Classical music

The Viano String Quartet is playing the opening concert for this year’s Victoria Summer Music Festival, which kicks off July 28. (Courtesy Viano String Quartet)

Victoria Summer Music Festival opens Thursday at UVic recital hall

Viano String Quartet makes Greater Victoria debut with July 28 concert

 

Paolo Bortolussi, left, Calvin Dyck and Mark Beaty perform along the shore of Nanaimo’s Long Lake during Vancouver Island Symphony’s Pop-Up Concert Series last year. This year’s summer series will run July 7 until Aug. 20. (Photo courtesy Vancouver Island Symphony)

Vancouver Island Symphony planning series of pop-up concerts

Pop-Up Concert Series will see four groups play six locations from July 7 until Aug. 20

 

Members of Raven Baroque gather atop the reservoir on Mount Tolmie, where they’ll perform July 1 in the first of a series of free period music concerts around the region this summer. (Courtesy Raven Baroque)

Canada Day classical concert hits the heights in Saanich

July 1 Raven Baroque performance on Mount Tolmie opens summer celebrations series

 

French horn musician and Royal Canadian Navy Naden Band member Alliszon Zaichkowski, centre, plays one of her 20 conch shells at a competition in Key West, Fla., during March 2020. Zaichkowski went on to win the contest’s women’s division and perform on Canada’s Got Talent. (Courtesy of Alliszon Zaichkowski)
French horn musician and Royal Canadian Navy Naden Band member Alliszon Zaichkowski, centre, plays one of her 20 conch shells at a competition in Key West, Fla., during March 2020. Zaichkowski went on to win the contest’s women’s division and perform on Canada’s Got Talent. (Courtesy of Alliszon Zaichkowski)
The Kyiv Roundabout, a painting by Nanaimo artist Gerda Hofman, is one of 10 visual art pieces selected for Vancouver Island Symphony’s Pictures at an Exhibition, featuring musical performances of compositions by Modest Mussorgsky. (Image submitted/HA Photography photo)

Vancouver Island Symphony to showcase music alongside visual artwork

‘Pictures at an Exhibition’ melds works by Island artists with music of 19th-century composer

The Kyiv Roundabout, a painting by Nanaimo artist Gerda Hofman, is one of 10 visual art pieces selected for Vancouver Island Symphony’s Pictures at an Exhibition, featuring musical performances of compositions by Modest Mussorgsky. (Image submitted/HA Photography photo)
Canadian musician George Zukerman, who won numerous awards for playing the bassoon, leads a musical celebration of Beethoven at the Mary Winspear Centre in Sidney this Saturday (March 26). The concert is part of an extended marking of the 250th anniversary of the composer’s birth, delayed by COVID. (Courtesy of George Zukerman)

Sidney rolls on with Young Beethoven in celebrating composer’s 250th birthday

March 26 show features all-star ensemble with commentary from bassoonist George Zukerman

Canadian musician George Zukerman, who won numerous awards for playing the bassoon, leads a musical celebration of Beethoven at the Mary Winspear Centre in Sidney this Saturday (March 26). The concert is part of an extended marking of the 250th anniversary of the composer’s birth, delayed by COVID. (Courtesy of George Zukerman)
The Victoria Symphony presents Schumann’s Symphony No. 2 and other compositions this Sunday (Feb. 6) at UVic’s Farquhar Auditorium. (Black Press Media file photo)

Victoria Symphony presents the mastery of Schumann at UVic

Feb. 6 concert also features companion piece by Victoria composer Linda Caitlin Smith

The Victoria Symphony presents Schumann’s Symphony No. 2 and other compositions this Sunday (Feb. 6) at UVic’s Farquhar Auditorium. (Black Press Media file photo)
The Victoria Symphony orchestra in the midst of performing one of Beethoven’s symphonies during its Beethoven 250 celebrations at UVic’s Farquhar Auditorium, marking the birth of the great composer. (Black Press Media file photo)

Upcoming Victoria Symphony events celebrate masterpieces

Artists such as Lorraine Min, Stewart Goodyear, Alexander Weimann on the roster

The Victoria Symphony orchestra in the midst of performing one of Beethoven’s symphonies during its Beethoven 250 celebrations at UVic’s Farquhar Auditorium, marking the birth of the great composer. (Black Press Media file photo)
The annual Philharmonic Fling! at Ed Macgregor Park in Sooke. (File - Sooke News Mirror)

Sooke Philharmonic Fling! will fill the air Aug. 29

Free outdoor classical concert in Ed Macgregor Park

The annual Philharmonic Fling! at Ed Macgregor Park in Sooke. (File - Sooke News Mirror)
The Vancouver Island Symphony can’t perform in its traditional fashion due to COVID-19, so they’ve set up a series of pop-up concerts, four of which are coming to Saltair this summer. (file photo)

Symphony pop-up concerts coming to central Vancouver Island

Only 40 tickets available for each Vancouver Island Symphony private backyard show

The Vancouver Island Symphony can’t perform in its traditional fashion due to COVID-19, so they’ve set up a series of pop-up concerts, four of which are coming to Saltair this summer. (file photo)
The Foothills Brass Quintet. (Photo for Oceanside Classical Concerts Society courtesy of Don Dempson)
The Foothills Brass Quintet. (Photo for Oceanside Classical Concerts Society courtesy of Don Dempson)
Maesto Christian Kluxen and the Victoria Symphony celebrate the symphonic works of the great Ludwig von Beethoven during the Beethoven 250 series of concerts throughout March at the University of Victoria’s Farquhar Auditorium. Don Descoteau/Monday Magazine

Beethoven 250: Victoria getting ready to celebrate

Victoria Symphony to play all nine of the composer’s symphonies during March birthday celebrations

Maesto Christian Kluxen and the Victoria Symphony celebrate the symphonic works of the great Ludwig von Beethoven during the Beethoven 250 series of concerts throughout March at the University of Victoria’s Farquhar Auditorium. Don Descoteau/Monday Magazine
Renowned German ensemble to play Four Seasons in its entirety

Renowned German ensemble to play Four Seasons in its entirety

Concerto Köln making baroque history in Victoria on Feb. 22 at Alix Goolden Hall

Renowned German ensemble to play Four Seasons in its entirety
Christian Kluxen is the New Face of the Victoria Symphony Orchestra

Christian Kluxen is the New Face of the Victoria Symphony Orchestra

VSO’s new Music Director and Conductor is ready to inspire a new generation of classical music lovers

  • Oct 3, 2018
Christian Kluxen is the New Face of the Victoria Symphony Orchestra
SUMMER OF CLASSICS: Victoria Symphony concerts heat up July and August

SUMMER OF CLASSICS: Victoria Symphony concerts heat up July and August

Venues range from venerable cathedral to two different waterfront barges

SUMMER OF CLASSICS: Victoria Symphony concerts heat up July and August
Grammy-winning baritone Gino Qualico brings a historical perspective on Canadian opera to the Farquhar Auditorium with Great Voices of Canada, March 25. myspace.com/ginoquilico

Grammy winner offers historical and musical retrospective with Great Voices of Canada

Gino Quilico, accompanied by Victoria’s own Robert Holliston, comes to the UVic stage

  • Mar 13, 2018
Grammy-winning baritone Gino Qualico brings a historical perspective on Canadian opera to the Farquhar Auditorium with Great Voices of Canada, March 25. myspace.com/ginoquilico