VAM Symphony Orchestra
With JON KIMURA PARKER
A Kay Meek Special Presentation
To close our 2018/19 season VAM Symphony Orchestra presents Stravinsky’s vibrant, folk-inspired Suite from The Firebird. In an evening of monumental Russian masterworks, internationally renowned pianist and VAM alumnus Jon Kimura Parker – hailed by the New York Times as “an insightful, energetic soloist” – joins conductor Ian Parker and VAMSO for Tchaikovsky’s formidable yet passionately lyrical Piano Concerto No. 1.
Ian Parker, conductor
Jon Kimura Parker, piano
I. Stravinsky, Suite from The Firebird
P. I. Tchaikovsky, Piano Concerto No. 1
About Vancouver Academy of Music Symphony Orchestra
VAM Symphony Orchestra (VAMSO) is Vancouver Academy of Music's senior orchestra comprising some of the highest achieving students of VAM's pre-college and college divisions. Graduates have continued their training at leading conservatories and universities such as Juilliard, Yale University, the Curtis Institute of Music and Harvard University. Many VAMSO alumni populate the world’s finest orchestras: London Symphony Orchestra, Berlin Philharmonic, Orchestre Symphonique de Montreal, Vancouver Symphony Orchestra and Boston Symphony Orchestra. Recent highlights include sold-out performances of film music by John Williams and Verdi's Requiem in addition to an appearance on Jocelyn Morlock's CMC Centredisc album Halcyon.
Tickets: $10 - $15
Performance Sponsors: Michael & Patricia Bolton