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Classical Music: A Week in Artslandia

Classical music has a way of ushering in springtime. Whether in mid-March breezes or the blistery sleet, we take comfort in knowing that concert halls are always cozy and warm. Here’s a short list of classical music concerts we’re eager to see this week.

Chris Botti in Concert with the VSO | Vancouver Symphony Orchestra
Billboard chart-topper and Grammy® Award-winning talent, Chris Botti is the consummate instrumental entertainer. Having performed with artists ranging from Sting to Andrea Bocelli, Botti’s amiable live performances are noted for their sophisticated arrangements, virtuosity and variety.

March 15  |  Tickets >>

The City of Light | Vancouver Symphony Orchestra
A celebration of great French classics, focused on the city of Paris and the music of Saint-Saëns, Delibes, and Debussy. Violinist Matthew Yep is the VSO School of Music’s 2016 Senior Division Future of Excellence Winner. Conducted by William Rowson (pictured) and hosted Christopher Gaze.

March 16 |  Tickets >>

Florian Boesch and Miah Persson, baritone and soprano and Malcolm Martineau, piano | Vancouver Recital Society
Austrian baritone Florian Boesch makes a welcome return to the VRS stage—this time with Swedish soprano Miah Persson (pictured). This is the first duo vocal recital in the history of the VRS with the added benefit of the wonderful Malcolm Martineau at the keyboard.

March 16  |  Tickets >> 

The Mambo Kings: In Hot Latin Nights! | Vancouver Symphony Orchestra
Renowned Pops conductor and arranger Jeff Tyzik teams up with the Mambo Kings for a sizzling night of Latin-inspired hits. Seamlessly blending symphonic music with Latin jazz and Salsa, the Mambo Kings light up the stage.

March 17 & 18 |  Tickets >>

Parisian Elegance CMS Piano & Strings | Friends of Chamber Music
The music of France has, for centuries, been vibrant, colourful and elegant. In this thrilling program of better and lesser known Gallic classics, CMS co-artistic director and pianist Wu Han heads up a cast of six CMS artists that are sure to dazzle and delight.

March 19 |  Tickets >>

Paul Lewis, piano | Vancouver Recital Society
VRS audiences have had the opportunity to witness Paul Lewis’ rise to fame since he first performed in Vancouver in 2001. He is now regarded as one of the world’s foremost interpreters of the central European classical repertoire.

March 19 |  Tickets >>

Classical Coffee Concert | Surrey Civic Theatres
Elizabeth and Marcel Bergmann—known worldwide as the Bergmann Piano Duo—are famous for their razzle-dazzle playing and their uniquely eclectic programs. This husband-and-wife team bring their magical touch to this intimate and casual concert series.

March 23 |  Tickets >>