Fraser Valley Symphony begins new season

The 30th anniversary season begins on Nov. 3

Jane Hayes will be the guest soloist pianist at the upcoming Fraser Valley Symphony show Nov. 3.

Jane Hayes will be the guest soloist pianist at the upcoming Fraser Valley Symphony show Nov. 3.

The Fraser Valley Symphony begins its 30th anniversary season with a concert on Sunday, Nov. 3 titled “The Classics,” featuring music by Viennese composers W.A. Mozart and Franz Schubert.

Guest soloist will be pianist Jane Hayes performing Mozart’s Piano Concerto No. 24 in C minor, K 491.

Since her debut with the Toronto Symphony, Hayes’ concerts have taken her across Canada, the United States and Europe.

She can be heard frequently on CBC radio and has recordings available on the Fanfare, EMI, Centrediscs, ATMA, Artifact, CBC-Musica Viva and CBC SM5000 labels.

In addition to being director of keyboard studies at Kwantlen Polytechnic University in Langley, Hayes maintains a busy performing and adjudicating schedule.

Included in the program will be two works by Schubert, Overture in the Italian Style D 590, and Symphony No. 5 “The Little.”

The overture captured the popularity of Italian music in Vienna in 1816, and the symphony, composed the same year, was strongly influenced by the music of Mozart, whom Schubert greatly admired.

Doors open at 2:30 p.m. and the concert begins at 3 p.m. at Matsqui Centennial Auditorium, 32315 South Fraser Way.

Tickets are $16 for adults, $13 for seniors and students, and $6 for children.

They are available in advance at King’s Music, Tourism Abbotsford Visitor Centre, Claim to Fame (Mission), and Act 1 Music (Langley).

Tickets are also sold at the door as available. For information, visit fraservalleysymphony.org.