Pianist in symphony’s finale

Fraser Valley Symphony: Dvořák and Saint-Saëns in symphony's finale concert

Pianist Mark Anderson performs with Fraser Valley Symphony

The Fraser Valley Symphony presents its grand finale performance of the season with an exciting concert titled “Dvořák and Saint-Saëns” featuring guest soloist Mark Anderson.

International prizewinning pianist Anderson joins the symphony for the 2nd Piano Concerto of Camille Saint-Saëns, a fiery work by the great French pianist and composer.

Pianist Mark Anderson’s recordings and performances as recitalist, soloist and chamber musician have met with wide critical acclaim. In recital, Anderson has appeared at New York’s Alice Tully Hall and Weill Hall, the Kennedy Center and elsewhere throughout Europe and the United States.

A native of the San Francisco Bay Area, Mark Anderson is assistant professor at the University of British Columbia School of Music and also performs with his piano-duo/duet and life partner Canadian pianist Michelle Mares. Mr. Anderson is a Steinway artist.

Rounding out the program will be Dvořák’s glorious Symphony No. 9: “From the New World.”  Written during Dvořák’s years in New York City, it is a work which fuses Old World style with elements of American folk music, as is so famously heard in the second movement’s beautiful “Going Home” theme.

Now in its 32nd year, the Fraser Valley Symphony is the premier community orchestra of the region. Lindsay Mellor is conductor.

Concert is at Matsqui Centennial Auditorium, 32315 South Fraser Way in Abbotsford, Sunday, June 5 at 3 p.m. Doors open at 2:30 p.m.

Tickets are $20 adults, $15 seniors/students, $5 children (12 & under). Purchase your tickets early to avoid disappointment. Available online at www.fraservalleysymphony.org, Kings Music, Tourism Abbotsford Visitor Centre (Abbotsford), Black Bond Books (Mission). Tickets sold at the door, if available.

For more information please visit www.fraservalleysymphony.org or call 604-744-9110.