Victoria celebrates 400 years of Shakespeare’s legacy in 2016.

Victoria celebrates 400 years of Shakespeare's legacy in 2016 Arts companies all over the region are producing works by Shakespeare—some adapted and re-imagined—to commemorate the 400th anniversary of the Bard’s death. Where There’s A Will Greater Victoria Shakespeare Festival Craigdarroch Castle February 18 — 21 and 24 — 27, 8pm 2016 marks the 400th anniversary of Shakespeare's legacy, and we are having a party! Join the … [Read more...]

Victoria Symphony New Music Festival celebrates Gerald Barry March 5-9 2015

Victoria Symphony New Music Festival celebrates Gerald Barry March 5-9 2015. Victoria BC. Irish composer Gerald Berry will be celebrated in his first feature festival in North America March 5-9 in Victoria BC. Explore the unexpected and wacky genius of his music and delve into other works created to exhibit the lighter side of life. The vibrant Barry will be in attendance to join the fun. Other concerts in the festival will include the Emily … [Read more...]

Ligeti Festival celebrates composer’s centenary in Victoria BC. March 21-29 2014.

Ligeti Festival celebrates composer's centenary in Victoria BC March 21-29 2014 I first learned of the upcoming Ligeti Festival through an e-bulletin from the University of Victoria School of Music, and started to do research on this unknown-to-me composer. What I found was fascinating—for, as with many people, I had actually heard his music.  It’s been used extensively (sometimes without prior permission) in the movies 2001: A Space … [Read more...]