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2 0 1 7 / 2 0 1 8 SEASON BROCHURE B R A M W E L L T O V E Y MUSIC DIRECTOR


WELCOME TO 2017/2018

The VSO's 99th Anniversary Season Dear Friends, My final season as Music Director of your great Symphony — the Vancouver Symphony Orchestra — is in your hands. What a journey it has been to preside over the artistry of this extraordinary group these last 18 years. Of course, I will be returning to Vancouver frequently in the years ahead, but a season, and the opportunity to build an entire subscription season in particular, is the greatest honour an orchestra can bestow on a Symphony conductor. It has been my honour to have been entrusted with this task in our community since my appointment in the 2000/2001 season. Now, as I prepare to hand over the baton to my successor and friend, Maestro Otto Tausk, I invite you for one last time to join us for your orchestra’s 99th season and my finale as Music Director.

SAVE THE DATE BRAMWELL TOVEY GALA CONCERT Thursday, May 31, 8pm, Orpheum Join us for a Gala celebration of Maestro Tovey's many accomplishments as VSO Music Director, and his extraordinary contributions to the music community in Vancouver, British Columbia, and across Canada. Please see page 23 for full details.

It’s a season of celebration and excitement — music to challenge the narrative of every soul — from Bruckner’s Symphony No. 9 to Mahler’s colossal Symphony No. 2, the latter as our very final concert together. There will be a gala with a host of very special guests, which will be a great opportunity for me to thank our audiences for their support and affection over the years, and a tour of British Columbia which gives us the chance to say hello and thank you to audiences across BC. Finally, my thanks go to my dearest colleagues, the musicians of the Vancouver Symphony Orchestra, whose artistry remains at the core of the finest and largest arts organization in western Canada. It has been an honour and a privilege — my thanks to you for your support and endorsement of the Vancouver Symphony Orchestra. Always believe in the power of great music to enhance the narrative of people’s lives. With my deep affection and love. Sincerely,

Bramwell Tovey

Bramwell Tovey, VSO Music Director

@VSOrchestra #knowyourvso


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SOME OF THE MANY

2017/2018 Season HIGHLIGHTS

Daniel Müller-Schott MUSICALLY SPEAKING P. 10 “...a fearless player with technique to burn.”

Ingrid Fliter MASTERWORKS DIAMOND P. 9 “Fliter plays with such grace and heartfelt sincerity... by whatever magical means, [she] touches the heart.”

—New York Times

—Gramophone, Editor’s Choice

Australian String Quartet MASTERWORKS GOLD P. 6 “...the ASQ are masters of both the calm and the storm.” —Limelight Magazine

Dame Evelyn Glennie MASTERWORKS GOLD P. 6 “Glennie seemed to merge with the instruments she played completely...The reaction from the audience was euphoric” —Isabella Steppan, BACHTRACK

Pinchas Zukerman SPRING FESTIVAL P. 20 “...the molten gold that streams from the instrument is completely breathtaking. Fabulous playing” —The Herald (Glasgow)

P L E ASE SE E NOT E D CONCE RT PAG E N U M B E RS FOR F U L L DE TAI L S.

Chris Hadfield VSO POPS P. 12 “...sometimes when you put two national treasures [VSO and Hadfield] together you get magic.” —westmag.net


Vadim Gluzman MASTERWORKS DIAMOND P. 9 “Technical difficulties don’t seem to exist for him; he makes his violin sing...”

Jann Arden SPECIALS P. 28 “...Arden’s wisdom and wit shine in everything she does.” —Canadian Music Week

Stephen Hough CLASSICAL TRADITIONS P. 11 “The most perfect piano playing conceivable.” —The Guardian

—MusicalCriticism.com

Tony DeSare VSO POPS P. 12 “...he’s brought all the generations of pop together on the same page.” —Will Friedwald, Wall Street Journal

Sarah Chang MASTERWORKS GOLD P. 7 “Ms. Chang was a wonder. Her full, beautiful tone, unimpeachable intonation and restrained sincerity worked perfectly...” —New York Times

Joyce Yang SPRING FESTIVAL P. 20 “Her attention to detail and clarity is as impressive as her agility, balance and velocity.” —Washington Post

Lang Lang SPECIALS P. 24 “...his playing was so raptly beautiful that one was afraid to breathe for fear of missing anything.”

Ray Chen CLASSICAL TRADITIONS P. 11 “Colors dance, moods swing, and Chen’s artistry blazes.” —The Times

—Chicago Tribune

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GOLDCORP

Masterworks Gold 6-concert series  ll concerts at 8pm, Saturdays or Mondaysat the Orpheum (except where noted) A 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. The orchestra performs with veteran guest artists and the next generation of classical stars.

MASTERWORKS GOLD SERIES SPONSOR

PRE-CONCERT TALKS at 7:05pm in the Auditorium, FREE to ticketholders.

1 SEPTEMBER 22 or 23

2 OCTOBER 28 or 30

Note: Monday Subscribers attend this concert on Friday, September 22

Bramwell Tovey conductor Dame Evelyn Glennie percussion*

Bramwell Tovey conductor Australian String Quartet*

JENNIFER HIGDON  Percussion Concerto* SHOSTAKOVICH  Symphony No. 10 in E minor 

BRAMWELL TOVEY Time Tracks (North American Première) JOHN ADAMS Absolute Jest for String Quartet and Orchestra* TCHAIKOVSKY  Symphony No. 5 in E minor Maestro Bramwell Tovey’s final season begins with a performance of the Maestro’s own Time Tracks, a collection of orchestral themes from his opera, The Inventor. Next up is a VSO reunion, as former Concertmaster Dale Barltrop returns with the Australian String Quartet, performing Absolute Jest by John Adams, a work inspired by Stravinsky’s Pulcinella and incorporating and interpreting the music of Beethoven.

Dame Evelyn Glennie is the world’s foremost solo percussionist, and a passionate advocate of music education. A prolific recording artist and champion of new works for percussion and orchestra, Dame Evelyn performs Jennifer Higdon’s fascinating Percussion Concerto. Maestro Tovey conducts in a program that also features one of the great symphonies of the 20th century, Shostakovich’s Symphony No. 10. This work is filled with tragedy, fear, violence and emotion, but, finally, marked by the triumph of the human spirit over a crushing and oppressive regime.

3 NOVEMBER 25 or 27 Lawrence Renes conductor Barry Douglas piano* ■ (Cherniavsky Laureate pianist) RACHMANINOFF  Piano Concerto No. 2 in C minor* PROKOFIEV  Symphony No. 5 in B-flat Major  Renowned Irish pianist Barry Douglas is a Vancouver favourite, and he brings a combination of power and grace to the piano that few can match. Douglas performs Rachmaninoff’s lush, Romantic Piano Concerto No. 2, quite possibly the best-loved piano work of all. Written in the Soviet Union during World War II, Prokofiev’s Symphony No. 5 is nonetheless a glorious, uplifting work, as the composer himself describes: “I conceived of it as glorifying the grandeur of the human spirit.”

■ 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.

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Bramwell Tovey

4 JANUARY 13 or 15

Dame Evelyn Glennie

5 APRIL 28 or 30

Otto Tausk conductor Harriet Krijgh cello*

Constantin Trinks conductor Sarah Chang violin*

BERLIOZ Roman Carnival Overture DVOŘÁK Cello Concerto in B minor* BRAHMS S  ymphony No. 1 in C minor 

WAGNER  Lohengrin: Prelude to Act I BRUCH  Violin Concerto No. 1 in G minor* SCHUBERT  Symphony No. 9 in C Major, The Great 

Music Director Designate Maestro Otto Tausk returns to the VSO to conduct a beautiful program of classics, including one of the greatest symphonies of them all, a work that emerged triumphantly from under the shadow of Beethoven’s mighty Ninth Symphony. Cellist Harriet Krijgh has performed to critical and audience acclaim at the Vancouver Recital Society, and recently made her Carnegie Hall debut with the Boston Symphony.

