Vancouver

Orpheum Theatre

  • 800 Block Granville Street
  • Vancouver, BC V6B 2P1

Friday, September 28th & Saturday, September 29th at 8:00pm & Sunday, September 30th at 2:00pm Orpheum Theatre, Vancouver VSO Music Director Otto Tausk kicks off the Masterworks Diamond series with a concert that revolves around dance. Kodály’s Dances of Galánta complements Beethoven’s “dance” symphony, the gorgeous Symphony No. 7. And Bartók’s serene, lyrical Piano Concerto No. 3 will sing in the hands of dazzling French pianist Cedric Tiberghien, making his VSO debut. For tickets and more information please… more

October 5, 2018

Friday, October 5th at 6:30pm Orpheum Theatre, Vancouver Respected and admired by audiences and musicians alike, Rossen Milanov is currently the Music Director of the Columbus Symphony Orchestra (CSO), Chautauqua Symphony Orchestra, Princeton Symphony Orchestra and the Orquesta Sinfónica del Principado de Asturias (OSPA) in Spain. In 2017, the Mr. Milanov was recipient of an Arts Prize by The Columbus Foundation for presenting Beethoven’s Ninth Symphony as part of Symphony’s 2017 Picnic with the Pops summer series. For… more

October 6, 2018

Saturday, October 6th at 8:00pm Orpheum Theatre, Vancouver A celebration of Russian art and artists. This all-Russian concert features great conductor Rossen Milanov, celebrated cellist Yegor Dyachkov, and the passionate music of Tchaikovsky, Stravinsky, and Shchedrin, including Tchaikovsky’s beautiful Variations on a Rococo Theme for Cello and Orchestra. For tickets and more information please visit vancouversymphony.ca… more

October 10, 2018

Wednesday, October 10th 2018 at 7:00pm Orpheum Theatre, Vancouver National Geographic Live and the Vancouver Civic Theatres present: Spinosaurus the Lost Giant of the Cretaceous with Nizar Ibrahim German/Moroccan paleontologist Nizar Ibrahim , a postdoctoral scholar in vertebrate anatomy and paleontology at the University of Chicago and 2014 National Geographic Emerging Explorer, scours the deserts of North Africa for clues to life in the Cretaceous period, when the area was a large river system teeming with a profusion… more

October 11, 2018

Thursday, October 11th 2:00pm Orpheum Theatre, Vancouver VSO Concertmaster Nicholas Wright takes a solo turn with The Lark Ascending, in a concert that features the proud British classical music traditions of Elgar, Vaughan Williams, and Gustav Holst. For tickets and more information please visit vancouversymphony.ca… more

Friday, October 12th & Saturday, October 13th at 8:00pm Orpheum Theatre, Vancouver Wake me up before you Go-Go! It’s time to go Back to the Future and re-discover The Power of Love in this totally awesome tribute to the ‘80s. Dig out your acid wash jeans and join the VSO to hear amazing arrangements of music by Robert Palmer, Michael Jackson, George Michael, Huey Lewis and the News, Tears for Fears, and even a couple of famous John Williams soundtracks. For tickets and more information please visit… more

October 14, 2018

Sunday, October 14th at 2:00pm Orpheum Theatre, Vancouver Beloved children’s entertainer and master of all things wacky, Al Simmons celebrates his FIFTY Years of Musical Misadventures! For tickets and more information please visit vancouversymphony.ca… more

October 20, 2018

Caravan World Rhythms presents South Africa's Two-Time Grammy Award Winners The Soweto Gospel Choir Orpheum Theatre 601 Smithe St at Seymour, Vancouver Saturday, October 20, 2018 8:00pm Doors 7:00pm The spectacular SOWETO GOSPEL CHOIR returns to North America in 2018 with Songs of the Free, a very special program celebrating the centenary of the birth of the father of their rainbow Nation, Nelson Mandela."Songs of the Free" will include South African classics as well as freedom songs and gospel music much loved by… more

Friday, October 26th & Saturday, October 27th at 8pm Orpheum Theatre, Vancouver Dynamic, passionate conductor Michał Nesterowicz presides over a program that showcases the orchestra in an epic symphony, and features the welcome return of renowned Canadian violinist Scott St. John, performing Korngold’s Romantic, cinematic Violin Concerto. For tickets and more information please visit vancouversymphony.ca… more

October 30, 2018

The Wiggles are coming to perform for you as part of their Wiggle Wiggle Wiggle! tour! This brand new show will see Emma, Lachy, Anthony and Simon performing in over 150 locations in every state and territory in Australia. Over the last year The Wiggles toured all around the world including Australia, New Zealand, England, Ireland, Scotland, Wales and Canada! They performed to over a quarter of a million fans around the world, making The Wiggles the most successful children's entertainment group. After performing five… more

