Evgeny Kissin, Simon Keelyside, Jerusalem Quartet and more highlight Vancouver Recital Society 2018-19 season

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      Piano star Evgeny Kissin (shown here) will return to town playing Beethoven and Rachmaninoff as part of the 2018-19 Vancouver Recital Society season.

      His performance on October 9 at the Chan Centre for the Performing Arts  marks 18 years since he's performed on the VRS stage. He'll perform Beethoven’s "Hammerklavier" and selected Preludes by Rachmaninoff.

      His is just one of many strong piano concerts on the roster. Others include Paul Lewis interpreting Haydn, Brahms, and Beethoven on December 9 and March 2; Igor Levit with a program of Bach, Busoni, Schumann, Wagner, and Liszt on November 4; Zoltán Fejérvári performing Schumann, Janáček, and Bartók on January 27; Italian Andrea Lucchesini with works by Domenico Scarlatti and Luciano Berio on November 18; and fellow Italian Filippo Gorini making his Canadian debut on February 17.

      Young Finnish-Dutch cellist Jonathan Roozeman.

      Other highlights include Finnish-Dutch cellist Jonathan Roozeman on March 31 and the Zorá String Quartet opening the season on September 23.

      Vocalists on the program include British baritone Simon Keelyside and American soprano Julia Bullock (making her Canadian debut). The season also features The Jerusalem Quartet with violist Pinchas Zukerman and cellist Amanda Forsyth, the Chiaroscuro Quartet with fortepianist Kristian Bezuidenhout (a copresentation with Early Music Vancouver), the Tetzlaff-Tetzlaff-Vogt Trio, and the Danish String Quartet.

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      Single tickets will go on sale to the general public on Tuesday, August 1, 2018.


      The entire season is listed here:

      Zorá String Quartet, Sunday, September 23, Vancouver Playhouse    

      Evgeny Kissin, piano, Tuesday, October 9, Chan Centre

      Jerusalem Quartet with Pinchas Zukerman, viola & Amanda Forsyth, cello, Sunday, October 14, Chan Centre

      Julia Bullock, soprano, Sunday, October 21, Vancouver Playhouse

      Igor Levit, piano, Sunday, November 4, Chan Centre

      Andrea Lucchesini, piano, Sunday, November 18, Chan Centre

      Simon Keenlyside, baritone, Sunday, November 25, Vancouver Playhouse

      Paul Lewis, piano, Sunday, December 9, Vancouver Playhouse

      Zoltán Fejérvári, piano, Sunday, January 27, 2019, Vancouver Playhouse

      Behzod Abduraimov, piano, Sunday, February 10, 2019, Chan Centre

      Filippo Gorini, piano, Sunday, February 17, 2019, Vancouver Playhouse

      Danish String Quartet, Sunday, February 24, 2019, Vancouver Playhouse

      Paul Lewis, piano, Sunday, March 3, 2019, Vancouver Playhouse

      Chiaroscuro Quartet & Kristian Bezuidenhout, fortepiano, Sunday, March 10, 2019, Vancouver Playhouse

      Yevgeny Sudbin, piano, Sunday, March 24, 2019, Chan Centre

      Jonathan Roozeman, cello, Sunday, March 31, 2019, Vancouver Playhouse

      Andrew Tyson, piano, Sunday, April 14, 2019, Vancouver Playhouse

      Tetzlaff-Tetzlaff-Vogt Trio, Sunday, April 28, 2019, Vancouver Playhouse