Brahms’ Piano Concerto No. 1

Brahms’ Piano Concerto No. 1

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VSO Partners

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Artists

Otto Tausk

Otto Tausk VSO Music Director

Alessio Bax

Alessio Bax Piano

Henry Shapard

Henry Shapard Principal Cello

Paul Nicklen

Paul Nicklen Photographer & Filmmaker

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Program

Britten

Four Sea Interludes

Goddard

Life Emerging: Antarctica

Brahms

Piano Concerto No. 1

Approx. 120 Minute Performance

1 Intermission

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, a VSO commission assisted by the Hugh Davidson Fund at 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.

 

This concert is a part of the following series:

Friday & Saturday
8pm

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