Classical music

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 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

 

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

 

The Raven Baroque music group give performances on Mount Tolmie in full period costumes and funky shoes from their sponsor, Baggins Shoes. (Courtesy Don Kissinger)

Raven Barouque introduces modern footwear to historic costuming this Canada Day

Victoria’s baroque music group performs on Mt. Tolmie July 1

The Raven Baroque music group give performances on Mount Tolmie in full period costumes and funky shoes from their sponsor, Baggins Shoes. (Courtesy Don Kissinger)
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
Angela Hewitt, one of the world’s premier Bach pianists, performs in London in 2016. She’s playing at Christ Church Cathedral Aug. 2 as part of the Pacific Baroque Series. Photo by Keith Saunders

MUSIC AT CHRIST CHURCH: Best of Bach’s baroque on tap

Cathedral hosting various concerts and styles featuring J.S. Bach music

  • Aug 1, 2018
Angela Hewitt, one of the world’s premier Bach pianists, performs in London in 2016. She’s playing at Christ Church Cathedral Aug. 2 as part of the Pacific Baroque Series. Photo by Keith Saunders
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
Eighteen-year-old Ryan Howland, who will begin working on his bachelor’s degree in music in Frankfurt, Germany this fall, is one of two soloists performing at the Victoria Symphony Splash on Aug. 6. Photo contributed

Violinist returns to Victoria for ‘special’ performance at Symphony Splash

Event also includes performance by eight-year-old piano prodigy

Eighteen-year-old Ryan Howland, who will begin working on his bachelor’s degree in music in Frankfurt, Germany this fall, is one of two soloists performing at the Victoria Symphony Splash on Aug. 6. Photo contributed