Concert Details

Tchaikovsky and The Mermaid

  • Augustin Hadelich

  • John Storgårds

  • Conductor / Performers

    John Storgårds conductor

    Augustin Hadelich violin*

    Click on the conductor or performer's name to read their biography

  • Repertoire

    Glenn Buhr

    …this is the murmur of yearning


    Violin Concerto in D Major*


    The Mermaid: Symphonic Fantasy after Hans Christian Andersen

    Click to read notes for
    this concert

One of the most important and in-demand violinists in the world today, Augustin Hadelich makes his much-anticipated VSO return, performing maybe the most popular violin concerto ever written. Zemlinsky’s lavish, rarely-performed orchestral masterpiece The Mermaid is based on Hans Christian Andersen’s fairytale of the mermaid who sacrifices herself for an unrequited love, written by Zemlinsky after his rejection by Alma Schindler, in favour of her soon-to-be husband, the great composer Gustav Mahler.

VSO Subscribers receive exclusive benefits, guaranteed priority seating, and big savings. Subscribe today and save up to 30% over single concert pricing.

Sign up for Email Updates, Special Offers,
and News about the VSO.

Visit Augustin Hadelich at

PRE-CONCERT TALK by Jocelyn Morlock, VSO Composer-in-Residence, at 7:05pm in the auditorium. FREE TO TICKETHOLDERS.

Top of Page

Click on a highlighted date for concert details

Performance Dates

  • Saturday, Jan 16, 2016

    8pm Orpheum Theatre

  • Monday, Jan 18, 2016

    8pm Orpheum Theatre


Air Canada
Masterworks Diamond



Ticket prices include GST and a Facility Fee charged by the venue. There will also be a $2 order fee added to your cart for online purchases when you have completed your transaction, unless you choose “Print at Home” for your ticket delivery method, for which there is no per-order fee. A $3 per order fee will apply for phone orders. Please click “buy now” to shop for your tickets and to see all available prices. Prices are subject to change at any time.