Sidney Classical Orchestra season begins with Mostly Mozart

Orchestra audiences are growing as local group brings in talented guest musicians.

Pianist Robert Holliston performs Mozart's Piano Concerto No. 27 with the Sidney Classical Orchestra on Nov. 28.

The Sidney Classical Orchestra kicks off its 22nd season with Mostly Mozart and a performance by well-known Victoria pianist Robert Holliston.

The concert is Fri., Nov. 28 that Sidney’s St. Elizabeth’s Church on Third Street, starting at 7: 30 p.m. Conductor and Orchestra Artistic Director Stephen Brown says Holliston’s half-hour performance that night will be of Mozart’s Piano Concerto No. 27.

“Holliston is very well-known and has played with us before,” Brown said. “He teaches at the Victoria Conservatory of Music, in fact he’s the head of the department.”

the featured performer, Holliston will not only play the Mozart piece, but will add his talents to the rest of the evening’s performances as well.

Brown said the Orchestra is made up of professional musicians from mainly the Victoria Symphony, as well as other very good musicians from the Greater Victoria area.

Their level of professionalism is always improving, said Brown and they hope to see their audience grow.

The that end, youth 19 years old and younger can come to the concert for free. Brown said they hope the attract more families and youth who want to be exposed to the classics.

Regular ticket prices are $20 for adults and $10 for students (over age 19). Tickets for the entire series — four concerts — are also available by caling 250-480-1133.

Mostly Mozart on Nov. 28 includes a variety of classical music in addition to Mozart. Holliston will perform Gerald Finzi’s Eclogue, a rarely-performed, slow movement from an unfinished piano concerto. Brown himself will play On The Idle Hill Of Summer, a violin piece, accompanying the Orchestra. Other music on tap is F. J. Haydn’s Overture to Acide e Galatea and Mendelssohn’s Sinfoni 10 Symphony in B Minor.

To learn more about the Sidney Classical Orchestra, visit www.sidneyclassicalorchestra.com.

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