Friday, November 2nd & Saturday, November 3rd at 8pm, Sunday, November 4th at 2pm Orpheum Theatre, Vancouver Acclaimed conductor Xian Zhang marks her first VSO performances conducting Tchaikovsky’s Second Symphony, a work infused with beautiful Ukrainian folk songs, and giving the composer one of his earliest critical successes. Iconic Canadian pianist Marc-André Hamelin performs one of Mozart’s finest concertos – a concerto that perhaps should be called the “Starling” concerto, for the famous (and actually… more

Friday, November 9th & Saturday, November 10th at 8pm Orpheum Theatre, Vancouver Commemorating the 100th anniversary of the end of World War I, Maestro Tausk and the orchestra present the VSO’s very first performances of Dvořák’s epic cantata, Stabat Mater, a beautiful, complex, emotional work, perfectly suited as prelude to this most important of Remembrance Days. For tickets and more information please visit vancouversymphony.ca… more

November 10, 2018

Troupe Vertigo, formed by alumni of Cirque du Soleil, perfectly marry daring acrobatics with the greatest hits of the symphonic repertoire including Tchaikovsky, Mussorgsky, and Dvořák. Don't miss this all new show live with the VSO. Tuesday, October 16, 2018 at 8pm Orpheum Theatre, Vancouver For tickets and more information please visit vancouversymphony.ca… more

November 17, 2018

Saturday, November 17th at 2pm Orpheum Theatre, Vancouver Experience the original musical film like never before with the Vancouver Symphony Orchestra! Winner of 6 Academy Awards® including Best Original Score and Best Original Song, La La Land™ tells the story of Mia (Emma Stone), an aspiring actress, and Sebastian (Ryan Gosling), a dedicated jazz musician, who are struggling to make ends meet in a city known for crushing hopes and breaking hearts. Set in modern day Los Angeles, this original musical about everyday… more

November 22, 2018

Thursday, November 22nd at 2pm Orpheum Theatre, Vancouver Spend an afternoon dreaming of sultry Spanish nights, with the passionate, Spanish-themed music of Bizet, De Falla, Chabrier, Rimsky-Korsakov, and more. For tickets and more information please visit vancouversymphony.ca… more

Friday, November 23rd & Saturday, November 24th at 8pm Orpheum Theatre, Vancouver Hooray for Hollywood! An endless source of great creativity and great music, Hollywood movies have pro-duced some of the most memorable musical moments of them all. Re-live Hollywood’s glory past and present, with music by Marvin Hamlisch, Henry Mancini’s Moon River, Disney classics including Beauty and the Beast and music from Frozen, selections from The Sound of Music, The Wizard of Oz, La La Land, and much more. For tickets and more… more

November 25, 2018

Sunday, November 25th at 2pm Orpheum Theatre, Vancouver Hooray for Hollywood! An endless source of great creativity and great music, Hollywood movies have pro-duced some of the most memorable musical moments of them all. Re-live Hollywood’s glory past and present, with music by Marvin Hamlisch, Henry Mancini’s Moon River, Disney classics including Beauty and the Beast and music from Frozen, selections from The Sound of Music, The Wizard of Oz, La La Land, and much more. For tickets and more information please visit… more

November 30, 2018

November 30th, 2018 at 8:00pm Orpheum Theatre, Vancouver National Geographic and Jason Michael Paul Entertainment, Inc. have formed a new partnership to present the all-new National Geographic: Symphony for Our World, which will begin touring in April 2018. Combining stunning National Geographic natural history footage with an original symphony and theme created by Emmy- and BAFTA-nominated Bleeding Fingers Music, featuring composers Austin Fray and Andrew Christie, Symphony for Our World is a breathtaking musical… more

December 1, 2018

Saturday, December 1st at 8pm Bell Performing Arts Centre, Surrey BC Maestro Tausk’s first Musically Speaking concert as Music Director kicks off in a unique way, with a focus entirely on the VSO’s brilliant brass section in two sacred works by the Baroque composer Gabrielli. Magnificent violinist Baiba Skride then takes the stage for Gubaidulina’s mesmerizing Violin Concerto, before the concert concludes with Tchaikovsky’s fateful final symphony. For tickets and more information please visit vancouversymphony.ca… more

December 3, 2018

The Tenors – Clifton, Fraser, and Victor have been thrilling audiences around the world with their powerful songs, outstanding harmonies, and undeniable charm. Blending classical music and contemporary pop, the award-winning and multi-platinum selling band have achieved international success, performing over 1000 live shows and hundreds of TV appearances on five continents. The Canadian vocal super group have performed for the last four Presidents of the United States, including at the White House Christmas Tree… more

