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Hotel Accommodation

hiYou can now stay at the Sheraton Vancouver Wall Centre Hotel over the dates of the festival for the reduced rate of $199/night. Please click here to book your accommodation online, or call or email us at +1-604-681-2153 or whc2011-registration@icsevents.com if you have any questions or would like to book over the phone.

 


Festival Program

Concert tickets are now available for purchase through this website. All ticket prices include all fees and taxes. All tickets are sold through either the Vogue Theatre Box Office or the Vancouver Symphony Orchestra Box Office. Festival program is subject to change.

Congress Registrants: Full Congress registration includes tickets to all festival concerts and single day registration includes concert tickets for that day.  If you want to buy extra tickets for a friend, this is the place to do it.

Student and Senior ticket prices available. Please click on the "Buy Tickets Now" links below for further details on each concert.

 
Sunday, July 24
7:00pm – 10:15pm
Opening Recital, St. Andrew’s-Wesley Church
$40
- Buy Tickets Now
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at +1-604-876-3434

oacJudy Loman with Nora Shulman, flautist, and Rennie Regehr, violist, performing Schafer’s Crown of Ariadne
CCOTA and more great Canadian pieces

JAZZ: Rossitza Milevska and drummer/keyboard player
Kristian Alexandrov, followed by
Christa Grix with drummer
Kristian Alexandrov and bassist Jodi Prosnick
 
Monday, July 25
7:30pm – 10:30pm
St. Andrew’s-Wesley Church

$25 - Buy Tickets Now
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at +1-604-876-3434

International Prize-Winners’ Concert featuring Agnès Clément and
Rino Kageyama

(JAZZ/POP) HARPA BOSSA: Cristina Braga, Ricardo
Medeiros on bass, drummer Sal Ferreras

LABIRINTO: Chiara Pedrazzetti with Sean Lanigan on
electric guitar
 
Tuesday, July 26
4:30pm – 5:30pm
Vogue Theatre

$25 - Buy Tickets Now
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“Transformations” Suzuki Harp Ensemble - Creativity
Unleashed!
ShruDeLi Ownbey and Mary Kay Waddington - directors
Tuesday, July 26
7:30pm – 10:40pm
Orpheum Theatre

$25-$52 - Buy Tickets Now
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at +1-604-876-3434

The Vancouver Symphony Orchestra, led by acclaimed Canadian conductor Evan Mitchell,
will accompany four pieces for harps and orchestra, featuring world-famous harpists. The
program is as follows:

Reinl: Impression et Jou Jou for 2 harps and orchestra, with cvMerve Kocabeyler and Christoph Bielefeld, prize-winners of the International Reinl Competition

Lutoslawski: Concerto for Harp, Oboe and Orchestra, Czech harpist Katerina Englichova
(winner of Pro Musicis International Award), oboist Vilem Veverka (winner of 9th International Sony Oboe competition in Japan)

Boieldieu: Harp Concerto, harp soloist Baltazar Juarez (Principal Harp, National Symphony of Mexico)

Kaska: Knights of the Red Branch for 3 harps and orchestra, harp soloists Ann Hobson Pilot (former Principal Harp, Boston Symphony), Paula Page (Houston Symphony), and Susan Pejovich
(Dallas Symphony)

Followed by:
Jazz/Pop – Lizotte: Techno Concerto, Caroline Lizotte and Etienne Ratthe;

Blues: electric pitch-bending harp, Brenda Dor-Groot with Bryan Binnema, Mike Michalkow and Laurence Mollerup
 
Wednesday, July 27
7:30pm – 9:30pm
Vogue Theatre

$25 - Buy Tickets Now
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Canada’s acclaimed Winter Harp, followed by

O’Carolan’s Farewell to Music - a solo musical theater piece
performed by legendary Celtic harpist & storyteller Patrick
Ball
.

Followed by Stacey Berkley, jazz harpist.
 
Thursday, July 28
7:30pm – 9:30pm
Vogue Theatre

$25 - Buy Tickets Now
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JAZZ: Harp Summit: Park Stickney, Rüdiger Opperman with
bassist Ricardo Medeiros and drummer Craig Scott;

LATIN AMERICAN CONCERT: Eastman Chamber
Ensemble playing Alfredo Rolando Ortiz: Venezolana for 5 pedal
harps;

“DUELLING HARPS” featuring Eduardo Betancourt, Celso
padre and Celso hijo Duarte
 
Friday, July 29
7:30pm – 10:15pm
Orpheum Theatre

$25-$52 - Buy Tickets Now
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at +1-604-876-3434

Gala Concerto Evening
The Vancouver Symphony Orchestra, led by acclaimed Canadian conductor Evan Mitchell, will
accompany four harp concerti with world-famous harp soloists.

Kyo-Jin Lee from Korea will be playing the second movement from the Concierto de Aranjuez by Rodrigo, arranged for harp and orchestra by Zabaleta.

Elizabeth Hainen, the Philadelphia Orchestra’s Principal Harpist, will play the Parish-Alvars Harp Concerto in G minor.

Australia’s Alice Giles, former first prize winner of the Israel Harp Contest and host of the 12th WHC, will perform the Jolivet Concerto.

Kristan Toczko will play the Harp Concerto by Canada’s own Michael Conway Baker.

Followed by:
JAZZ / POP – Maria Palatine with Vern Griffiths on percussion
 
Saturday, July 30
3:00pm – 5:30pm
Vogue Theatre

$25 - Buy Tickets Now
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culture ireland3:00pm - 4:00pm
Recital: White Nights: Scottish Harp and Fiddle Virtuosity
Catriona Mckay with fiddler Chris Stout

4:30pm – 5:30pm
Recital: Irish Harp through the Centuries
Maire ni Chathasaigh
Saturday, July 30
4:30pm – 5:30pm
St. Andrew’s-Wesley Church

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at +1-604-876-3434

Marie Pierre Langlamet (Germany), Naoko Yoshino (Japan), Lara St. John, violin (Canada)

Mozart Sonata in F maj K332

Schubert 2 Impromptus Op 90
J.S. Bach Sonata for violin and harpsichord BWV 1016 in E maj, trans. for harp

Ravel, arr. for 2 harps by Stanley Chaloupka - Tombeau de Couperin

Saturday, July 30
7:30-9:30pm
St. Andrew’s-Wesley Church

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at +1-604-876-3434

vsoCHAMBER CONCERTOS: harp soloists with a small orchestra under the direction of acclaimed Canadian conductor Ken Hsieh

Kaori Otake playing Damase: Concertino,

Mieko Inoue playing J. Haydn: Piano Concerto in D+, arr. for harp,

Willy Postma playing Rautavaara: Ballad,

Belgrade Harp Quartet playing Obradinovic: Dream, Light,
Movement for 4 Harps and Orchestra
 




VSO Box Office
601 Smithe Street
Vancouver, BC

(the ticket office is downstairs beneath the Orpheum
box office on Smithe st, in the same building)

+1-604-876-3434

http://www.vancouversymphony.ca/

Hours:

Monday-Thursday
Friday


9am to 5pm
9am to 3pm

Vogue Box Office

918 Granville Street
Vancouver, BC

+1-604-569-1144
http://www.voguetheatre.com/


Hours:

Monday-Saturday
Sunday



10am to 6pm
12pm to 4pm

 


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Website last updated: July 7, 2011