The Vancouver Symphony Orchestra (VSO) is pleased to present Tausk Conducts Dvořák’s New World Symphony, a concert of folk songs and music from the New World featuring five-time Grammy award-winning soprano Dawn Upshaw, on October 18, 19, and 20 at 8:00PM at The Orpheum.
Babe Gurr’s sound defies labelling but musically she finds a home best described as adult alternative -a fusion of blues/pop, with a twist of roots. Her new release “Blurred Lines” exemplifies her unique and seamless blend of genres. Her warm and sultry voice, intelligent lyrics, memorable melodies and savvy personality add up to pretty much everything you want to see on a stage.
“Purcell is one of the greatest composers of the Baroque period and Hail Bright Cecilia is arguably one of his greatest works. He is unique among his contemporaries for his ability to blend the stylistic and technical conventions of his time, and to transcend them with what is an extremely bold and expressive personal style,” explains PBO Music Director Alexander Weimann.
“Since they were re-discovered in the19th century, the Brandenburg Concertos have become one of the most adored and oft-played works of all time. In programming EMV’s 50th anniversary season, it seemed vital to include performances of this beloved complete collection of concertos by J.S. Bach,” says Mathew White