VSO Canadiana Concert

Hockey SweaterThe Vancouver Symphony Orchestra’s Kids’ Koncert was, once again, a great success.  The most recent concert was entitled “The Hockey Sweater”.  Many of us will remember reading this piece of Canadian literature in elementary school.  What a wonderful treat we experienced at the concert: the author himself, Roch Carrier, flew in from Montreal to read the story aloud while accompanied by the VSO.  It was a moment I’ll never forget; I’m so tickled our children got to experience such a rich Canadian moment.

As also the VSO was superb.  The musical selection was terrific!  The concert started with the singing of Oh Canada.  I am now of the belief that all concerts should start that way.  The powerful anthem, played beautiful by the massive VSO, in the stunning Orpheum theatre, with all patrons on their feet and singing passionately…how could you not get goosebumps!

Gordon Gerrard tied disparate musical pieces together with a Canadian theme.  Our ears were treated to Holst’s Jupiter, Dvorak’s New World Symphony and Beethoven’s Pastoral Symphony No. 6.

The performance ended with the reading of The Hockey Sweater and accompanying score.  Every time we leave a Vancouver Symphony Orchestra Kids’ Koncert, I am a richer person.  Family time combined with great music and entertainment…a truly perfect afternoon, in my opinion.

Tickets are still available for the final Kids’ Koncert of the season: Mother Goose on Sunday May 18th.

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