Sidney Orchestra launches its 20th season

The Sidney Classical Orchestra is kicking off their 2012/13 concert series next week as well as the organization’s 20th year of performing

Conductor Stephen Brown.

The Sidney Classical Orchestra is kicking off their 2012/13 concert series next week as well as the organization’s 20th year of performing.

Vancouver Island composer and conductor Stephen Brown will conduct the three concerts in the series.

“This will be an excellent year,” said Brown. “Our soloists are top notch with international careers. The music is our usual balance of a long serious classical piece balanced with shorter light classical music from the Baroque and Classical periods with an occasional post-1900 piece added. It should be three, very fine musical evenings.”

The series will be held Friday nights, with the first one on Nov. 9, at St. Elizabeth’s Church in Sidney (10030 Third St.) at 7:30 p.m.

The concert on Nov. 9 will feature piano soloist Michelle Mares, who has led an active performing career in both Canada and Europe, spanning the entire repertoire as a soloist and chamber musician.

Mares has performed with virtually every major orchestra in Canada as a soloist and during her time in Europe, she appeared with a number of orchestras including Orchestre de la Suisse Romande, Basel Symphony Orchestra, Slovak Philharmonic Orchestra, Polish Chamber Orchestra and the Netherlands Radio Chamber Orchestra.

Tickets for the show on Nov. 9 (and subsequent ones) are available on the Peninsula through Tanner’s Bookstore, Russell Nursery and City Scribe in Brentwood Bay. They are also available at the Victoria Conservatory of Music, Long and McQuade in Victoria and Tom Lee Music in Langford. Season tickets for the three concerts are $50 for adults and $25 for students. Single-show tickets are $20 for adults and $10 for students. For more, visit or call 250-480-1133.


Get local stories you won't find anywhere else right to your inbox.
Sign up here

Just Posted

Pedestrian, cycling overpass now open at McKenzie Interchange

Bridge connects Portage Road, Galloping Goose Regional Trail

Pandemic spurs egg-citement for backyard chickens in Greater Victoria

Fowl surge in popularity during COVID-19 pandemic

Saanich looks at allowing alcohol in parks after North Vancouver gives the green light

Bylaw allowing liquor in parks ‘a very positive idea,’ mayor says

Pandemic profiles: Passion at the heart of community businesses

Businesses rely on community support to stay open

Trudeau offers $14B to provinces for anti-COVID-19 efforts through rest of year

Making a difference in municipalities is a pricey proposition

‘I’m pissed, I’m outraged’: Federal minister calls out police violence against Indigenous people

Indigenous Minister Marc Miller spoke on recent incidents, including fatal shooting of a B.C. woman

Indigenous families say their loved ones’ deaths in custody are part of pattern

Nora Martin joins other Indigenous families in calling for a significant shift in policing

‘Alarmed’: Health critic calls for more data on COVID-19 in trucking industry

Saskatchewan, Ontario and Quebec said that level of detail is not being collected

UPDATED: Pair accused of ‘horrific’ assault at Vancouver’s Oppenheimer Park arrested

Police say Jason Tapp, 30, and Nicole Edwards, 33, did not show up to meet their bail supervisor this week

Kelowna Mountie who punched suspect identified, condemned by sister

‘How did he get away with this? How is this justifiable?’

PHOTOS: Anti-racism protesters gather in communities across B.C.

More protests are expected through the weekend

POLL: Are you sending your children back to school this month?

Classrooms looked decidedly different when students headed back to school for the… Continue reading

Most Read