Classical music

The Vancouver Cello Quartet will perform at the North Delta Centre for the Arts on Tuesday, Jan. 31, 2023 as part of a new concert series held in partnership with the Vancouver Chamber Music Society and the City of Delta. (Vancouver Chamber Music Society/submitted photo)

‘World-class’ chamber music coming to North Delta Centre for the Arts

Concert series starts with an afternoon performance by the Vancouver Cello Quartet on Jan. 31

 

The Music Hall in Fishamble Street, Dublin, site of the 1742 premiere of Messiah.

Messiah performance remains an enduring Christmas tradition

Handel Society version of classic oratorio returns to Peninsula on Dec. 23.

 

The Chilliwack Symphony Orchestra presents Messiah in the Valley Dec. 9 to 16. (Submitted)

‘Messiah in the Valley’ by Chilliwack Symphony Orchestra returns with 4 concerts

Orchestra will perform annual Christmas concert in Chilliwack, Abbotsford, Surrey, Vancouver

 

Otto Tausk conducts Vancouver Symphony Orchestra. (Photo: ottotausk.com)

VSO to ring Surrey’s Bell with ‘Winter Daydreams’ and ‘A Traditional Christmas’ concerts

Also in December, the VSO aims to put people in the Christmas spirit with several other performances

Otto Tausk conducts Vancouver Symphony Orchestra. (Photo: ottotausk.com)
The current version of the White Rock City Orchestra during recent rehearsals. Contributed photo

Busy season for White Rock City Orchestra maestra DeWit

Volare Tenors, Messiah In The Valley performances on horizon

The current version of the White Rock City Orchestra during recent rehearsals. Contributed photo
Bergmann Piano Duo.
Bergmann Piano Duo.
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Surrey City Orchestra’s ‘Nutcracker’ to hit stage with dancers & singers as endowment fund grows

‘Surrey is the only city in Canada that lacks a professional orchestra, and we’d like to give it one,’ SCO president says

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The Canadian Piano Quartet features Elizabeth and Marcel Bergmann (at left) with Edward Turgeon and Anne Louise-Turgeon. (Photo: canadianpianoquartet.com)
The Canadian Piano Quartet features Elizabeth and Marcel Bergmann (at left) with Edward Turgeon and Anne Louise-Turgeon. (Photo: canadianpianoquartet.com)
French horn musician and Royal Canadian Navy Naden Band member Alliszon Zaichkowski, right, plays one of her 20 conch shells during a jam session with her aunt, front left, and mother. Zaichkowski originally learned about the conch from William Golding’s Lord of the Flies and jokingly ordered her first one off eBay. (Courtesy of Alliszon Zaichkowski)

B.C. musician toots conch shell on Canada’s Got Talent; gets Howie Mandel’s support

James Bay resident builds on 21 years of French horn training

French horn musician and Royal Canadian Navy Naden Band member Alliszon Zaichkowski, right, plays one of her 20 conch shells during a jam session with her aunt, front left, and mother. Zaichkowski originally learned about the conch from William Golding’s Lord of the Flies and jokingly ordered her first one off eBay. (Courtesy of Alliszon Zaichkowski)
Violin soloist Luni Li, 8, plays Vivaldi’s Spring from the Four Seasons concerto with members of the White Rock City Orchestra June 4 at Memorial Park. (Markus Kislig photo)

White Rock City Orchestra returns with waterfront concert

Well-attended event featured guest violin soloist Luna Li

Violin soloist Luni Li, 8, plays Vivaldi’s Spring from the Four Seasons concerto with members of the White Rock City Orchestra June 4 at Memorial Park. (Markus Kislig photo)
Violinist Leila Josefowicz is among performers in the VSO’s “Surrey Nights” concerts next season. (Photo: Chris Lee/leilajosefowicz.com)
Violinist Leila Josefowicz is among performers in the VSO’s “Surrey Nights” concerts next season. (Photo: Chris Lee/leilajosefowicz.com)
Bergmann Piano Duo. (File photo)

‘Oboe d’amour’ concert to kick off Winter Shows series in Surrey, with some changes

Event planners have opted to omit the usual pre-concert social hour Feb. 3 at Surrey Arts Centre

