MICHAEL BOLTON: The Symphony Sessions
Orpheum TheatreLearn More
Approx. 90 Minute Performance
A trio of 21st Century masterpieces by three of the most outstanding and original composers of our day. Canadian star, Nicole Lizee, re-imagines iconic scenes from The Sound of Music set to her own unique soundscape; Unsuk Chin is Korea’s most celebrated living composer, her rhapsodic Violin Concerto brought her international acclaim; the works of Kaja Saariaho (“sonic images of magnetic power” – The Guardian) magnificently evoke the distinctive colours and atmospheres of her native Finland.
Chin and Saariaho’s pieces are here (re-)interpreted by the original soloists – German-Korean violinist, Viviane Hagner and Finnish clarinetist, Kari Kriikku (“A physically flamboyant player of Olympian virtuosity” – New York Times) – who inspired the concertos and gave their world premieres. A world-class new music experience for Vancouver, and significant chapter in the VSO’s Women’s Voices initiative.
6:30PM – 7:30PM Experience a Sound Installation by Canadian YouTube star Andrew Huang.
6:45PM – 7:05PM Join Maestro Otto Tausk and the soloists on stage for a pre-concert chat.
9:00PM Following the concert, join us for drinks and mingling with the artists and music from the DJ.
This concert is part of the 2020 VSO New Music Festival: (re)creations.