Vancouver Opera has curated nine days of voice, music, theatre and visual arts for the curious of all ages.
Festival highlights include the world premiere of Brian Current’s The River of Light in co-production with the Vancouver Bach Choir on May 3 for one performance only. One of Canada’s outstanding composers, Brian Current conceived of this exciting large-scale oratorio for chorus, soloists and orchestra in a multi-movement composition.
he CBC Chamber Music Series returns to CBC Studio 700. These short, original chamber music concerts performed by members of the Vancouver Opera Orchestra and Chorus and invited guests feature music inspired by Fairytales and Fables. Artists will include the Bergmann Piano Duo, members of the Yulanda M. Faris Young Artists Program, and members of the Standing Wave Ensemble.
The River of Light
Friday, May 3 at 7:30 p.m.
Queen Elizabeth Theatre
The River of Light is an exciting world premiere of a large-scale work for chorus, soloists and orchestra conceived and composed by Brian Current, one of Canada’s outstanding composers who is the recent recipient of the Jules Leger prize awarded by the Canada Council. It is a multi movement work based on transcendence as described by writers from various traditions (Hindu, Christian, Hebrew, Indigenous Canadian, Islamic, Secular and Chinese Philosophy). Presented in co-production with the Vancouver Bach Choir.
The Troubadour and the Tallow Candle
April 28 at 11:30 a.m.
CBC Studio 700
Composed and written by Lesley Sutherland featuring the Kettle Choir and Writer’s Guild in an adaptation of the recently discovered tale by Hans Christian Andersen.
CBC Chamber Music Series
An original series of five short performances of vocal and instrumental chamber music inspired by fairytales and fables. Featuring musicians from the Vancouver Opera Orchestra and invited soloists. CBC Studio 700. Tickets $35.
LEGENDS ACROSS THE AGES
April 28 at 4:00 p.m.
Art songs featuring the members of the Yulanda M Faris Young Artist Program.
May 1 at 5:00 p.m.
Featuring the music of Ravel and George Crumb performed by Mireille Lebel, Leslie Dala, and Rachel Fenlon.
SPOTLIGHT ON COMPOSER BRIAN CURRENT, COMPOSER OF THE RIVER OF LIGHT
May 2 at 5:00 p.m.
Featuring soprano Caitlin Wood, pianist Tina Chang, and the Standing Wave Ensemble.
May 3 at 5:00 p.m.
Featuring the Bergmann Piano Duo playing works by Ravel, Liszt and Marcel Bergmann.
ROMANTIC FAIRY TALES
May 4 at 5:00 p.m.
Featuring music by Dvorak, Debussy, Rossini, and de Sarasate.
Visit vancouveropera.ca to find out more.
Join DARPAN Magazine community on socialmedia!