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Victoria Symphony Splash

One of the Largest Annual Symphony Events in North America

Victoria Symphony Splash is an annual Victoria Symphony event that takes place on a floating stage moored in Victoria Inner Harbour across from the Empress Hotel and the Parliment Buildings.  It includes musical entertainment, food and souvenirs.  This year comes of age with a nautical theme tonight at 7:30pm (August 1, 2010).

Now one of the largest annual symphony events in North America, known to attract 40,000 people and over 400 volunteers to help bring this event to the community. You can come by boat...small craft owners (kayakers, canoeists) can moor their craft near the barge to listen to the music from the water. The Harbour Master will let you know if your watercraft is too close to the barge and the Splash concludes at approximately 10:00pm.

Below is a photo of The Legislature Building and The Empress Hotel

Victoria Parlement Buildings

Victoria Inner Harbour

This year Victoria Symphony Splash salutes the navy, during their centennial year, with a nautical themed program. The concert concludes with a performance of Tchaikovsky's 1812 Overture, complete with bells, cannons, and fireworks.  A navy's Naden Band concert starts at 4pm warming up the Inner Harbour for the symphony.  At 7:30pm the Victoria Symphoney will open with O Canada and Canadian composer Maxime Goulet's Citius, Altius, Fortius before diving into a nautical program with the Royal Navy's offical march, Heart of Oak.

Sixteen-year-old pianist Grace Ma takes the lead in Addinsell's Warsaw Concerto, while Phillip Manning, an Eighteen-year-old violinist from Metchosin, will have the solo in Violin Conerto No. 1, 2nd Movement by Max Bruch.

* 4pm - The Naden Band
* 7:30pm - Victoria's Symphony Begins
* O Canada
* Citius, Altius, Fortius by Maxime Goulet
* Heart of Oak by William Boyce
* Crown Imperial March by William Walton
* Pirate Dance by Leroy Anderson
* Warsaw Concerto by Richard Addinsell Featuring Grace Ma, Piano
* Radetzky March by Johann Strauss
* Adagio of Spartacus and Phrygia by Aram Ilich Khachaturian
* Russian Sailor's Dance by Reinhold Gliere
* Bluejackets on Parade by Edwin Goldman
* Guadalcanal March from Victory at Sea by Richard Rodgers
* Titanic Medley by James Horner
* Jaws by John Williams
* The Festival at Baghdad; The Sea and Sinbad's Ship from Scheherazade by Nikolai Rimsky-Korsakov
* Violin Concerto no 1, 2nd Movement by Max Bruch Featuring Phillip Manning, Violin
* 1812 Overture by Peter Llyich Tchaikovsky

A Map of the Victoria Symphony Splash - 2010


Wishing you all a fabulous fun filled day, enjoy the Victoria Symphony Splash and Happy BC Day!  If there is anything I can help you with regarding real estate in Victoria BC please call me direct at 250.744.4550, follow Brenda on Twitter at or send an email; - Licensed Victoria REALTOR® since 1990.
This year Brenda was presented with the LIFETIME AWARD OF EXCELLENCE Award.  An achievement given when in the top 6th to 10th (or higher) percentile of Royal LePage REALTORS® ten out of fourteen years consecutively. 

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For every real estate transaction I complete, I donate a portion of my earnings to the Royal LePage Shelter Foundation.  For 2009 I was able to help in more ways because of my clients.  Together we can make a difference.  Thank you.  Please stay tuned for more updates!

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