerto, “the heart’s jewel” of violin concertos, with Maestro Otto Tausk.


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SATURDAY, JANUARY 26, ORPHEUM To help celebrate the VSO’s 100th Anniversary, the VSO and Maestro Otto Tausk present a very special DAY OF MUSIC, involving the VSO, the Vancouver Youth Symphony, and musical organizations and groups from throughout Vancouver, in a day of FREE musical activities at the Orpheum, Queen Elizabeth Theatre, Playhouse, Annex, and VSO School of Music’s Pyatt Hall. Day of Music takes place on the VSO’s 100th birthday, celebrating the very first concert given by the Vancouver Symphony Orchestra, on January 26th 1919.

SAVE THE DATE! Please check the VSO website for announcements and details about this very special Day of Music.

TUESDAY, JUNE 11 , ORPHEUM Save the date for a 100th Anniversary Gala celebration concert on Tuesday, June 11th, 2019, 8pm at the Orpheum. Maestro Otto Tausk concludes his first season as VSO Music Director and wraps up the VSO’s 100th Anniversary Season, with the orchestra’s great friend and colleague (and Grammy®/Juno®-winning partner), exceptional Canadian violinist James Ehnes.

Please check the VSO website for announcements and details about the 100th Anniversary Gala.

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MASTERWORKS 1) SEPTEMBER 21 or 22 Otto Tausk conductor Arthur & Lucas Jussen piano* EDWARD TOP Fanfare (World Première/VSO Commission) POULENC Concerto for Two Pianos in D minor* STRAVINSKY Firebird (complete)

3) NOVEMBER 9 or 10 Otto Tausk conductor Colleen Daly soprano Allyson McHardy mezzo-soprano David Pomeroy tenor UBC University Singers and Choral Union Graeme Langager director

Maestro Otto Tausk makes his series debut as VSO Music Director, in a high-energy concert that features a number of Dutch connections: superstar pianist brothers, Arthur and Lucas Jussen; Dutch Canadian composer Edward Top; and Maestro Tausk himself. Not to mention one of the most exciting and captivating pieces of music ever written, the rarely performed complete version of Stravinsky’s Firebird.

DVOŘÁK Stabat Mater

2) OCTOBER 26 or 27 Michał Nesterowicz conductor Scott St. John violin* KORNGOLD Violin Concerto in D Major* SHOSTAKOVICH Symphony No. 9 in E-flat Major Dynamic, passionate conductor Michał Nesterowicz presides over a program that showcases the orchestra in an epic symphony, and features the welcome return of renowned Canadian violinist Scott St. John, performing Korngold’s Romantic, cinematic Violin Concerto.

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Commemorating the 100th anniversary of the end of World War I, Maestro Tausk and the orchestra present the VSO’s very first performances of Dvořák’s epic cantata, Stabat Mater, a beautiful, complex, emotional work, perfectly suited as prelude to this most important of Remembrance Days. 4) FEBRUARY 1 or 2 Bramwell Tovey conductor Couloir: Ariel Barnes cello* Heidi Krutzen harp* DEBUSSY Danses sacrée et profane KELLY-MARIE MURPHY En el escuro es todo uno (in the darkness, all is one)* BRUCKNER Symphony No. 6 in A Major Maestro Bramwell Tovey makes his return as VSO Music Director Emeritus after eighteen extraordinary years as the longest-serving Music Director in the VSO’s century-long history. Maestro Tovey conducts a piece by the very first composer he commissioned as Music Director, featuring the VSO’s former Principal Cello Ariel Barnes. This concert also features the towering sonic architecture of Bruckner’s Symphony No. 6.

5) MARCH 15 or 16 Bernard Labadie conductor David Kadouch piano* MENDELSSOHN Fingal’s Cave (The Hebrides) BEETHOVEN Piano Concerto No. 3 in C minor* HAYDN L’Isola disabitata: Overture BEETHOVEN Symphony No. 1 in C Major Highly-decorated French pianist David Kadouch makes his VSO debut performing Beethoven’s dramatic, ferocious Piano Concerto No. 3, a work by a composer whose great creative genius is on full display. We also hear Beethoven’s very first symphony, a piece composed at the height of his powers, and giving every sign of the astonishing body of work yet to come. 6) MAY 31 or JUNE 1 Otto Tausk conductor Kerson Leong violin* LILI BOULANGER D’un jour triste D’un matin de printemps SAINT-SAËNS Introduction and Rondo Capriccioso* RAVEL Tzigane* DEBUSSY Images Maestro Tausk conducts a sumptuous, Romantic French program that includes the full Images, a beautiful impressionistic masterpiece by Claude Debussy. Lili Boulanger was an exceptional composer who died much too young, leaving tantalizing hints of what could have been. Winner of Junior First Prize at the prestigious 2010 Menuhin Competition, rising star Canadian violinist Kerson Leong makes his VSO debut.


