Victoria Symphony Orchestra

Victoria’s Symphony Splash, which usually draws thousands to the Inner Harbour, goes virtual this year. (Black Press Media file photo)

Symphony Splash goes virtual, revisits 2018 performance

Organizers postpone live event until Aug. 1, 2021

 

The Victoria Symphony Orchestra is in the midst of performing all of Beethoven’s symphonies in March during its Beethoven 250 celebrations at UVic’s Farquhar Auditorium, marking the birth of the great composer. Don Descoteau/Monday Magazine

REVIEW: Beethoven’s Fifth a masterpiece to begin March

Victoria Symphony’s Beethoven 250 celebrations open with a bang at the Farquhar Auditorium

 

Beethoven 250: Victoria getting ready to celebrate

Beethoven 250: Victoria getting ready to celebrate

Victoria Symphony to play all nine of the composer’s symphonies during March birthday celebrations

 

Victoria Symphony principal pops conductor Sean O’Loughlin has taken on various special projects in his time with the orchestra. On Jan. 25-26 at the Royal Theatre, he’ll guide the Symphony in Shaken, Not Stirred, a musical adventure featuring themes from James Bond and other spy films. Photo by Kevin Light

The Best of Bond, courtesy of the Victoria Symphony

VS Pops Series continues with Shaken, Not Stirred, featuring music from legendary spy films

Victoria Symphony principal pops conductor Sean O’Loughlin has taken on various special projects in his time with the orchestra. On Jan. 25-26 at the Royal Theatre, he’ll guide the Symphony in Shaken, Not Stirred, a musical adventure featuring themes from James Bond and other spy films. Photo by Kevin Light
Internationally accalimed violinist Stefan Jackiw joins the Victoria Symphony for their performance of Concerto for Violin by Felix Mendelssohn during their Oct. 5-6 concerts at the Farquhar Auditorium. Photo by Sophie Zhai

VICTORIA SYMPHONY: Classical masterpieces help welcome autumn

Virtuoso violinist, pianist to perform triumphant works by Mendelssohn, Beethoven

  • Sep 20, 2019
Internationally accalimed violinist Stefan Jackiw joins the Victoria Symphony for their performance of Concerto for Violin by Felix Mendelssohn during their Oct. 5-6 concerts at the Farquhar Auditorium. Photo by Sophie Zhai
Giuseppe Pietraroia, associate conductor with the Victoria Symphony, spoofs in Chinatown. He’ll get down to business, with a little fun included, during the symphony’s annual Beer and Beethoven event on the Breakwater Barge, July 27. Photo courtesy Victoria Symphony

Enjoy a scintillating summer with the Symphony

Variety of events and venues allow you to take in the best in classical music

  • Jul 6, 2019
Giuseppe Pietraroia, associate conductor with the Victoria Symphony, spoofs in Chinatown. He’ll get down to business, with a little fun included, during the symphony’s annual Beer and Beethoven event on the Breakwater Barge, July 27. Photo courtesy Victoria Symphony
Vic. Symphony, Jeans ‘n Classics will rock you with the Best of Queen

Vic. Symphony, Jeans ‘n Classics will rock you with the Best of Queen

Post-Bohemian Rhapsody, Pops Series concerts bring British band’s music back into spotlight

  • Mar 18, 2019
Vic. Symphony, Jeans ‘n Classics will rock you with the Best of Queen
Symphony in Space: Star Wars themes pack a punch for Pops

Symphony in Space: Star Wars themes pack a punch for Pops

Sci-fi concerts Jan. 19 part of busy month for the Victoria Symphony at the Royal Theatre

Symphony in Space: Star Wars themes pack a punch for Pops
Rental rates for non-profit user groups at the Royal Theatre are rising signficantly. One of those, the Victoria Symphony, plans to move almost half its concerts to UVic as a result. Photo by Terrence Lam

Victoria Symphony, other Royal Theatre users hammered with huge rent increases

Symphony already planning to move half its concerts to UVic’s Farquhar Auditorium

Rental rates for non-profit user groups at the Royal Theatre are rising signficantly. One of those, the Victoria Symphony, plans to move almost half its concerts to UVic as a result. Photo by Terrence Lam
Victoria Symphony principal trumpeter Ryan Cole is featured during Marcus Goddard’s Concerto for Trumpet, during the VS performance Nov. 3 at the Royal Theatre. Courtesy Victoria Symphony

