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I am a violinist in the Vancouver Philharmonic Orchestra.
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Vancouver Philharmonic Orchestra 2007-2008 Season
Jin Zhang, conductor, Bryan Deans, assistant-conductor.

Saturday October 20, 2007, "Reflections of the 1800s", Shaughnessy Heights United Church. Verdi Overture, La Forza del Destino, Lidwig van Beethoven Triple Concerto for Piano, Violin and Cello (Janice Girard, piano; Li-Ling, violin; Carina Reeves, cello), Pyotr Illych Tchaikovsky Symphony No 4.

Saturday December 8, 2007, "Christmas Dessert Cabaret", The Peretz Centre. Aaron Copeland, Fanfare for the Common Man, Leroy Anderson, A Christmas Festival, Richard Strauss Music for Woodwinds - Serenade for Winds Opus 7, Frederick Delius Sleighride, Collection of Lyric Songs for Soprano (Evelyn Thatcher), Howard Blake's "The Snow Man" (Bryan Gick, narrator).

Saturday February 16, 2008, "Midwinter Reveries", Shaughnessy Heights United Church. Richard Wagner, Overture to Der Fliegende Hollander (The Flying Dutchman), Nino Rota Basoon Concerto (Francis St. Jean), Felix Mendelsshon Nocturne from Midsummer Night's Dream, Opus 61, Edward Elgar Enigma Variations Opus 36.

Saturday April 12, 2008, "Sergei and Johannes", Shaughnessy Heights United Church. Karl Maria von Weber Oberon Overture, Sergei Prokofiev Piano Concerto No 3 in C, Opus 26 (Melody Quah), Johannes Brahms Symphony No 3, Opus 90.

Saturday May 31, 2008, "Expressly Oriental", Shaughnessy Heights United church. Antonin Dvorak Carnival Overture, Opus 92, Alexander Borodin In the Steppes of Central Asia, Jin Zhang (arranger) Yao Dance (zheng soloist Mei Han), Claude Debussy Prelude a l'apres-midi d'un faune, Frederick Schipizky Late Night in Central Park, Bedrich Smetana The Moldau.





2006-2007 Season

Saturday October 21, 2006, Shaughnessy Heights United Church. Guest Conductor Leslie Dala. R Schumann Overture to Genoveva Opus 81, R Strauss Concerto for Horn and Orchestra No 1, Opus 11 (Marianne Plenert), J Sibelius Finlandia Opus 26, J Sibelius Karelia Suite Opus 11, R Wagner Overture to Tannhauser.

Saturday December 9, 2006, Shaughnessy Heights United church. Guest Conductor Leslie Dala. Mozart Sinfonia concertante for Violin and Viola (Mary Sokol Brown and Andrew Brown), C Wilson A Tribute to Mozart, G Rossini Overture to La Gazza Ladra, S Prokofieff Peter and the Wolf Opus 67 (Bryan Gick narrator.

Saturday February 17, 2007, Shaughnessy Heights United Church. Guest conductor Lindsay Mellor. Stravinsky Suite No 1 for small orchestra, Shostakovich Concerto for Violoncello and Orchestra No 1 (Carina Reeves), Dvorak Symphony No 3, Opus 10.

Saturday April 14, 2007, Shaughnessy Heights United Church. Guest Conductor Jin Zhang. Beethoven Overture to Fidelio Opus 72b, CM von Weber Concertino for Clarinet and Orchestra in E flat major Opus 26 (Janine Oye), R Wagner Adagio for Clarinet and Strings, Tchaikovsky Symphony No 6 in B minor Opus 74 (Pathetique).

Saturday May 26, 2007, Shaughnessy Heights United church. Guest Conductor Jin Zhang. Berlioz Roman Carnival Overture, Chopin Concerto for Piano and Orchestra No 2 in F minor Opus 11 (Sara Buechner), Faure pavane Opus 50, Liszt Tasso, Lament and Triumph (Symphonic Poem No 2).




2005-2006 Season
Saturday October 22, 2005. UBC Old Auditorium, Vancouver. DANCE! Coriograph Theatre and the Caulfield School of Dance joined the VPO for an evening of original dance set to Mozart Overture to "The Marriage of Figaro" (arr for Wind Octet by J Wendt). Mozart Serenade for Wind Octet in E-flat major KV 375. Edward Elgar Serenade for Strings in E minor, Op 20. Bela Bartok Roumanian Folk Dances. Also, Beethoven, Symphony No 6 in F major, Op 68.

