Vancouver Symphony Orchestra

Chan Centre Official Opening Concert

Mon May 12 1997 8pm
Chan Shun Concert Hall

Presented by the Chan Centre as part of The Art of Spring Festival

The Vancouver Symphony Orchestra showcases its full colour sound under the sparkling acoustic canopy of the Chan Shun Concert Hall.

Maestro Zuohuang Chen, who has been hailed as a “conductor of extraordinary quality” leads the VSO in a program that pays tribute to the city’s multi-cultural mosaic. His VSO debut includes the premiere of Canadian composer Mark Armanini’s haunting “Of Wind and Water,” which features pipa soloist Qui Xia He. Other highlights include Marc-Andre Hamelin’s lyrical interpretation of Saint-Saëns’ Second Piano Concerto and a grand tour through Mussorgsky’s “Pictures at an Exhibition.”

Program:

Berlioz  Roman Carnival Overture

Saint-Säens  Piano Concerto No. 2 | Marc-Andre Hamelin, piano

Armanini  Of Wind and Water | Qui Xia He, pipa

Mussorgsky  Pictures at an Exhibition

Mon May 12 1997 8pm
Chan Shun Concert Hall