(A Fantasia of Dance / Victoria Symphony)

When live symphony music and ballet dance meet, it’s bound to be an event for the ages!

To launch their 2019-20 season of POP concerts, Victoria Symphony is presenting an electric fusion combining the talents of Ballet Victoria with their musicians’ unique sound – aptly named ‘A Fantasia of Dance’.

Happening Saturday, September 28th and Sunday, September 29th, talented dancers and the accompanying symphony will take the stage at the Royal Theatre to bring audiences many fan favourites from Rodeo, Appalachian Spring, Romeo and Juliet, and Fantasia.

Principal Pops Conductor, Sean O’Loughlin will also present his own creation from the Hollywood blockbuster soundtrack of The Art of Racing in the Rain.

Ballet Victoria Artistic Director Paul Destrooper has also created original choreography for the concert, playing with the various genres of classical ballet, mixing traditional classical with neo classical style and adding contemporary choreography as well.

Here’s a look at the concert’s impressive playlist:

  • Ride of the Valkryies (Wagner)
  • Hedwig’s Theme from Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone (Williams)
  • Clare de Lune(Debussy)
  • Dance Macabre (Saint-Saëns)
  • The Sorcerer’s Apprentice (Dukas)
  • Hoe-down from Rodeo (Copland)
  • The Art of Racing in the Rain (O’Loughlin)
  • Variations on a Shaker Hymn (Copland)
  • Dance of the  Knights from Romeo & Juliet (Prokofiev)
  • Night on Bald Mountain (Mussorgsky)

Tickets are on sale now for both shows, but don’t wait! This is one event you won’t want to miss out on.


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Victoria Symphony presents A Fantasia of Dance

  • When: Saturday, September 28th – 8 p.m. and Sunday, September 29th – 2 p.m.
  • Where: Royal Theatre, 805 Broughton Street
  • Tickets: Tickets are $33 – $85 and are available from the Victoria Symphony Box Office at 250-385-6815 or online here

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