Archive for February, 2017

CRS: ROLSTON STRING QUARTET – Sun (Feb 18, 2018) 2:30pm

The Rolston String Quartet—Luri Lee and Jeffrey Dyrda, violins; Hezekiah Leung, viola and Jonathan Lo, cello—was awarded first prize at the prestigious 2016 Banff International String Quartet Competition. That same year, the RSQ was listed among the CBC’s “30 Hot Canadian Classical Musicians Under 30.” A winner of Philadelphia’s Astral 2016 National Auditions and the 2016 John Lad Prize, the RSQ was also the grand prize winner of the 2016 Chamber Music Yellow Springs Competition.

Formed in 2013 at the Banff Centre’s Chamber Music Residency, they take their name after the Canadian violinist Thomas Rolston, the esteemed founder and long-time director of the Music and Sound Program at the Banff Centre.

“What great jubilance and exuberance these fresh-faced players radiated, and what a thrilling cohesion of phrasing and tone.” (The Broad Street Review)

Tickets: $25. Students $10
Subscriptions: $120 for the six-concert series. Students $50.
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Met Opera: Puccini’s LA BOHEME Sat (Feb 24, 2018) 9:30am

An exciting young cast stars in Franco Zeffirelli’s classic production of La Bohème,
the most-performed opera in Met history. Sonya Yoncheva stars as Mimì opposite Michael Fabiano as the passionate writer Rodolfo. Susanna Phillips reprises the role of the flirtatious Musetta and Lucas Meachem sings the role of her lover, the painter Marcello. The cast also features Alexey Lavrov and Matthew Rose as Rodolfo and Marcello’s friends Schaunard and Colline and Paul Plishka as Benoit and Alcindoro in this performance, led by Marco Armiliato.

Runtime:  3:16

Tickets: $24 General Admission; $20 Senior/Student or buy all ten operas and save 10%. Tickets available at the theatre after Sept 1, or call the theatre at 604.885.4597 to have your tickets held for pickup. Please leave all the appropriate info and a staffer will call you back to confirm.

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CRS: ANGELA HEWITT – Sun (Mar 4, 2018) 2:30pm

Angela Hewitt’s performances leave audiences on the edge of their seats. “(She) is one of those rare musicians who seem to get something into their heads and hearts and find it at their fingertips instantaneously.” (The New York Times)

Angela Hewitt appears in recital and with major orchestras throughout Europe, the Americas and Asia. Her award-winning cycle of the major keyboard works of Bach has been described as “one of the record glories of our age” by The Sunday Times. Her discography also includes albums of Couperin, Rameau, Mozart, Beethoven, Chopin, Schumann, Liszt, Fauré, Debussy, Chabrier, Ravel, and Granados.

Angela Hewitt is artistic director of Italy’s Trasimeno Music Festival. She was awarded an OBE in the Queen’s Birthday Honours in 2006. She is a Companion of the Order of Canada, the highest level of the Order.

Tickets: $25. Students $10
Subscriptions: $120 for the six-concert series. Students $50.
For ticket info, call 604.885.0991 or email coastrecital@dccnet.com

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Met Opera: Rossini’s SEMIRAMIDE Sat (Mar 10, 2018) 10am

FIRST TIME IN HD 

Angela Meade makes her Met role debut as the title character in Semiramide. Rossini’s opera, which has not been seen at the Met in 25 years, will be conducted by Maurizio Benini and feature Elizabeth DeShong as the Commander of the Assyrian army Arsace, Javier Camarena as an Indian king Idreno, Ildar Abdrazakov as the prince Assur, and Ryan Speedo Green as the high priest Oroe.

Runtime: 3:50

Tickets: $24 General Admission; $20 Senior/Student or buy all ten operas and save 10%. Tickets available at the theatre after Sept 1, or call the theatre at 604.885.4597 to have your tickets held for pickup. Please leave all the appropriate info and a staffer will call you back to confirm.

