A message from Artistic Director, Barry Shiffman
Transcendence. Great music, expertly performed in inspiring settings can deliver an experience that truly takes us to another place. Join us as we explore the great works of classical music, old and new, performed by a sensational line up of today's leading performers, in venues that inspire great listening.
From our morning concerts of Beethoven and Mendelssohn, to the Brahms celebration at the intimate Pyatt Hall, and concluding with the drama and quiet reflection that is the music of Arvo Part and Steve Reich at The Roundhouse, this compact 3 day festival will leave you inspired and curious. Through the multiple performances, pre-concert chats, and community that comes through shared experience, this festival will lay the seeds for the growth of a summer classical festival that will shine a light on the brilliance of beautiful Vancouver in the summer.
We want you to be part of this exciting launch, to join us in welcoming the artists, to share in conversation and to make this festival the success it should be.
See you there,
Executive Artistic Director
Free Pre-concert Talk with June Goldsmith – 5:00pm
Interpreting Brahms’ Piano Music
An Interview with Jamie Parker
The Annex (next to the Orpheum Theatre)
Admission complimentary with purchase of a ticket to Brahms recital at Pyatt Hall