Vancouver

Vancouver Playhouse

  • 600 Hamilton at Dunsmuir
  • Vancouver, BC V6B 5N6

September 23, 2018

Sunday September 23, 2018 3:00 PM Vancouver Playhouse, Vancouver The Zorá String Quartet leapt to attention in 2015 after winning a slew of honours including First Prize at the 2015 Young Concert Artists International Auditions, the Grand Prize and Gold Medal at the Fischoff National Chamber Music Competition, and First Prize at the Coleman National Chamber Music Competition. Zorá is a Bulgarian word meaning "sunrise". Interestingly, the quartet's members hail from Thailand, Taipei, Spain and China. JANÁČEK: String… more

October 26, 2018 - October 27, 2018

October 26 & 27, 2018 8:00PM Vancouver Playhouse 600 Hamilton Street at Dunsmuir, Vancouver Gravity turns elastic in Wang Ramzirez's sensational new work Borderline that combines b-boy dance battles with the soaring movement of Wuxia martial arts, to trace a line between chaos and control. Borderline pits five dancers and one rigger against the gravitational forces of weight and resistance. As bodies bend and flip, transgressing emotional and physical boundaries, the apparatus of the work is laid bare. The rigger… more

November 25, 2018

Sunday, November 25th at 3:00pm Vancouver Playhouse, Vancouver Simon Keenlyside is one of the world’s most sought-after and charismatic singers, noted for his versatility and highly charged performances on stage. In 2006, he was the winner of the Olivier Award for outstanding achievement in opera, the ECHO Klassik Male Singer of the Year Award in 2007, and was honoured as Musical America’s Vocalist of the Year in 2011. Last June he was awarded the title of Österreichischer Kammersänger by the Wiener Staatsoper… more

December 9, 2018

Sunday December 9, 2018 3:00 PM Vancouver Playhouse, Vancouver Wrapping up his four-concert musical journey into the works of Haydn, Brahms and Beethoven, Paul Lewis continues to reveal his deep understanding of, and sensitivity to, the music of these three Austro-German masters. The first of his four concerts in our 2017-18 Season set a high bar indeed, underlining the humour in Haydn and the tenderness in Brahms; Beethoven’s rarely heard Bagatelles made a great link between the two opposites. Experience the magic of… more

January 27, 2019

Saturday, January 27 2019 at 3:00pm Vancouver Playhouse, Vancouver Winner of the 2017 Concours Musical International de Montréal piano edition, and a recipient of a Borletti- Buitoni Trust Fellowship, Hungarian pianist Zoltán Fejérvári has appeared in recitals throughout Europe and the US. Zoltán made a big impression when he performed on this series two seasons ago with cellist István Várdai. We’re very excited to welcome him back to Vancouver! For tickets and more information please visit vanrecital.com… more

February 17, 2019

Sunday, February 17th 2019 3:00 PM Vancouver Playhouse, Vancouver 22 year-old pianist Filippo Gorini is praised for his rare intellect, temperament, and vivid imagination. In 2015, he received both the First Prize and the Audience Prize at the Telekom Beethoven Competition in Bonn. Upon hearing him perform Beethoven’s Diabelli Variations, Alfred Brendel invited this gifted young Italian to study with him. In 2017, Filippo’s debut album — his recording of the Diabelli Variations — was released. It has already won a… more

February 20, 2019 - February 23, 2019

Feburary 20 - 23, 2019 8:00 PM Vancouver Playhouse 600 Hamilton Street at Dunsmuir, Vancouver From choreographer Crystal Pite and writer/director Jonathon Young, the creators of the internationally acclaimed Betroffenheit (winner of the Olivier Award for Best New Dance Production) comes Revisor, a new dance/theatre hybrid that mixes classic farce and the forces of radical change into a fizzing concoction that confounds expectations and inverts the official order. Taking inspiration from the classical tropes of satire… more

February 24, 2019

Sunday, February 24th 2019 3:00 PM Vancouver Playhouse, Vancouver The Danish String Quartet has established a reputation for their integrated sound, impeccable intonation, and judicious balance. With their technical and interpretive talents matched by an infectious joy for music-making and “rampaging energy” (The New Yorker), the quartet is in demand worldwide by concert and festival presenters alike. This is their third appearance for the VRS. For tickets and more information please visit vanrecital.com… more