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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 Otto Tausk and a roster of guest conductors from around the world team up with both veteran guest artists and the next generation of classical stars.

1) SEPTEMBER 28 or 29 Otto Tausk conductor Cedric Tiberghien piano* KODÁLY Dances of Galánta BARTÓK Piano Concerto No. 3* BEETHOVEN Symphony No. 7 in A Major VSO Music Director Otto Tausk kicks off the Masterworks Diamond series with a concert that revolves around dance. Kodály’s Dances of Galánta complements Beethoven’s “dance” symphony, the gorgeous Symphony No. 7. And Bartók’s serene, lyrical Piano Concerto No. 3 will sing in the hands of dazzling French pianist Cedric Tiberghien, making his VSO debut. 2) NOVEMBER 2 or 3 Xian Zhang conductor Marc-André Hamelin piano* MOZART Piano Concerto No. 17 in G Major* TCHAIKOVSKY Symphony No. 2 in C minor Acclaimed conductor Xian Zhang marks her first VSO performances conducting Tchaikovsky’s Second Symphony, a work infused with beautiful Ukrainian folk songs, and giving the composer one of his earliest critical successes. Iconic Canadian pianist Marc-André Hamelin performs one of Mozart’s finest concertos – a concerto that perhaps should be called the “Starling” concerto, for the famous (and actually true!) story of Mozart’s pet bird that could sing the principal theme of this concerto’s finale.

3) DECEMBER 6 or 8 Note: the December 6 concert is on Thursday Jun Märkl conductor Yefim Bronfman piano* BRAHMS Piano Concerto No. 2* LISZT Les préludes R. STRAUSS Don Juan Yefim Bronfman, one of the greatest pianists of our time, makes his welcome return to the Orpheum stage to perform the monumental Piano Concerto No. 2 of Johannes Brahms, in a concert that also features one of Richard Strauss’s great tone poems, Don Juan. 4) FEBRUARY 15 or 16 Eivind Gullberg Jensen conductor Chad Hoopes violin* MOZART The Magic Flute: Overture DVOŘÁK Violin Concerto in A minor* BRAHMS Symphony No. 4 in E minor Praised worldwide for his exceptional virtuosity, poetic playing, and intellectual depth, Chad Hoopes is a young violinist well on his way to the very top of his profession. He performs Dvořák’s masterpiece Violin Concerto, in a concert that also features one of the greatest symphonies ever written, the Fourth Symphony of Johannes Brahms.

5) MAY 3 or 4 Bramwell Tovey conductor Louis Lortie piano* DEBUSSY Prélude à l’après-midi d’un faune SAINT-SAËNS Piano Concerto No. 2 in G minor* BRAMWELL TOVEY Concerto for Orchestra (World Première/VSO Commission) Maestro Bramwell Tovey conducts the World Première of his own Concerto for Orchestra, a work commissioned by the VSO to commemorate his appointment as Music Director Emeritus. Maestro Tovey teams up with Canadian legend Louis Lortie to perform the Second Piano Concerto of Romantic French composer Camille Saint-Saëns.

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6) JUNE 7 or 8 Otto Tausk conductor Nicholas Wright violin* Harriet Krijgh cello* SCHUBERT Rosamunde: Overture MICHEL VAN DER AA Concerto for Violin and Cello* (North American Première) R. STRAUSS Also sprach Zarathustra As the VSO’s 100 th anniversary season draws to a close, Maestro Otto Tausk celebrates the VSO centenary in a concert that looks to the past, present, and future: Schubert’s Rosamunde Overture was the very first piece performed by the VSO in January of 1919; the North American première of renowned Dutch composer Michel van der Aa’s Concerto for Violin and Cello is performed by VSO Concertmaster Nicholas Wright and Dutch cellist Harriet Krijgh; and Also sprach Zarathustra, a grand orchestral showpiece that shines a light on the talents of the incredible musicians of the Vancouver Symphony Orchestra.

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4) MARCH 30 Tania Miller conductor Pablo Sáinz Villegas guitar

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1) OCTOBER 6 Rossen Milanov conductor Yegor Dyachkov cello*

2) DECEMBER 1 Otto Tausk conductor Baiba Skride violin*

SHCHEDRIN Naughty Limericks TCHAIKOVSKY Variations on a Rococo Theme* TCHAIKOVSKY Pezzo capriccioso* STRAVINSKY Petrouchka (1947) A celebration of Russian art and artists. This all-Russian concert features great conductor Rossen Milanov, celebrated cellist Yegor Dyachkov, and the passionate music of Tchaikovsky, Stravinsky, and Shchedrin, including Tchaikovsky’s beautiful Variations on a Rococo Theme for Cello and Orchestra.

