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Galiano Ensemble Performs "Evening Music"

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Dates: September 28, 2016
Type: On-Going Events
Time: 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Location: Phillip T. Young Recital Hall, MacLaurin Bldg, UVIC
Address: 3800 Finnerty Rd (use parking lot "E") Victoria, British Columbia V8P 5C2
Admission: $33 ($30 seniors)
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You are warmly invited to join the Galiano Ensemble of Victoria for the opening concert of their 17th season! In this tribute to German and Austrian music, the Galiano Ensemble is presenting an assortment of delightful pieces from four composers. Felix Mendelssohn was a German composer, pianist, organist and conductor born in 1809. Considered by many to be the only musical prodigy of the 19th century who could rival Mozart in stature, String Sinfonia No.4 was written when Mendelssohn was only 12 years old! Hans Gál was born near Vienna in 1890 and became a noted composer, music teacher and author. His musical style came from the Austro-German tradition but he developed his own wonderful style which is evident in his String Serenade. Paul Hindemith, a German violist, violinist, teacher and conductor born in 1895, is thought to have been one of the most important composers of his generation. He is also said by some to be the most overlooked composer of the 20th century. His focus shifted from chamber music such as Five Pieces for Strings in the 1930s to symphonies and operas. Carl Reinecke was a German teacher, conductor and pianist as well as a prolific composer. In 1860, Reinecke was appointed director of the Gewandhaus Orchestra concerts in Leipzig, and professor of composition at the Conservatorium, a post that was previously held by Mendelssohn. He died in 1910 at the age of 85. Conductor Yariv Aloni and the orchestra promise an entertaining evening of wonderful chamber music so be sure to put this in your calendar! Advance tickets at Ivy’s Books and Munro’s Books or online at Eventbrite.com.

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