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Event Archive - Galiano Ensemble Performs "Scandinavian Smorgasbord": The Galiano Ensemble of Victoria

Wed. September 23rd 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
You are warmly invited to join the Galiano Ensemble of Victoria for the opening concert of their 16th season! In this tribute to Europe’s Nordic countries, the Galiano Ensemble is presenting an assortment of delightful pieces from four Scandinavian composers.

Johan Svendsen was a gifted Norwegian violinist and composer who became the greatest Scandinavian conductor of his time. Although his music reflects his love for the German Romantic style, his Two Swedish Folk Melodies Op. 27 shows that he remained passionate about the traditional music of his homeland.

Asger Hamerik was a renowned Danish conductor, pianist and teacher known as a leading advocate for Scandinavian Romanticism. His Symphony No. 6, Op. 38 (Spirituelle) was considered to be both his simplest and most popular composition.

Edvard Grieg, Norway’s most famous composer, was actually raised in an area that was a Danish province at the time. He was attracted to a movement that recognized nationalistic feelings for Norway and eventually became a pre-eminent voice in the Norwegian idiom. Two Melodies, Op. 53 shows that his music continued to demonstrate the folk tradition of his homeland.

Niels Wilhelm Gade, a conductor, violinist, organist and composer, is considered by some to have been the most important figure in Danish music in the 19th Century.
Novellettes, in F Major, Op 53 was written in his later years but the German Romantic influence from his time spent with Mendelssohn in Leipzig is evident in this work.

Conductor Yariv Aloni and the orchestra promise an entertaining evening of wonderful chamber music so be sure to put this in your calendar!

Performance details:

When: Wednesday, September 23, 2015 at 8:00 pm
Where: Phillip T. Young Recital Hall, MacLaurin Bldg (Music Wing), University of Victoria (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