A SEASON-LONG CELEBRATION OF MAESTRO BRAMWELL TOVEY AND HIS CONTRIBUTIONS TO THE MUSIC COMMUNITY IN VANCOUVER, BRITISH COLUMBIA, AND BEYOND
The 2017/2018 Season is the VSO’s 99th Season, and Maestro Bramwell Tovey’s final season as VSO Music Director. Join us in a season-long celebration of Maestro Tovey’s many incredible achievements, and his lasting contributions to not only the Vancouver Symphony Orchestra, but to the music community in our city and beyond. Each concert that Maestro Tovey conducts in the 2017/2018 Season is our opportunity to thank him, and an opportunity to hear the brilliant music-making that happens with Maestro Tovey and the extraordinary musicians of the Vancouver Symphony Orchestra. Please join us to share in these incredible live music experiences that we will all be a part of together, in the Orpheum and venues around the Lower Mainland.
You can browse our series packages, learn about the concerts in each series, and discover the exciting Specials and Spring Festival concert experiences that await you in the new season.
The new season will also feature the VSO’s exciting new Music Director Designate, Maestro Otto Tausk, in two concerts, one in October and one in January. Maestro Tausk takes over as VSO Music Director in July of 2018, for the 2018/2019 Season and beyond, while Maestro Tovey becomes Conductor Emeritus. And you can experience concerts with Maestro Tausk in the Masterworks Gold and Masterworks Diamond series this upcoming season. In addition to Maestro Tausk, the VSO is thrilled to work with renowned conductors and guest soloists such as Karina Canellakis, Jun Markl, Alexandre Bloch, Lang Lang, Dame Evelyn Glennie, Ingrid Fliter, Ian Parker, Sarah Chang, Vadim Gluzman, and so many more outstanding guests.
In Pops and Specials, we welcome back Chris Hadfield, swing with The Hot Sardines, rock out with Storm Large, hunt for Pokemon, and go to the movies with Jurassic Park and Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets.
The 2018 Spring Festival features Musical Legends, with Pinchas Zukerman, and musical treasures such as Carl Orff’s Carmina Burana, Mahler’s Symphony No. 4, Mozart’s Violin Concerto No. 5, and a celebration of the music of Leonard Bernstein, on the 100th anniversary of his birth.
And there is plenty for children and families as well, along with classical matinees, in the VSO Kids’ Koncerts, Symphony Sundays, and Tea & Trumpets.