Sarah Chang

6 JUNE 9 or 11 Bramwell Tovey conductor Erin Wall soprano David Pomeroy tenor UBC Opera Ensemble Nancy Hermiston, director BRITTEN P  eter Grimes 

Sarah Chang is one of the most dynamic and scintillating performers in the classical world today. She performs the popular Bruch Violin Concerto No. 1, her recording of which was named to Gramophone magazine’s list of the top 250 classical records of all time. Schubert’s majestic Symphony No. 9 in many ways ushered in the Romantic era, and is Schubert’s defining work for orchestra as well as one of the most impressive pieces of music that you can hear in live performance.

Peter Grimes is Benjamin Britten’s great triumph – a tragic opera and a masterpiece of musical theatre that reaches heights rarely attained in twentieth century opera. A powerful, dramatic story of fate and the cursed hero, and driven by its astonishing orchestral score full as much as by its story and characters, Peter Grimes is presented by Maestro Tovey in its concert version, featuring the UBC Opera Ensemble and a cast of renowned vocal soloists.

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Bramwell Tovey

OCTOBER 14 & 16 CONCERT SPONSOR

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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. The orchestra performs with veteran guest artists and the next generation of classical stars. PRE-CONCERT TALKS at 7:05pm in the Auditorium, FREE to ticketholders.

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1 OCTOBER 14 or 16 Otto Tausk conductor Vadim Gluzman violin* GLINKA Ruslan and Ludmila: Overture SHOSTAKOVICH Violin Concerto No. 2 in C-sharp minor* SIBELIUS S  ymphony No. 1 in E minor One of the planet’s greatest and most accomplished violinists, Vadim Gluzman makes his much-anticipated return to perform Shostakovich’s dark and complex second violin concerto. Music Director Designate Maestro Otto Tausk presides over his first concert since being named the next VSO Music Director, in a performance that includes the expressive and lyrical first symphony of Jean Sibelius. 2 NOVEMBER 4 or 6 Bramwell Tovey conductor Susan Platts mezzo-soprano Anthony Dean Griffey tenor Nathan Berg baritone UBC University Singers & Choral Union Dr. Graeme Langager director ELGAR The Dream of Gerontius  Elgar’s massive but deeply personal work, based on a Victorian poem by Cardinal John Henry Newman, follows an Everyman character on a journey through death to meet his Maker, before being taken to Purgatory with the promise of everlasting life and glory to come. The Dream of Gerontius contains Elgar’s most sublime and evocative writing for orchestra and voice, and is his greatest compositional triumph. 3 FEBRUARY 3 or 5 Perry So conductor Alexandra Soumm violin* JOCELYN MORLOCK Earthfall LALO Symphonie espagnole for Violin and Orchestra* SCHUMANN S  ymphony No. 4 in D minor 

6 JUNE 16 or 18

Michael Sanderling conductor David Fray piano*

Bramwell Tovey conductor Erin Wall soprano Susan Platts mezzo-soprano Festival Chorus Dr. Graeme Langager director

WAGNER Die Meistersinger: Prelude MENDELSSOHN  Piano Concerto No. 1 in G minor* BRUCKNER Symphony No. 3 in D minor 

JOCELYN MORLOCK O Rose (World Première) MAHLER Symphony No. 2 in C minor, Resurrection 

Pianist David Fray was named BBC Music Magazine’s Newcomer of the Year in 2008, and has been on the path to stardom ever since. Known for his lyrical, expansive and sometimes playful performances, Fray will play Mendelssohn’s sparkling, dynamic Piano Concerto No. 1, in a concert that also features Bruckner’s mighty tribute to Wagner, Symphony No. 3.

The final concert of Maestro Bramwell Tovey’s tenure as VSO Music Director features a world première commission by Composer-in-Residence Jocelyn Morlock, and Mahler’s epic, stunning work of compositional genius, the ‘Resurrection’ Symphony No. 2. Mark your calendar for this monumental and historic concert.

4 MARCH 3 or 5

5 MAY 5 or 7 Jun Märkl conductor Ingrid Fliter piano* DE FALLA El amor brujo: Suite DE FALLA  Nights in the Gardens of Spain* RAVEL Rapsodie espagnole RAVEL B  oléro Maestro Jun Märkl conducts a concert of brilliant, full-blooded Spanish classics by French composer Maurice Ravel and Spanish composer Manuel de Falla. Internationally-renowned Argentinian pianist Ingrid Fliter performs Nights in the Gardens of Spain, a series of “symphonic impressions” – as de Falla himself described them – for piano and orchestra. And the concert climaxes with Ravel’s sensuous ode to musical absurdity, the wildlypopular Boléro.

The complex beauty of VSO Composer-inResidence Jocelyn Morlock’s Earthfall kicks off a concert that also features exceptional French violinist Alexandra Soumm’s take on French composer Edouard Lalo’s Symphonie espagnole. Lalo’s unique work, part symphony, mostly concerto, took Paris by storm when it premiered in 1875, with its Iberian flavours, sensual rhythms, and hints of Flamenco and Tango. Ingrid Fliter

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MUSICALLY SPEAKING

Ian Parker

1 NOVEMBER 11

5-concert series. All concerts at 8pm, Saturdays at the Orpheum (except where noted) 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 the music that you love, as the conductor gives engaging commentary about the composers and their music from the podium.

Daniel Müller-Schott

3 FEBRUARY 24

Alexandre Bloch conductor Blake Pouliot violin*

Joshua Weilerstein conductor Daniel Müller-Schott cello*

MENDELSSOHN Ruy Blas: Overture BRUCH Scottish Fantasy* BEETHOVEN S  ymphony No. 5 in C minor

GOLIJOV Night of the Flying Horses ELGAR Cello Concerto in E minor* BRAHMS/SCHOENBERG  Piano Quartet in G minor

Canadian violinist Blake Pouliot is the 2016 winner of the prestigious Orchestre symphonique de Montréal Competition, and he performs Bruch’s Scottish Fantasy, an evocative work based on Scottish folk melodies. This concert also features maybe the most famous symphony of all, Beethoven’s exceptional ode to fate, Symphony No. 5.

An eclectic concert is highlighted by one of the world’s top instrumentalists, Daniel Müller-Schott, performing Elgar’s sumptuous, beautiful Cello Concerto. Golijov’s hypnotic and enchanting Night of the Flying Horses makes its VSO debut, and the orchestra performs Schoenberg’s arrangement of Brahms’s brilliant Piano Quartet in G minor.

2 JANUARY 27 Bramwell Tovey conductor Roger Cole oboe* Vancouver Youth Symphony Orchestra+ JULIET PALMER Secret Arnold STRAUSS Oboe Concerto in D Major* BERLIOZ S  ymphonie fantastique+ Maestro Bramwell Tovey conducts an exciting concert that features the Vancouver Youth Symphony Orchestra on stage with the VSO to perform the incredible Symphonie fantastique by Hector Berlioz, and VSO Principal Oboe (and Music Director of the VYSO) Roger Cole soloing in the Oboe Concerto of Richard Strauss.

