Victoria Symphony Orchestra

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

 

A two-week outdoor music festival will run in the grounds of St. Ann’s Academy this summer, with performances from the Victoria Symphony, Pacific Opera Victoria and others. (Photo courtesy Victoria Symphony/Pacific Opera Victoria)

Victoria Symphony, Pacific Opera announce outdoor festival of music

Two-week festival will include paid performances and free pop-up events

 

The Victoria Symphony Orchestra, shown here in a past concert at the University of Victoria, and Pacific Opera Victoria are teaming up for performances June 10 and 11. (Black Press Media file photo)

Pacific Opera Victoria, Victoria Symphony collaborate for free online performances

Britten’s Phaedra and Serenade for Tenor, Horn and Strings streaming June 10 and 11

 

Victoria’s Symphony Splash, which usually draws thousands to the Inner Harbour, goes virtual this year. (Black Press Media file photo)
Victoria’s Symphony Splash, which usually draws thousands to the Inner Harbour, goes virtual this year. (Black Press Media file photo)
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
Internationally accalimed violinist Stefan Jackiw joins the Victoria Symphony for their performance of Concerto for Violin by Felix Mendelssohn during their Oct. 5-6 concerts at the Farquhar Auditorium. Photo by Sophie Zhai

VICTORIA SYMPHONY: Classical masterpieces help welcome autumn

Virtuoso violinist, pianist to perform triumphant works by Mendelssohn, Beethoven

  • Oct 9, 2019
Internationally accalimed violinist Stefan Jackiw joins the Victoria Symphony for their performance of Concerto for Violin by Felix Mendelssohn during their Oct. 5-6 concerts at the Farquhar Auditorium. Photo by Sophie Zhai
Thousands of people show up for uthe annual Symphony Splash at the Inner Harbour (Black Press file photo)

Victoria Symphony gears up for 30th Symphony Splash Performance

Live performances are happening around town from July 27- Aug 4.

Thousands of people show up for uthe annual Symphony Splash at the Inner Harbour (Black Press file photo)
Giuseppe Pietraroia, associate conductor with the Victoria Symphony, spoofs in Chinatown. He’ll get down to business, with a little fun included, during the symphony’s annual Beer and Beethoven event on the Breakwater Barge, July 27. Photo courtesy Victoria Symphony

Enjoy a scintillating summer with the Symphony

Variety of events and venues allow you to take in the best in classical music

  • Jul 6, 2019
Giuseppe Pietraroia, associate conductor with the Victoria Symphony, spoofs in Chinatown. He’ll get down to business, with a little fun included, during the symphony’s annual Beer and Beethoven event on the Breakwater Barge, July 27. Photo courtesy Victoria Symphony
Victoria Symphony conductor in residence Joey Pietraroia finds a classic album at Ditch Records. He’ll lead the orchestra in performance of The Best of Queen along with tribute musicians from Jeans ‘n Classics, April 5-7 at the Royal Theatre. Don Descoteau/Monday Magazine

Victoria Symphony will rock you with the Best of Queen

Post-Bohemian Rhapsody, Pops Series concerts bring British band’s music back into spotlight

  • Mar 24, 2019
Victoria Symphony conductor in residence Joey Pietraroia finds a classic album at Ditch Records. He’ll lead the orchestra in performance of The Best of Queen along with tribute musicians from Jeans ‘n Classics, April 5-7 at the Royal Theatre. Don Descoteau/Monday Magazine
Victoria Symphony hammered by huge rent increase at Royal Theatre

Victoria Symphony hammered by huge rent increase at Royal Theatre

Symphony already planning to move half its concerts to UVic’s Farquhar Auditorium

Victoria Symphony hammered by huge rent increase at Royal Theatre
Victoria Symphony principal trumpeter Ryan Cole is featured during Marcus Goddard’s Concerto for Trumpet, during the VS performance Nov. 3 at the Royal Theatre. Courtesy Victoria Symphony

Victoria Symphony takes on Amanda Todd story in November

Orchestra’s offerings during the month range from the dramatic to the whimsical

  • Nov 2, 2018
Victoria Symphony principal trumpeter Ryan Cole is featured during Marcus Goddard’s Concerto for Trumpet, during the VS performance Nov. 3 at the Royal Theatre. Courtesy Victoria Symphony
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
Victoria Symphony opens new season with return of Mahler, Berg compositions

Victoria Symphony opens new season with return of Mahler, Berg compositions

Monday’s performance will also feature internally acclaimed soprano Leslie Ann Bradley

Victoria Symphony opens new season with return of Mahler, Berg compositions
Len Chapple (left) and his late wife Dallas Chapple have donated $1 million to the Victoria Symphony. File contributed/Victoria Symphony

Shared love of classical music leads to Victoria Symphony’s largest-ever private donation

$1-million donors Len Chapple and late wife, Dallas, were major supporters of the Symphony

Len Chapple (left) and his late wife Dallas Chapple have donated $1 million to the Victoria Symphony. File contributed/Victoria Symphony
SYMPHONY SPLASH: Movie music keeps things fun at Splash

SYMPHONY SPLASH: Movie music keeps things fun at Splash

Victoria Symphony event is far more than just a classical music concert

SYMPHONY SPLASH: Movie music keeps things fun at Splash
Kayakers and other classical music fans gather in the Inner Harbour for the Symphony Splash performance in 2017. The annual event attracts upwards of 40,000 people each year and happens this year on Sunday, Aug. 5. Victoria Symphony/Facebook

SYMPHONY SPLASH: Movie music keeps things fun at Splash

Victoria Symphony event is far more than just a classical music concert

Kayakers and other classical music fans gather in the Inner Harbour for the Symphony Splash performance in 2017. The annual event attracts upwards of 40,000 people each year and happens this year on Sunday, Aug. 5. Victoria Symphony/Facebook
Victoria Symphony music director Maestro Christian Kluxen conducts during the annual Symphony Splash last year in the Inner Harbour. The event is set for Aug. 5 this year, following a series of mid-summer concerts around the region. Facebook

Victoria Symphony offering sneak peek of Splash at free pancake breakfast

Instrument petting zoo, Young Soloist performance part of Saturday preview event

Victoria Symphony music director Maestro Christian Kluxen conducts during the annual Symphony Splash last year in the Inner Harbour. The event is set for Aug. 5 this year, following a series of mid-summer concerts around the region. Facebook
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
Brian Wismath will be conducting Handel’s Messiah Dec. 15 and 17, performed by the Victoria Symphony Orchestra and the Victoria Choral Society. (Photo submitted)

Choir director adds orchestra baton for Messiah performance at University of Victoria

Victoria Symphony Orchestra to perform holiday classic with community choir

Brian Wismath will be conducting Handel’s Messiah Dec. 15 and 17, performed by the Victoria Symphony Orchestra and the Victoria Choral Society. (Photo submitted)
Sean O’Loughlin, recently announced as the Victoria Symphony as its new Principal Pops conductor, is in town this Saturday (Oct.28) to conduct the VSO and featured pianist Lorraine Minn in two performances of Hollywood Thrillers at the Royal Theatre. Photo courtesy Victoria Symphony

Sean O’Loughlin named Victoria Symphony’s Principal Pops conductor

American composer has built a career working with some of music’s biggest names

Sean O’Loughlin, recently announced as the Victoria Symphony as its new Principal Pops conductor, is in town this Saturday (Oct.28) to conduct the VSO and featured pianist Lorraine Minn in two performances of Hollywood Thrillers at the Royal Theatre. Photo courtesy Victoria Symphony