VMO News

VMO Chamber Orchestra Concert: A Tribute to Louis Royce Liu

On April 14th, 2012, Filed in: Concert
13 NOVEMBER 2011 | 2PM | MAGEE AUDITORIUM, VANCOUVER

Last season, the VMO was saddened by the tragic loss of Chairman Louis Royce Liu. Mr. Liu, who cherished and valued the Vancouver Metropolitan Orchestra Society to his heart, passed away after a hard fought battle with cancer. The VMO String Chamber Concert I will be a tribute and celebration to the life of Mr. Liu. The Orchestra will play works by Handel, Walton, Gluck, Mozart, Bach JS and Copland.

The concert will take place at Magee Auditorium in Vancouver and will feature pianist Qiao Wang.

Doors open at 1:15pm with Preconcert Talk with Kemuel Wong

Tickets are $20 General Admission. Group Discounts available for 10 or more.

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VMO 2011/12 Season Opens!

On April 14th, 2012, Filed in: Concert
11 SEPTEMBER 2011 | 2PM | MICHAEL J. FOX THEATRE, BURNABY

The Vancouver Metropolitan Orchestra will open its 2011-2012 Season with its 9th Annual Chamber Orchestra Concert. The opening concert of this season will feature Maestro Ken Hsieh with Vancouver’s rising soprano, Shannon Chan-Kent and rising violinist, Esther Hwang. Shannon will be performing great works by Mozart and Verdi and Esther will be performing great pieces by Beethoven and Saint-saens. The Orchestra will also perform works by Mozart, Haydn, Mendelssohn as well as a brand new commission work by Composer-in-residence Alain Maynard.

Doors open at 1:15pm with Preconcert Talk with Kemuel Wong

Tickets are General Admission.

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VMO Press Release: VMO Spring – Musical Awakenings

On February 1st, 2012, Filed in: Press Releases 1 Comment

January 16, 2012 (Download PDF)

Vancouver, BC — Maestro Ken Hsieh returns to the podium for the third time this season on March 11th at 2:00 pm at the Michael J Fox Theatre in Burnaby, BC. This spring concert features 18-year old pianist, Hannah Han, performing Schumann’s Piano Concerto in a minor, the only piano concerto Schumann completed. Also included in the program are works by Rossini, Dvorak, Beethoven and a new piece of work by composer in residence, Alain Mayrand.

CONCERT DETAILS:

Vancouver Metropolitan Orchestra
March 11, 2012
Michael J Fox Theatre
7373 MacPherson Avenue
Burnaby, BC

Time: 2:00pm (doors open at 1:15pm)
Pre-Concert Greeting – Join Kemuel Wong in the Hall at 1:15pm preceding the concert for a delightful and informal pre-concert talk.

INCLUDED IN THE PROGRAM:
Rossini: La scala di seta overture
Schumann: Piano Concerto
Dvorak: Romance for Violin and Orchestra
Mayrand: New Commission
Beethoven: Symphony No.1

(Program Subject to change without notice)

FEATURED ARTISTS:
Ken Hsieh, Conductor
Kemuel Wong, Assistant Conductor
Hannah Han, Piano Soloist
Vancouver Metropolitan Orchestra

TICKETS:
Tickets are $25 each or $20 each for groups of 10 or more.

Tickets available through:

Visiting the VMO website: www.vmocanada.com
Calling the VMO office: (604) 876-9397
Emailing the VMO office: tickets@vmocanada.com
In person at: Tom Lee Music in Richmond and Midtown Business Center

Tickets are on sale now.

The VMO is generously supported by:
Tom Lee Music
Borden Ladner Gervais
Allcity Importers
EVA Airlines
LinHaw
Paramount Furniture
Daphne Wu

The VMO Society is dedicated to the artistic, personal and professional development of outstanding young musicians. Our goal is to create opportunities for talented young musicians to perform with the mentorship of seasoned professionals for live audiences; these are opportunities these young gifted musicians may not have otherwise had. We felt there was untapped potential in people caught between being professional musicians and music students. Many of these young musicians need a stepping-stone to embark on their professional musical career.

We perform music from the Baroque, Classical, and Romantic periods. We also perform contemporary and popular music in special concerts with opera companies, choirs, and traditional folk music groups. Our choice of repertoire focuses on music that is commonly asked for in Orchestra Auditions.

World Journal Review

On November 29th, 2011, Filed in: Reviews

VMO室內樂奏得精采

November 28, 2011

室內樂陣容的溫哥華大都會交響樂團首場音樂會11月13日登場,團員約25人,約是正規陣容一半。室內樂團有惹人深愛之處,很多作曲家似把最佳傑作留給小樂團。

音樂會主題是懷念曾任四年樂團主席、4月因癌辭世的劉凌雲。指揮謝建德溫馨談到他,誇他慷慨、豪氣(家裡隨時來個派對)、愛音樂。曲目大體反映他的品味,拒嚴肅而遠之,事實又何須嚴肅?

謝建德以穩贏、踏實的手法與台風指揮大部分作品。韓德爾的「希巴女王駕臨」以濃濃盛典的感覺,流麗掀起序幕。華爾頓「亨利五世」組曲中兩首沉鬱的弦樂曲,在副指揮黃國豐執棒下同樣動人。格魯克歌劇「奧菲歐與尤麗狄茜」的「復仇女神之舞」,樂句飆躍,利落而激昂。

年輕鋼琴家王巧是個亮點,她年紀該與青少年的莫札特創作第八號C大調鋼琴協奏曲時相若。演奏出奇地洗練成熟,沒半個壞音符。慢板奏出莫札特認定的連音風格:像油般流動,這位女孩前途亮麗。