Focusing on arguably the most important time in music’s development, the Vancouver Symphony Orchestra’s five concert Bach & Beyond series features the great masterpieces of Bach and the Baroque era, through the Classical style of Mozart, Haydn, and Beethoven.
The series begins October 16th and 17th with renowned conductor, organist, and founder of the Vienna Academy Ensemble, Martin Haselböck, in a concert celebrating the masters of the Baroque era.
The Bach & Beyond series is performed at Chan Centre for the Performing Arts at the University of British Columbia, a concert hall built to showcase music from this era, and each concert has been crafted to take advantage of the venue’s outstanding acoustics.
The Bach & Beyond series will feature music through the Baroque era, represented by the music of Bach, Handel, Telemann, Purcell and Vivaldi, and into the music of the Classical era, including Haydn, Mozart, Beethoven and Beethoven.
The 2009/2010 Season includes a lineup of internationally-renowned guest artists, including conductor/organist Martin Haselböck, conductor/violinist Elizabeth Wallfisch, conductor Jean-Marie Zeitouni, pianist Andrew Armstrong, and conductor/pianist Barry Douglas. VSO Music Director Maestro Bramwell Tovey conducts one of the concerts, and two VSO musicians take solo turns during the Season: Principal Flute Christie Reside, and Principal Oboe Roger Cole.
Tickets are available online at www.vancouversymphony.ca or by calling VSO customer service at 604.876.3434.