We’ve heard from several people who are keen to secure their seats, and our box office is now ready for you—with an extra “Early Bird” discount available to reward you for making your summer plans in good time.
There are still some final touches to add to the rest of our website, but we didn’t want to keep you waiting.
Our artistic director, Arthur Rowe, has confirmed the performer roster, and all the repertoire for the 2018 season has been finalized.
We are thrilled to open our series with the James Ehnes Quartet. Due to the tremendous demand for seats when we presented James in recital, we are again booking the Dave Dunnet Community Theatre, in Oak Bay High School, for this concert.
Our usual venue, the Phillip T. Young Recital Hall at the University of Victoria, will be the site for the remainder of our concerts. There, we welcome back festival favourites Joan Blackman, Yariv Aloni, Eugene Osadchy, Arthur Rowe, and Minsoo Sohn. We’re also thrilled to introduce rising stars violinist Andréa Tyniec and the Tesla Quartet, second-prize winners in the most recent Banff International String Quartet Competition.
All of our concerts take place at 7:30 p.m. and are preceded at 6:40 p.m. by an informal talk by our performers.
We hope that as we are, as autumn weather takes over, you’re still savouring fond memories of VSMF’s 2017 festival season.
The VSMF 2017 annual general meeting will take place on the evening of Tuesday, December 5, at the School of Music at University of Victoria.
More details of time and room number, as well as what’s on the agenda (including artists and dates for the 2018 season), will be announced closer to December 5, but we wanted to alert you to the date so you can make plans to attend.
The AGM is a great opportunity for you to meet the festival board, vote on the incoming board, and let us know your hopes and dreams for future editions of the festival.
Members of the Victoria Summer Music Festival Society are entitled to vote at this event. If you didn’t purchase or renew your membership during the summer, you’ll have a chance to do so at the meeting. For just $5.00 you can make a strong public statement about your belief in VSMF and demonstrate to funding agencies that we’re a vital part of the community.