Appassionato best describes this programme starting with Stravinsky’s Pulcinella Suite. We showcase the music of two female composers from different eras with Ariel Barnes returning to perform Invisible Distance by Dorothy Chang, a beautiful piece commissioned by the VIS in 2015 and Overture in C Major by Fanny Mendelssohn. And to make it a family affair – we perform Fanny’s brother, Felix Mendelssohn’s “Italian” Symphony.
GUEST CONDUCTOR: Jonathan Girard
GUEST ARTIST: Ariel Barnes CELLO
Fanny Mendelssohn (Hensel) : Overture in C
Igor STRAVINKSY : Pulcinella Suite
Dorothy CHANG : Invisible Distance (2015)
In the Slow Time of Stars
Felix MENDELSSOHN : Symphony No. 4 Op. 90 “Italian”
PORT THEATRE, Nanaimo, JAN 21, 2023
PRE-CONCERT TALK 6:30 PM, CONCERT 7:30 PM
SID WILLIAMS THEATRE, Courtenay, JAN 22, 2023
CONCERT 2:00 PM
Heather Walker is a professional horn player and a core member of the Vancouver Island Symphony. When not performing music, she also teaches the Alexander Technique, a system of re-education that allows us to re-train our movement patterns for efficiency and ease.