The Civic Orchestra of Victoria, shown here in concert last season, kicks off the new season Nov. 11 by spotlighting accordion music, a collaboration with the World Accordion and Tango Festival which gets underway here Nov. 10. Photo by Jon-Mark Wiltshire

Unique collaboration kicks off 35th season of Civic Orchestra of Victoria

Internationally recognized accordionists to perform this Sunday in Oak Bay

The Civic Orchestra of Victoria is kicking off its 35th season with a rare and exciting creative collaboration on Remembrance Day.

In conjunction with the World Accordion and Tango Festival, the orchestra is playing a concert at Oak Bay High’s Dave Dunnet Theatre. The performance will feature internationally acclaimed accordionists Jianan Tian (China), Grayson Masefield (New Zealand) and Victoria’s own Jelena Milojevic, who will perform works for accordion and orchestra.

The orchestra will also perform Dvorak’s Symphony No. 9, “From the New World.”

Their season includes four more performances including:

Dec. 19 – Sing; the orchestra performs Handel’s Messiah, with chorister/soloists soprano Jennifer Turner, mezz0-soprano Kiiri Michelsen, tenor Maximillian Kansen and bass Nathan McDonald, at the Alix Goolden Hall.

March 9 – Listen; A concert of classics by Dvorak, Tchaikovsky and Grieg, with the orchestra directed by Yariv Aloni.

May 5 – Play; Regular members of the orchestra will be featured as soloists, performing diverse and unique repertoire, while the group will also perform Smetana’s The Moldau.

June 8 – Strum; Internationally recognized guitarist Alexander Dunn is featured, performing music for orchestra and guitar. Also showcased will be Joaquin Rodrigo’s Concierto de Aranjuez.

The Nov. 11 concert gets underway at 2:30 p.m. Tickets are $28 for general admission, $24 for seniors and $10 for students, available online at civicorchestraofvictoria.org. Go there to find more information and details on the money-saving subscription to all five concerts.

editor@mondaymag.com

Just Posted

Mudslide closes viewing area at Sooke Potholes

Safety concerns have led to the closure

Second co-housing community planned for Sooke

Community described as a ‘new way of living’

Gas pipeline protest planned for Sooke

Local activists join with other protests across Canada

Almost four of 10 Canadians have unlimited internet data at home

Fifty-four per cent say they telecommute at least sometimes

Esquimalt needs urgent health care facility, mayor says

A severe doctor shortage is leaving Esquimalt residents scrambling for health care

VIDEO: U.S. Congress to probe whether Trump told lawyer Cohen to lie

At issue is a BuzzFeed News report that about negotiations over a Moscow real estate project

Anxiety in Alaska as endless aftershocks rattle residents

Seismologists expect the temblors to continue for months, although the frequency has lessened

Women’s March returns across the U.S. amid shutdown and controversy

The original march in 2017, the day after President Donald Trump’s inauguration, drew hundreds of thousands of people

Federal Liberals announce former B.C. MLA as new candidate in byelection

Richard Lee will face off against federal NDP leader Jagmeet Singh

No winning ticket in $10 million Lotto Max jackpot

No win in Friday night’s draw means the next Lotto Max draw will be approximately $17 million

Scientists ID another possible threat to orcas: pink salmon

For two decades, significantly more of the whales have died in even-numbered years than in odd years

Burnaby byelection turmoil sparks debate about identity issues in politics

The Liberals still have not said whether they plan to replace Wang, who stepped aside Wednesday

Rookie Demko backstops Canucks to 4-3 win over Sabres

Young Vancouver goalie makes 36 saves to turn away Buffalo

Charges upgraded against mother of murdered B.C. girl

Kerryann Lewis now faces first- rather than second-degree murder in the death of Aaliyah Rosa.

Most Read