The Vancouver Symphony Orchestra announces its 4th Annual Speaker Series Behind the Baton: A Conversation with Gerard Schwarz on January 24, 2020 at 11:30 a.m. Maestro Schwarz – a 14-time Grammy-nominee and Emmy-winning Music Director of The All-Star Orchestra and Eastern Music Festival, and Conductor Laureate of the famed Seattle Symphony - will share on his experiences as a successful director, musician, community leader and more.

Guests are invited to be a part of this unique opportunity to interact with the legendary musician, conductor and educator during his appearance at the fundraising business luncheon. After a triumphant appearance with the VSO in 2014, Maestro Schwarz returns for a repeat engagement as guest conductor later that weekend for performances of Tchaikovsky’s monumental Symphony No. 4. His son and famed cello player Julian Schwarz will also join him on stage in a performance of Dvorak’s celebrated Concerto for Cello and Orchestra in B Minor.


  • Occurred Friday, January 24th, 2020 @ 11:30 am – 2:00 pm


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