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Vancouver Philharmonic Orchestra presents "Dueling Strings"

The Vancouver Philharmonic Orchestra presents their Spring concert, "Dueling Strings," on Saturday, May 29 2010 at 8:00pm. This Concert will be held at Shaughnessy United Church on 1550 West 33rd Avenue in Vancouver, near the corner of 33rd and Granville.

As the final concert of our 2009/2010 series, this concert features the full-sized orchestra playing classical works by Beethoven, Brahms, and Tchaikovsky. We are honored to present acclaimed soloists Mary Sokol Brown on violin and Joseph Elworthy on cello.

For this concert, our orchestra welcomes guest conductor Kenneth Hsieh. Mr. Hsieh is the Music Director and Principal Conductor for the Vancouver Metropolitan Orchestra and a former assistant conductor for the Vancouver Symphony Orchestra. A graduate of the Royal Conservatory of Music and the University of British Columbia, Mr. Hsieh is well-known for his friendly and professional manner. He is the winner of the Jean-Marie Beaudet Award in Orchestral Conducting and Heinz Unger Prize Award in Conducting.

This VPO concert has a ticket price of $15 for general admission and $10 for students and seniors. Reserved tickets are available through our website at www.vanphil.ca.

The Vancouver Philharmonic Orchestra is a thriving community orchestra composed of dedicated amateur musicians. With over 70 members, the orchestra presents an enthralling five-concert season that includes popular classical pieces as well as contemporary Canadian works. The VPO is directed by renowned Vancouver conductor Jin Zhang, associate composer at the Canadian Music Centre. The VPO season includes featured guest soloists and choirs. Founded in 1963, the VPO is the oldest non-profit orchestra in BC.

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