Arts hot ticket: Zoltan Fejervari, The Magic Flute, Vancouver Chamber Choir

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      Zoltan Fejervari

      January 27 at the Vancouver Playhouse

      Prepare to be wowed by another of Vancouver Recital Society's young discoveries. Pianist Zoltan Fejervari is one of an exciting new generation of Hungarian classical musicians, and he counts acclaimed Andreas Schiff as one of his mentors. On the VRS program here, the virtuoso displays his gifts in works by Bela Bartok, Leos Janacek, and Robert Schumann, including what may be that last composer’s greatest piece for solo piano, the richly romantic Fantasie in C Major, Op. 17.


      UBC Opera's The Magic Flute

      The Magic Flute

      January 31 to February 3 at the Chan Centre for the Performing Arts

      Enchanted instruments, joyful love, and sublime music: Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart’s beloved singspiel has all the elements to break whatever midwinter spell has taken hold. UBC Opera’s rendition finds Neil Varon on the podium, Nancy Hermiston in the director’s chair, and members of the Vancouver Opera Orchestra on hand to pull off the sparkling melodies.


      Erick Lichte

      Love & Mercy

      January 25 at Shaughnessy Heights United Church

      The Vancouver Chamber Choir has been holding live auditions for a new conductor and is wrapping up the search with a concert by its final applicant, Erick Lichte, current artistic director of Chor Leoni Men’s Choir. And what a program he has: the globetrotting highlights include works by Latvia’s Eriks Esenvalds and Finland’s Einojuhani Rautavaara, along with what should be a transcendent performance of John Tavener’s Village Wedding.