Thursday, December 6th & Saturday, December 8th at 8pm Orpheum Theatre, Vancouver BC Yefim Bronfman, one of the greatest pianists of our time, makes his welcome return to the Orpheum stage to perform the monumental Piano Concerto No. 2 of Johannes Brahms, in a concert that also features one of Richard Strauss’s great tone poems, Don Juan. For tickets and more information please visit vancouversymphony.ca… more

December 7, 2018

In this 48th season of the Choir, Jon Washburn will conduct his 48th performance of Messiah, Vancouver's perennial Christmas favourite. It features the Vancouver Chamber Choir, Pacifica Singers, Vancouver Chamber Orchestra and a stellar roster of Canadian vocal soloists — soprano Nathalie Paulin, countertenor Daniel Cabena, tenor Isaiah Bell and bass-baritone Stephen Hegedus. Friday December 7, 2018 8:00 PM Orpheum Theatre, Vancouver For more information and to purchase tickets please visit ticketmaster.ca… more

December 9, 2018

Get ready to experience a magical evening at one of Vancouver’s most historic venues as the Universal Gospel Choir (UGC) kicks off the Christmas season with their annual holiday concert, which is set to sell out quickly. To honour the majestic Orpheum theatre, the Choir, led by seasoned Music Director Lonnie Delisle, will be supported by the UGC Band – with Michael Creber on piano, Jay Nickel on bass, Jay Esplana on drums and Jay Leonard Juatco on guitar – and new this year, a full orchestra, with strings… more

December 14, 2018 - December 15, 2018

A true holiday favourite, this beloved comedy classic features renowned composer John Williams' charming and delightful score performed live to picture by the Vancouver Symphony Orchestra. Macaulay Culkin stars as Kevin McCallister, an 8-year-old boy who is accidentally left behind when his family leaves for Christmas vacation, and who must defend his home against two bungling thieves. Hilarious and heart-warming, Home Alone is holiday fun for the entire family! Score written by John Williams Friday, December 14 and… more

January 1, 2019

Tuesday, January 1st at 2:30pm Orpheum Theatre, Vancouver The spirited romance of operetta, the glamour of ballroom dance, and the delicate beauty of ballet will waltz you into a triumphant New Year. Inspired by Vienna’s beloved New Year’s Concert, this charming celebration blends acclaimed European singers and dancers with The Strauss Symphony of Canada featuring the Vancouver Symphony Orchestra for a rich cultural experience that will leave your toes tapping. A Vancouver tradition for 23 years, experience Salute to… more

January 9, 2019

Wednesday, January 9th at 8:00pm Bell Performing Arts Centre, Surrey Celebrate the VSO’s 100th Anniversary in a concert that features the very first piece ever performed by the Vancouver Symphony Orchestra – Schubert’s Rosamunde Overture – and celebrated works important in the VSO’s history. For tickets and more information please visit vancouversymphony.ca… more

January 10, 2019

Thursday, January 10th, 2019 2:00pm Orpheum Theatre, Vancouver Celebrate the VSO’s 100 th Anniversary in a concert that features the very first piece ever performed by the Vancouver Symphony Orchestra – Schubert’s Rosamunde Overture – and celebrated works important in the VSO’s history. For tickets and more information please visit vancouversymphony.ca… more

Friday, January 11th & Saturday, January 12th at 8pm Orpheum Theatre, Vancouver One of the all-time greats, Benny Goodman’s influence on jazz, swing, big band, and popular music was unsurpassed. Dave Bennett and his quartet perform a loving and authentic tribute to The King of Swing, in a fantastic concert that features all of Goodman’s hits, including the time-less classics Moonglow, I’ve Got Rhythm, Slipped Disc, and of course, Sing Sing Sing. For tickets and more information please visit vancouversymphony.ca… more

January 13, 2019

Sunday, January 13th 2019 2:00pm Orpheum Theatre, Vancouver One of the most famous of Canadian stories, author Roch Carrier’s short story The Hockey Sweater, set to music by Abigail Richardson , revolves around a childhood memory growing up in Québec: In the heart of Montréal Canadiens territory, a young boy is given, to his horror, a Toronto Maple Leafs jersey. In answering the question "how can I face my friends?" valuable life lessons are learned. For tickets and more information please visit vancouversymphony.ca… more

January 18, 2019

Friday, January 18th at 7:30pm Orpheum Theatre, Vancouver For tickets and more information please visit vancouversymphony.ca… more

January 19, 2019

Saturday, January 19th at 7:30pm Orpheum Theatre, Vancouver For tickets and more information please visit vancouversymphony.ca… more

January 19, 2019

Saturday, January 19th at 7:30pm Orpheum Theatre, Vancouver For tickets and more information please visit vancouversymphony.ca… more

