The Vancouver Symphony Orchestra
A Romantic Pops Valentine

Dates and Venue Saturday, February 9 & February 10, 2018 at 8pm | Orpheum Theatre

Conductor William Rowson Featured performers Jon Nakamatsu - piano, Robyn Driedger-Klassen - soprano, and David Curry - tenor

Reviewer Erin Jane

Maestro Rowson did a fantastic job of introducing each piece along with some context, which is crucial as after all, most of the evening’s selections were not being experienced within the framework of how they were meant to be enjoyed. Full review


The Vancouver Symphony Orchestra: A Sinatra Celebration

Dates and Venue Friday January 5 & Saturday January 6, 2018 at 8pm | Orpheum Theatre

Conductor John Morris Russell Featured performer Tony DeSare vocalist

Reviewer Ed Farolan

Desare was good. The audience loved him. He wasn´t Sinatra, but you could almost figure out something about his moves, his looks, perhaps calling to mind a young Sinatra. Full review



The Vancouver Symphony Orchestra
Tea & Trumpets Series:
A Baroque Celebration

Date and Venue Thursday, January 4, 2018 at 2pm | Orpheum Theatre

Conductor William Rowson Host Christopher Gaze Featured performer Emma Hoglund - Piano

Programme Bach’s Suite No. 1 in C Major, Mendelssohn’s Piano Concerto No. 1, Handel’s Water Music, Pachelbel ‘s Canon (encore)

Reviewer John Jane

For anyone who enjoys baroque music this concert was an ideal showcase. A Baroque Celebration is the third concert in this season’s VSO Tea & Trumpet Series and the first of the 2018 calendar year. Full review