Musical pleasure seekers can revel in the ambiance of three shows presented by Vancouver Island Symphony starting in November.
The symphony presents its new series starting this fall, Popular Pleasures, which features Cirque de la Symphonie, The Best of Elton John and Ken Lavigne.
Cirque de La Symphonie, is Nov. 17, at 3 p.m. and 7 p.m. The show combines the nimble feats of cirque acrobats and music from operas such as Carmen and ballets such as Swan Lake. The show was created by Russian aerialist Alexander Streltsov , mime and juggling artist Vladimir Tsarkov, gymnast Elena Tsarkova and American aerialist Christine Van Loo. The audience can view the graceful movements of aerial performers while listening to music performed by the VI Symphony.
The Best of Elton John, set for Jan. 19 at 7:30 p.m., follows the singer’s musical evolution of music. It offers fans favourites such as the Circle of Life, Your Song, Love Lies Bleeding, Goodbye Yellowbrick Road and Tiny Dancer.
The Jeans’n Classics Band with vocalist Jean Meilleur , drummer Jeff Christmas, pianist Donald Paulton and bassist Kevin Mueller join the symphony on stageto bring Elton John’s songs to life.
Ken Lavigne joins the symphony on Feb. 10 at 2 p.m. Lavigne will sing love songs of the ages from classical arias to modern romantic ballads.
This year people have the choice of buying either individual tickets for shows or purchasing a three show package. For more information of tickets please call 250-754-8550 or go to www.vancouverislandsymphony.com.