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Mozart & Tchaikovsky with Xian Zhang and Marc-André Hamelin

Masterworks Diamond & Symphony Sunday Series

at Orpheum Theatre

  • 02 November

    Friday 8:00 pm

    Orpheum Theatre

  • 03 November

    Saturday 8:00 pm

    Orpheum Theatre

  • 04 November

    Sunday 2:00 pm

    Orpheum Theatre

Artists

Approx. 90 Minute Performance

1 Intermission

Program

  • Dorothy Chang
    Northern Star
  • Mozart
    Piano Concerto No. 17 in G Major
  • Tchaikovsky
    Symphony No. 2 in C minor

Important Note

Arrive early on Sunday for a special performance by VSO School of Music students at 1:15pm.

Acclaimed conductor Xian Zhang marks her first VSO performances conducting Tchaikovsky’s Second Symphony, a work infused with beautiful Ukrainian folk songs, and giving the composer one of his earliest critical successes.

Iconic Canadian pianist Marc-André Hamelin performs one of Mozart’s finest concertos – a concerto that perhaps should be called the “Starling” concerto, for the famous (and actually true!) story of Mozart’s pet bird that could sing the principal theme of this concerto’s finale.

Xian Zhang, one of the great rising conductors on the international podium today, makes her debut with the Vancouver Symphony Orchestra with Tchaikovsky’s beautiful Symphony No. 2.

Zhang first conducted the China National Opera Orchestra at the age of 19 and went on to be conductor-in-residence of the China Opera House in Beijing and the Jinfan Symphony Orchestra. She leapt onto the international stage as assistant conductor to Lorin Maazel at the New York Philharmonic before taking on a number of firsts. She was the first woman to conduct the Staatskapelle Dresden in its principal hall, the first woman named music director of an Italian symphony, and the first woman named director of a BBC orchestra. Xian Zhang is currently music director of the New Jersey Symphony Orchestra.

Have a listen to Maestra Zhang leading the BBC Wales Orchestra in Beethoven’s 9th at the BBC proms.

  • 02 November

    Friday 8:00 pm

    Orpheum Theatre

  • 03 November

    Saturday 8:00 pm

    Orpheum Theatre

  • 04 November

    Sunday 2:00 pm

    Orpheum Theatre

Artists

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