Spring for the Vancouver Symphony Orchestra features a strong line-up of guest artists, great classical repertoire, fun Symphony Pops, matinees, and a whole host of other concerts.
On April 12th, American jazz trumpeter Chris Botti, one of the world’s top instrumentalists, will make his much-anticipated debut with the Vancouver Symphony Orchestra. Botti is a master artist and performer who has sold nearly three million albums worldwide. His breathtaking smooth jazz stylings will blend beautifully with the sumptuous sounds of a full Symphony Orchestra.
Just a few days later, VSO Assistant Conductor Evan Mitchell leads the orchestra and the acrobat troupe of Cirque de la Symphonie in a thrilling, high-wire production. Cirque de la Symphonie pairs veterans of the worldwide Cirque phenomenon with a mix of light classics and film music performed by the orchestra for a unique VSO Pops concert.
Undeniably the reigning classical music virtuoso, Itzhak Perlman is celebrated by critics and audiences worldwide—not only for the beauty and perfection of his playing, but the irrepressible joy of music which he communicates. On April 26th, Maestro Perlman will perform one of the greatest concertos ever written for any instrument, Mendelssohn’s beautiful and romantic Violin Concerto in E minor.
Also scheduled to perform as guest artist this spring are violinist Nicola Benedetti, pianist Barry Douglas, pianist Darrett Zusko, and violinist Vadim Gluzman.
Visit the Vancouver Symphony Orchestra online for information on these and other great concerts during the second half of their season.