Canada Simms, Schubert, Mahler, Rachmaninoff, Scriabin: Adrianne Pieczonka (soprano), Daniil Trifonov (piano), Vancouver Symphony Orchestra / Otto Tausk, Orpheum Theatre, Vancouver, 20 & 27.9.2019. (GN)
Canada Vancouver Bach Festival [4 & 5] – Handel, Corelli, Locke, Blow, Purcell: Christ Church Cathedral and Chan Center, Vancouver, 7/9.8.2019. (GN)
Canada Vancouver Bach Festival – J. S. Bach, Telemann: Chan Centre and Christ Church Cathedral, Vancouver, 30/31.7.2019 & 2.8.2019 (GN)
Johannes Moser talks to Geoffrey Newman
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.
Canada The VSO Closing Centenary Concerts: Vancouver Symphony Orchestra / Otto Tausk (conductor), Orpheum Theatre, Vancouver. (GN)
Canada Various: Mayuko Kamio (violin), Vancouver Symphony Orchestra / Kazuyoshi Akiyama (conductor), Chan Centre, Vancouver, 17.5.2019. (GN)
Geoffrey Newman in Conversation with Henning Kraggerud
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.
Canada Debussy, Beethoven, Tchaikovsky: Louis Lortie (piano), Vancouver Symphony Orchestra / Bramwell Tovey (conductor), Orpheum Theatre, Vancouver, 5.5.2019. (GN)