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Vancouver Island Symphony presents VARIATIONS: WINTER SONG

Sat Feb 11th, 2023 @ 7:30 pm

Pre-concert Talk 6:30 pm |  Concert 7:30 pm

Guest Conductor: Cosette Justo Valdés (Artistic Director Candidate)
Guest Artist: Marion Newman Mezzo-Soprano

Joseph Canteloube:  Chants d’Auvergne (Songs from the Auvergne) Series 5 (# 2, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8)
Jennifer Butler:  New Work for Mezzo-Soprano and Strings (VIS commission)
Gabriel Fauré:  Pelléas et Mélisande, Op. 80 Suite
Ludwig van Beethoven:  Symphony no. 7, op. 92, A major

What a magnificent musical ride as we travel 200 years of music with Chants d’Auvergne – a collection of folk songs from the Auvergne region of France by Canteloube (1923) to Faure’s Pelléas et Mélisande (1898) to Beethoven’s 7th Symphony (1813) – a work he conducted and the audience demanded an encore of the famous “Allegretto” second movement. Then we skip forward 100 years to a premiere by Jennifer Butler with text by Tina Biello and performed by Marion Newman.

New season subscribers on sale 11am July 20/ Single tickets on sale 11am July 27

Adults $33-$54 | Students $18 | Group rates avail.
Subscription packages available – please call the Ticket Centre: 250-754-8550


Sat Feb 11th, 2023
7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
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The Port Theatre OffStage
125 Front Street
Nanaimo, British Columbia Canada
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