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Whistler Institute Orchestra Performs

  • Conductor / Performers

    Bramwell Tovey conductor

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  • Repertoire

    Stravinsky

    Petrouchka (1947)

    Ravel

    Daphnis et Chloé Suite No. 2

    Strauss

    Till Eulenspiegel’s Merry Pranks



The VSO Institute at Whistler is a music education program that takes place in Whistler for ten days in late-June/early-July. It brings together nearly one hundred advanced music students from around the world, aged 15 to 25, to study in an immersive setting with VSO musicians and Music Director Maestro Bramwell Tovey, all in the natural beauty of Whistler. Each year, the Institute culminates in a performance of the music that the students practice and rehearse throughout the Institute.

This year, the Institute Orchestra will perform music from two classic ballet scores that were both created for Sergei Diaghilev’s Ballets Russes. Stravinsky’s Petrushka ballet was first staged in 1911 (starring Vaslav Nijinsky) and subsequently revised in 1947. Nijinsky also danced the 1912 premiere of Ravel’s ballet Daphnis et Chloé, the final portion of which was extracted to form a three-movement concert suite. Richard Strauss wrote his tone poem Till Eulenspiegel’s Merry Pranks, as a musical chronical of the misadventures of the German folk hero. Nijinsky found it irresistible as well and created a ballet from the good humoured score.

The performance at Whistler is a free concert, and tickets at the Chan Centre are $28 for adults (Subscriber / All Access / Teacher Ticket discounts available). Don’t miss this opportunity to hear the Institute Orchestra from the VSO’s renowned Orchestral Institute at Whistler, performing with Maestro Bramwell Tovey.

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Performance Dates

  • Monday, Jul 2, 2018

    2pm Whistler Olympic Plaza

  • Tuesday, Jul 3, 2018

    8pm Chan Centre for the Performing Arts at UBC