The Vancouver Metropolitan Orchestra announces concert with Juno winners Le Vent du Nord

For Immediate Release

2012-2013 marks the Vancouver Metropolitan Orchestra’s 10th Anniversary season and the 20th Anniversary of the Michael J. Fox Theatre. In celebration, the VMO is teaming up with Quebec’s finest traditional folk group, Le Vent du Nord, for a unique concert. Juno winners in Canada, Le Vent du Nord was recently awarded Académie Charles Cros’s 2012 Grands Prix annuels du Disque et du DVD in the World Music category – a first for the group.

The pairing of Le Vent du Nord, Canada’s #1 folk/world music ensemble, with the Vancouver Metropolitan Orchestra presents a brand new opportunity in high energy Pops & Family-oriented symphonic programming. The traditional Quebecois style, with its driving, Celtic-inflected rhythms, soaring melodies and vivid instrumentation has been paired with the resources of the traditional symphony orchestra.

Composer/arranger Tom Myron’s colorful arrangements have been carefully crafted so that the entire orchestra becomes a “fifth member” of this exciting band.

Le Vent du Nord’s music is SO propulsive and SO cinematic that it naturally lends itself to the colors & scale of a symphony orchestra. This will be a very engaging concert!

CONCERT DETAILS:
Le Vent du Nord and the Vancouver Metropolitan Orchestra

April 4, 2013
Michael J. Fox Theatre
7373 MacPherson Ave
Burnaby, BC V5J 2B7

Time: 8:00pm (doors open at 7:00pm)

FEATURED ARTISTS:
Le Vent du Nord
Tom Myron, composer & arranger
Ken Hsieh, conductor
Vancouver Metropolitan Orchestra

TICKETS:
Tickets are $40 and $25.

Tickets available through:
Visiting the VMO website: www.vmocanada.com
Calling the VMO office: (604) 876-9397
Emailing the VMO office: info@vmocanada.com
Tickets are on sale now.

The VMO is generously supported by:
Tom Lee Music
CDS Company
Keyboard Moving Company
Hamber Foundation
Allcity Importers
LinHaw

The VMO is a non-profit organization that is strongly committed to providing opportunities for young musicians to perform and work with local artists in professional settings. The orchestra also actively seeks out and promotes young talented soloists.

Concerts feature music from the Baroque, Classical, and Romantic periods as well as contemporary and popular music in special concerts with opera companies, choirs, and traditional folk music groups.

For more information on the concert and the performers’ biographies, please visit
www.vmocanada.com