The Vancouver Symphony Orchestra Spring Festival presents Visions of Joy: Beethoven's 9th.
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 a 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.
Otto Tausk, VSO Music Director and conductor
Erin Wall, Soprano
Marion Newman, Mezzo-soprano
David Pomeroy, Tenor
James Westman, Baritone
The Vancouver Symphony Orchestra presents A Midsummer Night's Dream by Mendelssohn, with the UBC Opera Ensemble and excerpts from Wagner's Götterdämmerung.APR 5
The Vancouver Symphony Orchestra Spring Festival presents From Russia with Jazz with phenomenal pianist Stewart Goodyear performing Gershwin's piano concerto.APR 6
The Vancouver Symphony Orchestra Spring Festival presents violinist Rosanne Philippens performing Prokofiev's Violin Concerto No. 2.APR 12