GABRIELI Sacrae symphoniae: Sonata Pian’e Forte Sacrae symphoniae: Canzon Duodecimi Toni GUBAIDULINA Violin Concerto* TCHAIKOVSKY Symphony No. 6 in B minor, Pathétique Maestro Tausk’s first Musically Speaking concert as Music Director kicks off in a unique way, with a focus entirely on the VSO’s brilliant brass section in two sacred works by the Baroque composer Gabrielli. Magnificent violinist Baiba Skride then takes the stage for Gubaidulina’s mesmerizing Violin Concerto, before the concert concludes with Tchaikovsky’s fateful final symphony. 3) FEBRUARY 9 Brett Mitchell conductor Andrew Von Oeyen piano*

BAIBA SKRIDE

SMETANA The Moldau GRIEG Piano Concerto in A minor* DVOŘÁK Symphony No. 8 in G Major One of the most poetic and lyrical pianists of his generation, Andrew Von Oeyen tackles Grieg’s much-loved Piano Concerto, in a concert that also features one of Dvorak’s greatest works, and the famous melodies of The Moldau – all under the direction of conductor Brett Mitchell, making his VSO debut.

MOZART Symphony No. 35 in D Major, Haffner RODRIGO Concierto de Aranjuez SCHUMANN Symphony No. 2 in C Major Former VSO Associate Conductor Tania Miller makes her welcome return, conducting a major Mozart symphony, and Schumann’s great Classical symphony, Symphony No. 2. Hailed as “the soul of the guitar,” Spanish guitarist Pablo Sáinz Villegas has become known as the great guitarist of his generation. He plays the most famous and beloved classical work for guitar, Rodrigo’s rich, evocative, beautiful Concierto de Aranjuez. 5) MAY 11 Otto Tausk conductor Jeanette Jonquil clarinet* Julia Lockhart bassoon* WAGNER Tristan und Isolde: Prelude and Liebestod STRAUSS Duet Concertino for Clarinet & Bassoon* PROKOFIEV Romeo & Juliet Suite (Suite arranged by Otto Tausk) Maestro Otto Tausk takes the podium in a concert all about love. The spotlight shines on VSO musicians Jeanette Jonquil and Julia Lockhart in the lovely Duet Concertino for Clarinet and Bassoon by Richard Strauss, and Maestro Tausk presents Prokofiev’s Romeo & Juliet in a way that Vancouver audiences have never heard before, in a suite that features not only the most famous sections, but also some of the rarely-performed music in between that is in fact some of the most beautiful music in the entire work.

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The Classical Traditions series focuses on music from the Classical and Baroque eras — ideal for the acoustic perfection of the Chan Centre for the Performing Arts — performed by the VSO and renowned guest soloists and conductors.


1) OCTOBER 19 or 20

2) FEBRUARY 22 or 23 Henning Kraggerud leader/violin BACH Goldberg Variations Arr. Kraggerud & Bernt Simen Lund BACH Violin Concerto No. 1 in A minor

Jeffrey Kahane conductor Karen Gomyo violin* MENDELSSOHN The Fair Melusina BRAHMS Violin Concerto in D Major* SCHUMANN Symphony No. 1 in B-flat Major, Spring A favourite of Vancouver audiences, renowned violinist Karen Gomyo performs the rich, grand and lyrical Violin Concerto by Johannes Brahms. Schumann’s beautiful ‘Spring’ Symphony and the gossamer music of Mendelssohn’s fairy tale The Fair Melusina round out this brilliant Classical opening to the Classical Traditions series at the Chan Centre.

Extraordinary violinist Henning Kraggerud leads from the violin in a program that includes one of Bach’s brilliant concertos for violin and orchestra, as well as a new arrangement of Bach’s watershed Goldberg Variations.

3) MARCH 22 or 23 Otto Tausk conductor MOZART Symphony No. 39 in E-flat Major MOZART Symphony No. 40 in G minor MOZART Symphony No. 41 in C Major VSO Music Director Otto Tausk presents a unique and fascinating concert perfectly suited to the Chan Centre for the Performing Arts. Mozart was arguably history’s greatest composer, and hearing his final three symphonies performed together in one concert is a transcendent musical experience and a unique insight into one of the greatest creative geniuses the world has ever known.

4) MAY 17 or 18 Kazuyoshi Akiyama conductor Mayuko Kamio violin* RESPIGHI Ancient Airs & Dances: Suite No. 3 BACH Violin Concerto No. 2 in E Major* MOZART Violin Concerto No. 3 in G Major, Strasbourg* MENDELSSOHN Symphony No. 4 in A Major, Italian Beloved VSO Conductor Laureate Kazuyoshi Akiyama — one of the VSO’s most important Music Directors – conducts this historic program, with pieces selected from his very first concerts as Music Director in 1972. Praised worldwide for her luxurious, silken tone and virtuosic technique, Mayuko Kamio and her 1727 Stradivarius violin are the perfect match for Mozart’s enchanting Violin Concerto No. 3.