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4 APRIL 21 Andrew Litton conductor Anderson & Roe piano duo* ADAMS Short Ride in a Fast Machine MOZART Concerto for Two Pianos in E-flat Major* TCHAIKOVSKY  Symphony No. 4 in F minor Billboard chart-topping piano duo Anderson & Roe tackle Mozart’s magnificent Concerto for Two Pianos, in a concert that also includes the thrilling Short Ride in a Fast Machine by John Adams, and Tchaikovsky’s orchestral masterpiece, Symphony No. 4.

Anderson & Roe

5 JUNE 1

Note: this concert is on Friday Bramwell Tovey conductor Ian Parker piano* WEBERN Im Sommerwind BRAMWELL TOVEY Shalimar Variations for Piano and Orchestra (World Première)* STRAUSS On the Beautiful Blue Danube STRAUSS Perpetuum mobile STRAUSS Pizzicato Polka STRAUSS Champagne Polka TCHAIKOVSKY 1812 Overture  The Musically Speaking series finale is highlighted by the World Première of Bramwell Tovey’s own Shalimar Variations for Piano and Orchestra, based on The Kashmiri Song, made famous by Deanna Durban in the wartime movie, Hers to Hold. One of the finest popular songs of its time, the mystical lyrics and enchanting music inspired Maestro Tovey with its magical harmonic possibilities.

MUSICALLY SPEAKING VIDEO SCREEN SPONSOR

MUSICALLY SPEAKING RADIO SPONSOR

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Classical Traditions AT THE CHAN CENTRE

4-concert series. All concerts at 8pm, Fridays or Saturdays at the Chan Centre for the Performing Arts at UBC 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. 1 OCTOBER 20 or 21 Cristian Măcelaru conductor Angela Cheng piano* ENESCU Rumanian Rhapsody No. 1 in A Major RAVEL Piano Concerto in G Major* DVOŘÁK Symphony No. 5 in F Major Celebrated Canadian pianist Angela Cheng makes her welcome return to the VSO, performing Ravel’s G Major Piano Concerto, a work heavily influenced by the driving rhythms of the Paris jazz scene of the 1920s. Dvořák’s Symphony No. 5 was his first real symphonic masterpiece, Classical in form, and infused with the music and melodies of his homeland.

2 FEBRUARY 16 or 17 David Danzmayr conductor Stephen Hough piano* JOCELYN MORLOCK Solace BEETHOVEN  Piano Concerto No. 4 in G Major* BEETHOVEN Symphony No. 6 in F Major, Pastoral British pianist Stephen Hough, Renaissance man, polymath, and one of the most important pianists of his generation, performs Beethoven’s stormy and Romantic Piano Concerto No. 4. Pastoral beauty and “sturm und drang” are also on full display in Beethoven’s glorious Symphony No. 6. Ray Chen

3 APRIL 13 or 14 Karina Canellakis conductor Esther Yoo violin* DVOŘÁK Noon Witch SIBELIUS Violin Concerto* BRAHMS Symphony No. 3 in F Major The youngest-ever prizewinner of the International Jean Sibelius Violin Competition in 2010, Esther Yoo performs the extraordinary Violin Concerto by that competition’s namesake, on the 1704 “Prince Obolensky” Stradivarius violin. Outstanding young American conductor Karina Canellakis returns, directing the beautiful Third Symphony of Johannes Brahms.

Esther Yoo

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4 MAY 11 or 12 Bramwell Tovey conductor Ray Chen violin* BEETHOVEN Violin Concerto in D Major* BRUCKNER Symphony No. 9 in D minor Maestro Bramwell Tovey conducts the VSO debut of Bruckner’s final symphonic epic, left unfinished at the time of his death. Winner of the Queen Elizabeth and Yehudi Menuhin competitions, Ray Chen is one of the most compelling and exciting violinists in the world today – he performs what might be the greatest work ever written for violin and orchestra, Beethoven’s soaring, beautiful Violin Concerto.

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

Chris Hadfield

1 OCTOBER 6 or 7 TERRA AND BEYOND, WITH CHRIS HADFIELD AND DANNY MICHEL William Rowson conductor Chris Hadfield vocals/guitar Danny Michel vocals/guitar Share Colonel Chris Hadfield’s viewpoint “Beyond the Terra,” with music and inspiring images from the International Space Station. As a special guest, Chris welcomes singer/songwriter Danny Michel. Last Fall, they shared the experience of exploring the High Arctic aboard the Russian ice-breaker Kapitan Khlebnikov, resulting in an album that features Hadfield and Michel in collaboration on multiple songs, which will also be featured in this unique and exciting Pops concert.

Tony DeSare

2 DECEMBER 1 or 2

3 JANUARY 5 or 6

CLASSIC BROADWAY

A SINATRA CELEBRATION

Jeff Tyzik conductor Lisa Vroman vocalist Doug LaBrecque vocalist

John Morris Russell conductor Tony DeSare vocalist

One of North America's most in-demand Pops conductor/arrangers Jeff Tyzik turns back the clock to the classic days of Broadway, with the VSO. You’ll hear music by some of the all-time greats of musical theatre: George Gershwin, Cole Porter, Irving Berlin, Rodgers & Hammerstein, Lerner & Loewe, Andrew Lloyd-Webber, and more. Lisa Vroman and Doug LaBrecque lend their dulcet tones to this exciting journey back to the golden age of Broadway.

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Called “two parts Frank Sinatra and one part Billy Joel,” crooner and pianist Tony DeSare takes on the legend of Ol’ Blue Eyes himself. From jazz clubs to Carnegie Hall to headlining with major symphony orchestras, Tony DeSare delivers a fresh take on old school class in an outstanding, critically-acclaimed tribute to the great Frank Sinatra that includes songs like Fly Me to the Moon, One for My Baby, The Summer Wind, Luck Be a Lady, Witchcraft, My Way, and so many more Sinatra classics.


6-concert series All concerts at 8pm, Fridays or Saturdays at the Orpheum

VSO POPS SERIES SPONSOR

The VSO Pops series is all about style and swing. The Vancouver Symphony Orchestra is the biggest big band in town and this cool collection of concerts lets them really cut loose, with concerts ranging from the classics of Broadway to old-time jazz through a modern lens, from the era of Sinatra-style cool to U.K.-inspired rock 'n roll, and more.

The Doo Wop Project

Storm Large

4 FEBRUARY 9 or 10

5 APRIL 6 or 7

6 MAY 18 or 19

A ROMANTIC POPS VALENTINE

THE DOO WOP PROJECT

THE U.K. ROCKS!

William Rowson conductor Jon Nakamatsu piano Robyn Driedger-Klassen soprano Frédérik Robert tenor

Stuart Chafetz conductor The Doo Wop Project

Michael Krajewski conductor Storm Large vocalist Shem von Schroeck vocalist

Love and Romance are front and centre in the beautiful Orpheum theatre, as conductor William Rowson and the VSO perform music that will get you in the mood for Valentine’s. Joined by pianist Jon Nakamatsu, soprano Robyn Driedger-Klassen, and tenor Frédérik Robert, the orchestra dials up some of the most sensual and romantic music ever written, including Gershwin’s Rhapsody in Blue, sizzling selections from Bizet’s Carmen, Dvořák’s Romance, and beautiful music by Strauss, Puccini, and Mascagni.

JANUARY 6 CONCERT SPONSOR

The Doo Wop Project begins at the beginning, tracing the evolution of Doo Wop from the classic sound of five guys singing tight harmonies on a street corner to the biggest hits on the radio today. The Doo Wop Project is history you can dance to! Stars of Broadway’s smash hits Jersey Boys and Motown: The Musical join together and harmonize the classics of some of the greatest music in American Pop and Rock history, including The Crests, The Flamingos, Smokey Robinson, and The Temptations, as well as newer hits from Michael Jackson, Jason Mraz and Amy Winehouse.

