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Event Archive - Galiano Ensemble Performs "An English Suite": The Galiano Ensemble of Victoria

Wed. January 14th 2015 Phillip T. Young Recital Hall (Uvic) (All Ages)
8:00 pm - 10:00 pm doors at 7:30 pm
$33 ($30 seniors)
Tickets at: Ivy's Books, Munro's Books
Presented by: Galiano Ensemble Society
The Galiano Ensemble of Victoria is celebrating its 15th season this year! In their second performance of the season, the Galiano Ensemble is presenting an all-English concert with a collection of wonderful miniatures from six of Great Britain’s most beloved composers.

William Boyce is one of England's very few Late Baroque composers. His short Symphony No. 1 is very charming and is part of a collection described as having a “breezily open-air quality.” Gerald Finzi's Prelude, originally conceived as the opening movement to a chamber symphony that was never completed, stands on its own as a quiet and reflective piece.

Ralph Vaughan Williams' Charterhouse Suite is a collection of six piano
pieces arranged for string orchestra. It is named after the boarding school
he attended at age 14 which was one of the few schools at the time to
encourage musical expression.

Frank Bridge's An Irish Melody is a paraphrase on Irish Tune from County Derry, also known as O Danny Boy. Edward Elgar's Sospiri (Italian for “sighs”) is quiet, intimate and highly evocative music.

Lastly, An English Suite, for string orchestra by Hubert Parry is an incredibly charming set of dances from the composer most known for his grand choral anthems I Was Glad and Jerusalem. An English Suite was unfinished at the time of his death in 1918.

Be sure to begin the New Year with a delightful evening of wonderful chamber music performed by Conductor Yariv Aloni and the orchestra.

Performance details:

When: Wednesday, January 14, 2015 at 8:00 pm
Where: Phillip T. Young Recital Hall, MacLaurin Bldg (Music Wing), University of Victoria – use parking lot “E”
Price: $33 ($30 for seniors)
Advance tickets: Ivy’s Books and Munro’s Books
Further info: 250-704-2580 or


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The Galiano Ensemble of Victoria (Chamber Orchestra)

The Galiano Ensemble of Victoria is one of Canada's premier chamber orchestras, dedicated to giving virtuosic performances of music of the great chamber music masterworks. The Ensemble is large enough to produce a full and brilliant sound, yet small enough to play with great precision and close communication among the players and conductor. ... more info