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1) OCTOBER 12 or 13 80s REWIND Stuart Chafetz conductor Nicole Parker vocalist Aaron Finley vocalist Wake me up before you Go-Go! It’s time to go Back to the Future and rediscover The Power of Love in this totally awesome tribute to the ‘80s. Dig out your acid wash jeans and join the VSO to hear amazing arrangements of music by Robert Palmer, Michael Jackson, George Michael, Huey Lewis and the News, Tears for Fears, and even a couple of famous John Williams soundtracks. 2) NOVEMBER 23 or 24 HOLLYWOOD SINGS Michael Krajewski conductor Lori Wilshire vocalist Hooray for Hollywood! An endless source of great creativity and great music, Hollywood movies have produced some of the most memorable musical moments of them all. Re-live Hollywood’s glory past and present, with music by Marvin Hamlisch, Henry Mancini’s Moon River, Disney classics including Beauty and the Beast and music from Frozen, selections from The Sound of Music, The Wizard of Oz, La La Land, and much more.

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3) JANUARY 11 or 12 TRIBUTE TO BENNY GOODMAN Michael Krajewski conductor Dave Bennett & Quartet One of the all-time greats, Benny Goodman’s influence on jazz, swing, big band, and popular music was unsurpassed. Dave Bennett and his quartet perform a loving and authentic tribute to The King of Swing, in a fantastic concert that features all of Goodman’s hits, including the timeless classics Moonglow, I’ve Got Rhythm, Slipped Disc, and of course, Sing Sing Sing. 4) MARCH 1 or 2 JOHN PIZZARELLI: A CENTURY OF NAT ‘KING’ COLE John Morris Russell conductor John Pizzarelli vocals/guitar

5) APRIL 26 or 27 DANCING & ROMANCING Andy Einhorn conductor Joan Hess and Kirby Ward singers/dancers Celebrate Dance and Romance at the beautiful Orpheum Theatre, with acclaimed veterans of Broadway, television and movies, singers/dancers Joan Hess and Kirby Ward. You’ll be transported back to a place and time when dancing and romancing were king, with magical songs such as I Could Have Danced All Night, Singing in the Rain, All That Jazz, In the Mood, That Old Black Magic, and many more romantic, dance-filled favourites.

6) MAY 24 or 25 WOMEN ROCK Jeff Tyzik conductor Cassidy Catanzaro vocals Katrina Dideriksen vocals Shayna Steele vocals Longtime VSO collaborator Jeff Tyzik conducts a program that honours those powerful women who changed rock and popular music forever. Cassidy Catanzaro, Katrina Dideriksen, and Shayna Steele channel Tina Turner, Aretha Franklin, Joan Jett, Pat Benatar, Janis Joplin, Carole King, and more of the game-changing women of popular music.

“The genial genius of the guitar,” world-renowned jazz guitarist/singer John Pizzarelli makes his long-awaited return to the VSO to perform his incredible tribute to Nat ‘King’ Cole on the 100th anniversary of the King’s birth year of 1919.

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1) SEPTEMBER 30 Otto Tausk conductor Cedric Tiberghien piano* KODÁLY Dances of Galánta BARTÓK Piano Concerto No. 3* BEETHOVEN Symphony No. 7 in A Major Please refer to page 9 for description. 2) NOVEMBER 4 Xian Zhang conductor Marc-André Hamelin piano* MOZART Piano Concerto No. 17 in G Major* TCHAIKOVSKY Symphony No. 2 in C minor Please refer to page 9 for description. 3) MARCH 17 Bernard Labadie conductor David Kadouch piano* MENDELSSOHN Fingal’s Cave (The Hebrides) BEETHOVEN Piano Concerto No. 3 in C minor* HAYDN L’Isola disabitata: Overture BEETHOVEN Symphony No. 1 in C Major Please refer to page 6 for description.

4) MAY 5 Bramwell Tovey conductor Louis Lortie piano* DEBUSSY Prélude à l’après-midi d’un faune SAINT-SAËNS Piano Concerto No. 2 in G minor* BRAMWELL TOVEY Concerto for Orchestra (World Première/VSO Commission) Please refer to page 9 for description. 5) JUNE 2 Otto Tausk conductor Kerson Leong violin* LILI BOULANGER D’un jour triste D’un matin de printemps SAINT-SAËNS Introduction and Rondo Capriccioso* RAVEL Tzigane* DEBUSSY Images Please refer to page 6 for description.

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TEA & TRUMPETS 6-CONCERT SERIES. ALL CONCERTS AT 2PM, THURSDAYS AT THE 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.

