Concert Details

Lang Lang! with the VSO

  • Lang Lang

  • Conductor / Performers

    Bramwell Tovey Conductor

    Lang Lang piano*

    Australian String Quartet +

    Maxim Lando piano˚

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  • Repertoire


    Hungarian Dance No. 5

    Gioachino Rossini

    William Tell: Overture


    Introduction & Allegro+


    Aquarium, from The Carnival of Animals


    America, from West Side Story


    Sugar Plum Fairy, from Nutcracker


    Rhapsody in Blue, for Piano and Orchestra

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“…the hottest artist on the classical music planet.” - New York Times


However, tickets are available for the rehearsal with Lang Lang and the VSO, at 10am to 12:30pm, at the Orpheum, for only $25 per ticket! You can see how a performance comes together, viewing Lang Lang and Maxim Lando preparing the Gershwin Rhapsody in Blue with Maestro Tovey and the orchestra, in a unique and exciting “behind the scenes” opportunity at the Orpheum, on the morning of the performance.

Seating is reserved, in the balcony only, and will sell out quickly. Click the “buy now” button to the right of this page on the September 25th/10am time to buy your exclusive rehearsal tickets. The rehearsal begins at 10am sharp. Theatre doors will open at 9:30am, and the Smithe Street box office will open at 9:15am.


BMO Financial Group presents Lang Lang with the VSO! Classical music’s most exciting superstar – and the greatest pianist of his generation – returns to the Orpheum stage to perform Gershwin’s famous and much-loved Rhapsody in Blue with the Vancouver Symphony Orchestra. Maestro Tovey conducts this very special concert that also features the Australian String Quartet, led by former VSO Concertmaster Dale Barltrop. Lang Lang will also perform Saint-Saëns Aquarium from Carnival of the Animals, America from Bernstein’s West Side Story, and Sugar Plum Fairy, from Tchaikovsky’s famous Nutcracker. Lang Lang will be accompanied in each work by Maxim Lando, the most outstanding young talent from the Lang Lang Foundation, a star in the making who studies and performs regularly with Lang Lang.

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Performance Dates

  • Monday, Sep 25, 2017

    10am Orpheum Theatre

  • Monday, Sep 25, 2017

    8pm Orpheum Theatre