Classical Traditions at the Chan Centre
October 25/26, 2019
MOZART & HAYDN WITH ALBRECHT MAYER
You haven’t heard oboe till you’ve heard Albrecht Mayer, principal of the Berlin Philharmonic. He leads this delightful concert as both soloist and conductor. Prepare to rediscover the oboe in some wonderful classical repertoire.
November 15/17, 2019
BACH’S BRANDENBURGS WITH TON KOOPMAN
Ton Koopman, one of the most sought after keyboardists, conductors and Bach interpreters in the world, comes to Vancouver to deliver a veritable masterclass in the baroque with Bach’s beloved Brandenburg Concertos and the famous “Air on the G string” from Orchestral Suite No. 3.
Please Note: The usual Saturday performance is moved to Sunday, November 17th at 7:30pm due to a scheduling conflict.
March 20/21, 2020
In 1802 Beethoven was overcome with depression as the irreversible nature of his deafness became undeniable. He wrote a “testament” to this fact, ending it with the insinuation he would end his life. Myth has it he then arose from his desk and launched into creating the passion and triumph of the Eroica Symphony. Brett Dean, conductor and violist, leads from the music stand both his own work, inspired by Beethoven’s testament, and the great 3rd Symphony.
May 15/16, 2020
PURCELL & HANDEL
Rising Canadian mezzo Emily D’Angelo is the talk of the town. With Purcell and Handel she demonstrates her nimble technique and why the New York Classical Review calls her “the most promising performer of the day.” Led by VSO Concertmaster Nicholas Wright.