The 16th edition of Jean Coulthard Readings

The 16th edition of Jean Coulthard Readings
Published on March 7, 2022

Vancouver, CANADA – The Vancouver Symphony Orchestra’s (VSO) Jean Coulthard Readings showcase new works by emerging composers in an orchestral reading session that is free and open to the public.

Named for one of BC’s most influential and beloved composers, the readings provide an invaluable opportunity for young composers to have new works played by a professional orchestra. Taking place on March 16th from 10:00am to 1:00pm at the Orpheum Theatre, the session offers the public a chance to witness the kinetic process of orchestral music creation.

This year’s six jury-selected composers are: Antony Knight, Athena Loredo, Peter Krejcar, Nicholas Marriott, Francis Sadleir, and Leif Jack. Be a part of the audience for this unique experience and witness the 6 exciting new works be brought to life!

Conductor William Rowson will host the event, leading the orchestra in reading, rehearsing, and performing pieces by each composer. The composers also receive individual mentoring and a masterclass with VSO Composer Advisor Edward Top. Read more about the composers and their works here.

Register to attend here, and RSVP to our Facebook event where introductory videos made by each composer can be viewed.

Proudly supported by Wheaton Precious Metals.

About the VSO

Founded in 1919, the Grammy and Juno-award winning Vancouver Symphony Orchestra is the third largest orchestra in Canada, the largest arts organization in Western Canada, and one of the few orchestras in the world to have its own music school. Led by Music Director Otto Tausk since 2018, the VSO performs more than 150 concerts throughout Vancouver and the province of British Columbia each year, reaching over 270,000 people. The VSO has toured to the United States, China, Korea and across Canada. The orchestra presents passionate, high-quality performances of classical, popular, and culturally diverse music, creating meaningful engagement with audiences of all ages and backgrounds.