Vancouver Academy of Music Symphony Orchestra presents The Genius of Tchaikovsky

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Vancouver, BC

The Vancouver Academy of Music Symphony Orchestra (VAMSO) heralds the start of the holiday season with The Genius of Tchaikovsky, a celebratory program of classical musical masterworks, November 22, 2015 at 2pm at the Orpheum Theatre. From lauded Conductor Kathleen Allan – who joins VAM as Director of Choral Studies and Associate Conductor with VAMSO – this enchanting concert opens with Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky’s beloved seasonal favourite, Nutcracker Suite, and progresses to the lyrical yet passionate Piano Concerto No. 1. The brilliantly talented pianist Amanda Chan, new as Head of Piano at VAM, will join VAMSO as piano soloist for this work, widely considered among the best known of all piano concertos. The program will close with Symphony No. 5 – a colourfully orchestrated masterpiece admired today as one of Tchaikovsky’s best-loved compositions.