Saturday December 10 and Sunday Dec 11, 2005, Shaughnessy Heights United Church, Vancouver and West Vancouver United Church. The VPO and Pacific Spirit Choir. Leroy Anderson, A Christmas Festival. P.I. Tchaikovsky, Nutcracker Suite (excerpts). Sing-a-long Carols: Handel, Joy to the World! and Felix Mendelssohn, Hark! the Herald Angels Sing. Gustav Holst, Christmas Day Choral Fantasy on Old Carols. Irving Berlin, White Christmas. Walter Kent, I'll be Home for Christmas. Handel, Overture to the Royal Fireworks. Handel, Messiah excerpts.

Saturday February 18, 2006, Shaughnessy Heights United Church, Vancouver. Malcolm Forsyth, Essay for Orchestra '67, Variations on a Groundbass. Jean Sibelius Violin Concerto - Eugenia Choi. Carl Nielsen Symphony No 1.

Saturday April 8, 2006, Shaughnessy Heights United Church, Vancouver. Mozart Idomeneo Overture. Beethoven Piano Concerto No1 Op 15 - Nikolai Maloff. Bruckner Symphony No 0 in D minor "Die Nullte".

Saturday May 27, 2006, Shaughnessy Heights United Church, Vancouver. Gluck, Alceste Overture. Ravel, Mother Goose Suite. Saint-Saens Cello Concerto No 1 in A minor and Faure Elegie Op 24 - Ariel Barnes. Bizet, Suite from L'Arlesienne.


2004-2005 Season
Saturday October 23, 2004. Shaughnessy Heights United Church, Vancouver. JC Bach Symphony in D major Opus 18 No 4. Reinecke Concerto for Flute and Orchestra in D major Opus 283 (Lorna McGee, flute). Britten, A Young Persons Guide to the Orchestra. Brahms, Academic Festival Overture Opus 80.

Saturday December 11, 2004, Sunday December 12, Tuesday December 14, Wednesday December 15, Chan Centre for the Performing Arts, UBC. Offenbach, Orpheus in the Underworld. Fully staged with the UBC Opera Ensemble.

Saturday February 19, 2005, Shaughnessy Heights United Church, Vancouver. Franck, Symphonic Variations for Piano and Orchestra. Mendelssohn, Serenade and Allegro Giocoso for Piano and Orchestra Opus 43 (Sara Buechner, piano). Schumann, Symphony No 3 Opus 97 E flat major.

Saturday April 9, 2005, Shaughnessy Heights United Church, Vancouver. Faure Masques et Bergamasques, Opus 112. Rodrigo, Concerto de Aranjuez for Guitar and Orchestra (Daniel Bolshoy, guitar). Stravinsky, Divertimento from the Fairy's Kiss. De Falla, The Three-Cornered hat Suite No 2.

Saturday May 28, 2005, Shaughnessy Heights United Church, Vancouver. Rossini, The Barber of Sevelle Overture. Bottesini, Grand Duo Concertant for Violin, Double Bass and Orchestra (Mary Sokol-Brown, violin and David Brown, double bass). Rachmaninoff, Symphony No 1 Opus 13 in D minor.


2003-2004 Season
Saturday, October 18, 2003. Shaughnessy Heights United Church, Vancouver. Beethoven Egmont Overture, Op. 55, Scriabin Concerto for Piano and Orchestra in F sharp minor (Ronald D. Greidanus, soloist), Gaos "Impresion nocturna" for String Orchestra, Gounod Ballet Music from "Faust".

Wednesday December 10, 2003, 8pm; Friday December 12, 8pm; Saturday December 13, 8pm; Sunday December 14, 3pm, Chan Centre for the Performing Arts, UBC. Fully staged with the UBC Opera Ensemble, Mozart, Magic Flute.

Saturday February 21, 2004, 8pm, Shaughnessy Heights United Church, Vancouver. Bartok Roumanian Folk Dances for Small Orchestra, VPO commission by Cameron Wilson to honour the memory of Wallace Leung, The Sea and the Bells (Rosalind Beale-Dala, soloist), Dvorak Symphony No 6 in D major, Op 60.

