Valentine’s Day with the VSO on February 14, 2011

The Vancouver Symphony Orchestra at the Orpheum Theatre

When I was compiling my list of the Top 10 Things to Do on Valentine’s Day in Vancouver I missed one event that deserves press: the Vancouver Symphony Orchestra’s (VSO) special Valentine’s Day concert Beauty and Romance: Rachmaninoff and Dvorák.

I’ve written before about what a fan I am of the VSO; I last saw them in concert in September, when they kicked off their amazing 2010/2011 season, and I can’t wait to see them in action again.  Aside from the immense musical talent, a night at the VSO offers an opportunity to really feel like you’re out on the town. You get to dress up, roam the historic (and beautiful) Orpheum Theatre during intermission, and experience a cosmopolitan event that makes any date special—and that’s all doubly true on Valentine’s Day.

This Valentine’s Day, February 14, 2011, the VSO pulls out all the stops with a tribute to classic romance in Beauty and Romance: Rachmaninoff and Dvorák. Conductor Bramwell Tovey and acclaimed pianist Sara Davis Buechner bring to life three of the most beloved classical music pieces in one concert: Tchaikovsky’s Sleeping Beauty: Waltz, Rachmaninoff’s uber-famous Piano Concerto No. 2, and Dvorák’s Symphony No. 9, From the New World, one of the greatest and most popular works in the symphonic repertoire.

As of this writing, tickets for the Valentine’s Day concert are still available. Grab some and treat your sweetie to night to remember!

The Vancouver Symphony Orchestra’s Beauty and Romance: Rachmaninoff and Dvorák plays on February 14, 2011.

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