Brahms’ Piano Concerto No. 1
Four Sea Interludes
Life Emerging: Antarctica
Piano Concerto No. 1
Approx. 120 Minute Performance
Please note: Helene Grimaud is unable to travel to Vancouver for this weekend’s concerts due to illness. The program remains unchanged, and we are privileged and delighted to welcome Italian pianist Alessio Bax to perform Brahms’ Piano Concerto No. 1.
Join Maestro Otto Tausk and the musicians of the VSO as they perform Brahms’ impressive Piano Concerto No.1, deftly played by Italian international soloist sensation Alessio Bax, Britten’s Sea Interludes and the world-premiere of Life: Emerging Antarctica.
The VSO’s Associate Principal Trumpet and acclaimed composer, Marcus Goddard takes us on a concert expedition as we journey across Antarctica’s varied terrains, dive with leopard seals, and dodge the ocean waves caused by a collapsing glacier with his work Life Emerging: Antarctica. The orchestra echoes images of the icy continent’s changing landscapes and ecosystem, projected on the Orpheum screen, which were chronicled by the celebrated National Geographic photographer and SeaLegacy founder, Paul Nicklen. VSO principal cellist Henry Shapard performs the solo, originally written for Yo-Yo Ma.
Life Emerging: Antarctica, Commissioned by the Vancouver Symphony Orchestra and the Victoria Symphony with generous support from the Hugh Davidson Fund administered by the Victoria Foundation.
PIANO SOLOISTS APPEAR WITH THE GENEROUS ASSISTANCE OF SHEAHAN AND GERALD McGAVIN, CM, OBC
Our Planet talk back sessions:
Friday Nov 25
- In concert panel discussion with Paul Nicklen (National Geographic photographer), Marcus Goddard (composer) and Maestro Otto Tausk
Saturday Nov 26
- In concert discussion with Marcus Goddard (composer) and Maestro Otto Tausk
Please note: all panel discussions will take place during the concert time frame, there will no longer be and post-concert talk back sessions.