Wednesday, October 31, 2012

GVYO Concert Nov 25 at #UVic #yyj

It’s High Time for Haydn!

Tickets: Adult $25 Senior $20 Student/Child $10 250-721-8480

Can you hear the clock ticking? Can it be -indeed it is - ‘the inexhaustible, the wonderful, the sublime HAYDN!’ So wrote the London Morning Chronicle in March 1794 when Symphony No. 101 premiered, rendering its Hanover Square audience rapturous! Papa Haydn’s delightful Clock Symphony, still a favourite in our time, opens the first concert of the GVYO’s 27th Season.

There will also be time for a walk – in the verdant Bohemian countryside, beloved home of Smetana – and certainly time for a taste of Czech village festivities.

Finally, the music moves southward and forward in time to the lush harmonies of Hungarian Leó Weiner’s Suite on Hungarian Folk Themes.

This is masterful music in the high romantic tradition, yet it is seldom performed, in part because Weiner, composing in the 20th century, was considered a man behind the times. Has time vindicated him? Come to the concert and decide for yourself!

For 27 years the Greater Victoria Youth Orchestra – expressive, focused, and adventurous - has brought symphonic sounds to thousands of music lovers, young and old, in communities from Bamfield to Whitehorse and Haida Gwaii. In rehearsals, sectionals, and workshops, the orchestra’s 65 players explore centuries of symphonic style, develop ensemble and performance skills, and build lasting friendships.

In the rehearsal hall and on the concert stage, the GVYO brings music to life as only young people can, with verve and enthusiasm and inexhaustible energy, orchestrating joy for themselves and their audience alike.

Yariv Aloni was appointed Music Director of GVYO in July 2010, having served as Associate Music Director since 2002. As violist he has performed and recorded worldwide. On faculty at the University of Victoria, Mr. Aloni is also Music Director of the Galiano Ensemble of Victoria and the Victoria Chamber Orchestra.
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