Vancouver Symphony’s Salvador Brotons to return to podium for first concerts in 14 months

Posted on: May 21, 2021

“Grammy Award-winning cellist Zuill Bailey will play Haydn’s Cello Concerto No. 1 with the Vancouver Symphony Orchestra this weekend,” writes James Bash in Thursday’s (5/20) Columbian (Vancouver, WA). “ ‘Haydn’s First Cello Concerto is like popping open a bottle of champagne,’ Bailey said. ‘It’s a joy. It’s celebratory.’ … Bailey … also the artistic director of El Paso Pro-Musica, the Sitka Summer Music Festival (Anchorage, Alaska), the Northwest Bach Festival (Spokane) and the Classical Inside and Out Series (Mesa, Ariz.) … will team up with Vancouver Symphony Orchestra [Principal Cello] Dieter Ratzlaf, [Assistant Principal Cello] Erin Ratzlaf and [cellist] Jonah Thomas to perform Max Bruch’s ‘Kol Nidrei’ … The season-ending concert will also hail the return of music director Salvador Brotons, who has been sequestered in his hometown of Barcelona, Spain, for the past 14 months. Besides the Haydn, he will conduct … Copland’s ‘Appalachian Spring’ and … Bloch’s Concerto Grosso No. 1…. The Vancouver Symphony Orchestra … will announce the lineup for its 2021-2022 season… ‘We … are planning a live in-person season,’ said Igor Shakhman, executive director. ‘We will continue to do streaming for those who choose to watch concerts at home or for those out of town.’ ”