Saturday April 3, 2004, 8pm, Shaughnessy Heights United Church, Vancouver. Weber "Der Freischutz" Overture, Mendelssohn-Bartholdy Concerto for Violin and Orchestra in E minor, Op 64 (Paul Luchkow, soloist), Schubert Symphony No 5 in B-flat major, D 485.

Saturday May 29, 2004, 8pm, Shaughnessy Heights United Church, Vancouver. Mozart Symphony in C Major, KV 425 "The Linz", Beethoven Coriolan Overture, Elgar Concerto for Violincello and Orchestra in E Minor, Op 85 (Carina Reeves, soloist).


2002-2003 Season

October 26, 2002 - 8pm. UBC Old Auditorium. Guest Conductor, Frank Klassen. Berlioz Beatrice and Benedict Overture, Brahms Double Concerto (Aisslinn Nosky, violin, Carina Reeves, cello), Wagner Tristan and Isolde Prelude, Debussy Pelleas and Melisande Interludes, Tchaikovsky Romeo and Juliette Fantasy Overture.

Thursday December 12, - 8pm, Friday 13, - 8pm, Saturday 14, - 8pm, Sunday 15 -3pm, Chan Centre for the Performing Arts, UBC. Fully staged with the UBC Opera Ensemble. Lehar, The Merry Widow. Director, Nancy Hermiston. Conductor, Richard Epp.

Saturday February 22, 2003. Guest Conductor, Juan Castelao. Faure Overture and Gavotte "Masques et Bergamasques", Stravinsky "No Word from Tom", Barber Knoxville: Summer of 1915 (Soprano Soloist, Mari Hahn), Brahms Symphony No 2.

April 12, 2003. Guest conductor Larry Strachan. Weber Euryanthe Overture, Weber Clarinet Concerto No 2 (Karen Noel-Bentley, clarinet), Sibelius Symphony No 1.

May 31, 2003. Guest conductor Ray Zhuo. Verdi Overture Luisa Miller, Schumann Piano Concerto A minor (Carla Dodek, piano), Dvorak Symphony No 8.


2001-2002 Season
October, 21, 2001 - 8pm. Shaughnessy Heights United Church. Schubert Symphony No. 8 "Unfinished", Prokofiev Violin Concerto No. 1 in D major (Rebecca Whitling, soloist), Beethoven Ruins of Athens Overture, Beethoven Symphony No. 5.

December 8 & 9, 2001. Chan Centre for the Performing Arts, UBC. Merry Widow (Lehar), with UBC Opera.

February 16, 2002 - 8pm. Shaughnessy Heights United Church. Glick Suite Hebraique (Note: although this was scheduled to be on the pogramme, it was not performed), Barber Violin Concerto (Paul Luchkow, soloist), Franck Symphony in D minor.

April 13, 2002 - 8pm. Metropolitan Tabernacle. "A Musical Tribute in Memory of Wallace Leung" featuring soprano Evelyn Thatcher. Overture from "Die Fledermaus", Viljia aria from "Merry Widow", Lied und Csardas from "Gypsy Love", Emperor Waltz, Susanna's Aria from "Marriage of Figaro", Ruhe sauft, mein holdes leben from "Zaide", Nehmt Meinen Dank (concert aria), Adagietto from Gustav Mahler's Symphony no. 5, Adagio from Mahler's Symphony no. 9.

June 1, 2002 - 8pm. Shaughnessy Heights United Church. Shostakovich Festival Overture, Rachmaninov Piano Concerto No. 2 (Chris Lysack, soloist), Mussorgsky/Ravel Pictures at an Exhibition.



2000-2001 Season
Saturday, October 28, 2000 - 8pm. Saughnessy Heights United Church, 1550 West 33rd Avenue, Vancouver. A Tribute to Three Canadian Women Composers, featuring the music of JEAN COULTHARD, VIOLET ARCHER and BARBARA PENTLAND, Guest Soloist Lauris McKenzie, Oboe, with Guest Speaker David Duke. Fanfare and Passacaglia (Violet Archer, 1913-2000), Music on a Quiet Song (Jean Coulthard, 1908-2000), Arioso and Rondo (Barbara Pentland, 1912-2000), Sinfonietta (Archer), Ave Atque Vale (Pentland), Song to the Sea (Coulthard).

