Internationally accalimed violinist Stefan Jackiw joins the Victoria Symphony for their performance of Concerto for Violin by Felix Mendelssohn during their Oct. 5-6 concerts at the Farquhar Auditorium. Photo by Sophie Zhai

VICTORIA SYMPHONY: Classical masterpieces help welcome autumn

Virtuoso violinist, pianist to perform triumphant works by Mendelssohn, Beethoven

The Victoria Symphony welcomes autumn in October with a series of concerts tackling some of the most well-known and revered names in classical music.

First, as a part of its Masterworks series, the Symphony welcomes American virtuoso violinist Stefan Jackiw and internationally renowned conductor Giordano Bellincampi for a showcase of the works of Felix Mendelssohn and Robert Schumann. Jackiw will be centre stage for Mendelssohn’s lyrical Concerto for Violin, and Bellincampi will bring the concert to a dramatic finale with Schumann’s Symphony No. 2 in C major.

This Masterworks concert will be performed twice, with an evening show Saturday, Oct. 5 followed by a Sunday matinee, both at the University of Victoria’s Farquhar Auditorium, where you’ll find the Symphony playing more often this season.

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Later in the month, the Symphony’s Classics series turns its attention to the works of Joseph Haydn and Ludwig van Beethoven for a performance featuring Leeds International Piano Competition winner Eric Lu. Described as a “veritable poet of the keyboard,” the 20-year-old Lu makes his Victoria debut as he takes the stage for Beethoven’s Piano Concerto No. 4. Then, under the direction of Victoria-based conductor Giuseppe Pietraroia, the Symphony will perform Haydn’s popular work “The Clock.”

This matinee concert (2:30 p.m.) takes place Sunday, Oct. 20, also at the Farquhar.

For more information and tickets for both performances, visit victoriasymphony.ca.



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