Symphony’s Golden Jubilee boasts big variety

In its 60th year, the Cowichan Symphony Society is celebrating with a great winter of music.

In its 60th year, the Cowichan Symphony Society is celebrating with a great winter of music.

This Golden Jubilee season kicks off Saturday, Sept. 19 on the Cowichan Performing Arts Centre stage with the
Victoria Symphony joining with Royal Canadian Navy’s Naden Band under the direction of

Tania Miller and Matthew Clark.


Alexander Korsantia is the featured soloist.

All the musicians will combine for the world premiere of a piece by Christopher Butterfield plus the Toccata and Fugue in D Minor by Bach, plus Wagner’s Ride of the Valkyries and music from Porgy and Bess.

Then, on Saturday, Nov. 14, cellist

Desmond Hoebig joins the orchestra for a special evening,

By Monday, Dec. 21 the
Victoria Symphony, under the baton of Robert Franz, will be joined by the Vox Humana Choir and Friends,
Lucia Cesarone, soprano, Susan Platts, mezzo-soprano, Zach Finkelstein, tenor, and

Justin Welsh, bass for a Christmas presentation of Handel’s Messiah.

Then, in the new year, the venue changes to the more intimate setting of the Christian Reformed Church Thursday, Jan. 14 for an evening as the Victoria Baroque Players with Steven Devine conducting from the harpsichord offer music by Handel, Telemann and more.

On Sunday, March 6, in an afternoon show back at the Cowichan Performing Arts Centre, it’s time for

Tafelmusik conducted by Jeanne Lamon.

Saturday, March 26, the regular season continues with Miller back in the conductor’s role and pianist Stewart Goodyear as featured soloist in a fascinating mix of music.

Finally, on Monday, May 9, Miller conducts the symphony, the

Victoria Choral Society, the Victoria Philharmonic Choir and soloists led by the renowned Richard Margison in a much-anticipated choral showcase.

In addition, there are Family and Children Concerts

offered on Dec. 30 and Jan. 2 at 5 p.m. and 7 p.m. each day at the Christian Reformed Church of the Christmas opera, Amahl and the Night Visitors.

Contact the Cowichan Ticket Centre
at 250-748-7529 or drop by in person to look at your seating options but don’t miss this great season.

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