Vancouver Symphony Orchestra  

2016-2017 SEASON

A SPLENDID SEASON FINALE FROM BRAMWELL TOVEY, BAIBA SKRIDE AND MARION NEWMAN

Marion Newman, Baiba Skride, Bramwell Tovey

THE HOEBIG/MOROZ TRIO SHINES IN AN ALL-BEETHOVEN CONCERT

Hoebig/Moroz Trio, Bramwell Tovey

SCINTILLATING TECHNICAL BRILLIANCE DOMINATES LOUIS LORTIE’S CHOPIN

Louis Lortie

JAMES EHNES CELEBRATES THE 2017 VSO SPRING FESTIVAL WITH A RAVISHING DISPLAY OF TALENT

James Ehnes, Bramwell Tovey

HENNING KRAGGERUD AND JAMES GAFFIGAN PRESENT A VSO CONCERT OF EXCITING VARIETY

Henning Kraggerud, James Gaffigan

A VSO CONCERT THAT BRINGS CANADA AND THE U.S. CLOSER TOGETHER

Alessio Bax, Bramwell Tovey

DAVID DANZMAYR AND JEREMY DENK EXPLORE THE REVOLUTIONARY IN SHOSTAKOVICH AND MOZART

Jeremy Denk, David Danzmayr

KIRILL GERSTEIN AND GARRICK OHLSSON INSPIRE WITH DIFFERENT SHADES OF BRAHMS

Kirill Gerstein, Lahav Shani; Garrick Ohlsson, Bramwell Tovey

CONDUCTOR CONSTANTIN TRINKS DRAWS GREAT ARTISTRY AND ORCHESTRAL SPLENDOUR FROM THE VSO

Juho Pohjonen, Constantin Trinks

DIPPING INTO THE 2017 VSO NEW MUSIC FESTIVAL

VSO/Bramwell Tovey, Pacific Baroque Orchestra/ Alexander Weimann, Soloists, UBC University Singers and Choral Union, Langley Fine Arts School Youth Choir, Glenn Buhr and the Button Factory Band; Lisa Kay Miller, Rachel Kiyo Iwaasa, Corey Hamm, Miranda Wong

BRAMWELL TOVEY AND ADRIANNE PIECZONKA COMBINE FOR SPLENDID VALEDICTORY STRAUSS

Adrianne Pieczonka, Bramwell Tovey

A CROWD-PLEASING DOUBLEHEADER FROM EMANUEL AX AND BRAMWELL TOVEY

Emanuel Ax, Bramwell Tovey

SIMONE LAMSMA AND OTTO TAUSK DISPLAY A RESTRAINED SHOSTAKOVICH AND A CINEMATIC RACHMANINOFF

Simone Lamsma, Otto Tausk

CONDUCTOR MIKHAIL AGREST IMPRESSES WITH NATURAL MUSICALITY AND FEELING IN DVORAK AND TCHAIKOVSKY

Simone Porter, Mikhail Agrest

CONSCIENTIOUS SIBELIUS AND FITFULLY EXCITING RACHMANINOFF FROM ANU TALI AND ALEXEY YEMTSOV

Alexey Yemtsov, Anu Tali

A STRIKING MENDELSSOHN CONCERTO FROM STEFAN JACKIW AND JUN MARKL MINGLES WITH IMPRESSIONIST NUANCE

Stefan Jackiw, Jun Märkl

CHOOSING THE VSO’S NEW CONDUCTOR: ROMANIAN CRISTIAN MACELARU PLAYS THE MUSIC OF HIS COUNTRYMAN IN A SOMETIMES IMPRESSIVE SHOWING

Arnaud Sussmann, Cristian Măcelaru

ALEXANDER GAVRYLYUK AND BRAMWELL TOVEY FIND TCHAIKOVSKY’S INNER STRUGGLE IN THE VSO OPENER

Alexander Gavrylyuk, Bramwell Tovey


2015-16 SEASON

THE VSO ENDS A RECORD-SETTING SEASON WITH UPLIFTING BARBER AND SHOSTAKOVICH

Chad Hoopes, Bramwell Tovey

BRAMWELL TOVEY AND EDWARD GREGSON CELEBRATE MAHLER IN STIMULATING FASHION

Bramwell Tovey

THE VSO’S ALL-TCHAIKOVSKY CONCERT COURTS BOTH THE AUTHENTIC AND THE LUXURIANT

Johannes Moser, Bramwell Tovey

DALE BARLTROP’S FAREWELL CONCERT A BRILLIANT SUCCESS IN NICOLA BENEDETTI’S ABSENCE

Dale Barltrop

VIOLINIST JAMES EHNES CELEBRATES HIS 40TH BIRTHDAY IN STYLE

James Ehnes, Andrew Armstrong

ISABELLE FAUST BRINGS AUTHENTIC AND SCINTILLATING BARTOK

Isabelle Faust, Kazuyoshi Akiyama

THE VSO’S SPRING FESTIVAL: THE CHARM OF THE INAUTHENTIC

Jeanette Jonquil, Monica Huisman, Sarah Fryer, David Pomeroy, Alfred Walker, UBC University Singers and Choral Union, Bramwell Tovey

