posted on July 25, 2013 by Kara Johancsik
Every year, the Victoria Symphony serenades the Inner Harbour from a floating platform. The natural ampitheatre created from performing on a floating stage brings hundreds of people with lawn chairs, blankets, and boats to lounge on the grass or float on the water and enjoy the sounds of the Symphony. This year, on August 4th, the Victoria Symphony Splash will serenade the harbour yet again with another spectacular performance!
This year’s program features classics by Strauss, Tchaikovsky, Ravel and Holst. As per tradition, the highlight of the evening will be a booming performance of the William Tell Overture, 1812 with bells, whistles, and cannons. You’ll marvel at the talent of conductor Tania Miller, as well as the performance of this year’s young featured soloists: Carter Johnson, age 16, and Eric Manning, age 17. To view the complete program, click here.
The show starts at 7:30 on August 4th, 2013, but if arrive early if you want to get a good view of the stage. An opening act will start off the evening at 4:00pm. Be sure to bring a folding chair or a blanket to sit on, as well as extra layers for when the temperature drops at sunset. If you’re brave, rent a canoe or kayak and watch the symphony from the water! Admission to Victoria Symphony Splash is free, but if you donate $5 or, you’ll receive a Splash button to wear so you can show your support.
For more information, visit the Symphony Splash website. See you at the Inner Harbour!