xFirehall Arts Centre
Circle Game: Reimagining the Music of Joni Mitchell

Directors Andrew Cohen and Anna Kuman Producer Donna Spencer Cast Adriana Ravalli, Sara Vickruck, Kimmy Choi, David Cohen, Scott Perrie, Rowen Kahn,

Dates and Venue April 29 – May 20, 2017, Tues at 7pm; Wed-Fri at 8pm; Sat at 4pm & 8pm; Sun at 3pm & Wed at 1pm | Firehall Arts Centre| 280 E. Cordova

Reviewer Karen Fitzgibbon

Bravo! This is one of the best performances I’ve seen in the seven years that I’ve been reviewing. The house was packed on opening night. Joni Mitchell turns 70 this year and she is honored by a concert that is remarkable. Full Review

 


VSO 2017 Spring Festival
The Planets: An HD Odyssey

Date and Venue Monday, April 24, 2017 at 8pm | Orpheum Theatre

Conductor Bramwell Tovey Featured performers James Ehnes viola, Elektra Women's Choir directed by Morna Edmundson

Programme Gavin Higgins' Velocity; William Walton's Viola Concerto; Gustav Holst's The Planets

Reviewer John Jane

When performed with such vehemence and virtuosity, The Planets can be a thrilling journey. Monday night's VSO performance was nothing if not thrilling. Maestro Tovey brought out every single one of the multifarious moods and orchestral complexities in this monumental suite. Full Review

 

 

From New York, The Groover – Mike Ledonne plays Earth, Wind & Fire

Date and Venue April 6, 2017 8pm | The Shadbolt Centre, 6450 Deer Lake Avenue, Burnaby

Reviewer Karen Fitzgibbon

Ledonne played complex works with ease and exuded a style of his own. He appears laid back, confident and shows a love for his art. Each musician did their own solo with true mastery. Full Review

 

 

 

The Vancouver Symphony Orchestra
Tea & Trumpets Series: The City of Light

Date and Venue Thursday, Mar 16, 2017, 2pm | Orpheum Theatre

Conductor William Rowson Host Christopher Gaze Featured performer Matthew Yep, violin

Programme Weber’s Invitation to the Dance; Rossini’s William Tell: Pas de six; Saint Saens’ Danse Macabre & Havanaise; Debussy and Mouton’s Claire de Lune; Delibes’ Sylvia Suite: No. 3 Pizzicati; Berlioz’s Symphonie fantastique: Un Ball

Reviewer John Jane

The second best thing to spending spring in Paris is a concert dedicated to music associated with ‘The City of Light.’ Maestro William Rowson led the Vancouver Symphony Orchestra in the fifth concert in the Tea & Trumpets Series for the 2016-2017 season. Full Review