January 23, 2019

Wednesday, January 23rd at 8:00pm The legend returns. Simply put, Itzhak Perlman is one of history’s greatest musicians, and we are fortunate to have him return to the VSO stage to perform Mendelssohn’s Romantic Violin Concerto, “the heart’s jewel” of violin concertos, with Maestro Otto Tausk . Orpheum Theatre, Vancouver For tickets and more information please visit vancouversymphony.ca… more

January 23, 2019

Wednesday, January 23, 2019 8:00pm Orpheum Theatre, Vancouver The legend returns. Simply put, Itzhak Perlman is one of history's greatest musicians, and we are fortunate to have him return to the VSO stage to perform Mendelssohn 's Romantic Violin Concerto , "the heart's jewel" of violin concertos, with Maestro Otto Tausk. For tickets and more information please visit vancouversymphony.ca… more

January 26, 2019

Saturday, January 26th at 8:00pm To help celebrate the VSO’s 100 th Anniversary , the VSO and Maestro Otto Tausk present a very special DAY OF MUSIC, involving the VSO , the Vancouver Youth Symphony , and musical organizations and groups from throughout Vancouver, in a day of FREE musical activities at the Orpheum, Queen Elizabeth Theatre, Playhouse, Annex, and VSO School of Music’s Pyatt Hall. Day of Music takes place on the VSO’s 100 th birthday, celebrating the very first concert given by the Vancouver Symphony… more

Friday, February 1st & Saturday, February 2nd at 8:00pm Orpheum Theatre, Vancouver Maestro Bramwell Tovey makes his return as VSO Music Director Emeritus after eighteen extraordinary years as the longest-serving Music Director in the VSO’s century-long history. Maestro Tovey conducts a piece by the very first composer he commissioned as Music Director, featuring the VSO’s former Principal Cello Ariel Barnes. This concert also features the towering sonic architecture of Bruckner’s Symphony No. 6. For tickets and more… more

February 27, 2019

Wednesday, February 27th 2019 at 7:00pm Orpheum Theatre, Vancouver National Geographic Live and the Vancouver Civic Theatres present: On the Trail of Big Cats with Steve Winter Steve Winter specializes in wildlife photography, particularly big cat photography, and has been a National Geographic photographer since 1991. Winter has been named BBC Wildlife Photographer of the Year and BBC Wildlife Photojournalist of the Year. He was a two-time winner of Picture of the Year International's Global Vision Award and won first… more

March 9, 2019

Stage legend and Golden Globe-winning actress Bernadette Peters joins the Vancouver Symphony Orchestra for a show brimming with classic Broadway numbers, delivered in Peters' unique and inimitable style. Saturday, March 9 2019 at 8pm Orpheum Theatre, Vancouver For tickets and more information please visit vancouversymphony.ca… more

March 12, 2019

Tuesday, March 12th 2019 at 7:00pm Orpheum Theatre, Vancouver National Geographic Live and the Vancouver Civic Theatres present: Ocean Soul with Brian Skerry Growing up in a small, working-class town, Brian Skerry dreamed of exploring the oceans and becoming a National Geographic photographer. Today, Skerry is one of the leading underwater photographers in the world. Since 1998, Skerry has covered a wide range of stories for National Geographic documenting the harp seal’s struggle to survive in frozen waters, the… more

April 19, 2019

Jon Washburn draws all his soloists, choirs, alumni and orchestra together for a wonderful evening of music to celebrate the passage of his 48 years as leader of the Vancouver Chamber Choir. The music is resplendent — J.S. Bach's marvellous Missa brevis in g minor, Tarik O'Regan's mystic and evocative Solitude Trilogy and a celebratory massed performance of Ralph Vaughan Williams' glorious Five Mystical Songs. Friday April 19, 2019 8:00 PM Orpheum Theatre, Vancouver For more information and to purchase tickets please… more

May 7, 2019

Tuesday, May 7th 2019 at 6:00pm Orpheum Theatre, Vancouver National Geographic Live and the Vancouver Civic Theatres present: View from Above with Terry Virts As a NASA astronaut - pilot of the space shuttle Endeavour and crew member on the Russian Soyuz spacecraft, Virts spent 200 consecutive days in space as commander of the International Space Station—one of the longest continuous space mission of any NASA astronaut. More recently, Virts appeared in the 2016 IMAX film “A Beautiful Planet,” a breathtaking portrait of… more

July 11, 2019 - July 13, 2019

The battle for the galaxy intensifies in this thrilling fifth episode of the unfolding saga. As Imperial Forces launch an all-out attack on the Rebel Alliance, Han Solo (Harrison Ford) and Princess Leia (Carrie Fisher) flee to Cloud City where they are captured by Darth Vader. Luke Skywalker (Mark Hamill) journeys to the mysterious, marshy planet of Dagobah, where the wise Jedi Master Yoda teaches the young hero the ways of the Force. Little does Luke know that all his Jedi training will be called upon so soon. A… more