WELCOMING THE VICTORIA SYMPHONY ON ITS 75TH ANNIVERSARY TOUR

Stewart Goodyear, Victoria Symphony Orchestra, Tania Miller

THE 2016 VSO NEW MUSIC FESTIVAL: A RETROSPECTIVE

Kronos Quartet, Standing Wave Ensemble, Paul Marleyn, Rachel Kiyo Iwaasa, Brendan Wyatt, Bramwell Tovey

ALEXANDER MELNIKOV AND CHRISTOPHER SEAMAN COMBINE FOR UNUSUAL BEETHOVEN AND FULFILLING WALTON

Alexander Melnikov, Christopher Seaman

LOUIS LORTIE ON FIRE IN GORDON GERRARD’S CONDUCTING DEBUT

Louis Lortie, piano, Gordon Gerrard

AUGUSTIN HADELICH AND JOHN STORGARDS FIND A DIFFERENT MAGIC IN THE TCHAIKOVSKY CONCERTO

Augustin Hadelich, John Storgårds

BOLD DVORAK AND TCHAIKOVSKY FROM SARAH CHANG AND PIETARI INKINEN

Sarah Chang, Pietari Inkinen

STEPHEN HOUGH’S TRANSCENDENT SCHUMANN PROPELS A WONDERFULLY RICH VSO CONCERT

Stephen Hough, Bramwell Tovey

THE MANY FACES OF THE PAGANINI VARIATIONS: WORLD PREMIERE OF POUL RUDERS’ PIANO CONCERTO NO. 3

Anne-Marie McDermott, Bramwell Tovey

HIGH ENERGY FROM INGRID FLITER AND ALEXANDRE BLOCH

Ingrid Fliter, Alexandre Bloch

TIANWA YANG STRIKING IN PAGANINI

Tianwa Yang, Carlos Miguel Prieto

MIRIAM FRIED AND VIVIAN FUNG CELEBRATE THE ‘NEW LOOK’ VANCOUVER SYMPHONY

Miriam Fried, Bramwell Tovey

2014-2015 SEASON

A SCINTILLATING ‘CANDIDE’

Tracy Dahl, Judith Forst, Alek Schrader, Richard Suart, UBC Opera Ensemble, Bramwell Tovey

VSO NEW MUSIC: THE COMPLEXITIES OF ALEATORIC MUSIC

Lan Tung, Gordon Gerrard

KAREN GOMYO AND JUN MARKL EXCITE AT THE CHAN   

Karen Gomyo, Jun Markl

AN ENTERPRISING, BUT VARIABLE, SHOWING FROM ANGELA HEWITT AND KAZUYOSHI AKIYAMA

Angela Hewitt, Kazuyoshi Akiyama

VSO NEW MUSIC: ‘TOUCHING A STRING’

Elizabeth Volpé, Gordon Gerrard

DIPPING INTO THE VSO’S MOZART SPRING FESTIVAL

Melanie Kreuger  Marion Newman, Colin Ainsworth, Michael Colvin Steven Hegedus, James Westman, UBC Opera Ensemble, Bramwell Tovey

YEVGENY SUDBIN BRILLIANT BUT LESS THAN COMMITTED IN TCHAIKOVSKY’S FAMOUS CONCERTO

Yevgeny Sudbin, Ryan McAdams

PERRY SO AND SOLOISTS CHARM AT THE VSO’S 2015 CHINESE NEW YEAR CELEBRATION

Guilian Liu, Li Bo, Claire Huangci, Perry So

CARRYING NEW MUSIC FORWARD: “DISPLACED EMOTION”

Monica Huisman, Paolo Kapunan, Bramwell Tovey

FROM THE INTIMATE TO THE SPECTACULAR: AN UPLIFTING MENDELSSOHN FROM BRAMWELL TOVEY

Monica Huisman, Kristin Hoff, Isaiah Bell,  Elektra Women’s Choir, Chor Leoni, Bramwell Tovey

INNOVATIVE BARTOK FROM DALE BARLTROP AND HEAVY BEETHOVEN FROM THOMAS SONDERGAARD

Dale Barltrop, Thomas Sondergaard

MAJESTIC BRUCKNER AND WARM PROKOFIEV FROM THE VSO

Katherine Chi, Bramwell Tovey

BEN GERNON AND KIRILL GERSTEIN MAINLY INSPIRE

Kirill Gerstein, Ben Gernon

MIDORI’S YOUNGER BROTHER GOES A DIFFERENT ROUTE IN BRAHMS

Ryu Goto, Lahav Shani

AN ENTICING MOZART AND A DIFFERENT SHOSTAKOVICH FROM QUINT AND GAFFIGAN

Philippe Quint, James Gaffigan

HONOURING REMEMBRANCE DAY 2014: BRITTEN'S WAR REQUIEM

Soloists, UBC University Singers, UBC Choral Union, West Point Grey Academy Chorus, Bramwell Tovey

