The Vancouver Symphony Orchestra
Tea & Trumpet Series: The Magic of Dance

Dates and Venue Thursday, April 5, 2018, 2pm | Orpheum Theatre

Conductor William Rowson Featured performers Goh Ballet dancers & Sean Gao - violin Host Christopher Gaze

Programme Dvorák’s Slavonic Dances, Op. 72, No. 1 in B Major, No. 2 in E minor; Tchaikovsky’s Sleeping Beauty Waltz; Lehár’s Gold & Silver Waltz; Brahms’ Hungarian Dances Nos. 1, 3, 10; Rimsky-Korsakov's Dance of the Buffoons; Tchaikovsky’s The Nutcracker: Waltz of the Flowers

Reviewer John Jane

The Magic of Dance is this season’s fifth and penultimate concert in the Vancouver Symphony Orchestra Tea & Trumpet Series. This concert is made special by way of students of the Goh Ballet Academy provide classical dance to two pieces: Delibes’ Coppelia and Vivaldi’s Four Seasons. Full review



The Vancouver Symphony Orchestra
A Bernstein Celebration

Date and Venue Monday, March 19, 2018, 8pm | Orpheum Theatre

Conductor Bramwell Tovey Featured performers Joyce Yang - piano, Augustin Hadelich - violin

Programme Leonard Bernstein's Candide: Overture; Serenade; Symphony No. 2, The Age of Anxiety

Reviewer John Jane

A Bernstein Celebration is the second of four concerts in this year’s VSO Spring Festival and the first of two concerts to feature the music of Leonard Bernstein. This concert also features guest musicians Joyce Yang on piano and Augustin Hadelich on violin. Full review



Perla Battalla in the House of Cohen

Dates and Venue Sunday, March 11, 2018 7:30pm | Norman & Annette Rothstein Theatre

Reviewer John Jane

Leonard Cohen died on November 7, 2016 in Los Angeles at age 82. But if Angeleno singer Perla Batalla has anything to do with it, his music will live on forever. Batalla and Cohen enjoyed a protégé-mentor relationship for many years and eventually became close friends. Full review