APRIL 6 CONCERT SPONSOR

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MAY 18 CONCERT SPONSOR

The British Invasion of the 1960s brought something special to North America, and transformed rock ‘n roll and popular music forever with legendary bands like The Beatles, The Rolling Stones, The Who, and Queen, and artists like Elton John. Their legacy lives on through more recent imports such as Sting, Adele, and Coldplay, to name a few. This amazing tribute to these UK greats features the incomparable Storm Large of Pink Martini fame, the smooth tenor of Shem von Schroeck, and one of the top Pops conductor/arrangers, Michael Krajewski.

MAY 19 CONCERT SPONSOR

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ROGERS GROUP FINANCIAL

Symphony Sundays SYMPHONY SUNDAYS SERIES SPONSOR

5-concert series. A  ll concerts at 2pm, Sundays at the Orpheum The very best in classical concerts and guest artists, presented in a matinee series at the beautiful Orpheum.

Harriet Krijgh

Barry Douglas

1 OCTOBER 29

3 JANUARY 14

5 JUNE 17

Bramwell Tovey conductor Dame Evelyn Glennie percussion*

Otto Tausk conductor Harriet Krijgh cello*

JENNIFER HIGDON  Percussion Concerto* SHOSTAKOVICH  Symphony No. 10 in E minor 

BERLIOZ Roman Carnival Overture DVOŘÁK Cello Concerto in B minor* BRAHMS Symphony No. 1 in C minor 

Please refer to page 6 for description.

2 NOVEMBER 26 Lawrence Renes conductor Barry Douglas piano* (Cherniavsky Laureate pianist)

Dame Evelyn Glennie

Please refer to page 7 for description.

Bramwell Tovey conductor Erin Wall soprano Susan Platts mezzo-soprano Festival Chorus Dr. Graeme Langager director JOCELYN MORLOCK O Rose (World Première) MAHLER Symphony No. 2 in C minor, Resurrection  Please refer to page 9 for description.

4 APRIL 22 Andrew Litton conductor Anderson & Roe piano duo*

RACHMANINOFF  Piano Concerto No. 2 in C minor* PROKOFIEV  Symphony No. 5 in B-flat Major 

ADAMS Short Ride in a Fast Machine MOZART Concerto for Two Pianos in E-flat Major* TCHAIKOVSKY  Symphony No. 4 in F minor

Please refer to page 6 for description.

Please refer to page 10 for description.

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TEA & TRUMPETS 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.

6-concert series. All concerts at 2pm, Thursdays at the Orpheum COMPLIMENTARY TEA & COOKIES will be served in the lobby beginning one hour before each concert. Tea provided compliments of Tetley Tea.

5 APRIL 5 3 JANUARY 4 1 OCTOBER 5 LUDWIG VAN BEETHOVEN William Rowson conductor Christopher Gaze host Alexander Knopp violin The opening concert of the Tea & Trumpets series features the music of one of the greatest of the great composers, Ludwig van Beethoven, and stories from the life of this tortured genius. 2 NOVEMBER 30 FESTIVALS & MARCHES William Rowson conductor Christopher Gaze host Ireh Kim marimba There’s nothing quite like a good musical March! Get ready to clap and feel the goosebumps with famous marches like the Dam Busters March, the Triumphal March from Aïda, Pomp & Circumstance March, the Rakoczy March, and more.

A BAROQUE CELEBRATION William Rowson conductor Christopher Gaze host Emma Hoglund piano Celebrate the beauty of Baroque, with music by Johann Sebastian Bach, Mendelssohn’s Piano Concerto No. 1, Handel’s Water Music, and Pachelbel’s Canon.

THE MAGIC OF DANCE William Rowson conductor Christopher Gaze host Goh Ballet The magical, musical world of dance is centre stage, with the talented dancers of Goh Ballet, and music by Dvořák, Lehar’s Gold & Silver Waltz, excerpts from Tchaikovsky’s Sleeping Beauty and The Nutcracker, and Hungarian Dances by Johannes Brahms. 6 MAY 17

4 FEBRUARY 8 MUSICAL LEGENDS AND FAIRY TALES William Rowson conductor Christopher Gaze host Singers from UBC Opera Ensemble Explore popular legends and fairy tales through music, with highlights from Mendelssohn’s Midsummer Night’s Dream, Humperdinck’s Hansel & Gretel, Offenbach’s Tales of Hoffman, Ravel’s Mother Goose Suite, and Rossini’s La Cenerentola.

THE PROMS! Bramwell Tovey conductor Christopher Gaze host Take a trip to Royal Albert Hall and the Henry Wood Promenade concerts with Maestro Bramwell Tovey, in a concert based on The Last Night of the Proms, including beloved favourites such as Elgar’s Enigma Variations, Rule Britannia, Jerusalem, and more.

Ireh Kim is the VSO School of Music's 2016 Junior Division Future of Excellence Winner and Emma Hoglund 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

Members of the VSO

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5-concert series. All concerts at 8pm, Sundays/Mondays at Bell Performing Arts Centre, Surrey (except where noted)

Surrey Nights 1 SUNDAY, OCTOBER 15 Note: this concert starts at 7pm Otto Tausk conductor Vadim Gluzman violin* GLINKA Ruslan and Ludmila: Overture SHOSTAKOVICH Violin Concerto No. 2 in C-sharp minor* SIBELIUS S  ymphony No. 1 in E minor Please refer to page 9 for description. 2 MONDAY, NOVEMBER 13

3 MONDAY, FEBRUARY 26 Joshua Weilerstein conductor Daniel Müller-Schott cello* GOLIJOV Night of the Flying Horses ELGAR Cello Concerto in E minor* BRAHMS/SCHOENBERG  Piano Quartet in F minor

5 MONDAY, MAY 14 Bramwell Tovey conductor Ray Chen violin* BEETHOVEN Violin Concerto in D Major* BRUCKNER Symphony No. 9 in D minor Please refer to page 11 for description.

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4 MONDAY, APRIL 16

Alexandre Bloch conductor Blake Pouliot violin* MENDELSSOHN Ruy Blas: Overture BRUCH Scottish Fantasy* BEETHOVEN S  ymphony No. 5 in C minor

Karina Canellakis conductor Esther Yoo violin* DVOŘÁK Noon Witch SIBELIUS Violin Concerto* BRAHMS Symphony No. 3 in F Major

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North Shore Classics

3-concert series.  All concerts at 8pm, Mondays at Centennial Theatre, North Vancouver

1 OCTOBER 23

3 JUNE 4

2 JANUARY 29

Cristian Măcelaru conductor Angela Cheng piano*

Bramwell Tovey conductor Roger Cole oboe*

Bramwell Tovey conductor Ian Parker piano*

ENESCU Rumanian Rhapsody No. 1 in A Major RAVEL Piano Concerto in G Major* DVOŘÁK Symphony No. 5 in F Major

JULIET PALMER Secret Arnold STRAUSS Oboe Concerto in D Major* BERLIOZ S  ymphonie fantastique

WEBERN Im Sommerwind BRAMWELL TOVEY Shalimar Variations for Piano and Orchestra (World Première)* STRAUSS On the Beautiful Blue Danube STRAUSS Perpetuum mobile STRAUSS Pizzicato Polka STRAUSS Champagne Polka TCHAIKOVSKY 1812 Overture 

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VANCOUVER SUN

Symphony at the Annex 1 SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 17

2 SATURDAY, APRIL 14

3-concert series.  All concerts at 7:30pm, at the Annex, Downtown Vancouver 3 SUNDAY, MAY 13

PLUM(B)

CREPUSCULAR, LUMINOUS

A SHORT, SLOW LIFE

William Rowson conductor Sophie Dansereau contrabassoon* JOCELYN MORLOCK I Love Paul Klee JEFFREY RYAN Plumb* EUGENE ASTAPOV H  ear My Voice CHRISTOPHER MAYO  Clean Room Design: sous les mers NICO MUHLY By All Means

William Rowson conductor Nicole Ge Li erhu* Corey Hamm piano* HELEN GRIME A Cold Spring DOROTHY CHANG C  hamber Concerto for the Piano Erhu Project* KEVIN LAU Nocturne and Toccata

Bramwell Tovey conductor EMILY DOOLITTLE A Short, Slow Life KATI AGÓCS Devotion KATI AGÓCS Vessel JOCELYN MORLOCK L  acrimosa  BRAMWELL TOVEY  New Work (World Première)

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CHAMBER PLAYERS 4-concert series. All concerts at 7:30pm, Wednesdays or Thursdays, and at 2pm, Sundays at 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 to perform some of the greatest chamber music ever written.

