Approximate running time: 2 hours
125 Front St
Nanaimo BC V9R 6Z4
Pre-concert Talk 6:30 pm | Concert 7:30 pm
GUEST CONDUCTOR: Alexander Prior (ARTISTIC DIRECTOR CANDIDATE) GUEST ARTIST: Ariel Barnes CELLO
W.A. MOZART: Idomeneo Overture K. 366 Jean SIBELIUS: Symphony No. 7 in C Major Dorothy CHANG: Invisible Distance for Cello and Orchestra Fanny MENDELSSOHN (Hensel): Overture in C Felix MENDELSSOHN: Symphony No. 4 “Italian” in A major, Op. 90
Appassionato best describes this programme starting with Mozart’s Idomeneo Overture followed by Sibelius’ final one movement Symphony No. 7. 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.