Vancouver Symphony Orchestra (Canada)

Tuesday, October 14, 2008 20:00     Macao Cultural Centre Grand Auditorium     400

Conductor: Bramwell Tovey
Hilary Hahn, Violin

Jeffrey Ryan (b. 1962): The Linearity of Light
Piotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky (1840-1893): Violin Concerto in D major, op. 35
Dmitri Shostakovich (1906-1975): Symphony No. 5 in D minor, op. 47

Celebrated British conductor Bramwell Tovey returns to Macao to conduct the third largest symphony orchestra in Canada, of which he is now Music Director. The Vancouver Symphony was founded in 1919, and it performs 140 concerts per season. The VSO and Maestro Tovey won the 2008 Grammy Award for Best Instrumental Soloist Performance.

At the age of 28, Grammy Award-winning violinist Hilary Hahn is one of the most compelling artists on the international concert circuit. Renowned for her intellectual and emotional maturity, she was named "America's Best" young classical musician by Time Magazine in 2001 and appears on a regular basis with the world's great orchestras in Europe, Asia and North America.

“Tovey… can conduct. The orchestral playing sparkled…”
The Globe and Mail, November 2007

Duration: approximately 1 hour and 50 minutes, including one interval