Megastars Yo-Yo Ma and Lang Lang and a Spring Festival devoted to Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart are highlights of the Vancouver Symphony Orchestra’s just-announced 2014–15 season. Cello great Ma will perform Anton Dvorák’s Cello Concerto in B Minor on May 1, 2015, at the Orpheum, while celebrated pianist Lang Lang puts his fingers to Mozart’s Piano Concerto No. 17 in G Major on March 18, 2015.
The two are joined on the seasonal roster by violinists Ray Chen, Ryu Goto, and Karen Gomyo and pianists Yevgeny Sudbin, Inon Barnatan, and Janina Fialkowska. Special concerts include a Beatles tribute act, called Classical Mystery Tour, appearing with the VSO on October 8, and Cirque Musica, a blend of circus acrobatics and orchestral music on October 11.
The second annual Pacific Rim Celebration will take place on February 28th and March 1st, 2015, with a focus on Japan.
The New Music Festival will be performed in January of 2015.
London Drugs VSO Pops series presents the Sultans of String, the best music of Lerner and Loewe, singer/pianist Levi Kreis, a tribute to the legendary Barbra Streisand with vocalist Ann Hampton Callaway, and homages to Ella Fitzgerald and Louis Armstrong.
Subscriptions are available now; single tickets don’t go on sale till August 18.