COMPLIMENTARY TEA & COOKIES will be served in the lobby beginning one hour before each concert. Tea provided compliments of Tetley Tea. 1) OCTOBER 11 A BRITISH SERENADE William Rowson conductor Christopher Gaze host Nicholas Wright violin VSO Concertmaster Nicholas Wright takes a solo turn with The Lark Ascending, in a concert that features the proud British classical music traditions of Elgar, Vaughan Williams, and Gustav Holst. 2) NOVEMBER 22 SPANISH NIGHTS William Rowson conductor Christopher Gaze host Spend an afternoon dreaming of sultry Spanish nights, with the passionate, Spanish-themed music of Bizet, De Falla, Chabrier, Rimsky-Korsakov, and more. 3) JANUARY 10 THE VSO AT 100 William Rowson conductor Christopher Gaze host Emma Hoglund piano

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4) FEBRUARY 28 FROM THE NEW WORLD: ANTONIN DVOŘÁK William Rowson conductor Christopher Gaze host Nicholas Wright violin Janet Steinberg cello Revel in the epic music of one of Europe’s greatest composers, concluding with excerpts from his famous New World Symphony. 5) APRIL 25 NORTHERN LIGHTS William Rowson conductor Christopher Gaze host There is nothing like the stark, singular beauty of Scandinavia, except for the music of composers like Sibelius, Grieg, and Nielsen, whose compositions echo this breathtaking landscape with a shimmering beauty of their own. 5) MAY 23 THE LONELY HEART: AN AFTERNOON WITH TCHAIKOVSKY William Rowson conductor Christopher Gaze host Is there anything in art more personal and emotional than the great music of Tchaikovsky? A composer who wore his heart on his sleeve in every note, Tchaikovsky wrote some of the most brilliant and beloved music of any of the great composers.

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A brand new 3-concert series that brings you closer to the music, in a shorter concert format with an earlier start. Concerts begin at 6:30 and last an hour, with the conductor taking you inside the music with a deeper dive into the main orchestral work on the program in a casual and insightful analysis before the piece is played. Join us before the concert for Happy Hour at the Orpheum and music in the lobby, and then mix and mingle with VSO musicians in the lobby after the performance — and still have time for an after-concert dinner or drink!

1) OCTOBER 5 Rossen Milanov conductor SHCHEDRIN Naughty Limericks STRAVINSKY Petrouchka (1947) 2) FEBRUARY 8 Brett Mitchell conductor SMETANA The Moldau DVOŘÁK Symphony No. 8 in G Major 3) MAY 10 Otto Tausk conductor OTTO TAUSK

WAGNER Tristan und Isolde: Prelude and Liebestod PROKOFIEV Romeo & Juliet Suite (Suite arranged by Otto Tausk)

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5-CONCERT SERIES. ALL CONCERTS AT 8PM, AT BELL PERFORMING ARTS CENTRE, SURREY 1) THURSDAY, OCTOBER 4 Rossen Milanov conductor Yegor Dyachkov cello* SHCHEDRIN Naughty Limericks TCHAIKOVSKY Variations on a Rococo Theme* TCHAIKOVSKY Pezzo capriccioso* STRAVINSKY Petrouchka (1947) Please refer to page 11 for description. 2) FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 30 Otto Tausk conductor Baiba Skride violin* GABRIELI Sacrae symphoniae: Sonata Pian’e Forte Sacrae symphoniae: Canzon Duodecimi Toni GUBAIDULINA Violin Concerto* TCHAIKOVSKY Symphony No. 6 in B minor, Pathétique Please refer to page 11 for description.

3) WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 9 William Rowson conductor Christopher Gaze host Emma Hoglund piano Celebrate the VSO’s 100th Anniversary in a concert that features the very first piece ever performed by the Vancouver Symphony Orchestra – Schubert’s Rosamunde Overture – and celebrated works important in the VSO’s history.

5) THURSDAY, MARCH 28 Tania Miller conductor Pablo Sáinz Villegas guitar MOZART Symphony No. 35 in D Major, Haffner RODRIGO Concierto de Aranjuez SCHUMANN Symphony No. 2 in C Major Please refer to page 11 for description.

4) THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 7 Brett Mitchell conductor Andrew Von Oeyen piano* SMETANA The Moldau GRIEG Piano Concerto in A minor* DVOŘÁK Symphony No. 8 in G Major Please refer to page 11 for description. PABLO SÁINZ VILLEGAS THE VSO’S SURREY NIGHTS SERIES HAS BEEN ENDOWED BY A GENEROUS GIFT FROM WERNER AND HELGA HÖING.

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3-CONCERT SERIES. ALL CONCERTS AT 8PM, AT CENTENNIAL THEATRE, NORTH VANCOUVER 1) THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 29 Otto Tausk conductor Baiba Skride violin* GABRIELI Sacrae symphoniae: Sonata Pian’e Forte Sacrae symphoniae: Canzon Duodecimi Toni GUBAIDULINA Violin Concerto* TCHAIKOVSKY Symphony No. 6 in B minor, Pathétique Please refer to page 11 for description.

2) THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 21 Henning Kraggerud leader/violin BACH Goldberg Variations Arr. Kraggerud & Bernt Simen Lund BACH Violin Concerto No. 1 in A minor Please refer to page 13 for description.