1 NOVEMBER 8, 9 or 12 Julia Lockhart

Aaron McDonald

SCHUBERT & BRAHMS

SCHNITTKE & SHOSTAKOVICH

SCHUBERT Quartetsatz Jae-Won Bang violin Ann Okagaito violin Tegen Davidge viola Zoltan Rozsnyai cello

ALFRED SCHNITTKE Quartet No. 3 Nicholas Wright violin Cassandra Bequary violin Emilie Grimes viola Olivia Blander cello

SCHUBERT Der Hirt auf dem Felsen (The Shepherd on the Rock) Robyn Driedger-Klassen soprano Jeanette Jonquil clarinet Terence Dawson piano

ALFRED SCHNITTKE Hymnus II Cristian Márkos cello Noah Reitman bass

BRAHMS String Quartet No. 2 in A minor Jae-Won Bang violin Ann Okagaito violin Tegen Davidge viola Zoltan Rozsnyai cello 2 JANUARY 24, 25 or 28

Karen Gerbrecht

CHAMBER PLAYERS SERIES WITH SUPPORT FROM

SHOSTAKOVICH Piano Quintet in G minor Nicholas Wright violin Jeanette Bernal-Singh violin Emilie Grimes viola Cristian Márkos cello Grace Huang piano

4 APRIL 11, 12 or 15

MOZART, PLUS

TOMBEAU, TRIO & 2

MOZART Piano Trio in G Major Jason Ho violin Amanda Chan piano

RAVEL Le tombeau de Couperin Christie Reside flute Beth Orson oboe Michelle Goddard clarinet Sophie Dansereau bassoon David Haskins horn

ARVO PÄRT Mozart-Adagio (from Piano Sonata in F Major K.280) Jason Ho violin Amanda Chan piano BILL DOUGLAS  Trio for Oboe, Clarinet, and Bassoon Beth Orson oboe Alexander Morris clarinet Julia Lockhart bassoon

Christie Reside

3 FEBRUARY 28, MARCH 1 or 4

MOZART Quintet in E Flat Major for Piano and Winds Beth Orson oboe Alexander Morris clarinet Julia Lockhart bassoon Andrew Mee horn Amanda Chan piano

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KEERIL MAKAN “2” Karen Gerbrecht violin Aaron McDonald percussion CHAUSSON Piano Trio in G minor Yi Zhou violin Luke Kim cello Chiharu Iinuma piano

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ORIGINO

KIDS' KONCERTS SERIES SPONSOR

Kids' Koncerts 5-concert series. All concerts at 2pm, Sundays at the 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. 1 OCTOBER 8

3 FEBRUARY 11

FRED PENNER William Rowson conductor Fred Penner children's entertainer Fred Penner, a Canadian icon of entertainment and inspiration for children and families, makes his long-awaited return to the VSO. 2 JANUARY 7 CLASSICAL KIDS: MOZART’S MAGNIFICENT VOYAGE William Rowson conductor Classical Kids This concert features Mozart’s young son, Karl, who longs to be taken from his boarding school to spend more time with his famous father. An old travelling trunk serves as a magic chest that reveals an incredible journey back in time to Mozart’s childhood. Along the way, Karl comes to understand Mozart’s extraordinary life as a travelling prodigy, his pressures from family and fame, his passion for composing, and the common bonds they both share.

Fred Penner

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PLATYPUS THEATRE: PETER AND THE WOLF William Rowson conductor Platypus Theatre In a fresh take on a well-loved classic, Peter is a dreamer who suddenly finds himself in the middle of an adventure: a mystifying mission to capture a wily wolf. Two dancers and an actor, colourful sets and incredible masks make for a modern and humorous re-telling of this enduring story. Peter and the Wolf brings listeners in on the action as they help catch the mangy marauder once and for all!

Platypus Theatre

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 APRIL 8 MAGIC CIRCLE MIME CO.: MUSIC, NOISE & SILENCE William Rowson conductor Magic Circle Mime Co. Three meddlesome spirits – Music, Noise and Silence – invade the Orpheum. The concert seems doomed as Silence and Noise attempt to seize control of the orchestra. Only with the help of the Music and the audience will the conductor be able to break the fierce grip of Noise and bring harmony back to the orchestra.

Magic Circle Mime Co.

5 MAY 20 INSPECTOR TOVEY Bramwell Tovey conductor Maestro Bramwell Tovey takes his final turn as Inspector Tovey, investigating the power of live symphonic music and its ability to inspire, entertain, educate, and bring people together in harmony.

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GREAT-WEST LIFE

TINY TOTS

4 Concert Series 10am & 11:30am Fridays at the Playhouse Theatre, Vancouver Saturdays at the 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. 1 OCTOBER 20: PLAYHOUSE THEATRE OCTOBER 21: ANVIL CENTRE GALLOP AND GO! Get ready to move to that barnyard beat with “Clip Clop” the horse! Featuring a bouncy bunch of original and symphonic sing-along tunes. Accompanied by an orchestral trio and folk instruments. 2 DECEMBER 15: PLAYHOUSE THEATRE DECEMBER 16: ANVIL CENTRE HOLIDAY HOORAY! Hooray, hooray, we’ll have fun in the snow today! Sing-along to frosty favourites while you move along with miniatures from The Nutcracker, Babes in Toyland and other sparkly holiday classics. Accompanied by a brass trio. 3 MARCH 9: PLAYHOUSE THEATRE MARCH 10: ANVIL CENTRE MAGICAL MELODY TRAIN RIDE! Choo, choo! Join us “Down by the Symphony Station” for a magical train ride through the music of Dvořák’s New World. Featuring the sounds of the flute, clarinet, cello and string bass. 4 JUNE 15: PLAYHOUSE THEATRE JUNE 16: ANVIL CENTRE SPLISH SPLASH OVER THE OCEAN! Yo Ho! Yo Ho! Sail along with “Presto the Porpoise” and “Largo the Tortoise” in this playful sea-adventure favourite. Accompanied by the sounds of a woodwind trio. Lisa Grace & Linda Sebenius Lisalindashine.com TINY TOTS SERIES SPONSOR

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Spring Festival LEGENDS

Bramwell Tovey

4-concert festival. All concerts at 8pm, at the Orpheum

The 2018 VSO Spring Festival explores musical legends, from Mozart to Bernstein, Mahler, Richard Strauss, and Pinchas Zukerman; and literary legends, from biblical Psalms, to the wisdom of Plato, the writings of medieval monks in Carmina Burana, the story of Don Quixote, the philosophical musings of Voltaire, and the poetry of W.H. Auden. Join Maestro Tovey and the Vancouver Symphony Orchestra for a magical, musical journey through some of history’s most enduring and fascinating legends, as we also honour the 100th anniversary of the birth of Leonard Bernstein.

