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Vancouver Symphony Orchestra

  • 500-843 Seymour St
  • Vancouver, BC V6B 0G4
  • Phone: 604.876.3434

The Vancouver Symphony Orchestra presents world-class performances of classical and popular music under the direction of conductor Bramwell Tovey. The 2017/2018 season brings together an extraordinarily diverse and rewarding collection of musical experiences, from classical soloists acclaimed worldwide for their prodigious talents, to children’s entertainers that inspire and educate, and cool, swinging Symphony Pops concerts that take you from Broadway to the Cotton Club! Founded in 1919, the VSO is Western Canada's largest performing arts organization and performs in Vancouver's historic Orpheum Theatre and in other Metro Vancouver venues. For tickets call Customer Service at 604-876-3434, or visit www.vancouversymphony.ca. For groups of 10 or more, call 604-684-9100 and ask for group sales.

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The Lower Mainland’s most beloved Holiday music tradition, the VSO’s Traditional Christmas concerts, feature heartwarming music associated with Christmas, carols, and plenty of audience sing-alongs. For tickets and more information please visit vancouversymphony.ca… more

December 12, 2018

Wednesday, December 12th at 7:30pm South Delta Baptist Church, Delta BC The Lower Mainland’s most beloved Holiday music tradition, the VSO’s Traditional Christmas concerts, feature heartwarming music associated with Christmas, carols, and plenty of audience sing-alongs. For tickets and more information please visit vancouversymphony.ca… more

December 13, 2018

Thursday, December 13th at 4:00pm & 7:30pm Kay Meek Theatre, West Vancouver The Lower Mainland’s most beloved Holiday music tradition, the VSO’s Traditional Christmas concerts, feature heartwarming music associated with Christmas, carols, and plenty of audience sing-alongs. For tickets and more information please visit vancouversymphony.ca… 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

Hailed as one of the most significant artists of his generation, young American violinist Benjamin Beilman makes his VSO debut leading a performance of Vivaldi’s timeless classic, The Four Seasons, in an enduring VSO Holiday Season tradition. For tickets and more information please visit vancouversymphony.ca… 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

Thursday, February 7th & Saturday, February 9th One of the most poetic and lyrical pianists of his generation, Andrew Von Oeyen tackles Grieg’s much-loved Piano Concerto, in a concert that also features one of Dvorak’s greatest works, and the famous melodies of The Moldau – all under the direction of conductor Brett Mitchell , making his VSO debut. For tickets and more information please visit vancouversymphony.ca… 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 8, 2019

Friday, February 8th at 6:30pm Orpheum Theatre, Vancouver BC For tickets and more information please visit vancouversymphony.ca… more

Friday, February 15th & Saturday, February 16th at 8pm Orpheum Theatre, Vancouver BC Praised worldwide for his exceptional virtuosity, poetic playing, and intellectual depth, Chad Hoopes is a young violinist well on his way to the very top of his profession. He performs Dvořák’s masterpiece Violin Concerto, in a concert that also features one of the greatest symphonies ever written, the Fourth Symphony of Johannes Brahms . For tickets and more information please visit vancouversymphony.ca… more

February 16, 2019

MAZ JOBRANI can currently be seen starring in the CBS sitcom SUPERIOR DONUTS, opposite Jermaine Fowler, David Koechner, Katey Sagal and Judd Hirsch. Maz’s first original NETFLIX standup special “Immigrant” was filmed at the Kennedy Center and is currently available for streaming. He has also put out 3 other solo specials on SHOWTIME including: “Brown and Friendly", “I Come in Peace”, and “I’m Not a Terrorist, But I’ve Played One on TV”. In the Spring of2016 he performed at the White House where he had the privilege of… more

Thursday, February 21st, Friday, February 22nd & Saturday, February 23rd Extraordinary violinist Henning Kraggerud leads from the violin in a program that includes one of Bach’s brilliant concertos for violin and orchestra, as well as a new arrangement of Bach’s watershed Goldberg Variations. For tickets and more information please visit vancouversymphony.ca… more

March 4, 2019

Since the band's 2010 inception, Young the Giant has made a name for itself in rock as the ‘thinking man's band,’ winning over fans, radio, and press with their incendiary live shows, strong musicianship, and poignant lyrics. Following 2016’s critically-acclaimed Home of the Strange , Mirror Master promises to continue ascending into consciousness, though this time with a heavy focus on personal self-awareness and growth. Mirror Master finds Young the Giant in a transitional period for America, not only as a culture… 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

Friday, March 22nd & Saturday, March 23rd 2019 Chan Centre For The Performing Arts, Vancouver VSO Music Director Otto Tausk presents a unique and fascinating concert perfectly suited to the Chan Centre for the Performing Arts. Mozart was arguably history’s greatest composer, and hearing his final three symphonies performed together in one concert is a transcendent musical experience and a unique insight into one of the greatest creative geniuses the world has ever known. For tickets and more information please visit… more

Friday, March 22nd & Saturday, March 23rd 2019 Chan Centre For The Performing Arts, Vancouver VSO Music Director Otto Tausk presents a unique and fascinating concert perfectly suited to the Chan Centre for the Performing Arts. Mozart was arguably history’s greatest composer, and hearing his final three symphonies performed together in one concert is a transcendent musical experience and a unique insight into one of the greatest creative geniuses the world has ever known. For tickets and more information please visit… more

Thursday, March 28th at 8pm (Bell Performing Arts Centre) & Saturday, March 30th at 8pm (Orpheum Theatre) Former VSO Associate Conductor Tania Miller makes her welcome return, conducting a major Mozart symphony, and Schumann’s great Classical sym-phony, Symphony No. 2. Hailed as “the soul of the guitar,” Spanish guitarist Pablo Sáinz Villegas has become known as the great guitarist of his generation. He plays the most famous and beloved classical work for guitar, Rodrigo’s rich, evocative, beautiful Concierto de… 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