Renowned pianist Shoko Inoue performs alongside Civic Orchestra of Victoria in Dunnet Theatre

‘Rachmaninoff bravely explores uncharted territory on the map of our soul’

Renowned pianist Shoko Inoue performs Rachmaninoff alongside the Civic Orchestra of Victoria in the Dave Dunnet Community Theatre.

The orchestra, under Music Director Brian Wismath, performs Rachmaninoff’s famous Piano Concerto No. 2 with Inoue who made Victoria her home in 2012 after a highly successful international career as a concert pianist.

She has developed a special affinity for this particular piano concerto.

”Rachmaninoff bravely explores uncharted territory on the map of our soul. He guides us to a netherworld between the cracks in our memory where we rarely dare to venture,” she says. “Following him on this indescribable journey, we find ourselves whisked to a place where perhaps we once belonged. This island is a utopia, and this music is the yearning and longing for an ungraspable goal, not to be had in reality. This music lifts us on melodic wings, our spirits alighting in ecstasy born of both pain and bursting light at the same time.”

The program also includes Brahms’s Symphony No. 4 in E minor. This is his last symphony and was first performed in Germany in 1885. It is another masterpiece of the late 19th Century, written in four movements, the final movement uniquely adapted from a theme by Johann Sebastian Bach with multiple variations.

Inoue and the orchestra perform Oct. 28 at 2 p.m. in the Dave Dunnet Community Theatre. Tickets are $10 to 22 available at Long & McQuade; Munro’s Books; Ivy’s Bookshop; Tanner’s Books, The Shieling, at the door and online at civicorchestraofvictoria.org.


 

@OakBayNews
cvanreeuwyk@oakbaynews.com

Like us on Facebook and follow us on Twitter.

Just Posted

Challengers topple incumbents in several South Island races

2018 civic election ushers in new faces across the CRD

Victoria and Saanich voters elect to move ahead with amalgamation talks

Victoria and Saanich voters have chosen to move ahead with exploring amalgamation… Continue reading

Prank pizzas delivered to Victoria Mayor Lisa Helps’ campaign celebration

The fake orders happened throughout Helps’ campaign

VIDEO: Tent city moves to Woodwynn Farm, arrests made

The group is asking the government to provide housing for 60 tent city members

Cougar spotted Saturday morning in Saanich

Police found paw prints consistent with cougars in the area

Tommy Chong says cannabis legalization makes him proud to be a Canadian

Legendary marijuana advocate and comedian celebrates cultural milestone at Kelowna event

Crime Stoppers most wanted for Greater Victoria for Oct. 19

Greater Victoria Crime Stoppers is seeking the public’s help in locating the… Continue reading

POLL: Do you support amalgamation for communities in the Capital Region?

Residents in Victoria and Saanich will be voting on Oct. 20 on… Continue reading

2018 municipal election: Few surprises on Vancouver Island

16 incumbent mayors will continue in their positions for four more years

MLA to become Nanaimo’s next mayor, could weaken NDP’s grasp on power

Leonard Krog’s win will trigger a byelection when he gives up his provincial seat

Horvat nets OT winner as Canucks beat Bruins 2-1

Young Vancouver star had spirited scrap earlier in contest

Team Canada gold medal winners for first time in world curling championship

Team Canada earned gold in Kelowna at the 2018 Winn Rentals World Mixed Curling Championship

Payette invites critics to ‘come and spend a few days’ with her

Governor General Julie Payette made her first official to B.C. back in March

More pot stores expected in B.C. in coming ‘weeks and months’: attorney general

Attorney General David Eby and Public Safety Minister Mike Farnworth visited the new BC Cannabis Store in the province’s Interior

Most Read