Symphony’s nineteenth season features music from around the globe

NANAIMO – Vancouver Island Symphony holds its season launch day at the Nanaimo Airport Saturday (May 11).

The Vancouver Island Symphony hopes people  are ready to fly around the globe during their new season, Passport to Great Entertainment.

The symphony holds its launch day Saturday (May 11) at the Nanaimo Airport 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.

The event begins with symphony conductor Pierre Simard introducing the concerts planned for the year from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m.

“I’m very excited. You never know the impact a large event like this can have,” said Simard.

He said the more people the symphony can reach to create more awareness about the season the better.

“Each show focuses on an area of the world or a different country,” said Simard, adding it was a natural fit to have the event at the airport because of the  season’s theme.

Symphony musicians will perform throughout the day. Aunti Bobbi will entertain with activities for children 12:30 p.m. to 2 p.m. At 1:30 people are invited to savour free ice cream while supplies last.

The event also features information about the Symphonic Choir and the Grade 5 Honour Choir made up of students from The Nanaimo-Ladysmith School District. People can also learn about the NoteworthyKids Music Club.

During the event there is a draw every 15 minutes for symphony tickets.

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