September 17, 2019

Symphony Memory – Eveline O’Rourke

Eveline O’Rourke volunteered with the Vancouver Island Symphony as Volunteer Coordinator twenty-five years ago. Under the baton of Founding Artistic Director and Conductor Marlin Wolfe, the orchestra rehearsed in a school gym and performed at the St. Peter’s Roman Catholic Church. Twenty-four volunteers were needed for each concert, not only to usher, but to patrol the many doors and floors […]
September 17, 2019

Using Music to Connect One Heart to Another

Using Music to Connect One Heart to Another By Susan Pederson Pierre Simard is used to performing for large audiences, but in his mind, he’s trying to touch the heart of perhaps just a single person in that audience. When artistic director Pierre Simard takes the stage to mark the beginning of the Vancouver Island Symphony’s (VIS) 25th Anniversary season, […]

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