Concerts

Upcoming Dates

Friday, November 23rd, 2018

St. Elizabeth's Catholic Church
Sally’s Adventures - 7:30 pm
10030 Third Street
Sidney, BC
Canada [map]
Price: $25 Adult, $13 Students of any age, Age 19 & under FREE

Susan de Burgh - piano, and Robert Holliston - speaker, join the SCO for two very special works - JS Bach's Piano Concerto in D minor - his most substantial and exciting concerto, and Stephen Brown's The Adventures of Sally and Her Motorcycle for orchestra and speaker (Robert Holliston). Brown has written this hight creative work just for this performance. "It will knock you off of your feet!" the composer says. This concert is an event you will not want to miss.

JS Bach - Piano Concerto No. 1 in D minor, BWV 1062

Susan de Burgh - piano

Stephen Brown - The Adventures of Sally and Her Motorcycle - premiere

Robert Holliston - speaker

The Adventures of Sally and Her Motorcycle is a story both the young and the old will enjoy. It tells the tale of Sally, an 11 year old girl, who sets off on a road trip on her motorcycle and sidecar with her 8 year old brother Tómas, and Tómas’ dog, Dog Billy. They are searching for a Giant Thing to build beside the road that will bring happiness and prosperity to their impoverished small town in Canada. On their adventures they visit a variety of spectacular Giant Things, tough it out on a very bad day, before discovering the perfect solution.

 

Tickets for all performances are available at

Tanner’s Books, Sidney

City Scribe Printing & Stationery, Brentwood Bay

Long & McQuade, Victoria

▪At the door prior to each performance

Sunday, January 13th, 2019

St. Elizabeth's Catholic Church
The Elegant Clarinet - 2:30 pm
10030 Third Street
Sidney, BC
Canada [map]
Price: $25 Adult, $13 Students of any age, Age 19 & under FREE

Sidney Classical Orchestra
Rebecca Hissen - clarinet soloist
Stephen Brown - conductor

Rebecca Hissen - clarinet soloist, joins the orchestra for an afternoon of refined clarinet concertos and elegant string orchestral music.

Handel/Barbirolli - Concerto for Clarinet and Strings
Gerald Finzi - Five Bagatelles for Clarinet and String Orchestra
Rebecca Hissen - clarinet

St Elizabeth's Catholic Church, 10030 Third Street, Sidney, BC
Info: tel. 250.480.1133  sidneyclassicalorchestra.ca stephenbrown.ca

Tickets: Tanners Bookstore - Sidney, City Scribe - Brentwood Bay, Long & McQuade - Victoria
Single Tickets: $25 Adult, $13 Student, Ages 19 & under FREE at the door

Tickets for all performances are available at

Tanner’s Books, Sidney

City Scribe Printing & Stationery, Brentwood Bay

Long & McQuade, Victoria

▪At the door prior to each performance

Sunday, March 3rd, 2019

St. Elizabeth's Catholic Church
Young Soloists with the SCO - 2:30 pm
10030 Third Street
Sidney, BC
Canada [map]
Price: $25 Adult, $13 Students of any age, Age 19 & under FREE

 

SCO Young Soloists 2019

6 - 8 young soloists will preform with the orchestra.
For the eight year in a row the SCO will provide a unique opportunity for young musicians from across Vancouver Island to perform in a public venue with a professional orchestra. Their solo performances will demonstrate the level of excellence they have achieved through years of demanding studies and practice; it is often the launch of a noteworthy career.

A review from a former Young Soloist Concert says it all:

“Nothing is more refreshing than attending a concert of young musicians. I can think of several reasons for this: their work ethic, their obvious talent, the total absence of artistic arrogance and swagger, the excitement equally shared between the performers and their parents, and the entire audience’s genuine wish for them to succeed. One has to make allowances for little glitches, but these were few and far between at the Young Soloists Concert.”
Peter Berlin – Music in Victoria

Tickets for all performances are available at

Tanner’s Books, Sidney

City Scribe Printing & Stationery, Brentwood Bay

Long & McQuade, Victoria

▪At the door prior to each performance

Friday, April 12th, 2019

St. Elizabeth's Catholic Church
Passion & Tenderness - 7:30 pm
10030 Third Street
Sidney, BC V9
Canada [map]
Price: Adult 25, Student 13, Age 19 & under FREE

All the way from Alberta, Jamie Syer - piano soloist, joins the SCO for Beethoven's Piano Concerto No. 2 in B flat major, Op. 19. And as an extra treat the orchestra will perform Haydn's Symphony No. 91 in E flat major - one of the late great ones.

Beethoven - Piano Concerto No. 2 in B flat major, Op. 19

Jamie Syer - piano

Haydn - Symphony No. 91 in E flat major

 

Sally's Adventures - Tickets on Sale Oct. 15

 

Susan de Burgh - piano

JS Bach - Piano Concerto in D minor

 

Stephen Brown - The Adventures of Sally and Her Motorcycle 

Robert Holliston - speaker

 

Friday, 7:30 pm, Nov. 23, 2018