November 29, 2019

Vancouver Island Symphony’s “Mistletoe and Magic” Brings Personal Memories to Life

Vancouver Island Symphony’s “Mistletoe and Magic” Brings Personal Memories to Life By Susan Pederson Christmas waves a magic wand over the world, and on December 14, the Vancouver Island Symphony, under the direction of Pierre Simard, will be ignited in that spirit, as we present Mistletoe and Magic. The concert features three guest choirs: The Vancouver Island Childrens’ Choir; A […]
November 4, 2019

Rejuvenate – De-stress at the Symphony

Rejuvenate, de-stress at the Symphony By Susan Pederson The Vancouver Island Symphony (VIS) is inviting everyone to counteract the effects of our busy lives and instead rejuvenate, with a unique event and concerts designed to sooth the soul. “We are inviting people to approach the season differently this year, by taking time for themselves, and experiencing the healing power of […]
October 9, 2019

A journey from darkness to light with the Vancouver Island Symphony

A Journey from Darkness to Light with the Vancouver Island Symphony By Susan Pederson   Imagine staring down something you fear. Imagine the struggle to face the obstacle you are most afraid of, and then walking through the fear and overcoming that obstacle. This is the feeling Jason Nett, Vancouver Island Symphony’s (VIS) former composer-in-residence is trying to capture in […]
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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