Kickstart the Holiday with Vancouver Academy of Music Symphony Orchestra
The Four Seasons and The Nutcracker at the Orpheum Theatre, Dec 11
November 9, 2022, Vancouver, BC — Holiday treats, passage of the seasons, and the thrill of a fast car…the Vancouver Academy of Music Symphony Orchestra (VAMSO) is pleased to present its winter concert that will tickle one’s senses and promises to be the perfect event to kickstart the holiday season. The Four Seasons and The Nutcracker Suite is held at the iconic Orpheum Theatre on December 11, 2022.
“We are excited to play two perennial favourites of the season, Tchaikovsky’s The Nutcracker Suite and Vivaldi’s The Four Seasons at this concert,” says Vancouver Academy of Music President & CEO, Joseph Elworthy. “One of which is a holiday staple, and another perfectly depicts the passage of time and seasons – there’s nothing more fitting than these two pieces.”
Inspired by festive holiday treats, The Nutcracker Suite will whisk the audience away to a faraway land full of musical delights and indulgences. VAMSO’s Concertmaster, Caitlin Wong, will take the spotlight as the solo violinist in The Four Seasons, filled with musical images of harvest celebrations, thunderous storms, frozen landscapes, and festive pastoral dancing. In addition, John Adam’s Short Ride in a Fast Machine is rich in fast-paced rhythms and textures, mimicking the feeling of getting into a fast car.