VSO launches new chamber-music series in 120-seat theatre
The Vancouver Symphony Orchestra is getting up close and personal.
The company is set to launch a new three-concert series of chamber music.
Tbe Industrial Alliance VSO Chamber Players series kicks off on November and 18 in the 120-seat Pyatt Hall, at the VSO School of Music, allowing the audience to listen to the musicians in a much more intimate space than the usual Orpheum Theatre.
The VSO School of Music will also be offering a lecture/demonstration series called the Artists' Corner, which will take place in Pyatt Hall a day before the first concert of each program. There, VSO Concertmaster Dale Barltrop will lead a discussion on one of the pieces, and will be joined by his colleagues for a "play and talk" style exploration of some of the repertoire.
The first show finds the VSO players performing chamber music by Handel, Schumann, and Prokofiev, as well as a rare performance of music by Baroque composer Jean-Marie Leclair.
The other two concerts in the series happen in March and May of 2013.