Arts & Culture

Vancouver Recital Society

The Vancouver Recital Society is one of the few recital series in North America dedicated to presenting internationally acclaimed artists, both emerging and established. It has built a reputation around the world for innovation and excellence in programming, garnering prestigious awards in New York and Toronto. The VRS now presents its recital series at four venues: Vancouver Playhouse; Orpheum Theatre; Kay Meek Centre; and the Chan Centre for the Performing Arts.

Long before they became household names, the VRS has presented in their Canadian and/or Vancouver recital debuts such luminaries as Cecilia Bartoli, Maxim Vengerov, Anne Sofie von Otter, Yo-Yo Ma, András Schiff, Joshua Bell, Steven Isserlis, Bryn Terfel, and championed such Canadian musicians as Angela Cheng, Scott St. John, James Ehnes, Richard Raymond and Jon Kimura Parker. Vancouver audiences have come to expect that a Vancouver Recital Society concert will provide the experience of discovery, of hearing the "future" of classical music, and of uncovering the "superstar" candidates for the 21st century. For the 2009-2010 Season, the VRS is presenting some of classical music’s biggest stars including Renée Fleming, Murray Perhia, Steven Isserlis and Thomas Adès. There is also a wonderful lineup of up-and-coming talent from around the world including Yuja Wang, a young pianist from China whose star is on the ascent.

General
  • Friday Hours: 9-5
  • Group Rates?:
  • Monday Hours: 9-5
  • Thursday Hours: 9-5
  • Tuesday Hours: 9-5
  • Wednesday Hours: 9-5

Vancouver Recital Society presents András Schiff, piano

  • Location: Chan Centre for the Performing Arts
  • Address: 6265 Crescent Rd, Vancouver, BC V6T 1Z1

"The definition of a master is elusive, but somehow you know one when you hear one...a probing, complete and utterly honest artist, a pianist wh... http://vanrecital.com/View Details

Vancouver Recital Society presents Benjamin Grosvenor, piano

  • Location: Vancouver Playhouse
  • Address: 600 Dunsmuir St, Vancouver, BC V6B 2P1

"...poetic and gently ironic, brilliant yet clear-minded, intelligent but not without humour, all translated through a beautifully clear and sin... http://vanrecital.com/View Details

Vancouver Recital Society presents Emanuel Ax, piano

  • Location: Chan Centre for the Performing Arts
  • Address: 6265 Crescent Rd, Vancouver, BC V6T 1Z1

"Ax's playing is always marvelously articulate and totally unfussy. Nothing is done for effect or to draw attention to the player rather than to... http://vanrecital.com/View Details

Vancouver Recital Society presents Francesco Piemontesi, piano

  • Location: Vancouver Playhouse
  • Address: 600 Dunsmuir St, Vancouver, BC V6B 2P1

"At the age of 29 he's already a superbly self-possessed artist. He has technique to burn, but the striking moments in this recital - and ther... http://vanrecital.com/View Details

Vancouver Recital Society presents Ian Bostridge, tenor / Wenwen Du, piano

  • Location: Vancouver Playhouse
  • Address: 600 Dunsmuir St, Vancouver, BC V6B 2P1

"Bostridge is internationally renowned for his interpretation of German lieder, and when he opens his mouth, the reason is clear. The sound floa... http://vanrecital.com/View Details

Vancouver Recital Society presents Igudesman, violin /Joo, piano

  • Location: Vancouver Playhouse
  • Address: 600 Dunsmuir St, Vancouver, BC V6B 2P1

 "Alek­sey Igudes­man and Hyung-ki Joo played at my 80th birth­day cel­e­bra­tions. I nearly died laugh­ing. I'... http://vanrecital.com/View Details

Vancouver Recital Society presents Joseph Moog, piano

  • Location: Vancouver Playhouse
  • Address: 600 Dunsmuir St, Vancouver, BC V6B 2P1

  "This is a pianist with all the ingredients for a significant career." - Denver Post Celebrated as Young Artist of the Year in ... http://vanrecital.com/View Details

Vancouver Recital Society presents Paul Lewis, piano

  • Location: Vancouver Playhouse
  • Address: 600 Dunsmuir St, Vancouver, BC V6B 2P1

"Time and again you marvel at the confidence and sureness of Lewis's playing, combined with the finesse and musicality he has always displayed. ... http://vanrecital.com/View Details

Vancouver Recital Society presents Steven Isserlis, cello / Robert Levin, fortepiano

  • Location: Vancouver Playhouse
  • Address: 600 Dunsmuir St, Vancouver, BC V6B 2P1
  • Recurrence: Recurring daily

March 13, 14 & 15, 2015 Vancouver Playhouse "Isserlis's playing has spirit to spare. But the fortepiano ensures an even fresher sense of d... http://vanrecital.com/View Details

Vancouver Recital Society presents Steven Osborne, piano

  • Location: Chan Centre for the Performing Arts
  • Address: 6265 Crescent Rd, Vancouver, BC V6T 1Z1

"The audience, as one, was agog...Osborne's attack is ferocious and fearless, his tenderness is beyond words. His self appears subsumed in servi... http://vanrecital.com/View Details

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