March 3, 2019

SUNDAY, March 3rd 2019 3:00 PM Vancouver Playhouse, Vancouver Wrapping up his four-concert musical journey into the works of Haydn, Brahms and Beethoven, Paul Lewis continues to reveal his deep understanding of, and sensitivity to, the music of these three Austro-German masters. The first of his four concerts in our 2017-18 Season set a high bar indeed, underlining the humour in Haydn and the tenderness in Brahms; Beethoven’s rarely heard Bagatelles made a great link between the two opposites. Experience the magic of… more

March 10, 2019

Sunday, March 10th 2019 3:00 PM Vancouver Playhouse, Vancouver Formed in 2005, the Chiaroscuro Quartet comprises Russian violinist Alina Ibragimova (who debuted on our series in 2008), Spanish violinist Pablo Hernán Benedí, Swedish violist Emilie Hörnlund, and French cellist Claire Thirion. Dubbed “a trailblazer for the authentic performance of High Classical chamber music” by Gramophone, this international ensemble performs music of the Classical and early Romantic periods on gut strings with historical bows. The… more

March 15, 2019 - March 16, 2019

March 15 - 16, 2019 8:00 PM Vancouver Playhouse 600 Hamilton Street at Dunsmuir, Vancouver In honour of the 500th anniversary of the Dutch painter Hieronymus Bosch, choreographer Marie Chouinard creates a living canvas, embodying the seething, heaving fecundity of Bosch's most infamous masterpiece. Working from the painting itself, Chouinard and her dancers collected a vocabulary of positions, culled from the hallucinatory, surrealist details – enormous engorged strawberries, happily naked bathers, bisected… more

March 31, 2019

Sunday, March 31st 2019 3:00pm Vancouver Playhouse, Vancouver Finnish-Dutch cellist Jonathan Roozeman is already establishing himself as an artist of exceptional musical integrity. At only 20 years of age, this award-winning performer has appeared with major orchestras and in prestigious concert halls throughout Europe and North America. Jonathan will be accompanied at the keyboard by his brother Jan-Paul. For tickets and more information please visit vanrecital.com… more

April 12, 2019 - April 13, 2019

April 12 - 13, 2019 8:00 PM Vancouver Playhouse 600 Hamilton Street at Dunsmuir, Vancouver In honour of MOMIX's celebrated history, Viva MOMIX distills more than three decades of work into a compilation of audience and critical favourites – the result is a confetti-coloured explosion of old and new, a mash-up of illusion, beauty, and near-stratospheric levels of invention and creativity. Choreographer Moses Pendleton's unique blend of visual theatre combines ballet, acrobatics, and circus technique, with… more

April 14, 2019

Sunday, 14th 2019 3:00pm Vancouver Playhouse, Vancouver American pianist Andrew Tyson is emerging as a distinctive and important new musical voice. The recipient of a 2013 Avery Fisher Career Grant, he is a Laureate of the 2013 Queen Elisabeth Competition. In 2015, he captured First Prize at the Géza Anda Competition in Zurich, where he was also awarded the Mozart and Audience prizes. For tickets and more information please visit vanrecital.com… more

In Rossini’s masterpiece, La Cenerentola ( Cinderella ), the evil stepmother trades places with a malevolent stepfather, the fairy godmother is a philosopher, and the legendary glass slipper is replaced with a bracelet. Nonetheless, the essence of the fairy-tale remains: a magical journey from rags to riches. The opera will be presented in the more intimate Vancouver Playhouse. Led by Maestro Leslie Dala, the orchestra will perform the re-orchestration of Rossini’s score. A refreshingly youthful cast will be directed by… more

April 28, 2019

Sunday, April 28th 2019 3:00pm Vancouver Playhouse, Vancouver Three of the most prominent performers in classical music — violinist Christian Tetzlaff, cellist Tanja Tetzlaff, and pianist Lars Vogt — embark on their first trio tour of North America in three years. Their touchdown in Vancouver on their first tour was so successful that we jumped at the opportunity to hear them again. Meanwhile, their recording of the Brahms Piano Trios was nominated for a Grammy Award. For tickets and more information please visit… more