NEW! ‘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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Paul Lewis Shows Fortitude in Completing His Haydn-Beethoven-Brahms Project

12/03/2019

 Haydn-Beethoven-Brahms Project – Concert IV: Paul Lewis (piano), Vancouver Playhouse, Vancouver, 3.3.2019. (GN)

Paul Lewis © Johan Jacobs

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The Danish Quartet’s Search for Beethoven Style

06/03/2019

Beethoven & Nordic folk music: Danish String Quartet (Frederik Øland and Rune Tonsgaard Sørensen [violins], Asbjørn Nørgaard [viola], Fredrik Schøyen Sjölin [cello]), Vancouver Playhouse, Vancouver, 24.2.2019. (GN)

Danish String Quartet. © Caroline Bittencourt

Danish String Quartet. © Caroline Bittencourt

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A New Goldberg Variations Highlights Kraggerud’s Night of Magic

02/03/2019

Grieg, Svendsen, Kraggerud, J. S. Bach: Jason Ho (violin), Victor de Almeida (viola), Zoltan Rosznyai (cello), Vancouver Symphony Orchestra / Henning Kraggerud (violin/director), Chan Centre, Vancouver, 22.2.2019. (GN)

Henning Kraggerud and the VSO © Matthew Baird

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