BeethovenFest guest artists Alina Ibragimova and Saleem Ashkar team up with baritone Tyler Duncan at Christ Church Cathedral to perform a beautiful chamber concert featuring Beethoven’s Violin Sonata No. 5, “An die ferne Geliebte“ for voice and piano, plus Brahms’ Piano Quintet Op. 34, often called “the crown of his chamber music,” with members of the VSO.
Esteemed conductor Matthew Halls returns to lead the orchestra, Symphony Chorus and guest vocalists in Beethoven’s early, transcendent Mass in C. Haydn’s delightful Symphony No. 102 is jam-packed with surprises — especially the fun ending. James MacMillan’s Sinfonietta transports listeners “from the tranquil to the visceral and back again.”
The music of Johann Sebastian Bach offers a profound, boundless spiritual experience. Les Violons du Roy presents three of the master’s cantatas in an intimate performance led by Jonathan Cohen.