A final hurrah for the Beethoven 250th Anniversary year! Featuring one of the famous “Razumovsky” Quartets, make sure you celebrate this iconic composer along with the Regina Symphony Chamber players.
This program offers another instalment in the Regina Symphony Chamber Players Beethoven String Quartet Cycle, paired with a light and spontaneous serenade.
Judd Palmer, a Governor General’s Award nominated author of children’s books, re-imagines five Mother Goose classics, including Beauty and the Beast and Tom Thumb. Set to the music of Maurice Ravel, with magical illustrations unfolding before your eyes – prepare to be enchanted!
Sibelius’s only violin concerto towers as a pinnacle of the genre, dark and searing melodies soaring above a snowy Finnish landscape. The life-enhancing joy of Dvořák’s well-known Eighth Symphony concludes the concert with heroic abandon. Canadian composer Michael Oesterle’s Home opens the program, and Canadian conductor Tania Miller – former Music Director of the Victoria Symphony and Associate Conductor of the Vancouver Symphony – commands the podium with her dynamic style, charm, and grace.
The sounds of the harpsichord unify this program, as Valerie Hall returns to join the Regina Symphony Chamber players, demonstrating the versatility of the harpsichord as both continuo instrument and as soloist, in this program of Baroque and Contemporary music.
East meets West and love meets tragedy, in a monumental season-opening concert conducted by Maestro Gordon Gerrard. The heart-wrenching beauty of He’s Butterfly Lovers Violin Concerto parallels the tragic romance found in the ballet music of Prokofiev’s Romeo and Juliet, and two Chinese-Canadians – composer Vincent Ho and violinist Lucy Wang – further electrify this program, as Ho’s dream-like Dragon Realms bridges Eastern and Western musical styles, and Wang’s virtuosity as soloist takes centre stage.