ARTS IN­SID­ERS

WE ASKED THOSE IN THE KNOW TO RE­VEAL THEIR SEA­SON’S HID­DEN GEMS

The Georgia Straight - - Arts Insiders -

“In early Novem­ber, we’ll fea­ture [Sir Ed­ward] El­gar’s colossal work for three vo­cal soloists, cho­rus, and orches­tra, in which an ev­ery­man char­ac­ter faces death, meets his guardian an­gel, and stands be­fore his god to seek the prom­ise of ever­last­ing glory. It is epic!” says Bramwell Tovey, mu­sic di­rec­tor of the Van­cou­ver Sym­phony Orches­tra.

SE­RI­OUSLY STRINGS

“Strings are Vetta’s thing, so if I had to choose one pro­gram, it would be Se­ri­ously Strings, which brings to­gether six of Van­cou­ver’s finest mu­si­cians per­form­ing [Peter Ilich] Tchaikovsky’s fa­mous sex­tet and [Wolf­gang Amadeus] Mozart’s quin­tes­sen­tial says Joan Black­man, artis­tic di­rec­tor of Vetta Cham­ber Mu­sic.

NIKOLAJ ZNAIDER, VI­O­LIN WITH ROBERT KULEK, PI­ANO

“Af­ter his stun­ningly suc­cess­ful VRS per­for­mances at the Chan Cen­tre in 2006 and 2008, we’ve been try­ing to bring Nikolaj Znaider back to Van­cou­ver for the best part of a decade. He’s hugely suc­cess­ful and in de­mand in Europe, both as a vi­o­lin­ist and con­duc­tor, and this is the first op­por­tu­nity we’ve had to get him back to Van­cou­ver. We seized it!” says Leila Getz, artis­tic di­rec­tor of the Van­cou­ver Recital So­ci­ety.

YOSHIHARA + SAWAI (JA­PAN)

“Among the rich of­fer­ings of VNM’S 2017-18 sea­son, we are ex­cited to wel­come an­ces­tral and rad­i­cal sounds from two of Ja­pan’s most cel­e­brated mu­si­cians de­voted to new sounds and com­po­si­tion [Su­mire Yoshihara, per­cus­sion, and Kazue Sawai, koto]. This will be a unique and rare op­por­tu­nity to ex­pe­ri­ence two amaz­ing sound ex­plor­ers of the Ja­panese con­tem­po­rary-mu­sic scene,” says Gior­gio Mag­na­nensi, artis­tic di­rec­tor of Van­cou­ver New Mu­sic.

TAKE 6 IN CON­CERT

“Chor Leoni’s Van­man Male Choral Fes­ti­val has be­come a phe­nom­e­non for singers and au­di­ences alike, and in our 25th year, we are proud to present the most dec­o­rated a cap­pella group of all time, TAKE 6, to this year’s week­end fes­ti­val,” says Erick Lichte, con­duc­tor of Chor Leoni Men’s Choir.

(Pre­sented by the Van­cou­ver Sym­phony Orches­tra on Novem­ber 4 and 6 at the Or­pheum) Dream of Geron­tius,

The (Pre­sented by Vetta Cham­ber Mu­sic on Novem­ber 23 and 24 at West Point Grey United Church, and Novem­ber 26 at Py­att Hall) Sou­venir de Florence Quin­tet in G Mi­nor,” (Pre­sented by the Van­cou­ver Recital So­ci­ety on Fe­bru­ary 4 at the Chan Cen­tre for the Per­form­ing Arts) (Pre­sented by Van­cou­ver New Mu­sic on March 17 at the An­nex)

(Pre­sented by Chor Leoni on April 6 at the Queen Eliz­a­beth The­atre)

MU­SIC

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