1 SATURDAY, MARCH 17

3 SATURDAY, MARCH 24

CARMINA BURANA

WEST SIDE STORY

Bramwell Tovey conductor Tracy Dahl soprano* Benjamin Butterfield tenor* James Westman baritone* UBC University Singers & Choral Union+*  Dr. Graeme Langager director Langley Fine Arts School Choir+* Jim Sparks director

Bramwell Tovey conductor Tracy Dahl soprano*

BERNSTEIN Chichester Psalms+ ORFF C  armina Burana* Drinking, gambling, gluttony, lust, the fleeting nature of fortune and wealth, the joy of Springtime, love; Carmina Burana has it all. Carl Orff set to music twentyfour texts from the medieval manuscript of courtly poetry and dramatic writings collectively known as Carmina Burana – and what astonishing music it is! Juxtaposed against the liturgical beauty of biblical psalms in their original Hebrew set to music by Leonard Bernstein, this extraordinary concert explores the sacred and the profane. 2 MONDAY, MARCH 19 THE AGE OF ANXIETY

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Bramwell Tovey conductor Joyce Yang piano* Augustin Hadelich violin+ BERNSTEIN Candide: Overture BERNSTEIN Serenade+ BERNSTEIN S  ymphony No. 2, The Age of Anxiety* This all-Bernstein evening features literary legends and two internationallyrenowned guest artists: pianist Joyce Yang, performing Bernstein’s setting of the poetry of W.H. Auden to music for piano and orchestra; and violinist Augustin Hadelich, performing the Serenade for violin and orchestra, a work inspired by Plato’s Symposium.

BERNSTEIN  West Side Story: Symphonic Dances MAHLER S  ymphony No. 4 in G Major* Based on a book by Arthur Laurents, in turn inspired by Shakespeare’s Romeo & Juliet, West Side Story is a timeless tale of love and tragedy, famously set to exciting music by Leonard Bernstein. Mahler’s Symphony No. 4 is uniquely beautiful in his symphonic output, built around a song written about a child’s vision of Heaven. 4 MONDAY, MARCH 26 ZUKERMAN PLAYS MOZART Bramwell Tovey conductor Pinchas Zukerman violin/viola* Amanda Forsyth cello+ MOZART Violin Concerto No. 5 in A Major* R. STRAUSS Don Quixote*+ Legendary violinist, violist and conductor Pinchas Zukerman performs Mozart’s most famous violin concerto, as well as partnering with his wife, accomplished cellist Amanda Forsyth, in a performance of Richard Strauss’s great work for viola, cello and orchestra, Don Quixote. This piece is based on the novel Don Quixote de la Mancha by Miguel Cervantes, and tells the famous story of the windmilltilter and his faithful sidekick, Sancho Panza, in a series of beautiful and expressive musical episodes.

Pinchas Zukerman

Joyce Yang


VSO New Music FESTIVAL

5-concert festival.

The VSO's 5th annual New Music Festival shines a spotlight on new creations, featuring great Canadian and international composers, renowned guest artists, and collaborations with Early Music Vancouver and Standing Wave. Curated by Maestro Bramwell Tovey and VSO Composer-in-Residence Jocelyn Morlock, the New Music Festival also features internationally renowned violinist Rachel Barton Pine.

1 THURSDAY, JANUARY 18, 7:30PM, ORPHEUM STANDING WAVE Vancouver's cutting-edge new music group Standing Wave takes the Orpheum stage to perform exciting contemporary compositions. 2 FRIDAY, JANUARY 19, 7:30PM, CHRIST CHURCH CATHEDRAL NEW MUSIC FOR OLD INSTRUMENTS: AFTER BACH RODNEY SHARMAN World Première DOUGLAS FINCH Chorale-Threnody JOCELYN MORLOCK Revenant ALEXANDER WEIMANN/ BRAMWELL TOVEY Improvisations GYÖRGY LIGETI Passacaglia Ungherese BACH Brandenburg Concerto No. 5 BRAMWELL TOVEY World Première Commission (based on Brandenburg Concerto No. 5) New meets old as the Pacific Baroque Orchestra performs Bach's timeless classic Brandenburg Concerto No. 5 and the world première of Maestro Bramwell Tovey's newest work, based on that famous concerto. 3 SATURDAY, JANUARY 20, 7:30PM, ORPHEUM COBALT CLOUDS AND CLEAR BLUE SEAS Vancouver Symphony Orchestra Bramwell Tovey conductor Rachel Barton Pine violin+ Nicholas Wright violin^ Larry Knopp trumpet* JOHN ESTACIO Trumpet Concerto* JOCELYN MORLOCK Cobalt+^ ANNA CLYNE P  rince of Clouds+^ ALFRED SCHNITTKE TBA Music that responds to the beauty and power of the sea and the sky, including Anna Clyne's luxuriant Prince of Clouds, Jocelyn Morlock's radioactive Cobalt, and John Estacio's heroic, Triton-inspired Trumpet Concerto.

Rachel Barton Pine

Bramwell Tovey

4 SUNDAY, JANUARY 21, 4PM & 7:30PM, ANNEX INTIMATE NMF CABARET We asked some of our favourite performers to reveal the music that makes them tick! This concert showcases these masterful Canadian musicians and composers in performance, in the intimate setting of the Orpheum Annex.

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Standing Wave

5 MONDAY, JANUARY 22, 7:30PM, ORPHEUM DAWN TO DUSK: FROM AURORA TO WINTER SKY Vancouver Symphony Orchestra Bramwell Tovey conductor Rachel Barton Pine violin* EVE DE CASTRO-ROBINSON Aurora MARCUS GODDARD Violin Concerto* (World Première) JOCELYN MORLOCK  World Première Commission SAMY MOUSSA Nocturne KAIJA SAARIAHO Ciel d'hiver Featuring the world première of Marcus Goddard's Violin Concerto for Rachel Barton Pine and new work by Jocelyn Morlock, Dawn to Dusk journeys from the raucously avian morning of Eve de Castro-Robinson's Aurora to Samy Moussa's moody Nocturne and Kaija Saariaho's hypnotic, gorgeous Ciel d'hiver. NEW MUSIC FESTIVAL | TITLE | 21


COMPOSE YOUR OWN SERIES 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.

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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Bramwell Tovey with the VSO

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Maestro Bramwell Tovey A GALA CELEBRATION

Tracy Dahl

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David Pomeroy

Mark Fewer

Jon Kimura Parker

THURSDAY, MAY 31, 8PM, ORPHEUM Bramwell Tovey conductor Tania Miller conductor Evan Mitchell conductor Gordon Gerrard conductor William Rowson conductor Tracy Dahl soprano Judith Forst mezzo-soprano David Pomeroy tenor Mark Fewer violin Jon Kimura Parker piano

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Join the VSO, Maestro Bramwell Tovey, and an all-star roster of guests for a once-in-a-lifetime celebration of Maestro Tovey’s unprecedented 18-year tenure as VSO Music Director. Joined by three former Assistant Conductors and the VSO’s current Assistant Conductor, as well as numerous Canadian artists with whom Maestro Tovey has worked extensively over the years, the orchestra performs many popular works from throughout his time as Music Director. Maestro Tovey takes the podium in the second half of this grand celebration of the extraordinary music-making partnership with the orchestra that has marked his time as Music Director. Join the festivities in the lobby post-concert, with cake and a sparkling wine toast in Maestro Tovey’s honour.

