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FOUR TICKETS CHOSEN FROM 15 CONCERTS, FOR AS LITTLE AS $99!

What you do with the tickets is up to you: take four tickets to your favourite concert, two pairs to two concerts, or choose four different concerts altogether. Even better, order two Samplers for more great concert experiences! A little tip: ordering a Sampler in PREMIUM seating will save you almost 50% on regular single concert prices for the best seats in the house!

The Sampler applies to the 2017/2018 Season only, for the concerts listed here as part of the VSO Sampler Pack.


GREAT CONCERTS, MAGNIFICENT VENUES 

With the VSO Sampler Pack, you will experience the very best in orchestral music and guest artists, at significant savings. Not only that, but we give you the best seating available at the time of your order – in the beautiful, historic Orpheum Theatre or the extraordinary Chan Centre at UBC.


GIVE THE GIFT OF MUSIC

Wrap up the GRAMMY® Award-winning Vancouver Symphony Orchestra for the perfect gift on any occasion! Whether it’s a Birthday, Valentine’s, or just because, your family and friends will love receiving a gift that gives them the flexibility to choose the concerts they want. And the best part is, at this price, you can treat yourself to a Sampler too! You can order a Gift Sampler online by clicking the “Buy a Gift Sampler Now” button below, or call  VSO Customer Service at 604.876.3434 to order your Gift Sampler.

If you know the concerts you want to attend for your VSO Sampler Pack, please call VSO Customer Service at 604.876.3434 to place your order and have your seats assigned.  ONLY A GIFT SAMPLER PACK CAN BE PURCHASED ONLINE - to select your concerts in the Sampler Pack, please call VSO Customer Service.

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PRICES:

Premium Package: 4 Tickets for $145 ($140 for Symphony Subscribers)
A Section Package4 Tickets for $129 ($124 for Symphony Subscribers)
B Section Package4 Tickets for $99 ($99 for Symphony Subscribers)


16/17 Sampler Seating - Orpheum (small)

16/17 Sampler Seating - Chan Centre (small)

ALL PRICES INCLUDE GST AND FACILITY FEES CHARGED BY THE VENUE.
MAY NOT BE COMBINED WITH OTHER OFFERS OR DISCOUNTS.
SEATING IS BASED ON AVAILABILITY.
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CONCERT 1: FANTASTIQUE! THE MUSIC OF BERLIOZ AND STRAUSS
January 27, 8pm, Orpheum
Bramwell Tovey conductor
Roger Cole oboe*
Vancouver Youth Symphony Orchestra+

JULIET PALMER Secret Arnold
STRAUSS Oboe Concerto in D Major*
BERLIOZ Symphonie fantastique+

Maestro Bramwell Tovey conducts an exciting concert that features the Vancouver Youth Symphony Orchestra on stage together with the VSO to perform the incredible Symphonie fantastique by Hector Berlioz.

CONCERT 2: SYMPHONIE ESPAGNOLE
February 3 & 5, 8pm, Orpheum
Perry So conductor
Alexandra Soumm violin*

JOCELYN MORLOCK Earthfall
LALO Symphonie espagnole for Violin and Orchestra*
SCHUMANN Symphony No. 4 in D minor

The complex beauty of VSO Composer-in-Residence Jocelyn Morlock's Earthfall kicks off a concert that also features exceptional French violinist Alexandra Soumm's take on French composer Edouard Lalo's sensual, exciting Symphonie espagnole.

CONCERT 3: VSO POPS: A ROMANTIC VALENTINE
February 9 & 10, 8pm, Orpheum
William Rowson conductor
Jon Nakamatsu piano
Robyn Driedger-Klassen soprano
Frédérik Robert tenor

Conductor William Rowson and the VSO perform music that will get you in the mood for Valentine's, as the orchestra dials up some of the most sensual and romantic music ever written - including Gershwin's Rhapsody in Blue, sizzling selections from Bizet's Carmen, Dvorak's Romance, and beautiful music by Strauss, Puccini, and Mascagni.

