RGF Integrated Wealth Management Symphony Sundays
October 20, 2019
TAUSK CONDUCTS DVORÁK’S NEW WORLD SYMPHONY
Gorgeous folk songs and music from the New World combine in this cornucopia of well-known melodies. Plus Barber’s Adagio for Strings, a work rendered famous by none other than the VSO in the soundtrack to Oliver Stone’s film Platoon.
January 26, 2020
SYMPHONIE FANTASTIQUE: MÄRKL CONDUCTS BERLIOZ, RAVEL, SAINT-SAËNS
Audience-favourite Maestro Jun Märkl returns with a program tracing the evolution of the French sound: lush and masterful orchestration, cyclical forms, and great thematic cohesion. Young Hungarian cellist István Várdai brings his famed “Du Pré-Harrell” Stradivarius, built in 1673, to tackle Saint-Saëns’ beloved Concerto No. 1.
March 15, 2020
THE BEETHOVEN EXPERIENCE: A MOST REMARKABLE NIGHT PART 1: PASTORALE REDUX
December 22, 1808 has been called the “most remarkable” night of Beethoven’s career. An astounding four-hour concert saw the premières of both the 5th and 6th Symphonies, the Choral Fantasy and his Piano Concerto No. 4 along with an improvised piano fantasy — Beethoven conducting and playing all of it. The Pastorale is Beethoven’s portrait of nature. This concert is part of Beethovenfest.
April 26, 2020
MOZART AND RIMSKY-KORSAKOV
Elim Chan, one of the most vibrant young conductors on the scene today partners with Sergei Babayan, mentor of Trifonov and Argerich collaborator, for an impeccable Mozart. If those names are new to you, trust us — you are in for a treat.
MAY 31, 2020
TOVEY CONDUCTS CHOPIN AND VAUGHAN WILLIAMS
VSO Music Director Emeritus Maestro Bramwell Tovey leads a program that pairs English poetry with Polish passion. Angela Cheng will enthrall in Chopin’s 2nd Piano Concerto, a work of “undescribable beauty.” Vivian Fung’s colourful and energetic Earworms starts the program.