As we reenter the world of shared musical experiences, Victoria Symphony members can hardly wait to bring the colour back into all our lives through the transformational power of music.
The 2021/22 season is an ambitious offering of live and virtual events, including the complete Beethoven Symphonies lead by music director Christian Kluxen, the majestic 9th Symphonies of Mahler and Schubert, and orchestral masterpieces by both Robert and Clara Schumann.
Pianist Lorraine Min returns for Gershwin’s Rhapsody in Blue, Stewart Goodyear plays Shostakovich’s Piano Concerto No. 2 and conductor and virtuoso harpsichordist Alexander Weimann leads Haydn’s Morning, Noon and Night symphonies.
To celebrate the 90th birthday of John Williams, principal pops conductor Sean O’Loughlin leads a program of some of the greatest film music ever written.
Making their VS debuts this season, Charles Richard-Hamelin performs Beethoven’s Piano Concerto No. 4 and Riverdance alumni Maria Millar stars in Music of the Emerald Isles.
Beloved traditions continue with a “Christmas Pops” concert led by Sean O’Loughlin, a new spin on Handel’s Messiah with “Bach to Messiah,” featuring excerpts from Bach’s Christmas Oratorio and Handel’s Messiah led by Tafelmusik’s Ivars Taurins.
What should concert-goers expect?
While current plans are subject to ongoing changes in Public Health Orders, all concert-goers must be fully vaccinated by October 24.
For October and November, there will be a hybrid of in-person and virtual concerts with reduced-capacity seating. Single tickets only.
From December to May, there will be live, full-length concerts with expectations of full capacity. Single tickets and flexible subscription packages are available now.
For those of you not yet ready to return to the concert hall, the Victoria Symphony will continue to offer a virtual season, airing programs online (and free of charge) at least once per month. The virtual season began September 23 with a 2020/21 Virtual Season Highlights concert.
Tickets can be purchased online at victoriasymphony.ca or by calling the Farquhar at UVic box office at 250-721-8480. Tickets to Christmas Pops and Viennese New Years are available through the RMTS box office at 250.386.6121.
Find complete concert listings at victoriasymphony.ca .