Vancouver Opera Offstage – 030 – Magic in the Music with Vancouver Recital Society founder and Artistic Director Leila Getz

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Magic in the Music with Order of Canada, Order of BC member and Vancouver Recital Society founder and Artistic Director Leila Getz

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August 4, 2021

“Success is what music does to the human spirit. If audiences come out of a concert feeling better than when they went in, that’s success.”
– Leila Getz

In the season finale of Vancouver Opera Offstage, meet Leila Getz, C.M., O.B.C., D.F.A., founder and Artistic Director of the Vancouver Recital Society. Leila has presented Canadian and Vancouver debut performances of some of the world’s most brilliant and respected young musicians over the past 40 years, building a diverse and loyal audience for the recital concert form that had once been labeled out-of-vogue. She is a member of the Order of Canada, the order of British Columbia, and a recipient of the Queen Elizabeth II Golden Jubilee Medal for her contributions to Canada’s musical landscape.

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Extra Features & Content:

Les’ Pick of the Month: Brahms Piano Concertos performed by András Schiff


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Vancouver Opera Offstage Host & Co-Producer:
Leslie Dala
Vancouver Opera Co-Producer & Editor:
Vincent Wong
Vancouver Opera Offstage logo design:
Annie Mack

Episode Recorded:

Monday, July 12, 2021
Episode interviews are recorded entirely remotely using Zoom and hosted on
(Originally on Buzzsprout).

Cover photo by Matt Botsford on Unsplash
Podcast opening and closing music: 
“Habanera” from Carmen. Sung by Jenny Lee Mitchell.
Habanera Kevin MacLeod (
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