Oct 13, 2018
The combined forces of the brilliant Lions Gate Sinfonia plus our fabulous Lions Gate Youth Orchestra equals a triumphant season opener! We will commemorate the 100 anniversary of both the birth of Leonard Bernstein and the death of Claude Debussy, and raise the roof with the magnificent and powerful Beethoven’s 5th Symphony!
Dec 8, 2018
The fabulous and versatile Vancouver quartet Van Django will join LGS for our traditional, fun, and familiar Sinfonia Family Christmas. Performing familiar classical and popular repertoire from the Baroque and beyond, they are a witty, award-winning hit wherever they go. Of course there is always music for the whole family, including our audience Sing-Along Songs and Carols.
Jan 26, 2019
Dr. John Friesen, a Vancouver-born musician, quite simply, is a brilliant cellist. He grew up in our area, and often returns home from his professorship at Western Washington University to teach and perform. In addition to his playing the brilliant Cello Concerto #1 by Haydn, Sinfonia will present music by Haydn’s star pupil Mozart, and a sparkling, rhythmically vibrant, and melodious new Symphony composed for us by one of Canada’s busiest and best composers, Vancouver’s own Christopher Tyler Nickel.
Mar 9, 2019
Many of you will remember our first “East Meets West” concert featuring Hossein Behroozinia and friends performing on Barbat, Daf, and Kamancheh (Persian lute, drum, and violin.) Persian music has been celebrated by western composers for centuries, and in addition to our stars on the traditional Eastern instruments, our LGYO will join Sinfonia for works by Johann Strauss, Jr., Mussorgsky, and Handel!
Apr 6, 2019
We opened the season with Beethoven’s mighty 5th Symphony, and we will close with the brilliant Ian Parker as soloist in Beethoven’s magnificent Emperor Concerto, his 5th and final concerto for Piano. Our audiences clamour for music by the great composers of the past, so we offer short and sweet early Mozart work – his 5th Symphony, and the virtuoso Flute and Piccolo soloist Sarah Jackson playing a traditional concerto by Vivaldi and (believe it or not!) a Baroque Concerto by Michael Conway Baker.