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CRS: CHARLES RICHARD-HAMELIN, piano – Sun (Mar 11, 2018) 2:30pm

Charles Richard-Hamelin was the silver medalist and laureate of the Krystian-Zimerman Prize at the 2015 International Chopin Piano Competition, one of the piano world’s most prestigious competitions. These important prizes brought him to the attention of audiences and critics worldwide. His first solo recording featuring late works by Chopin received widespread acclaim (Diapason, BBC Music Magazine, Le Devoir), as well as a Felix Award (ADISQ).

He has already appeared in several prestigious festivals, including the Prague Spring Festival, La Roque d’Anthéron in France, “Chopin and his Europe” Festival in Warsaw and the Lanaudière Festival in Canada. He has performed with various ensembles including the Warsaw Philharmonic Orchestra, Montreal Symphony Orchestra, Toronto Symphony Orchestra, Les Violons du Roy, Orchestre Métropolitain de Montréal, OFUNAM (Mexico), Korean Symphony Orchestra and I Musici de Montréal.

Tickets: $25. Students $10
Subscriptions: $120 for the six-concert series. Students $50.
For ticket info, call 604.885.0991 or email coastrecital@dccnet.com

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Met Opera: Mozart’s COSI FAN TUTTE SAT (Mar 31) 10am

NEW PRODUCTION 

Phelim McDermott returns to the Met staging Mozart’s comedy Così fan tutte, led by David Robertson. Set in the 1950s on Coney Island, the cast features Amanda Majeski as the conflicted Fiordiligi; Serena Malfi as her sister, Dorabella; Tony Award winner Kelli O’Hara as their feisty maid, Despina; Ben Bliss and Adam Plachetka as the sisters’ fiancés, Ferrando and Guglielmo; and Christopher Maltman as the cynical Don Alfonso. Così fan tutte is a co-production with the English National Opera.

Runtime: 3:56

Tickets: $24 General Admission; $20 Senior/Student or buy all ten operas and save 10%. Tickets available at the theatre after Sept 1, or call the theatre at 604.885.4597 to have your tickets held for pickup. Please leave all the appropriate info and a staffer will call you back to confirm.

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Met Opera: Verdi’s LUISA MILLER Sat (Apr 14, 2018) 9:30am

FIRST TIME IN HD 

Starring Sonya Yoncheva as a peasant girl Luisa opposite Piotr Beczala as Rodolfo in Verdi’s tragedy about a young woman who sacrifices her own happiness in an attempt to save her father’s life. The cast also stars Plácido Domingo as Luisa’s father Miller, with Olesya Petrova as Federica, and Alexander Vinogradov in his Met debut and Dmitry Belosselskiy as Walter and Wurm respectively, the ruthless men determined to tear Luisa and Rodolfo apart. Bertrand de Bill conducts.

Runtime: 3:58

Tickets: $24 General Admission; $20 Senior/Student or buy all ten operas and save 10%. Tickets available at the theatre after Sept 1, or call the theatre at 604.885.4597 to have your tickets held for pickup. Please leave all the appropriate info and a staffer will call you back to confirm.

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Met Opera: Massenet’s CENDRILLON Sat (Apr 28, 2018) 10am

MET PREMIERE 

Massenet’s enchanting opera Cendrillon, based on Cinderella, premieres at the Met conducted by Bertrand de Billy and directed by Laurent Pelly, whose Met credits include staging Donizetti’s La Fille du Régiment and Massenet’s Manon. Joyce DiDonato adds another role to her Met repertory as the title character, a role she has sung to acclaim at the Grand Teatre del Liceu, Santa Fe Opera, and Royal Opera, Covent Garden. The cast also stars Alice Coote as Prince Charmant, Stephanie Blythe as the evil stepmother Madame de la Haltière, Kathleen Kim as the Fée, and Laurent Naouri as Pandolfe.

Runtime: 3:12

Tickets: $24 General Admission; $20 Senior/Student or buy all ten operas and save 10%. Tickets available at the theatre after Sept 1, or call the theatre at 604.885.4597 to have your tickets held for pickup. Please leave all the appropriate info and a staffer will call you back to confirm.

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