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The Georgia Straight - - Arts -

READY, SET… Lo­cal clas­si­cal-mu­sic afi­ciona­dos are going to get an early look at what the Van­cou­ver Sym­phony Or­ches­tra will sound like once mu­sic direc­tor Bramwell Tovey steps down at the end of this sea­son. His re­place­ment, Otto Tausk, is set to take the podium, and if this is a preview of what’s to come, we’re happy to say that it might just be more of the same. Tausk will lead soloist Vadim Gluz­man through Dmitri Shostakovich’s Vi­olin Con­certo No. 2 in C-sharp Mi­nor, be­fore tack­ling some­thing a lit­tle less spiky in Jean Si­belius’s Sym­phony No. 1 in E Mi­nor, along with the ex­tro­verted sweet­ness of Mikhail Glinka’s over­ture for his opera Rus­lan and Lud­mila. It’s busi­ness as usual, in short, and we’re glad of that.

Otto Tausk con­ducts the Van­cou­ver Sym­phony Or­ches­tra at the Or­pheum on Saturday and Mon­day (Oc­to­ber 14 and 16).

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