Friendly Folk! – July 7-9 Buy tickets
String players from the Vancouver Island Symphony are thrilled to perform this folk music inspired programme. Join the musicians in the robust romp of Dvorak’s String Quintet No.2, Op.77 and Bartok’s Romanian Folk Dances. Experience this music rich in Bohemian, Slovak, Hungarian and Romanian folk music traditions. There might even be a sing-a-long on some familiar Canadian Folk songs.
VIS Musicians: Calvin Dyck & Alana Lopez, violins; Sevilya Hendrickx, viola; Alexandra Lee, cello; Mark Beaty, double bass.
Harmonie on the Island – July 21-23 Buy tickets
Experience the quintessential outdoor entertainment of the 18th century – Harmoniemusik in a local garden. ‘Harmonie’ is the word used in classical music for a group of wind players employed by patrons to perform in outdoor settings. Enjoy Beethoven’s Sextet, Op.71 and Mozart’s Serenade K.375, along with smaller offerings from their inspirational role models by Handel and Haydn.
VIS Musicians: Christopher Lee & Krystal Morrison, clarinets; Anthony Avery & Olivia Martin, bassoons; Andrew Clark & Heather Walker, horns.
We Can Dance! – August 4-6 Buy tickets
VIS Backrow Brass is back for another fun summer concert programme showcasing dance music in all its styles! Our international exploration will feature traditional waltz, tango, Balkan & swing music with maybe even a little disco. Special guest, Jonathan Eng will join us on percussion to help us find our groove!
VIS Backrow Brass: Stevan Paranosic & Mark D’Angelo, trumpets; Karen Hough, horn; Scott MacInnes, trombone; Nick Atkinson, tuba.
From Broadway to the Big Screen! – August 18-20 Buy tickets
Led by VIS Concertmaster Calvin Dyck, this entertaining show will feature highlights from Pirates of the Caribbean, Pride and Prejudice, The Lion King, Beauty and the Beast, The Best of ABBA, Aladdin, Downton Abbey, The Mission, The Incredibles, Ladies in Lavender, La La Land and Les Miserables.
VIS Musicians: Calvin Dyck, Molly McKinnon, violins; Roxi Dystra, viola; Laine Langdon, cello; Leanna Wong, double bass; Scott Meek, pianist.
Individual tickets: $45