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Masterworks Diamond: The Dream of Gerontius — Vancouver Symphony Orchestra

When: November 4, 2017 @ 8:00 pm
Where: Orpheum Theatre

Elgar’s massive but deeply personal work, based on a Victorian poem by Cardinal John Henry Newman, follows a devout, dying Everyman character (“Gerontius” is a name derived from “Old Man”) 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 ...

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Symphony Sundays: Evelyn Glennie! — Vancouver Symphony Orchestra

When: October 29, 2017 @ 2:00 pm
Where: Orpheum Theatre

A prolific recording artist and champion of new works for percussion and orchestra, Dame Evelyn Glennie performs American composer Jennifer Higdon’s fascinating Percussion Concerto, a work that was written in 2005 for percussionist Colin Currie, and dedicated to him. The piece was commissioned by the Philadelphia Orchestra, the Indianapolis Symphony Orchestra and the Dallas Symphony Orchestra and was first performed in 2005, with Colin Currie as ...

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Masterworks Gold: Evelyn Glennie! — Vancouver Symphony Orchestra

When: October 28, 2017 @ 8:00 pm
Where: Orpheum Theatre

A prolific recording artist and champion of new works for percussion and orchestra, Dame Evelyn Glennie performs American composer Jennifer Higdon’s fascinating Percussion Concerto, a work that was written in 2005 for percussionist Colin Currie, and dedicated to him. The piece was commissioned by the Philadelphia Orchestra, the Indianapolis Symphony Orchestra and the Dallas Symphony Orchestra and was first performed in 2005, with Colin Currie as ...

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North Shore Classics: Angela Cheng plays Ravel — Vancouver Symphony Orchestra

When: October 23, 2017 @ 8:00 pm
Where: Centennial Theatre

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.

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Classical Traditions at the Chan Centre: Angela Cheng Plays Ravel — Vancouver Symphony Orchestra

When: October 20, 2017 @ 8:00 pm
Where: The Chan Centre for the Performing Arts

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.

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