Symphony Splash draws thousands to Victoria’s Inner Harbour

It was the 28th annual Symphony Splash on Sunday with classical music performances and fireworks.

Dozens of paddlers jockeyed for position in the Inner Harbour on Sunday, their ears attuned to the music floating across the water at the annual Symphony Splash in downtown Victoria.

An estimated 40,000 people filled the area to hear classical musical performances at one of the largest outdoor orchestral events in North America. Performers included Maestro Christian Kluxen guiding the Victoria Symphony, the Splash Young Soloists, pipers and other special guests.

Events ran all afternoon starting at 1:00 and the concert began at 7 p.m., capped off by a fireworks display that thrilled the crowd.

It was an event for all ages, with family members together in the crowd and on stage.

Eight-year-old local piano prodigy Felipe Jiang was the youngest performer of the evening, while former Victorian, 18-year-old violinist Ryan Howland was also featured.

lauren.boothby@vicnews.com

 

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