Praised pianist coming to QB

Qualicum Beach-Tickets will remain only $25 for Victoria Symphony Show

Victoria Symphony fans that missed their chance to get discounted tickets to the March 23 concert in Qualicum Beach can now thank the sponsors.

That’s because RBC Royal Bank Group, Quality Foods and Dairyland have allowed the ticket prices to continue at $25 and not go up to $30, as they were supposed to March 16. Eric Charman, whose been helping to promote the Symphony’s shows for decades said this is the best deal Qualicum Beach will ever see.

“As far as I’m concerned it’s one of the best concerts to come to Qualicum Beach,” he said.

The concert features 17-year-old Jan Lisiecki, who will be turning 18 the day of the concert. The award-winning pianist has been called “one of the most sensational young artists to emerge in Canada in the past decade” by the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation and “…perhaps the most complete pianist of his age…” by BBC Music Magazine.  He was also featured in the CBC National News Documentary about his life in 2009 called The Reluctant Prodigy.

The concert will also feature conductor Tania Miller and one of the greatest Mozart Symphonies, Charman said, Symphony Number 41, The Jupiter.

Qualicum Beach will get the show before it hits Victoria, slated there for March 25.


Get tickets from Mulberry Bush Bookstores while they’re still available.


Contest for Youth


Youth and students wishing to attend the symphony for free can enter to win 2 free tickets by emailing with “I want to see the Symphony” in the subject line. Please include you name and phone number. Tickets will be drawn March 19.

Adults wishing to win free tickets visit our Facebook page to get the information: PQB News.