Saturday, December 9, 2000 - 8:00 p.m. Sunday, December 10, 2000 - 3:00 p.m. Chan Centre for the Performing Arts, UBC. In performance with UBC Opera. Humperdink's Hansel und Gretel, Richard Epp, Conductor.

Saturday, February 17, 2001 - 8:00p.m. Shaughnessy Heights United Church. 1550 West 33rd Ave, Vancouver. Slavic Treasures: Shostakovich Symphony No. 9 and Dvorak Cello Concerto (Carina Reeves, cello).

Sunday, April 8, 2001 - 2:00p.m. Chan Centre for the Performing Arts, UBC. Nordic Master. Brahms Tragic Overture, FISCHER: Timpani Concerto (Phillip Crewe, timpanist), Sibelius Symphony No. 2.

Saturday June 2, 2001 - 8:00 p.m. Shaughnessy Heights United Church. Grand Tradition. Wagner Die Meistersinger Overture, Strauss Four Last Songs (Mari Hahn, soprano) and Bruckner Symphony No. 4.




1999/2000 Season
Sunday, October 17, 1999-8:00 p.m. Chan Centre for the Performing Arts, UBC. Doug Spence Memorial Scholarship Benefit Concert. Weber, Der Freischutz; Mozart, Horn Concerto #4 (Christopher Leuba, horn); Mercure, Kaleidoscope; Mussorgsky, Night on Bald Mountain; Schubert, Rosemunde Overture; Vaughn-Williams, Fantasia on a Theme by Thomas Tallis.

Saturday, December 11, 1999 - 8:00 p.m. Sunday, December 12, 1999 - 3:00 p.m. Chan Centre for the Performing Arts, UBC. In performance with the UBC Opera. Humperdink's Hansel und Gretel.

Saturday, February 19, 2000 - 8:00p.m. Shaughnessy Heights United Church. 1550 West 33rd Ave, Vancouver. New Century Concert. Liszt (Hamlet), Flute Concerto tba (Lisa Norman, flute); Dvorak, Symphony No. 9 "New World".

Saturday, April 8, 2000 - 8:00p.m. Christ Church Cathedral, 690 Burrard, Vancouver, Mozart and Mahler. Mozart, (Don Giovanni Overture; Symphony No. 35 "Haffner"), Mahler: Songs of a Wayfarer, Kindertotenlieder (Andrew Greenwood Baritone, Grace Chan, Mezzo-soprano).

Saturday June 3, 2000 - 8:00 p.m. Shaughnessy Heights United Church. Beethoven Piano Concerto No. 5 "Emperor" (Leslie Dala); Tchaikovsky Symphony No. 5.



1998-1999 Season

Saturday October 24, 1998 - 8pm. Shaughnessy Heights United Church. Applebaum, A Place Setting; Jean Coulthard Violin Concerto (Paul Luchkow, violin soloist); Schumann Symphony No. 4.

Sunday December 13, 1998, Christ Church Cathedral - 7pm. In concert with the Willan Choir, Handel's Messiah.

Saturday February 13, 1999, Shaughnessy Heights United Church - 8pm. Morawetz, Passacaglia on a Bach Choral; Mozart, Sinfonia Concertante for Violin and Viola (Angelique Toews, violin, Reg Quiring, viola); Atterberg, Suite for Violin and Viola and String Orchestra; Beethoven Symphony No. 4.

Saturday April 10, 1999, Abbey Arts Centre, Abbotsford - 8pm, and Sunday April 11, Chan Centre for the Performing Arts, UBC - 2pm. Wagner, Lohengrin Prelude; Mozart Piano Concerto No. 20 in D Minor, K.466 (Cherry Wing-Yin Li, Piano Soloist), Bruckner Symphony No. 7.

Saturday, May 29, 1999, Shaughnessy Heights United Church - 8pm. Glinka, Russlan and Ludmilla Overture; Rachmaninoff Piano Concerto No. 3 (Ronald Greidanus, Piano soloist); Dvorak Symphony No. 7.

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