A Revealing Distillation of ‘Life’ from Igor Levit

13/11/2018

Various composers (in arrangements by Igor Levit), ‘Life’: Igor Levit (piano), Chan Centre, Vancouver, 4.11.2018. (GN)

Igor Levit © Robbie Lawrence

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Scintillating Tchaikovsky from Xian Zhang

08/11/2018

Chang, Mozart, Tchaikovsky: Marc-André Hamelin (piano), Vancouver Symphony Orchestra / Xian Zhang (conductor), Orpheum Theatre, Vancouver, 2.11.2018. (GN)

Xian Zhang and the VSO © Matthew Baird

Xian Zhang and the VSO © Matthew Baird

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Striking Coherence and Strength in Karen Gomyo’s Brahms

29/10/2018

 Mendelssohn, Brahms, Schumann: Karen Gomyo (violin), Vancouver Symphony Orchestra / Jeffrey Kahane (conductor), Orpheum Theatre, Vancouver, 19.10.2018. (GN)

Karen Gomyo and the VSO © Matthew Baird

Karen Gomyo and the VSO © Matthew Baird

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Delightful Sextets from the Jerusalem Quartet and Friends

22/10/2018

R. Strauss, Schoenberg, Tchaikovsky: The Jerusalem String Quartet [Alexander Pavlovsky and Sergei Bresler (violins), Ori Kam (viola), Kyril Zlotnikov (cello)], Pinchas Zukerman (viola), Amanda Forsyth (cello), Chan Centre, Vancouver, 14.10.2018. (GN)

Jerusalem String Quartet © Felix Brode

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Reconsidering Kissin

17/10/2018

Chopin, Schumann, Rachmaninoff: Evgeny Kissin (piano), Chan Centre, Vancouver, 9.10. 2018. (GN)

Evgeny Kissin © Shiela Rock

Evgeny Kissin © Shiela Rock

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Tausk Shines in Beethoven but Tiberghien Is Less Convincing in Bartók

09/10/2018

Kodály, Bartók, Beethoven: Cédric Tiberghien (piano), Vancouver Symphony Orchestra / Otto Tausk (conductor), Orpheum Theatre, Vancouver, 28.9.2018. (GN)

Cédric Tiberghien, Otto Tausk & VSO © Matthew Baird

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Inspiring and Memorable Vivaldi from Enrico Onofri and Pacific Baroque

04/10/2018

Vivaldi: Enrico Onofri (violin/director), Pacific Baroque Orchestra (Chloe Meyers, leader), Christ Church Cathedral, Vancouver, 29.9.2018. (GN)

Enrico Onofri and the Pacific Baroque Orchestra © Jan Gates

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VSO’s Centenary Celebrations Begin with Otto Tausk, Renée Fleming and the Jussen Duo

01/10/2018

VSO Centenary Opening ConcertsOrpheum Theatre, Vancouver, (GN)

VSO

Lucas & Arthur Jussen & Otto Tausk (conductor)
© Matthew Baird

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