The VSO presents the first annual New Music Festival, with all events taking place at the Orpheum Theatre in four concerts from January 17th to the 20th.
Each year, the VSO New Music Festival will focus on a Distinguished International Visiting Composer, and this inaugural festival will feature renowned Australian composer and violist, Brett Dean. Now one of the most internationally performed composers of his generation, Dean’s music is championed by many of the leading conductors and orchestras worldwide. Principal Viola of the Berlin Philharmonic for fourteen years, Dean will perform his Viola Concerto, while a number of his other works will also be featured.
Guest performers at the festival will include the Rascher Saxophone Quartet from Germany, and Vancouver's acclaimed new music ensemble, Standing Wave. Members of the VSO will perform in chamber music in addition to their usual Symphony roles.
VSO Music Director Bramwell Tovey will conduct each concert, as well as hosting each evening with VSO Composer-in-Residence Edward Top.
EACH CONCERT IS AN EVENT, and includes pre-concert Emerging Artists performances, and a post-concert jazz cabaret each night, in the Westcoast Energy Hall lobby/bar, where performers and audience can meet and mingle after concerts.
ORDER YOUR TICKETS ONLINE, or call about special ON-STAGE SEATING for the Friday and Saturday evening concerts!