Program: Thomas Beckman — St. Roch Overture
Handel — Selections from Water Music
Smetana — Moldau
Fauré — Pelleas and Melisande
The PGSO is excited to present the World Premiere of the St. Roch Suite, composed by Vancouverite Thomas Beckman who plays regularly with the PGSO. The St. Roch Overture was written in celebration of the 90th anniversary of the launching of the RCMP schooner that travelled the waters of the North West Passage. Enjoy a stunning visual accompaniment created by the BC Maritime Museum and Exploration Place staff, a poetic narrative by Vancouver poet Jude Neil, and choral accompaniment by our own Nove Voce.
Rounding out this unique presentation are three other sea-themed pieces: Selections from Water Music by Handel, Moldau by Smetana, and Pelleas and Melisande by Faure.
Program: Williams – Imperial March
Beethoven – Symphony No. 6, Movement II
Saint-Saëns – Danse Bacchanale
Holst – Saturn from The Planets
Program: Mozart – Symphony No. 40
Program: Wagner – Siegfried Idyll
Tchaikovsky – Variations on a Rococo Theme
Mozart – Symphony No. 40
Program: Sibelius — Finlandia
Mozart — Flute Concerto No.1 (featuring Roderick Seed, Flautist)
Dvorák — Symphony No. 8
Join us for Sibelius’ Finlandia, and Dvorak’s Symphony No. 8 and then welcome English-born, Vancouver-based flautist Roderick Seed who will perform the Mozart Flute Concerto.
Program: Lehar — Merry Widow Waltz
Brahms — Hungarian Dances
Marquez — Danzon No. 2
Smetana — Three Dance Episodes from the Bartered Bride
Strauss — On the Beautiful Blue Danube
We end our Main Stage season with a selection of dances, perfect for a spring evening. Enjoy Lehar’s Merry Widow Waltz, Brahm’s Hungarian Dances, Marquez’ Danzon No. 2, Smetana’s Three Dance Episodes from Bartered Bride, and Strauss’ On the Beautiful Blue Danube. Also joining us for this evening will be the winner of the 2018-2019 Integris Youth Concerto Competition.
Program: Williams – The Cowboys Overture
Barber – Violin Concerto, Movement I
Copland – Rodeo
Bernstein – Candide
Gershwin – Rhapsody in Blue
Dragon – America The Beautiful