Bergmann Piano Duo. (File photo)
Trumpeter Jens Lindemann will perform with Vancouver Symphony Orchestra at Surrey’s Bell Performing Arts Centre on Saturday, Jan. 8. (Photo: trumpetsolo.com)

Trumpeter Lindemann in Surrey for VSO concert with 50% capacity Saturday

He’s the first classical brass soloist to ever receive the Order of Canada

Trumpeter Jens Lindemann will perform with Vancouver Symphony Orchestra at Surrey’s Bell Performing Arts Centre on Saturday, Jan. 8. (Photo: trumpetsolo.com)
Narrator/commentator George Zukerman (centre, back) with The Young Beethoven musicians (left to right) Steve Denroche, Nancy di Novo, Dawn Haylett, Andrew Clark and Yuel Yawney after a meal at their temporary trailer quarters in Hope, where they were stranded for three days during last month’s flooding and landslide crisis. Contributed photo

Flood-stranded Young Beethoven ensemble finds hospitality in Hope

George Zukerman, 94, among group whose bid to get home from Interior was stalled by storm

Narrator/commentator George Zukerman (centre, back) with The Young Beethoven musicians (left to right) Steve Denroche, Nancy di Novo, Dawn Haylett, Andrew Clark and Yuel Yawney after a meal at their temporary trailer quarters in Hope, where they were stranded for three days during last month’s flooding and landslide crisis. Contributed photo
Duo Concertante – pianist Timothy Steves and violinist Nancy Dahn – will play Franck and Beethoven on Feb. 18. (Contributed photo)
Duo Concertante – pianist Timothy Steves and violinist Nancy Dahn – will play Franck and Beethoven on Feb. 18. (Contributed photo)
Sisters Miya and Kaori Otake are harpists who will perform at Surrey Arts Centre’s Studio Theatre on the morning of Friday, Dec. 10, in a “Music for 17 Pedals and 287 Strings” concert with Bergmann Piano Duo. (File photo)

‘Music for 17 Pedals and 287 Strings’ concert sells out in Surrey

Harp-playing Otake sisters and Bergmann Piano Duo are featured in morning performance Dec. 10

Sisters Miya and Kaori Otake are harpists who will perform at Surrey Arts Centre’s Studio Theatre on the morning of Friday, Dec. 10, in a “Music for 17 Pedals and 287 Strings” concert with Bergmann Piano Duo. (File photo)
Pianist Robert Silverman in a photo posted to robert-silverman.com.

All-Bach ‘treasure trove’ for pianist Silverman, who kicks off VSO’s ‘Surrey Nights’ concerts

The Vancouverite has curated a selection of Bach works, studied and honed through the pandemic

Pianist Robert Silverman in a photo posted to robert-silverman.com.
A scene from the 1985 movie “Back to The Future,” which stars Burnaby-raised Michael J. Fox (left) and Christopher Lloyd.

‘Back to the Future’ movie/concert for VSO in ‘return to full audiences’ at Orpheum Theatre

Four concerts to open orchestra’s 2021-22 concert season, starting Sept. 18

A scene from the 1985 movie “Back to The Future,” which stars Burnaby-raised Michael J. Fox (left) and Christopher Lloyd.
South Surrey’s Elizabeth and Marcel Bergmann will present a rare live classical concert Nov. 8 at 3 p.m. at Langley Community Music School, 4899 207 St. (Contributed photo)

South Surrey pianists make return in Langley concert

Bergmann Piano Duo presents distanced, small audience performance at LCMS

South Surrey’s Elizabeth and Marcel Bergmann will present a rare live classical concert Nov. 8 at 3 p.m. at Langley Community Music School, 4899 207 St. (Contributed photo)
Singers Marlin Toftager and Jackie Block, seen in pre Coronavirus times, have shared their recently-completed version of Josef Rheinberger’s sacred choral piece ‘Abendlied’ on YouTube. (Contributed photo)

Semiahmoo Peninsula singer joins voices with vocal partner to form virtual choir

Singers share sacred choral piece online as antidote for dark times

Singers Marlin Toftager and Jackie Block, seen in pre Coronavirus times, have shared their recently-completed version of Josef Rheinberger’s sacred choral piece ‘Abendlied’ on YouTube. (Contributed photo)
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