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Winterlude: Suite Saturday with Jean-Guihen Queyras

Jean-Guihen Queyras’ recording of the Bach Solo Suites for Cello stands among the very best. This is your opportunity to hear him perform all six suites LIVE in the intimate environs of the Annex.

 

Take note!As the Annex is a small and intimate venue, tickets for Suite Saturday will initially be available only to those purchasing a series of all 3 Winterlude concerts. Suite Saturday will be available as part of a build your own subscription or series add-on (MAY 20) once the early bird deadline has passed. Seating at the Annex is general admission.

 

Program:

Bach: 6 Cello Suites BMV 1007-1012

Sponsored by: The Martha Lou Henley Charitable Foundation

Supported by:

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Winterlude: Super Sunday with Alexander Melnikov

With his enormously diverse range of repertoire, Russian pianist Alexander Melnikov is in demand both as a soloist and chamber musician. At the VRS, we have enjoyed hearing him in both formats. These two Sunday performances offer the pleasure of hearing him on his own – in the afternoon – and in collaboration with Jean-Guihen Queyras in the evening.

Program:

Rachmaninov: Variations on a theme of Chopin, Op. 22
Rachmaninov: Variations on a theme of Corelli, Op. 42
Debussy: Preludes for Piano, Book 2, L12

Sponsored by: The Martha Lou Henley Charitable Foundation

Supported by:
city-of-vancouver-new

 

Winterlude: Super Sunday with Jean-Guihen Queyras

With his enormously diverse range of repertoire, Russian pianist Alexander Melnikov is in demand both as a soloist and chamber musician. At the VRS, we have enjoyed hearing him in both formats. These two Sunday performances offer the pleasure of hearing him on his own – in the afternoon – and in collaboration with Jean-Guihen Queyras in the evening.

“The brilliant verve of Jean-Guihen Queyras in the Debussy cello sonata marked him instantly as a performer we want to hear again and again” – The Financial Times

“Melnikov’s playing has wonderful colour and imagination” – Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung

Program:

Schumann: 5 Stücke im Volkston for Cello and Piano in A minor, Op. 102
Beethoven: Sonata for Cello and Piano No. 3 in A major, Op. 69
Webern: 3 Little Pieces for Cello and Piano, Op. 11 (1914)
Chopin: Cello Sonata, Op. 65

Sponsored by: The Martha Lou Henley Charitable Foundation

Supported by:

city-of-vancouver-new

 

 

Joyce DiDonato

In War and Peace: Harmony Through Music

Vancouver debut performance – one night only!

Winner of the 2012 Grammy Award for Best Classical Vocal Solo, Kansas-born Joyce DiDonato entrances audiences across the globe, and has been proclaimed “perhaps the most potent female singer of her generation” by The New Yorker. This concert explores the dichotomy of discord and harmony in times of war, through Joyce’s powerful interpretation of Baroque arias in a program that includes Monteverdi, Purcell, Handel, Leo, and Jommelli. Il Pomo d’Oro is a period instrument ensemble made up of a group of young musicians, under the direction of harpsichordist Maxim Emelyanychev, who are among the best to be found worldwide.

In the midst of chaos, how do you find peace?

“Perhaps my most personal project to date,” is how American mezzo-soprano Joyce DiDonato describes In War and Peace: Harmony through Music. Her ambitions for this collection of arias from Baroque operas are substantial. Surrounded as we are by instability, she hopes it will help us find an answer to a vitally important question: “In the midst of chaos, how do you find peace?

To read more, or participate in this project, visit Joyce’s website, In War and Peace. #TalkPeace

Ticket Prices:

Section A+* $250
Section A $130
Section B $96
Section C $70
Section D $45
Section E $25
*Tickets in the A+ section include an invitation to an exclusive post-concert reception and the opportunity to meet Joyce, Maxim and the members of Il Pomo d’Oro Chamber Orchestra.

 


Creative Team Credits

Executive Producer Joyce DiDonato
Direction Ralf Pleger
Lighting Design Henning Blum
Choreography/Dancer Manuel Palazzo
Video Designer Yousef Iskandar
Il Pomo d’Oro Musical Direction & Harpsichord Maxim Emelyanychev
Stage Dresses Vivienne Westwood
Makeup MAC
Greeting Cards Hallmark
Project Management Askonas Holt

Concert sponsor: Andrea Fessler in memory of her mother Agnes Fessler

Supported by:

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Joyce DiDonato would like to thank The Pure Land Foundation for its generous support.

