Vancouver Symphony Orchestra

Kazuyoshi Akiyama and Gilles Vonsattel

Fri April 22 2016 8pm
Chan Shun Concert Hall
Sat April 23 2016 8pm
Chan Shun Concert Hall

In a concert dedicated to the 400th anniversary of the death of William Shakespeare, VSO Conductor Laureate Kazuyoshi Akiyama presents the overture to Mendelssohn’s famous incidental music for the Bard’s A Midsummer Night’s Dream, as well as a snippet of William Walton’s dreamy, beautiful music for Henry V.

A pianist of extraordinary versatility and range, Gilles Vonsattel performs Mozart’s Piano Concerto No. 9, called “perhaps the first unequivocal masterpiece of the Classical period.”

Repertoire:

Mendelssohn
A Midsummer Night’s Dream: Overture

Walton
Henry V: Touch Her Soft Lips and Part

Mozart
Piano Concerto No. 9, Jeunehomme*

Schumann
Symphony No. 2 in C Major

Fri April 22 2016 8pm
Chan Shun Concert Hall
Sat April 23 2016 8pm
Chan Shun Concert Hall
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