Our picks this week: Chase Padgett, Vancouver Symphony Orchestra & Vancouver Cantata Singers

Funny Music Weirdo

Fringe favourite Chase Padgett melds his two most popular performance skills – guitar showmanship and comedic hijinks – in his latest show, Funny Music Weirdo (Apr 20-22). The show promises an hour of comedy showcasing music, characters, stories, and Chase’s personal take on why Crossfit is cruel and unusual punishment.

Funny Music Weirdo
Funny Music Weirdo

VSO Spring Festival: A British Fantasy

Maestro Bramwell Tovey and the Vancouver Symphony Orchestra present the 2017 PwC Spring Festival. This season, SpringFest focuses on great British composers and their most popular works. The festival opens with Songs and Serenades (Apr 22) featuring Canadian classical musician James Ehnes, pulling triple duty – conductor, violinist, and violist – with three of the best-known English composers: Elgar, Britten, and Vaughan Williams.

VSO Spring Festival: A British Fantasy
VSO Spring Festival: A British Fantasy

Full Fathom Five: Shakespeare in Song

In celebration of Shakespeare’s Birthday, the Vancouver Cantata Singers present Full Fathom Five: Shakespeare in Song (Apr 23), their final concert of the season. The afternoon choral concert explores Shakespeare’s truly international influence in a program of music from around the world.

Vancouver Cantata Singers
Vancouver Cantata Singers

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