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Welcome to the Vancouver Recital Society’s 37th season, brimming with an array of remarkable musicians from around the globe. Whether at the start of their careers or the top of the classical charts, they share two things: all are immensely gifted and delighted to play for Vancouver audiences. In this 2016–17 season, we have some exciting ‘firsts’ to look forward to, starting with classical accordionist from Latvia Ksenija Sidorova.

In November, the irrepressible, ‘much-more-than-a-mezzo’ Joyce DiDonato will make her Vancouver debut with the period instrument ensemble Il Pomo d’Oro at the Orpheum Theatre. Additionally, two exciting young musicians, who enjoyed sold-out VRS performances in the past two years, will be returning to the stage but this time with chamber music ensembles. Other ‘firsts’ include a weekend “Winterlude” retreat in January—again with two exceptional musicians who’ve previously won the hearts of audiences—and the VRS’s first dual vocal recital as part of the Peak Performances Series at the Playhouse.

The Classic Afternoons at the Chan Centre Series, which they are calling PIANISSIMO for good reason, will be an absolute dream for pianophiles. Finally, some extraordinary young musicians will appear on the VRS stage for the very first time as part of the Edwina and Paul Heller Next Generation Series at the Playhouse.

The best of the best in your own back yard, Vancouver!