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UVic Symphony Orchestra: Chopin and Farrenc

November 24, 2023 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm

Giuseppe Pietraroia, Conductor
Carey Wang, piano (2023 UVic Concerto Competition winner)

Join us for an evening of symphonic grandeur as the UVic Symphony Orchestra presents a concert featuring two monumental works: Chopin’s Piano Concerto No. 1 in E minor, Op. 11, and Louise Farrenc’s Symphony No. 1 in C minor, Op. 32.

Chopin’s hauntingly beautiful E minor concerto will enchant you with its delicate piano passages, heart-rending expressions, and soaring orchestral climaxes. This performance promises to be a journey into the depths of emotion, showcasing the brilliance of both Chopin’s composition and the extraordinary talent of our students, including UVic Concerto Competition winner Carey Wang.

A lesser known yet equally brilliant composer, Louise Farrenc’s Symphony No. 1 will captivate with its dramatic flair, exquisite orchestration, and a seamless fusion of classical elegance and romantic fervor. This symphony is a testament to Farrenc’s ingenuity, showcasing her ability to craft sweeping melodies and intricate harmonies that resonate through time.

Frédéric Chopin – Piano Concerto No. 1 in E minor, Op. 11
Louise Farrenc – Symphony No. 1 in C minor, Op. 32



From Vancouver, BC, Carey Wang started playing the piano when he was four years old. He began his studies with May Ling Kwok at the Victoria Conservatory of Music in 2015. After completing high school, Carey continued his musical studies at UVic to not only resume his lessons with Professor Kwok, but to “engage and be part of the welcoming and supportive community at the UVic School of Music.” Throughout his emerging career, Carey has performed with the Victoria Symphony Orchestra and the Sooke Philharmonic Orchestra multiple times, as well as performing solo recitals at Christ Church Cathedral. Carey is a recipient of many accolades and awards from competitions and festivals such as GVPAF, VCM, OSM, PIYMS, Kiwanis, Madeleine Till, BC Provincials, and Don Chrysler competitions. He also has been selected as a provincial or national representative of GVPAF every year since 2016.


Regular $28 / Seniors $22 / Students & UVic Alumni $15
Advance tickets available through the UVic Ticket Centre (online, in-person and by phone). 
Tickets also available at the door.
1 complimentary ticket available for UVic students with a valid ONECard.
$8 tickets available for elementary, middle and high school groups (10 or more, including guardians/chaperones). Contact the UVic ticket centre by phone for group bookings (250-721-8480).

This concert will not be available as a live stream. 


November 24, 2023
8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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School of Music, University of Victoria
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Regular $28 / Seniors $22 / Students & UVic Alumni $15
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The Farquhar at UVic
University of Victoria
Victoria, BC V8W 3P2 Canada
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