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Lang Lang! WITH

THE VSO MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 25, 8PM , ORPHEUM Bramwell Tovey conductor Lang Lang piano* Australian String Quartet+ BRAHMS Hungarian Dance No. 5 ROSSINI William Tell Overture ELGAR Introduction & Allegro+ BEETHOVEN P  iano Concerto No. 5 in E-flat Major, Emperor*

“...the hottest artist on the classical music planet.” — New York Times

Classical music’s most exciting superstar — and the greatest pianist of his generation – returns to the Orpheum stage to perform Beethoven’s magnificent ‘Emperor’ Piano Concerto No. 5 with the Vancouver Symphony Orchestra. Maestro Tovey conducts this very special concert that also features the Australian String Quartet, led by former VSO Concertmaster Dale Barltrop. langlang.com

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Australian String Quartet

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National Arts Centre Orchestra

LIFE REFLECTED THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 2, 8PM, THE CENTRE, 777 HOMER ST, VANCOUVER Alexander Shelley conductor

Donna Feore creative producer and director

Four Canadian composers created compelling musical portraits of four exceptional Canadian women. Roberta Bondar, Rita Joe, Alice Munro, and Amanda Todd are the inspiration behind Life Reflected, a unique symphonic and multi-media celebration of youth, promise, and courage. The National Arts Centre Orchestra commissioned four works by Zosha Di Castri, Jocelyn Morlock, Nicole Lizée, and John Estacio to create its largest production ever. The staging includes stunning projections, which immerse the audience in sound, motion picture, photography, and graphic design. Opening Concert of ISCM World New Music Days 2017.

“A powerful, overwhelming creation.” —Le Devoir NATIONAL ARTS CENTRE ORCHESTRA: LIFE REFLECTED

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VSO@ISCM The Vancouver Symphony

Performs at World New Music Days

SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 5, 7:30PM, ORPHEUM

Mohamed Assani

Bramwell Tovey conductor Mohamed Assani sitar* CHARLOTTE BRAY At The Speed of Stillness JOCELYN MORLOCK That Tingling Sensation FRIEDRICH HEINRICH KERN Indigo JOHN OLIVER/MOHAMED ASSANI Pressed for Time (Word Première)*

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From November 2–8, 2017, Canada welcomes the world as Vancouver hosts the ISCM World New Music Days 2017. Since its founding in 1922, the International Society for Contemporary Music has been the world’s premier network for new music. In 2017, the Canadian League of Composers and Music on Main welcome nearly 50 countries for a festival of new music and a celebration of new ideas, new collaborations, and new fusions. This concert epitomizes this celebration, with new music from Canada and around the globe. Presented with the support of the Department of Canadian Heritage, the Canada Council for the Arts, the Province of British Columbia, the City of Vancouver, the Deux Mille Foundation, the Hamber Foundation, the SOCAN Foundation. SPECIALS | 25


AT THE MOVIES

SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 18, 7PM, ORPHEUM SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 19, 2PM, ORPHEUM Constantine Kitsopoulos conductor

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One of the most thrilling science fiction adventures ever made, and featuring one of John Williams’ most iconic and beloved musical scores, Jurassic Park transformed the movie-going experience for an entire generation and became the highest-grossing film of all time in 1993, winning three Academy Awards®. Masterfully directed by Steven Spielberg and based on the best-selling novel by Michael Crichton, Jurassic Park transports us to a secluded island where scientists have succeeded in reviving the age of dinosaurs in a brand new, immersive theme park, the likes of which has never been seen before…a world in which dinosaurs once again rule the earth. Now audiences can experience the full ground-breaking film as never before: projected in HD with the Vancouver Symphony Orchestra performing the magnificent John Williams score LIVE to picture. Welcome...to Jurassic Park!

FRIDAY, MARCH 9, 7PM, ORPHEUM SATURDAY, MARCH 10, 7PM, ORPHEUM SUNDAY, MARCH 11, 2PM, ORPHEUM Justin Freer conductor The Harry Potter™ film series is one of those once-in-a-lifetime cultural phenomena that continues to delight millions of fans around the world. This concert will feature the Vancouver Symphony Orchestra performing every note from Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire.™ CineConcerts is inviting fans back to the Wizarding World for an evening of music and magic in Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire™ – In Concert. Relive the magic of Harry Potter™ soaring across the big screen in high-definition and experience the music of the Vancouver Symphony Orchestra performing Patrick Doyle’s unforgettable score LIVE on the Orpheum stage.

EXPERIENCE THE MAGIC OF THE FILM WITH A LIVE ORCHESTRA

HARRY POTTER AND THE GOBLET OF FIRE

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ADULT

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DRESS $ 73.00 $ 73.00 $ 73.00 $ 62.00 ONE 63.00 60.00 54.00 54.00 TWO 53.00 50.00 45.00 45.00 THREE 43.00 41.00 37.00 37.00 FOUR 34.00 34.00 34.00 29.00 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. (s17)

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A TRADITIONAL CHRISTMAS

William Rowson

Christopher Gaze

ST. ANDREW’S-WESLEY CHURCH, VANCOUVER

William Rowson conductor Christopher Gaze host EnChor Gerald van Wyck director UBC Opera Ensemble Nancy Hermiston director

Friday, December 8 at 7:30pm Saturday, December 9 at 4pm & 7:30pm Sunday, December 10 at 7:30pm

SOUTH DELTA BAPTIST CHURCH, DELTA

Wednesday, December 13 at 7:30pm

Celebrating the 25th Anniversary of the Lower Mainland’s most beloved Christmas music tradition. Kick off your Holiday season on the perfect note, with the VSO Traditional Christmas concerts.

Thursday, December 14 at 4pm & 7:30pm

A TRADITIONAL CHRISTMAS

Saturday, December 16 at 4pm & 7:30pm

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ALL

ADULT

SENIOR STUDENT

$ 43.00 $ 37.00

$ 37.00

KAY MEEK CENTRE, WEST VANCOUVER

CENTENNIAL THEATRE, NORTH VANCOUVER Friday, December 15 at 4pm & 7:30pm

BELL PERFORMING ARTS CENTRE, SURREY

SUBSCRIBER

$ 35.00

CONCERT PRICES SUBJECT TO CHANGE AT ANY TIME.

MICHAEL J. FOX THEATRE, BURNABY

Sunday, December 17 at 4pm & 7:30pm

VIVALDI'S

FOUR SEASONS FRIDAY & SATURDAY, DECEMBER 15 & 16, 8PM, CHAN CENTRE FOR THE PERFORMING ARTS, UBC SPECIAL ADDED PERFORMANCE IN NEW WESTMINSTER: SUNDAY DECEMBER 17, 2PM, MASSEY THEATRE, NEW WESTMINSTER Philippe Quint violin/leader

Christie Reside flute*

HASSE Sinfonia in G minor TELEMANN Concerto for Flute and Violin in E minor* GEMINIANI/CORELLI Concerto grosso No. 12 in D minor, La folia VIVALDI Th  e Four Seasons The VSO’s traditional presentation of Vivaldi’s timeless classic, The Four Seasons. Philippe Quint, one of the most lyrical, elegant, and poetic violinists in the world today, will perform this enduring favourite, on the magnificent 1708 “Ruby” Stradivarius violin. philippequint.com

VIVALDI'S FOUR SEASONS

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ONE $ 70.00 $ 67.00 $ 53.00 $ 60.00 TWO 57.00 54.00 43.00 48.00 THREE 37.00 35.00 28.00 31.00 FOUR 29.00 27.00 22.00 25.00

SUPPORT BY

CONCERT PRICES SUBJECT TO CHANGE AT ANY TIME.

