Relive the legendary music of epic women of rock, soul and pop in ‘Women Rock’ with the VSO, May 24 & 25

Celebrate the legendary music of epic women of rock, soul and pop in ‘Women Rock’

Final VSO Pops concert of 2018-2019 season celebrates hit songs by Tina Turner, Aretha Franklin, Janis Joplin and more on May 24 & 25

The Vancouver Symphony Orchestra is pleased to present Women Rock, a London Drugs VSO Pops concert on Friday and Saturday, May 24 & 25, 8PM at the Orpheum Theatre.

Women Rock brings together the music of iconic musicians including Holly Knight, Carole King, Irene Cara, Janis Joplin, Aretha Franklin, Minnie Riperton, Heart, Pat Benatar, Joan Jett and Tina Turner.

Concertgoers will be blown away by the powerful vocals of Broadway’s brightest young female stars, Shayna Steele, Cassidy Catanzaro, and Katrina Rose (NBC’s The Voice, Season 13 contestant) as they cover the songs of the game-changing women of popular music. Classic favourites including Aretha Franklin’s “You Make Me Feel Like A Natural Woman”, Tina Turner’s “Proud Mary”, Joan Jett’s “I Love Rock n’ Roll” and many other popular hits are all expertly arranged by Grammy Award winner and pops conductor Jeff Tyzik.

“Katrina Rose is a powerhouse vocalist. [From] the natural rasp in her voice to her stage presence, this is a match made in casting heaven.”—  Theater in The Now

“In one performance, California-born, New York-based vocalist Shayna Steele unleashed enough voltage to light up the West End.”

—  London Jazz News


Friday, May 24 & Saturday, May 25

8PM, Orpheum Theatre


Here’s a sneak peek of “Natural Woman” from the show.



About Cassidy Catanzaro

As the lead singer and songwriter of the all-female rock band Antigone Rising, Cassidy Catanzaro toured the U.S. following a landmark record deal signed with both Starbucks’ Hear music label and Atlantic Records, selling close to two million albums. She released her third solo album, What is REAL, in April 2016. She has toured with legendary acts such as The Rolling Stones and Aerosmith, and has sung with rock icons from Greg Allman to Steve Perry.

Cassidy Catanzaro has appeared on television in The Tonight Show and TODAY, and as featured commentator in multiple programs for VH-1. She has also appeared as the model for Seven7 Jeans in both print and TV, and been featured in Rolling Stone magazine.

Songwriting credits include tracks for pop star Demi Lovato with world-renowned producer Max Martin, Rob Thomas of Matchbox 20, popular Swedish recording artist Tommy Burr, and the Mount Holly Band, as well as other credits for film and television. For her full bio, click here.

About Katrina Rose

Katrina Rose Dideriksen’s credits, both on and off Broadway, include Hairspray (Tracy Turnblad), A Night with Janis Joplin (understudy Janis, Joplinaire swing), RENT (female ensemble), Jerry Springer: The Opera (Shawntel, Eve), Bloodsong of Love (Whore in Boots, etc.) and Things To Ruin – The Songs of Joe Iconis (lead player). 

Regionally and on tour, she has appeared in A Night with Janis Joplin (Janis Alt., Alley Theatre), RENT (Mimi Marquez, Surflight Theatre), GREASE! (Rizzo, Surflight Theatre), and Legally Blonde (Enid Hoops, Ogunquit Playhouse). Among her workshops and concerts in New York are FOUND! (Denise), Rock & Roll Refugee (Genya Ravan) and Sleeping Beauty Wakes (Cheryl).

Dideriksen can be heard on Things To Ruin: The Songs Of Joe Iconis (Sh-K-Boom & Ghostlight Records), Rock & Roll Jamboree (Sh-K-Boom & Ghostlight Records) and Kerrigan & Lowdermilk LIVE(Yellow Sound Label). These recordings are available on iTunes and Amazon. “Thanks to my manager, Rashad V. Chambers at Esquire Entertainment. For J, FLY.” For her full bio, click here.

About Shayna Steele

There’s no need to sugar coat it, since her impressive credits speak for themselves. Her colleagues praise her ability, her dedication and drive to perfecting her craft as a professional singer and knockout performer. On stage and in the studio, New York City based vocalist and songwriter Shayna Steele proves she is a vocal force to be reckoned with.

Shayna continues to work non-stop in music out of their home teaching privately, teaching masterclasses worldwide, recording, writing and creating in addition to being one of the most high in demand and sought after vocalists. She has had the honor to perform with the Long Beach Symphony Orchestra, Colorado Springs Symphony Orchestra, Rochester Symphony Orchestra and most recently with Grand Rapids Symphony Orchestra. For her full bio, click here.

About the Vancouver Symphony Orchestra

Founded in 1919, the Vancouver Symphony Orchestra is one of Canada’s most active and successful performing arts institutions; the largest performing arts organization west of Ontario and the third largest symphony orchestra in the country.

The VSO performs to an annual audience of over 250,000 people and features more than 50 celebrated guest artists each season. Over 170 concerts are performed annually by the VSO in the historic Orpheum Theatre and numerous additional venues throughout the Lower Mainland. 2018/2019 marks the organization’s 100th season.

Media release, image and video provided by Sarah Yu, Vancouver Symphony Orchestra.

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