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Event Archive - Greater Victoria Youth Orchestra Presents Vaughan Williams Symphony No. 3: Yariv Aloni, Music Director, Greater Victoria Youth Orchestra

Sun. November 12th 2017 - Sun. November 12th 2017 The Farquhar at UVic (All Ages)
2:30 pm doors at 2:00 pm
Adults $25 Seniors $22 Students $10
Tickets at: University Centre Box Office

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Music: Classical
ROSSINI La gazza ladra: Overture
SIBELIUS En Saga, op. 9
VAUGHAN WILLIAMS Symphony No. 3 (Pastoral)

The GVYO opens its 32nd season with Rossini’s effervescent overture from La gazza ladra (The Thieving Magpie). This bubbly confection is followed by two works of grave beauty. The folkloric modes and dark sonorities of En Saga by Jean Sibelius capture the brooding majesty of his Finnish homeland. Vaughan Williams’ Symphony No. 3 belies its “Pastoral” subtitle, for its genesis was not in the green leas of the composer’s native Gloucestershire, but in the fields of World War I France, where he served as ambulance orderly. Its contemplation of loss and lament is beautifully serene, evoking perhaps eternal rest or the endlessness of time.

Tickets: Adult $25 Senior $22 Student/Child $10 250-721-8480


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