Silverman, Beethoven and the Emperor
Special Guest: Robert Silverman, piano
Saturday, October 4, 2014 at 7:30pm
Big, sonorous, and richly scored, Beethoven’s Fifth Piano Concerto is aptly nicknamed for its majestic grandeur, profound expression, and joyous outbursts. The “Emperor” offers no better showcase of one of Canada’s best-loved pianists, Robert Silverman, as he bids farewell to the concert stage. We pair this grand statement with one by Johannes Brahms—his sublimely rousing.
Variations on a Theme by Haydn boasting a spectacular tour-de-force finale. Lions Gate Youth Orchestra joins LGS for Bach’s “Little” Fugue in g minor, one of Bach’s best known compositions featuring his most recognizable tune.
The Romantic Hero
Special Guest: Desmond Hoebig, cello
Sunday, November 2, 2014 at 3:00pm
Cellist Desmond Hoebig, our North Vancouver musical hero, makes his long-awaited return to perform Antonin Dvorák’s Cello Concerto, a grand-scale outpouring of melody and rich romanticism. Our perfect pairing is Franz Schubert’s “Unfinished” Symphony, an intriguing musical enigma that is at times brooding, mysterious, serene and always magnificent.
The Lions Gate Youth Sinfonia bolsters the ranks to open the program with rollicking Hungarian and Slavonic Dances by Brahms and Dvorák.
Gloria! A Christmas Celebration
Special Guest: North Shore Chorus
Saturday, December 20, 2014 at 7:30pm
Lions Gate Sinfonia presents another winning formula of sacred and secular music for the Christmas season. On the program: traditional carols and music by Mendelssohn, Mozart and Handel… and, of course, our favourite: the annual sing-along. Like last year, this concert is sure to sell out!
Ancient Airs and Dances: A Baroque Garland
Guest Artist: Marc Destrubé, violin
With the Lions Gate Youth Orchestra
Sunday, March 1, 2015 at 3:00pm
Much loved by Vancouver audiences, Marc Destrubé’s stylish, bold and daring playing will blossom in our showcase of Purcell, Boccherini, Bach and Vivaldi (including a concerto for four violins!). Conjuring the charms of the past, and adding their own contemporary take on old melodies, we offer Stravinsky’s delightful Pulcinella and Respighi’s elegant Ancient Airs and Dances.
Through the Lions Gate
Special guests: Pandora’s Vox and Pro Arté Centre Dancers
Saturday, April 11, 2015 at 7:30pm
Like the magnificence of the twin peaks, we offer a program showcasing two pillars of our artistic community: Pandora’s Vox offers majestic and moving melodies by Beethoven, Fauré, John Lennon and others, and Pro Arté Centre Dancers transport us with selections from Tchaikovsky’s resplendent Swan Lake. Of course we could not have a year without our dear friend and composer, Michael Conway Baker, who brings our season to an end with two compositions.
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With the exciting concert experiences still fresh in our memories, we are excited to introduce you to another incredible season of music making on the North Shore.
We are certain you will share our excitement when you read about the 5 performances we have in store for you. Starting with the ever-popular Robert Silverman (playing Beethoven!), this season promises to be another wonderful musical journey.
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Clyde Mitchell, conductor
Chris Pettypiece, chair