Ms. DiDonato would also like to thank Five Arts Foundation as recommended by Helen Berggruen, Susan and John Singer, Marnie and Kern Wildenthal and The Getty Foundation for their additional support.

Bryn Terfel

Pop Out Performance

The renowned Welsh bass-baritone has performed in all the great opera houses and concert halls of the world. Bryn made his stunning debut on our series in 1996 and returned 12 years later for a sold-out performance at the Chan Centre.  This third engagement has been over five years in the making! With his great voice and towering personality, he can shrink even the largest of concert halls into a living room. Not to be missed!

“Terfel is a force of nature…his voice can switch from a honeyed pianissimo to a stentorian roar without losing a trace of musicality.” — The Sunday Telegraph

 

IDRIS LEWIS: Can yr arad goch

MEIRION WILLIAMS: Gwynfyd
Sul y blodau
Y Cymro

FREDERICK KEEL: Salt water ballads
Port of many ships
Trade Winds
Mother Carey

JACQUES IBERT: Chansons de Don Quichotte
Chanson du depart de Don Quichotte
Chanson à Dulcinée
Chanson du Duc
Chanson de la mort de Don Quichotte

BRYAN DAVIES: A Medley of Welsh Folksongs

ROBERT SCHUMANN: Belsatzar  Op. 57

Zwei Venezianische Lieder
Leis’rudern hier  Op. 25 No. 17
Wenn durch die Piazzetta  Op. 25 No. 18

FRANZ SCHUBERT: Gruppe aus dem Tartarus   D583
Liebesbtoschaft
Das Fischermädchen  D.957 No. 10
Auf dem wasser zu singen  Op. 72
Die Taubenpost  D.965a

 

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Performance 1: Sir András Schiff (SOLD OUT)

Take note!

 

This performance is now SOLD OUT, but there are still tickets available for the performance on Tuesday, February 9 at 7:30pm.

 

Pop Out Performance

The Last Sonatas
Two performances: Sunday, February 7 & Tuesday, February 9, 2016

Sir András Schiff returns to perform the late Sonatas of Haydn, Mozart, Beethoven and Schubert in the final two concerts of this three-concert series, the first of which took place last season.  A VRS highlight!

Sir András recently received rave reviews in San Francisco and Los Angeles for the first of his Last Sonatas performances:

“this was playing of a rarefied order – steely, dynamic and extraordinarily resourceful in its responses.” — San Francisco Chronicle

“It was a great and important performance.” — Los Angeles Times

 

Performance 1: Sunday, February 7, 2016

MOZART: Sonata in B flat major, K. 570
BEETHOVEN: Sonata in A flat major, Op. 110
HAYDN: Sonata No. 61 in D major Hob. XV1:51
SCHUBERT: Sonata in A Major, D. 959

VRS Subscribers enjoy priority access and save 10% on single tickets!

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A       $76
B       $54
C       $23

 

Performance 2: Tuesday, February 9 at 7.3opm, Vancouver Playhouse

 

Concert sponsor: The Martha Lou Henley Charitable Foundation

 

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Performance 2: Sir András Schiff

Pop Out Performance

The Last Sonatas
Two performances: Sunday, February 7 & Tuesday, February 9, 2016

Sir András Schiff returns to perform the late Sonatas of Haydn, Mozart, Beethoven and Schubert in the final two concerts of this three-concert series, the first of which took place last season. A VRS highlight!

Sir András recently received rave reviews in San Francisco and Los Angeles for the first of his Last Sonatas performances:

“this was playing of a rarefied order – steely, dynamic and extraordinarily resourceful in its responses.” — San Francisco Chronicle

“It was a great and important performance.” — Los Angeles Times

 

Performance 2: Tuesday, February 9, 2016

HAYDN: Sonata No. 62 in E flat major, Hob. XV1:52
BEETHOVEN: Sonata No. 32 in C minor, Op. 111
MOZART: Sonata in D major, K. 576
SCHUBERT: Sonata in B flat major, D. 960

 

VRS Subscribers enjoy priority access and save 10% on single tickets!

          Save 10%

A             $76
B             $54
C             $23

 

Concert sponsor: The Martha Lou Henley Charitable Foundation

 

Media sponsor:

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