Victoria Symphony takes on Amanda Todd story in November

Orchestra’s offerings during the month range from the dramatic to the whimsical

  • Oct 30, 2018
Victoria Symphony principal trumpeter Ryan Cole is featured during Marcus Goddard’s Concerto for Trumpet, during the VS performance Nov. 3 at the Royal Theatre. Courtesy Victoria Symphony
Victoria Symphony opens new season with return of Mahler, Berg compositions

Victoria Symphony opens new season with return of Mahler, Berg compositions

Monday’s performance will also feature internally acclaimed soprano Leslie Ann Bradley

Victoria Symphony opens new season with return of Mahler, Berg compositions
Len Chapple (left) and his late wife Dallas Chapple have donated $1 million to the Victoria Symphony. File contributed/Victoria Symphony

Shared love of classical music leads to Victoria Symphony’s largest-ever private donation

$1-million donors Len Chapple and late wife, Dallas, were major supporters of the Symphony

Len Chapple (left) and his late wife Dallas Chapple have donated $1 million to the Victoria Symphony. File contributed/Victoria Symphony
SYMPHONY SPLASH: Movie music keeps things fun at Splash

SYMPHONY SPLASH: Movie music keeps things fun at Splash

Victoria Symphony event is far more than just a classical music concert

SYMPHONY SPLASH: Movie music keeps things fun at Splash
Victoria Symphony music director Maestro Christian Kluxen conducts during the annual Symphony Splash last year in the Inner Harbour. The event is set for Aug. 5 this year, following a series of mid-summer concerts around the region. Facebook

Victoria Symphony offering sneak peek of Splash at free pancake breakfast

Instrument petting zoo, Young Soloist performance part of Saturday preview event

Victoria Symphony music director Maestro Christian Kluxen conducts during the annual Symphony Splash last year in the Inner Harbour. The event is set for Aug. 5 this year, following a series of mid-summer concerts around the region. Facebook
SUMMER OF CLASSICS: Victoria Symphony concerts heat up July and August

SUMMER OF CLASSICS: Victoria Symphony concerts heat up July and August

Venues range from venerable cathedral to two different waterfront barges

SUMMER OF CLASSICS: Victoria Symphony concerts heat up July and August
Victoria Symphony music director Christian Kluxen works in rehearsal with VSO members. The orchestra recently announced its 2018-19 season highlights. Courtesy Victoria Symphony

Irish Tenors an early Christmas present for Victoria Symphony supporters

VSO announces its 2018/19 season highlights to appreciative crowd at UVic

  • Mar 16, 2018
Victoria Symphony music director Christian Kluxen works in rehearsal with VSO members. The orchestra recently announced its 2018-19 season highlights. Courtesy Victoria Symphony
Victoria Symphony music director Christian Kluxen works in rehearsal with VSO members. The orchestra recently announced its 2018-19 season highlights. Courtesy Victoria Symphony

Irish Tenors an early Christmas present for Victoria Symphony supporters

VSO announces its 2018/19 season highlights to appreciative crowd at UVic

  • Mar 16, 2018
Victoria Symphony music director Christian Kluxen works in rehearsal with VSO members. The orchestra recently announced its 2018-19 season highlights. Courtesy Victoria Symphony
Students from the Canadian College of Performing Arts hit the stage at the Royal Theatre this Friday and Saturday for Broadway Lights, featuring show tunes from past musicals. Photo courtesy CCPA

Victoria Symphony lights up Broadway with CCPA

Performing arts school students join orchestra in performing popular show tunes

  • Mar 6, 2018
Students from the Canadian College of Performing Arts hit the stage at the Royal Theatre this Friday and Saturday for Broadway Lights, featuring show tunes from past musicals. Photo courtesy CCPA
Maestra Tania Miller served as music director for the Victoria Symphony Orchestra for 14 years. Photo contributed

Maestra Tania Miller makes triumphant return to Victoria Symphony

Longtime music director guides orchestra accompanying Juno-winning pianist Alain Lefevre

  • Mar 2, 2018
Maestra Tania Miller served as music director for the Victoria Symphony Orchestra for 14 years. Photo contributed