High quality winds and brass performance masterclasses, facilitated by expert VCM Faculty and featured guests. Participation if free for registered VCM Winds and Brass students.
VCM Concerts & Events
This year’s Piano Honours Concert features over 25 talented piano students, performing a wide variety of repertoire.
Join us for a “collage” of aspiring talented students from the VCM’s Winds & Brass Department, performing solo, chamber, and ensemble works on a variety of wind and brass instruments!
Cynthia Ellis, virtuoso performer on the piccolo and passionate instructor, is coming from Los Angeles for a mini-residency at the Victoria Conservatory of Music.
Cynthia will be joined by pianist Wendy Stofer in a rollicking concert of repertoire for piccolo and piano.
Torn between conscience and obedience, Philips, Dering, and Dowland, several of England’s greatest composers, chose a life of exile while others, Byrd and Robert White, remained at home in spiritual exile. The result was music of astonishing intensity and emotional impact.
Join university chancellor and celebrated broadcast journalist Shelagh Rogers for an intimate conversation with Indigenous visual artists Rande Cook and Carey Newman and UVic visual anthropologist Andrea Walsh. Across Canada, contemporary Indigenous artists are using images to explore place, truth and identity and challenging us to transform our perspectives, conversations and ideas. Collectively, this great imagining is playing a unique and pivotal role in understanding our past and determining our shared future.
What are the bold steps for all Canadians towards Indigenous economic reconciliation? In this session, presented by the National Consortium for
Indigenous Economic Development (NCIED), UVic professors John Borrows and Brent Mainprize will offer insight from their research into this subject,
before Ovide Mercredi (past National Chief, Assembly of First Nations), Guujaaw (former Haida leader), and David Suzuki (renowned author and environmentalist), share their personal perspectives and expertise in a stimulating panel discussion.
Canada has some of the most diverse landscapes in the entire world. From the cosmopolitan bustle of cities like Toronto and Montreal to the quiet desolation of BC’s desert regions, our country is home to a unique variety of environments and their consequent soundscapes. In celebration of Canada’s 150th anniversary, the Victoria Symphony plans to explore and celebrate these unique regions in our land in this New Music Festival.
2017 sees Joel Plaskett hitting the road with one of his biggest musical influences, his father, Bill Plaskett. Joined by special guests, Peterborough’s Mayhemingways, the father & son duo will perform songs from their new record, Solidarity, and as well as favourites from Joel’s vast catalogue of music.