SURREY – Vancouver Symphony Orchestra released single tickets for its 2014/2015 season shows Monday (Aug. 18).
Six of the prestigious VSO shows are coming to Surrey’s Bell Performing Arts Centre.
The first of the VSO concerts to make its way south of the Fraser is on Oct. 6. Conducted by Grammy and Juno Award winner Bramwell Tovey, who is also the VSO’s music director, this show features popular cellist Ariel Barnes. The night will include pieces like Walton’s "FaÃ§ade Suite No. 2", Butterworth’s "The Banks of Green Willow" and Elgar’s "Cello Concerto in E minor".
Nov. 17 is the next show for the VSO, this time featuring violinist Tasmin Little as well as Vancouver Youth Symphony Orchestra. Concert-goers will be treated to Korngold’s "Violin Concerto in D major" and Gershwin’s "An American in Paris," among other works.
In its annual holiday show, "A Christmas Tradition," the VSO is holding two events at Bell Performing Arts Centre on Dec. 18. Conductor Gordon Gerrard will lead the UBC Opera Ensemble in both the 4 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. shows.
The VSO kicks off 2015 in Surrey on Jan. 26. Kirill Gerstein features on piano, with Ben Gernon conducting. Gerstein will play Shostakovich’s "Piano Concerto No. 2 in F major", with Neilsen’s "Aladdin Suite" and Sibelius’ "Symphony No. 5 in E flat major."
The April 27 show gives a little love to German composer, Ludwig Van Beethoven. With Jeffrey Kahane leading on piano, the audience will hear the famed "Creatures of Prometheus Overture" and "Piano Concerto No. 1 in C major". Other works played this evening are Shastakovich’s "Chamber Symphony" and Joseph Haydn’s "Symphony No. 102 in B flat major."
The orchestra’s final show of the season in Surrey will be on May 24. Tunes heard will be Alexina Louie’s "Infinite Sky with Birds", Ravel’s "piano concerto in G major" and Shubert’s "Symphony No. 5 in B flat major."
Single tickets can be purchased at Vancouversymphony.ca, or by phone at 604-876-3434. For students or youth (those under the age of 30), single tickets can be purchased for just $15 each when you sign up for a TD All-Access Pass.