3) THURSDAY, MAY 16 Kazuyoshi Akiyama conductor Mayuko Kamio violin* RESPIGHI Ancient Airs & Dances: Suite No. 3 BACH Violin Concerto No. 2 in E Major* MOZART Violin Concerto No. 3 in G Major, Strasbourg* MENDELSSOHN Symphony No. 4 in A Major, Italian Please refer to page 13 for description.

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1) THURSDAY, APRIL 4 Otto Tausk conductor Robyn Driedger-Klassen soprano* Eve-Lyn de la Haye soprano* Tracy Cantin soprano+ UBC Opera Ensemble: Nancy Hermiston director* MENDELSSOHN A Midsummer Night’s Dream: Overture Scherzo Lied with Choir* Allegro appassionato Con Moto tranquillo Wedding March Ein Tanz von Rupeln Finale WAGNER Götterdämmerung: Dawn and Siegfried’s Rhine Journey Siegfried’s Death and Funeral Music Brunnhilde’s Immolation+ Richard Wagner’s music was appropriated by Nazi Germany, used for inspiration and a road map to a “vision of the future” of Germany – particularly his extraordinary Ring Cycle. Götterdämmerung, recounting the final fate of Earth and the Norse Gods, closely paralleled what the Nazi command envisioned of their Reich. During the time of the Nazi party’s ascendancy, the music of Mendelssohn was banned, but in a concert that declared liberation from the Reich, his was the first music performed by the Berlin Philharmonic after the end of the war and the defeat of Nazi ideology.

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2) SATURDAY, APRIL 6 Otto Tausk conductor Stewart Goodyear piano* RIMSKY-KORSAKOV The Snow Maiden: Dance of the Buffoons GERSHWIN Piano Concerto* RACHMANINOFF Symphony No. 2 in E minor George Gershwin, the American son of Jewish-Russian immigrants, was recognized as a musical genius, though he struggled to be taken seriously as an orchestral composer; but his Piano Concerto was a triumph, heavily influenced by jazz but very much like a traditional concerto. Sergei Rachmaninoff (who was at the première of Gershwin’s Rhapsody in Blue, a piece that influenced him) moved to America following the Russian Revolution, and was removed from the trials and tribulations of the burgeoning Soviet political machine; his Symphony No. 2 is an epic, luscious Romantic feast. Fellow Russian composer Rimsky-Korsakov’s Dance of the Buffoons seems like appropriate music to include, describing as its title does certain present-day politicians.

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3) FRIDAY, APRIL 12 Otto Tausk conductor Rosanne Philippens violin* STRAVINSKY Funeral Song PROKOFIEV Violin Concerto No. 2 in G minor SHOSTAKOVICH Lady MacBeth of Mtsensk: Suite (Arr. James Conlon) This concert features three Russian composers who dealt with the political minefields of Russia and the Soviet Union in very different ways. Stravinsky left his homeland before the Russian Revolution, and it became impossible to return until very late in his life. The Funeral Song in this concert (a song written for RimskyKorsakov) was only very recently discovered, and will receive one of its first North American performances. Prokofiev left Russia with the blessing of the Soviet leadership, residing in America, Germany, and Paris, writing music liberated from oppression. Shostakovich’s relationship with the Soviet Union’s political machinery was long and complicated, marked by many twists and turns, denunciation and censorship. The great opera Lady MacBeth was banned in the Soviet Union for nearly thirty years, despite initial positive critical reception.

4) SATURDAY, APRIL 13 Otto Tausk conductor Erin Wall soprano* Michael Colvin tenor* UBC Choirs* IVES The Unanswered Question BEETHOVEN Symphony No. 9 in D minor* The Unanswered Question by American composer Charles Ives poses that most vexing of existential questions: What is the meaning of existence? Unanswerable, it remains unanswered. Beethoven’s Symphony No. 9 has become a universal anthem for hope, joy, friendship, and optimism for the future. This extraordinary symphony, called by many the greatest piece of music ever written, was the centerpiece of an historic concert by the Berlin Philharmonic on Christmas in 1989 that celebrated the fall of the Berlin Wall, with the great Leonard Bernstein conducting. A fitting end indeed to the 2019 VSO Spring Festival: Music and Power.


2019 SPRING FESTIVAL: MUSIC & POWER 4-CONCERT FESTIVAL ALL CONCERTS AT 8PM, AT THE ORPHEUM

Music has power; music is the soundtrack to our lives, our history, and our culture. It resonates with the deeper rhythms of life; it sings of joy and sadness, of happiness and anger, of feelings and memories, of love and inspiration. Music plays to our deepest, most fundamental emotions in a more powerful way than anything else in our experience. But there is a darker side. As much as music is a powerful force for positive change, it has been misused as well; appropriated and twisted, its power to influence and stir emotions abused for political ends, to control and indoctrinate and subvert. Music and power have always been linked, and in the 2019 VSO Spring Festival, we explore some of the times and places where music was used not just as a mirror on society, but as a force to change it in one way or another. From the times of the great world wars, to the Russian Revolution and the cultural politics of the Soviet Union and their ripple effects as far away as America, to the fall of the Berlin Wall, we explore the central role that music can play in shaping our thoughts and emotions – for good or bad. Join Maestro Otto Tausk and the VSO for this thrilling and fascinating exploration of Music and Power, featuring some of the greatest composers and compositions of our time. Pre-concert talks each night at 7:05pm in the auditorium. Post-concert Q&A in the auditorium with Maestro Tausk following each performance. PRICE PER CONCERT

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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.

