The strings of the Victoria Symphony are showcased in three works, beginning with a familiar, high-spirited piece by a 16-year-old Mozart. Shostakovich’s sparkling wit, sly humour, and love of musical parody are displayed in his energetic Concerto for piano, trumpet, and strings. Then step out from the darkness into the light, and have your view of Schoenberg’s music transformed. “Transfigured Night” is an early, overtly romantic piece with musical echoes of Brahms, Wagner, Mahler, and Richard Strauss.
From its first performance in The Empress Hotel in 1941, Victoria Symphony (VS) is now one of British Columbia’s largest performing arts organizations with nearly 60 main season concerts, education concerts, summer concerts, and performances in Duncan, Qualicum Beach, and Salt Spring Island. The Victoria Symphony performs repertoire from classical to pops, opera to ballet, and new music.
Christian Kluxen — music director | David Jalbert — piano | Ryan Cole — trumpet | Victoria Symphony
Photo Credit: Kevin Light