September 25, 2021 - 7:30 pm – 10:00 pm
Conexus Arts Centre
Love meets tragedy, in a monumental opening night concert conducted by Maestro Gordon Gerrard. The heart-wrenching beauty of He’s Butterfly Lovers Violin Concerto parallels the tragic romance found in the ballet music of Prokofiev’s Romeo and Juliet. Two Chinese-Canadians—composer Vincent Ho and violinist Kerson Leong—further electrify this program, as Ho’s dream-like Dragon Realms bridges Eastern and Western musical styles, and Leong’s virtuosity as soloist takes centre stage.