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PRESENTS:

Jann Arden A

CHRISTMAS WITH

THE VSO

WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 6, 8PM, ORPHEUM A JANN ARDEN CHRISTMAS WITH THE VSO

William Rowson conductor Jann Arden singer

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Canada’s beloved pop diva Jann Arden brings her sensational voice and warm, witty personality to this Holiday-season extravaganza! Featured tunes include such timeless numbers as Rockin’ Around the Christmas Tree, Silver Bells, It’s the Most Wonderful Time of the Year, and much more – all done the inimitable Jann Arden way. jannarden.com

ADULT

SENIOR STUDENT

SUBSCRIBER

DRESS $ 85.00 $ 85.00 $ 85.00 $ 72.00 ONE 75.00 71.00 64.00 64.00 TWO 65.00 62.00 55.00 55.00 THREE 55.00 52.00 47.00 47.00 FOUR 45.00 43.00 38.00 38.00 FIVE 35.00 33.00 30.00 30.00 SIX 30.00 29.00 26.00 26.00 CONCERT PRICES SUBJECT TO CHANGE AT ANY TIME.

NEW YEAR'S CONCERT 2018 MONDAY, JANUARY 1, 2:30PM, ORPHEUM The Strauss Symphony of Canada featuring the Vancouver Symphony Orchestra Christoph Campestrini conductor (Vienna) Patricia Nessy soprano (Vienna) Adam Fisher tenor (Vancouver) Dancers from Kiev-City Ballet International Champion Ballroom Dancers This holiday season, the spirited romance of operetta, the glamour of ballroom dance, and the delicate beauty of ballet will waltz you into a triumphant New Year. Inspired by Vienna’s beloved New Year’s Concert, this charming celebration blends acclaimed European singers and dancers with exceptional local symphonies for a rich cultural experience that will leave your toes tapping. A Vancouver tradition for 22 years, experience Salute to Vienna New Year’s Concert: a toast to life itself!

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SALUTE TO VIENNA

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ALL TICKETS *

VIP $ 150.00 ** ONE 99.50 TWO 89.50 THREE 78.50 FOUR 67.50 FIVE 57.50 ARTISTS AND PRICES SUBJECT TO CHANGE AT ANY TIME.

* Special event. Service charge applies. ** VIP TICKET HOLDERS will watch the concert

from the very best seats, and are invited to an exclusive post-performance event with the artists for autograph signing. Bring your camera for photos! Call to enquire.

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The Hot Sardines WITH

THE VSO

“Old-time jazz with new-time energy and style... magic on stage.” — WFUV Radio, New York

WEDNESDAY, APRIL 25, 8PM, ORPHEUM William Rowson conductor The Hot Sardines “Miz Elizabeth” Bougerol lead singer, washboard Evan “Bibs” Palazzo bandleader, pianist Edwin “Fast Eddy” Francisco tap dancer, ukulele Nick Myers clarinet, saxophone Jason Prover trumpet Mike Sailors cornet, trombone Evan “Sugar” Crane upright bass, sousaphone Alex Raderman percussion If you like Champagne with your French Fries, you’ll love The Hot Sardines and their electrifying performances of vintage jazz! Today’s foremost champions of classic jazz, The Hot Sardines also happen to be one of the best jazz bands on tour today, and the number one band on the iTunes jazz charts. Come see what all the fuss is about, as The Hot Sardines swing on the Orpheum stage with the Vancouver Symphony Orchestra. hotsardines.com

THE HOT SARDINES WITH THE VSO

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ALL TICKETS

ONE $ 75.00 65.00 CONCERT PRICES SUBJECT TWO TO CHANGE AT ANY TIME. THREE 50.00

PRESENTED IN PARTNERSHIP WITH

Arrival from Sweden

PLAYS THE MUSIC OF ABBA WEDNESDAY, MAY 2, 8PM, ORPHEUM William Rowson conductor Arrival from Sweden

ARRIVAL FROM SWEDEN

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ALL TICKETS

ONE $ 75.00 TWO 65.00 THREE 50.00

CONCERT PRICES SUBJECT TO CHANGE AT ANY TIME.

DENOTES GUESTS MAKING THEIR VSO DEBUT

ABBA is back! International sensation Arrival from Sweden is the world’s top ABBA tribute band, playing to sold-out houses everywhere they go. Arrival from Sweden is the only band with exclusive rights to the ABBA name, costumes, and original music, including hits like Mamma Mia, Chiquitita, Take a Chance on Me, Waterloo, and many more. Arrival from Sweden also includes original ABBA band members Finn Sjöberg on guitar and Roger Palm on drums. The music of ABBA: live on stage with the Vancouver Symphony Orchestra! themusicofabba.com SPECIALS | 29


VANCOUVER SYMPHONY EDUCATION AND COMMUNITY PROGRAMS P R E M I E R E D U C AT I O N PA R T N E R

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.

VSO KIDS’ KONCERTS Fun-filled Sunday afternoons for children and their families. (pg. 18) 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. 19)

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.

ELEMENTARY SCHOOL CONCERTS WITH SUPPORT FROM

ALL-ACCESS PASS SPONSORED BY

VSO CONNECTS ELEMENTARY WITH SUPPORT FROM

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

KIDS' KONCERTS SERIES SPONSOR

TINY TOTS SERIES SPONSOR

JEAN COULTHARD READINGS SPONSORED BY

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

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.

GIVING BACK The VSO supports numerous local charities through donations of ticket vouchers, which are used for their fundraising activities.

VSO CONNECTS Maestro Tovey, VSO musicians, and postsecondary music students visit elementary and secondary schools in six of Metro Vancouver’s school districts to support public music education programs.

VSO CONNECTS SECONDARY WITH SUPPORT FROM

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.

JEAN COULTHARD READINGS Gives emerging BC composers the opportunity to have their work played by the VSO.

ALL-ACCESS PASS Offers full-time students and anyone thirtyfive years of age or younger an opportunity to attend select regular season concerts for only $15.

CONNECTING PEOPLE, CONNECTING CULTURES, COMMUNITY ENGAGEMENT INITIATIVE

CRESCENDO A professional development symposium for music specialist teachers.

SYMPHONIC ENCOUNTERS & GIVING BACK PROGRAMS SPONSORED BY

EDUCATION CONCERT TICKET DONOR

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

YOUTH DEVELOPMENT AND ENGAGEMENT PROGRAMS GENEROUSLY SUPPORTED BY THE WILLIAM AND IRENE MCEWEN FUND

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

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

For full program details visit vancouversymphony.ca

ORCHESTRAL I N S T I T U T E AT WHISTLER

BRAMWELL TOVEY

Artistic Advisor, Whistler Institute Orchestra & VSO Music Director

The fourth annual VSO Orchestral Institute at Whistler

Coming in Summer of 2018 Whistler, British Columbia To apply:

STUDY MUSIC IN THE BEAUTIFUL RESORT OF WHISTLER, BC! 30 | EDUCATION | VSO ORCHESTRAL INSTITUTE AT WHISTLER

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IN ASSOCIATION WITH:

In partnership with THE RESORT MUNICIPALITY OF WHISTLER


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CONNECT WITH FRIENDS. Don’t miss the inspiring talent at the VSO School of Music in the year-end Orpheum Showcase Performance of student ensembles, on Sunday, June 24, 2018. A variety of the school’s best performing groups in Classical, Jazz and World Music closes with the school’s signature arrangement of Beethoven’s Ode To Joy for an orchestra of up to 200 performers. Tickets available through the VSO Box office starting in May of 2018.

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