NEW! CELLIST JOHANNES MOSER IN CONVERSATION WITH GEOFFREY NEWMAN

15/07/2019

Johannes Moser talks to Geoffrey Newman

Johannes Moser

It is increasingly rare for today’s young artists to come from a long musical lineage. For German/Canadian cellist Johannes Moser, however, music has been in his bones from birth – and indeed much before that. Read more

The VSO Completes its Centenary Season in Style

19/06/2019

The VSO Closing Centenary Concerts: Vancouver Symphony Orchestra / Otto Tausk (conductor), Orpheum Theatre, Vancouver. (GN)

Celebrating at the end of the VSO’s Centenary Gala Concert © Matthew Baird

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Gentleness Mixes with Energy in Kamio and Akiyama’s VSO Concert

23/05/2019

Various: Mayuko Kamio (violin), Vancouver Symphony Orchestra / Kazuyoshi Akiyama (conductor), Chan Centre, Vancouver, 17.5.2019. (GN)

Kazuyoshi Akiyama (conductor) & VSO © Matthew Baird

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‘MUSICAL MAGIC’: AN INTERVIEW WITH VIOLINIST HENNING KRAGGERUD

21/05/2019

Geoffrey Newman in Conversation with Henning Kraggerud

Henning Kraggerud © Robert Romic

There are few artists who convey a greater sense of communication and discovery in the concert hall than Norwegian violinist Henning Kraggerud. There is a life-enhancing glow in his appearances, and one surmises that his bountiful inspiration must come from somewhere – perhaps from a tradition that stresses experimentation and an almost Renaissance diversity in musical reach. Kraggerud is not only a beautifully fine-toned and sensitive violin soloist and chamber musician, but a devoted educator, a play/direct specialist, a (sometimes) violist and a composer. Read more

Louis Lortie Shines in Bramwell Tovey’s Return to the VSO

14/05/2019

 Debussy, Beethoven, Tchaikovsky: Louis Lortie (piano), Vancouver Symphony Orchestra / Bramwell Tovey (conductor), Orpheum Theatre, Vancouver, 5.5.2019. (GN)

Louis Lortie and the VSO © Matthew Baird

Louis Lortie and the VSO © Matthew Baird

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Nelson Goerner Returns with a Remarkable ‘Appassionata’ and Luminous Chopin

15/04/2019

Various: Nelson Goerner (piano), Vancouver Playhouse, Vancouver, 7.4.2019. (GN)

Nelson Goerner © Evgeny Demin

Nelson Goerner © Evgeny Demin

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Otto Tausk Brings Invigorating Style to Mozart’s Last Three Symphonies

29/03/2019

Mozart: Vancouver Symphony Orchestra / Otto Tausk (conductor), Chan Centre, Vancouver, 23.3.2019. (GN)

Otto Tausk and the Vancouver Symphony Orchestra © Matthew Baird

Otto Tausk and the Vancouver Symphony Orchestra © Matthew Baird

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Glorious Mozart and Dispiriting Schubert from Bezuidenhout and the Chiaroscuro Quartet

20/03/2019

Schubert, Mozart: Kristian Bezuidenhout (fortepiano), Chiaroscuro Quartet (Alina Ibragimova and Pablo-Hernan Benedi [violins], Emilie Hörnlund [viola], Claire Thirion [cello]), Vancouver Playhouse, Vancouver, 10.3.2019. (GN)

Kristian Bezuidenhout playing an 1790 Shantz fortepiano © Jan Gates

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