1) OCTOBER 14 50 YEARS OF AL SIMMONS

3) JANUARY 13 THE HOCKEY SWEATER

William Rowson conductor Al Simmons

William Rowson conductor Abigail Richardson composer

Beloved children’s entertainer and master of all things wacky, Al Simmons celebrates his FIFTY Years of Musical Misadventures!

One of the most famous of Canadian stories, author Roch Carrier’s short story The Hockey Sweater, set to music by Abigail Richardson, revolves around a childhood memory growing up in Québec: In the heart of Montréal Canadiens territory, a young boy is given, to his horror, a Toronto Maple Leafs jersey. In answering the question “how can I face my friends?” valuable life lessons are learned.

2) NOVEMBER 25 MEET THE MAESTRO! Otto Tausk conductor VSO Music Director Otto Tausk takes the stage to help audiences discover the role of a conductor and just exactly what a “Maestro” is, in a concert that features a number of classical music gems and treasures.

4) MARCH 3 PLATYPUS THEATRE: BACH TO THE FUTURE

5) APRIL 28 CLASSICAL KIDS: BEETHOVEN LIVES UPSTAIRS

William Rowson conductor Platypus Theatre

William Rowson conductor Classical Kids

This program was commissioned by the VSO in 1994, in the orchestra’s 75 th Anniversary Season, and first performed in eight sold-out elementary school concerts. About 20,000 students saw it in that week alone! It has since travelled the world having been performed in Australia, Singapore and Malaysia, as well as across Canada and the US. We celebrate this program as part of the VSO’s 100th Anniversary Season.

The world famous production of Beethoven Lives Upstairs features a lively exchange of letters between young Christoph and his uncle. Their subject is the “madman” who has moved into the upstairs apartment of Christoph’s Vienna home. Through a touching correspondence dramatically underscored with the composer’s most beautiful excerpts, Christoph comes to understand the genius of Beethoven, the beauty of his music, and the torment of his deafness.

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2019 NEW MUSIC FESTIVAL The VSO NEW MUSIC FESTIVAL is a celebration of new creations, and leading edge works for a modern symphony orchestra. The 6th Annual New Music Festival, the first under the baton of Maestro Otto Tausk, features a new commission for VSO Principal Percussion Vern Griffiths written by Canadian composer Nicole Lizée, a world première commission by Canadian composer Emily Doolittle, the Vancouver premières of Become Ocean by John Luther Adams and Ocean Child by Jan Sandström. And the VSO is once again thrilled to present Vancouver’s own Standing Wave in concert as part of the New Music Festival. The VSO’s Composerin-Residence Jocelyn Morlock curates and hosts in her inimitable and insightful fashion. WATCH THE VSO WEBSITE FOR MORE ANNOUNCEMENTS AND UPDATES about this exciting Festival – including new composers, new venues, pre-concert talks, post-concert lounges, and more artistic collaborations.

1) FRIDAY, JANUARY 18 7:30PM, ORPHEUM Otto Tausk conductor Vern Griffiths percussion* TBC soprano+ CLAUDE VIVIER Lonely Child+ NICOLE LIZÉE Concerto for Percussion and Orchestra (World Première Commission)* HENRI DUTILLEUX Symphony No. 2, Le Double

2) SATURDAY, JANUARY 19 7:30PM, ORPHEUM Otto Tausk conductor EMILY DOOLITTLE (World Première Commission) JAN SANDSTRÖM Ocean Child JOHN LUTHER ADAMS Become Ocean

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A TRADITIONAL CHRISTMAS SOUTH DELTA BAPTIST CHURCH Wednesday, December 12 at 7:30PM KAY MEEK CENTRE, WEST VANCOUVER Thursday, December 13 at 4PM and 7:30PM CENTENNIAL THEATRE, NORTH VANCOUVER Friday, December 14 at 4PM and 7:30PM BELL PERFORMING ARTS CENTRE, SURREY Saturday, December 15 at 4PM and 7:30PM MICHAEL J FOX THEATRE, BURNABY Sunday, December 16 at 7:30PM ST. ANDREW’S-WESLEY CHURCH, DOWNTOWN VANCOUVER Thursday, December 20 at 7:30PM Friday, December 21 at 4PM and 7:30PM Saturday, December 22 at 4PM and 7:30PM

William Rowson conductor Christopher Gaze host EnChor: Gerald van Wyck director UBC Opera Ensemble: Nancy Hermiston director The Lower Mainland’s most beloved Holiday music tradition, the VSO’s Traditional Christmas concerts, feature heartwarming music associated with Christmas, carols, and plenty of audience sing-alongs.

