The Vancouver Symphony Orchestra
Tea & Trumpets Series: Mozart and Vienna

Date and Venue May 25, 2017, at 2pm | Orpheum Theatre

Conductor William Rowson Host Christopher Gaze

Programme Mozart’s Overture to The Marriage of Figaro; Johann Strauss’ Tales from the Vienna Woods; Beethoven’s Symphony No. 6 in F major, Op. 68; von Suppé’s Morning, Noon and Night in Vienna; Mozart’s Overture to the Magic Flute; Johann Strauss’ Blue Danube Waltz

Reviewer John Jane

Maestro William Rowson and Host Christopher Gaze guided another Tea & Trumpets Series to a season finale. And what better way to end than with a tribute to Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart and Vienna – the city where he achieved so much fame..... Full Review


Standing Wave
music by Anna Pidgorna, libretto by Val Brandt

Date and Venue Wednesday, May 24, 2017 at 8pm | Annex, 823 Seymour Street, 2nd Floor, Vancouver

Musicians Christie Reside - flute, Anne-Katherine Coope - clarinet, Rebecca Whitling - violin, Peggy Lee - cello Allen Stiles - piano, Vern Griffiths - percussion and guest vocalist Carla Huhtanen - soprano

Reviewer John Jane

Avant-garde chamber ensemble Standing Wave concluded their 2016-2017 season with a selection of cutting edge works by young composers under the collective title WILD. The showpiece of the concert is an excerpt from Anna Pidgorna’s one-act chamber opera currently still in progress. Full Review



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