Chantal Kreviazuk and James Ehnes headline Victoria symphony season

Victoria Symphony Maestra Tania Miller unveiled the schedule for the symphony’s 72nd season

Victoria Symphony Maestra Tania Miller unveils the line up for the 72nd season.

Victoria Symphony Maestra Tania Miller unveils the line up for the 72nd season.

A blockbuster line-up is ahead for the Victoria Symphony.

Beginning her tenth season as Music Director of the Victoria Symphony Maestra Tania Miller unveiled the schedule for the symphony’s 72nd season which includes singer songwriter Chantal Kreviazuk and Grammy Award winning violinist James Ehnes.

For the first time in its history the Victoria Symphony will perform Bartok’s Miraculous Mandarin and Nielsen’s Symphony No. 5. The VS Pops Series will feature Cirque de la Symphonie, The Beatles: Sergeant Pepper, and in tribute to the retirement of Principal Pops Conductor Brian Jackson, The Best of Brian Jackson.

Leading off the announcements, Miller said it was hard to believe the new season would be her 10th as music director. When she joined the symphony in 2003, she was not only the youngest music director of a major orchestra in Canada at age 33, but she was also the only female music director.

Her contributions to the Victoria Symphony have included innovative programming, significant orchestra changes and increased music education programs.

The Concert for Kids Series will begin with The Snowman on Nov. 18.

The film version of the story will be shown with live musical accompaniment by the orchestra. The New Music Festival in November will celebrate 100 years of one of the most iconic and revolutionary figures in musical history – John Cage.

Subscription packages and season brochures are available through the Victoria Symphony box office at 250-385-6515.