James Ehnes on Violin & Viola
Blue Danube Waltzes
Hungarian Rhapsody No. 2
Approx. 90 Minute Performance
The VSO’s dear friend James Ehnes returns with his “flawless intonation” (Gramophone), and “show-stopping virtuosity” (Seen and Heard) to play both Korngold’s beautiful Violin Concerto (Grammy-winning piece) and Bartók’s remarkable Viola Concerto. Plus! The most famous waltz ever written, Strauss’ Blue Danube, and the captivating Hungarian Rhapsody No. 2 by Liszt.
SURREY NIGHTS IS ENDOWED BY WERNER AND HELGA HÖING
Note: This Surrey Nights concert is on Sunday.
The May 12 concert dedicated in memory of Ronald L. Cliff, CM, OBC.
Ron was a dedicated audience member, a generous contributor, and served this orchestra for 67 years. He led as a VSO Board member, Treasurer and Chair. He was a founding trustee and Chair of the Vancouver Symphony Foundation, building a transformational endowment fund. Ron’s leadership, passion, and commitment earned him the title of Honorary Life President at the VSO. He was deeply respected and beloved by the VSO community; we will miss him dearly.