Fraser Valley Symphony hosts season finale

Concert on Sunday features pianist Paul Williamson

The Fraser Valley Symphony (FVS) presents its final concert of the season on Sunday, June 11, featuring award-winning pianist Paul Williamson.

The concert begins at 3 p.m. at Matsqui Centennial Auditorium (32315 South Fraser Way).

Williamson returns to the FVS stage to perform music from Beethoven’s poetic Piano Concerto No. 4, complementing this classical piece with Dvorak’s Symphony No. 8, perhaps his most beautiful and pastoral symphony.

Williamson studies piano performance in the bachelor of music program at the University of Manitoba.

An award winner at local, provincial, and national competitions, he received first place in the BC Registered Music Teachers’ Association Piano Competition and was showcased in the BC Young Artists Tour during 2012-2013.

In his first year of studies, Williamson won his school’s concerto competition and received first place in the Lawrence Genser Scholarship Competition.

He has performed as a soloist with the Winnipeg Symphony Orchestra, the University of Manitoba Symphony Orchestra, the Abbotsford Youth Orchestra, and the Fraser Valley Symphony Orchestra, where he was a past winner in their concerto competition.

Williamson plans to complete his bachelor of music and continue his studies in graduate school.

The Fraser Valley Symphony is now in its 33rd year and is conducted by Lindsay Mellor.

Tickets for the concert are $20 for adults, $15 for seniors/students, and $5 for kids 12 and under.

They are available online at or at King’s Music, the Tourism Abbotsford visitor centre, and The Pantry Natural Foods (Mission).

Tickets are also sold at the door, if available.

Visit the website or call 604-744-9110 for more information.

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