Concert Details

Resurrection: The Season Finale

  • Erin Wall

  • Bramwell Tovey

  • Conductor / Performers

    Bramwell Tovey Conductor

    Erin Wall Soprano

    Susan Platts mezzo-soprano

    Festival Chorus

    Dr. Graeme Langager director (Festival Chorus)

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  • Repertoire

    Jocelyn Morlock

    O Rose (World Première)


    Symphony No. 2 in C minor, Resurrection

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    this concert


The final concert of Maestro Bramwell Tovey’s tenure as VSO Music Director features a world premiere commission by Composer-in-Residence Jocelyn Morlock, and Mahler’s epic, stunning work of compositional genius, the ‘Resurrection’ Symphony No. 2. This work is a dramatic, emotional journey that in some ways echoes Beethoven’s Ninth. Sweeping in size and scope, the monumental symphony struggles with profound questions of life, death, and the afterlife, with equally profound writing and orchestration.

Mark your calendar for this historic concert.


Maestro Bramwell Tovey is the VSO’s longest-serving Music Director, entering his 18th and final season with the VSO in the 2017/2018 Season. Maestro Tovey’s accomplishments with the VSO, including touring, GRAMMY and Juno Awards, the VSO School of Music, the Orchestral Institute at Whistler, the many Music Education programs, and the artistic successes and growth of the orchestra will be celebrated throughout his final year as VSO Music Director. 

Erin Wall is acclaimed for her musicality and versatility, and sings an extensive opera and concert repertoire which spans three centuries, from Mozart and Beethoven to Britten and Strauss. She has sung leading roles in many of the world's great opera houses, including the Metropolitan Opera, La Scala, the Vienna Staatsoper, Opéra National de Paris, and Lyric Opera of Chicago, and appears in concert with leading maestri and symphony orchestras worldwide. www.erinwall.com

Susan Platts, British-born Canadian mezzo-soprano, brings a uniquely rich and wide-ranging voice to concert and recital repertoire for alto and mezzo-soprano.  She is particularly esteemed for her performances of Gustav Mahler's works. In May of 2004, as part of the Rolex Mentor and Protégé Arts Initiative, world-renowned soprano Jessye Norman chose Ms. Platts as her protégée from 26 international candidates and she has continued to mentor her ever since. www.susanplatts.com

TIMING, BOX OFFICE AND CONCERT INFORMATION: This concert will be approximately 2 hours and 10 minutes in length, including a 20-minute intermission. The Orpheum Box Office opens 2 hours prior to performance start time. Doors open 75 minutes ahead of performance time. Pre-Concert Talk begins at 7:05pm in the auditorium. If you have chose to pick up tickets at Will Call, please arrive at least 30 minutes before performance start time to pick up your tickets. 

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Performance Dates

  • Saturday, Jun 16, 2018

    8pm Orpheum Theatre

  • Sunday, Jun 17, 2018

    2pm Orpheum Theatre

  • Monday, Jun 18, 2018

    8pm Orpheum Theatre


Air Canada
Masterworks Diamond