GVYO with the Victoria Chamber Orchestra & Sooke Philharmonic Orchestra
SMETANA Má Vlast (My Homeland)
Bedřich Smetana created the very definition of Czech music with his iconic work Má Vlast, a cycle of six symphonic poems that capture the love and pride he felt for his homeland. Smetana began work on the composition in September 1874; by October, he was completely deaf, but he defied this condition and went on to complete the work by 1879. He was unable to hear its first performance, or its exultant reception. While its first two movements, Vyšehrad and Vltava (Moldau), are often performed individually, this concert presents a rare opportunity to hear the complete cycle, performed by three orchestras.
Since 1986, uniting youth and music …In Symphony! Orchestral training by expert faculty; Main-stage & outreach concerts; Mentorship, musicianship & friendship; Inspiring youth to excellence. more info
Victoria Chamber Orchestra (Classical chamber music)
Formed in 1994 by a group of dedicated Victoria musicians from all walks of life who share a common passion for playing chamber works for string orchestra. The Victoria Chamber Orchestra performed its first concert in February of 1995, and under the direction of Yariv Aloni has continued to offer interesting and energetic performances. more info
Founded in 1997 by Norman Nelson, the full size semi-professional orchestra performed its first symphony concert in June 1998. With the subsequent introduction of the Chamber Players and the Philharmonic Chorus, the concert season has expanded to six programs (12 concerts) plus the ever-popular "Fling", an open air pops concert performed each summe... more info