VRS' 2014-15 Season to Include Emanuel Ax, Igudesman & Joo and More

VRS' 2014-15 Season to Include Emanuel Ax, Igudesman & Joo and More

Vancouver Recital Society (VRS) announces its 2014-15 Season: an international array of classical greats and rising stars who will share their gifts in the most intimate of contexts. As VRS audiences have come to expect, the season boasts both musical icons and longtime favourites, such as András Schiff and Paul Lewis, coupled with emerging talents making their Canadian debuts. The occasion also marks the launch of VRS' bold, new visual identity following almost a decade of operation without a distinguishable logo or brand.

"This will be the 34th Season for which I have curated the VRS' musical offerings, and I am every bit as excited now as I was in 1980," says VRS Artistic Director Leila Getz. "From the sublime to the wonderfully ridiculous, there is a transformative musical experience to be found in each one of our extraordinary recitals. I look forward to all of the discoveries ahead and to sharing their talents with our city's classical music lovers."

The VRS 2014-15 Season includes:

Emanuel Ax // January 18, 2015 at The Chan Centre

The renowned pianist shares a fascinating program of piano works by Rameau, Chopin, & Debussy.

Igudesman & Joo: 'A Little Nightmare Music' // February 19, 2015 at Vancouver Playhouse

The hilarious and gifted violinist & pianist present their utterly unique, no holds barred theatrical show, combining comedy, classical music, and popular culture.

András Schiff: The Last Sonatas // March 1, 2015 at The Chan Centre

The master pianist embarks on the first of a three-concert project, which will explore the late Sonatas of Haydn, Mozart, Beethoven, and Schubert. The final two concerts will occur in VRS' 15-16 Season.

Steven Isserlis & Robert Levin // March 13, 14 & 15 at Vancouver Playhouse

Beethoven's Complete Works for Cello and Keyboard are traversed over the course of two concerts and a lecture-demonstration. A co-presentation with Early Music Vancouver.

Ian Bostridge & Wenwen Du // April 15, 2015 at Vancouver Playhouse

This thrilling, intimate engagement will see the internationally-acclaimed tenor lend his effortless, unforgettable voice to Schubert's iconic Winterreise.

Christian Gerhaher & Gerold Huber // September 28, 2014 at The Chan Centre

An inspiring and deeply affecting afternoon of songs from the celebrated baritone and his piano accompanist.

The full season will also include:

The Danish String Quartet // October 19, 2014

Luca Pisaroni (Baritone) & Wolfram Rieger (Piano) // October 26, 2014

The Vervato String Quartet & Paul Lewis (Piano) // November 9, 2014

Pavel Kolesnikov (Piano) // November 16, 2014

The Doric String Quartet // November 23, 2014

Steven Osborne (Piano) // February 22, 2015

Benjamin Grosvenor // March 6, 2015

Kristian Beuidenhout (Fortepiano)* // March 8, 2015

* Co-presented with Early Music Vancouver

Francesco Piemontesi (Piano) // March 22, 2015

Joseph Moog (Piano) // April 12, 2015

Paul Lewis (Piano) // May 3, 2015

For younger audiences, the VRS will present Bash the Trash, an interactive workshop/concert with an environmental message. The event, intended for 3-6 year olds, will take place at Britannia Community Centre in October 2014.

Full details for all VRS 2014-15 concerts, including venue, time, and program information, is available online now at

Subscriptions start at $56 and can be purchased online at or by phone at 604.602.0363. Single tickets will go on sale to the general public on August 4, 2014.

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