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VIVALDI’S FOUR SEASONS! FRIDAY & SATURDAY, DECEMBER 21 & 22 8PM, CHAN CENTRE FOR THE PERFORMING ARTS, UBC SUNDAY, DECEMBER 23 2PM, MASSEY THEATRE, NEW WESTMINSTER Benjamin Beilman leader/violin

Hailed as one of the most significant artists of his generation, young American violinist Benjamin Beilman makes his VSO debut leading a performance of Vivaldi’s timeless classic, The Four Seasons, in an enduring VSO Holiday Season tradition.

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AT THE MOVIES FEATURING 3 CINEMATIC BLOCKBUSTERS: “The Force is strong with this one...”

WEDNESDAY, THURSDAY & FRIDAY, JULY 11, 12 & 13 7PM, ORPHEUM Justin Freer conductor Set 30 years after Star Wars: The Phantom Menace™, Star Wars: A New Hope™, the fourth episode of the saga, returns to the desert planet of Tatooine. A young Luke Skywalker (Mark Hamill) begins to discover his destiny when, searching for a lost droid, he is saved by reclusive Jedi Obi-Wan Kenobi (Alec Guinness). A civil war rages in the galaxy, and Rebel forces struggle against the evil Galactic Empire, Luke and Obi-Wan enlist the aid of hotshot pilot, Han Solo (Harrison Ford). Joined by the quirky droid duo R2-D2 and C-3PO, the unlikely team sets out to rescue Rebel leader Princess Leia (Carrie Fisher) and make use of the stolen plans to destroy the Empire’s ultimate weapon. In a legendary confrontation, the rogue group mounts an attack against the Death Star for a climactic battle with the evil Sith Lord Darth Vader. See Star Wars as you have never seen it before — in HD on the big screen at the Orpheum, with the Vancouver Symphony Orchestra performing the soundtrack LIVE on stage!

Tickets on sale to the public on March 27th at 10am. STAR WARS: A NEW HOPE™

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PRESENTATION LICENSED BY DISNEY CONCERTS IN ASSOCIATION WITH 20TH CENTURY FOX, LUCASFILM LTD., AND WARNER /CHAPPELL MUSIC © 2017 & TM LUCASFILM LTD. ALL RIGHTS RESERVED

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THURSDAY JULY 5, 7PM, ORPHEUM FRIDAY JULY 6, 7PM, ORPHEUM SATURDAY, JULY 7, 2PM, ORPHEUM The Harry Potter™ Film Concert Series returns to the VSO with Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix™ in Concert, the fifth film in the Harry Potter™ series. The rebellion begins! Lord Voldemort is back, but the Ministry of Magic tries to keep a lid on the truth – including appointing a new, power-hungry Defence Against the Dark Arts professor at Hogwarts. Ron and Hermione convince Harry to secretly train students for the wizarding war ahead. A terrifying showdown between good and evil awaits!

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CONCERT PRICES SUBJECT TO CHANGE AT ANY TIME. PART OF THE HARRY POTTER™ FILM CONCERT SERIES • BROUGHT TO YOU BY CINECONCERTS HARRY POTTER characters, names and related indicia are © & ™ Warner Bros. Entertainment Inc. J.K. ROWLING`S WIZARDING WORLD™ J.K. Rowling and Warner Bros. Entertainment Inc. Publishing Rights © JKR. (s18)

SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 17, 7PM, ORPHEUM Erik Ochsner conductor

EXPERIENCE THE MAGIC OF THE FILM WITH A LIVE ORCHESTRA

ONE VERY SPECIAL NIGHT ONLY!

Experience the original musical film like never before with the Vancouver Symphony Orchestra! Winner of 6 Academy Awards® including Best Original Score and Best Original Song, La La Land™ tells the story of Mia (Emma Stone), an aspiring actress, and Sebastian (Ryan Gosling), a dedicated jazz musician, who are struggling to make ends meet in a city known for crushing hopes and breaking hearts. Set in modern day Los Angeles, this original musical about everyday life explores the joy and pain of pursuing your dreams.

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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. 22) 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. See vancouversymphony.ca for details.

CONNECTING PEOPLE, CONNECTING CULTURES, COMMUNITY ENGAGEMENT INITIATIVE

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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. TEACHER TICKET PASS Certified B.C. Teachers can purchase tickets to selected classical concerts from the VSO's regular series packages.

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

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BRAMWELL TOVEY

Artistic Advisor, Whistler Institute Orchestra & VSO Music Director

The fourth annual VSO Orchestral Institute at Whistler

June 24-July 3, 2018 Whistler, British Columbia To apply:

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