AN AUSPICIOUS DEBUT FOR YOUNG CONDUCTOR DIEGO MATHEUZ

Marc-Andre Hamelin, Diego Matheuz

'YOUTH FOLLOWS YOUTH': ADAM GOLKA, JOSHUA WEILERSTEIN AND THE VSO INSPIRE AT UBC

Adam Golka, Joshua Weilerstein

A BRITISH EVENING OF VAUGHAN WILLIAMS AND ELGAR

Ariel Barnes, Bramwell Tovey

POETIC BRAHMS FROM INON BARNATAN IN THE VSO OPENER

Inon Barnatan, Bramwell Tovey

 

2013-2014 SEASON

AN ASSURED ELGAR CONCERTO FROM JAMES EHNES

James Ehnes, Bramwell Tovey

TOVEY'S MAHLER'S NINTH

Bramwell Tovey

A REVEALING 'AGE OF ANXIETY' FROM YANG AND AKIYAMA

Joyce Yang, Kazuyoshi Akiyama

GAVRYLYUK INSPIRES AT THE RUSSIAN FESTIVAL

Alexander Gavrylyuk, Bramwell Tovey

WELCOME TO VANCOUVER, PERRY SO

Louis Lortie, Perry So

SLAVIC DANCES WITH YOUTHFUL ARDOUR

Viviene Hagner, Michael Francis

CELEBRATING THE CHINESE NEW YEAR WITH THE VSO

Jian Wang, Serena Wang, Wen Wei, Long Yu

CELEBRATING KOREA WITH THE VSO

Sarah Chang, Zion Mission Choir, Gordon Gerrard

THE NEW MUSIC FESTIVAL

Brett Dean, Rascher Saxophone Quartet, Standing Wave, Bramwell Tovey

BRONFMAN'S MASTERY AT THE BEETHOVEN FESTIVAL

Yefim Bronfman, Bramwell Tovey

THREE BRILLIANT VIOLINISTS

Augustin Hadelich/ Mei-Ann Chen; Nicola Benedetti/ Jun Markl

THE OPENING CONCERTS

Dame Evelyn Glennie, Bramwell Tovey

 

2012-2013 SEASON

A SERENADE FROM THE VSO

Vadim Gluzman, James Gaffigan

MAGNIFICENT BRAHMS FROM MIDORI

Midori, Bramwell Tovey

WIGGLESWORTH CONDUCTS BRUCKNER

Mark Wigglesworth

ALONDRA DE LA PARRA LIGHTS UP THE ORPHEUM

Alondra de la Parra

 

2011-2012 SEASON

THE SEOUL PHILHARMONIC ORCHESTRA: CONCERT REVIEW

Wu Wei, Myung Whun Chung

OUR ‘DIVA’ GOES MODERN

Renee Fleming

AN ENGLISH EVENING

John Lill, Bramwell Tovey

A VALENTINE FROM JOYCE YANG AND THE VSO

Joyce Yang, Bramwell Tovey

FROM RUSSIA WITH LOVE

Stradavarius Ensemble of Mariinsky Orchestra, Valery Gergiev

THE VSO'S SEASON OPENER

Jon Kimura Parker, Bramwell Tovey

 

2010-2011 SEASON

TWO 20TH C. RUSSIAN MASTERPIECES

Baibe Skride, James Harrigan

THE MULTI-TALENTED LOUIS LORTIE

Louis Lortie

THE VSO'S OLYMPIC RE-CELEBRATION

Sara Davis Buechner, Bramwell Tovey

MADE IN CANADA

Johannes Moser, Julian Kuerti

AN UNINSPIRED VERDI REQUIEM

Bach Choir, Bramwell Tovey

A FESTIVAL OF DIVERSITY

Stephen Hough, Bramwell Tovey

A CONCERTMASTER’S SOLO DEBUT AND AN INSIGHTFUL SHOSTAKOVICH

Dale Barltrop, Gunther Herbig

THE EXPERIMENTS OF A SUPERVIRTUOSO

Marc-Andre Hamelin, Bramwell Tovey

YOUTHFUL ARDOUR AND INSPIRED CONDUCTING

Han-Na Chang, Jesus Lopez-Cobos

2009-2010 SEASON

RECALLING THE GREAT VIOLINISTS OF THE PAST

Vadim Gluzman, Bramwell Tovey