Thursday, May 2, 2013

Vancouver Island Symphony - Launch Day at the Nanaimo Airport

Symphony Launch Day at the Nanaimo Airport

It’s an exciting and thrilling brand new season as the Vancouver Island Symphony embarks upon their 19th year with a musical world tour. Their “Passport to Great Entertainment” will take you on an incredible journey of discovery to some of the most beautiful locations on Earth.

And to begin the journey, the VI Symphony is hosting a Symphony Launch Day full of fun-filled activities for the whole family on Saturday, May 11 from 11 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. at the most appropriate of locations – the Nanaimo Airport – and it’s FREE. There will be music, played by musicians from the VI Symphony; draws every 15 minutes for tickets to concerts, and:

11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. - Meet the illustrious Pierre Simard, the VI Symphony’s artistic director and conductor, as he introduces all the fantastic concerts for this coming season, from the Popular Pleasures shows such as the Christmas Cirque Spectacular, Movie Music Mania and The Best of the Beatles, to Timeless Treasures with familiar and unexpected symphonic gems from Paris, London, Madrid, Saint Petersburg, and Nanaimo!

12:30 p.m. to 2:00 p.m.Join Aunti Bobbi the Clown for a creative experience making musical instruments and airplanes from recycled materials. The only limitation is your imagination!

1:30 p.m.Delicious Ice-Cream – while quantities last.

And there’s more! Find out about the Symphonic Choir (ages 16+) and the Grade 5 Honour Choir (open to any Grade 5 student in School Districts 68 and 69). Get a heads up on the Symphony Education Shows and Send a Symphony Musician to School programs, the NoteworthyKids Music Club, the Nanaimo Bar None showcase of supreme, scrumptious Nanaimo and area talent, and that’s just the beginning!

So bring the family and come on out to the Nanaimo Airport for a joyful musical adventure brought to you by your very own virtuosic professional orchestra – the VI Symphony! It’s FREE!

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