The Vancouver Symphony Orchestra
VSO Pops: Whole Lotta Shakin': From Swing to Rock

Dates and Venue January 11 & 12, 2019, 8pm | Orpheum Theatre

Conductor Michael Krajewski Featured performers Dave Bennett Quartet

Reviewer John Jane

From big band swing to good ol’ rock ‘n’ roll - featured performers Dave Bennett & his Quartet joined Maestro Michael Krajewski and the Vancouver Symphony Orchestra on the Orpheum stage for a multi-genre repertoire. Audience members might have expected to see five musicians on stage with the orchestra. However, Jeff Kressler on piano, Shelly Berger on bass and Pete Siers on drums only form a trio..... Full review

 



The Vancouver Symphony Orchestra
Tea & Trumpets: Spanish Nights

Date and Venue Thursday, November 22, 2018 at 2pm | Orpheum Theatre

Conductor William Rowson Host Christopher Gaze

Program Chabrier’ España, Granados’ Goyescas: Intermezzo, Bizet’s Carmen Suite: Suite 1 No. 1 Prelude, Suite 1 No. 1a Aragonaise, Suite 1 No. 2 Intermezzo, Suite 1 No. 4 Dragons, Suite 2 No. 7 Habañera, Suite 2 No. 9 Song of the Toreador & Suite 2 Danse Bohème, De Falla’s Three-Cornered Hat Suite 2: The Miller’s Dance & El Amor Brujo: Ritual Fire Dance, Rimsky-Korsakov’s Capriccio Espagnol

Reviewer John Jane

The second concert in this season’s Tea & Trumpets Series was a Spanish themed affair, though, in terms of authorship it was a fairly eclectic program that included composers from France, Russia and of course, Spain. Full review