CONCERT 4: BEETHOVEN: PASTORAL AND PIANO
February 16 & 17, 8pm, Chan Centre
David Danzmayr conductor
Stephen Hough piano*

JOCELYN MORLOCK Solace
BEETHOVEN Piano Concerto No. 4 in G Major*
BEETHOVEN Symphony No. 6 in F Major, Pastoral

British pianist Stephen Hough, Renaissance man, and one of the most important pianists of his generation, performs Beethoven's stormy and Romantic Piano Concerto No. 4. Pastoral beauty and "sturm und drang" are also on full display in Beethoven's glorious Symphony No. 6.

CONCERT 5: NIGHT OF THE FLYING HORSES
February 24, 8pm, Orpheum
Joshua Weilerstein conductor
Daniel Müller-Schott cello*

GOLIJOV Night of the Flying Horses
ELGAR Cello Concerto in E minor*
BRAHMS/SCHOENBERG Piano Quartet in G minor

An eclectic concert is highlighted by one of the world's top instrumentalists, Daniel Müller-Schott, performing Elgar's sumptuous, beautiful Cello Concerto. Golijov's hypnotic and enchanting Night of the Flying Horses makes its VSO debut.

CONCERT 6: GREAT ROMANTICS
March 3 & 5, 8pm, Orpheum
Michael Sanderling conductor
David Fray piano*

WAGNER Die Meistersinger: Prelude
MENDELSSOHN Piano Concerto No. 1 in G minor*
BRUCKNER Symphony No. 3 in D minor

Known for his lyrical, expansive and sometimes playful performances, BBC Music Magazine's Musician of the Year, David Fray will play Mendelssohn's sparkling, dynamic Piano Concerto No. 1, in a concert that also features Bruckner's mighty tribute to Wagner, Symphony No. 3.

CONCERT 7: VSO POPS: THE DOO WOP PROJECT
April 6 & 7, 8pm, Orpheum
Stuart Chafetz conductor
The Doo Wop Project

The Doo Wop Project is history you can dance to! Stars of Broadway's smash hits Jersey Boys and Motown: The Musical join together and harmonize the classics of some of the greatest music in American Pop and Rock history, including The Crests, The Flamingos, Smokey Robinson, and The Temptations, as well as newer hits from Michael Jackson, Jason Mraz and Amy Winehouse.

CONCERT 8: THE MUSIC OF BRAHMS AND SIBELIUS
April 13 & 14, 8pm, Chan Centre
Karina Canellakis conductor
Esther Yoo violin*

DVOŘÁK Noon Witch
SIBELIUS Violin Concerto in D Minor*
BRAHMS Symphony No. 3 in F Major

The youngest-ever prizewinner of the International Jean Sibelius Violin Competition in 2010, Esther Yoo performs the extraordinary Violin Concerto by that competition's namesake, on the 1704 "Prince Obolensky" Stradivarius violin.

CONCERT 9: MOZART! WITH ANDERSON & ROE
April 21, 8pm, Orpheum
April 22, 2pm, Orpheum
Andrew Litton conductor
Anderson & Roe piano duo*

ADAMS Short Ride in a Fast Machine
MOZART Concerto for Two Pianos in E-flat Major*
TCHAIKOVSKY Symphony No. 4 in F minor

Billboard chart-topping piano duo Anderson & Roe tackle Mozart's magnificent Concerto for Two Pianos, in a concert that also includes the thrilling Short Ride in a Fast Machine by John Adams, and Tchaikovsky's orchestral masterpiece, Symphony No. 4.

CONCERT 10: SARAH CHANG PLAYS BRUCH
April 28 & 30, 8pm, Orpheum
Constantin Trinks conductor
Sarah Chang violin*

WAGNER Lohengrin: Prelude to Act I
BRUCH Violin Concerto No. 1 in G minor*
SCHUBERT Symphony No. 9 in C Major, The Great

Sarah Chang is one of the most dynamic and scintillating performers in the classical world today, and she performs the popular, beautiful Bruch Violin Concerto No. 1. Schubert's majestic Symphony No. 9, The Great is one of the most impressive pieces of music that you can hear in live performance.

CONCERT 11: A SPANISH RHAPSODY
May 5 & 7, 8pm, Orpheum
Jun Märkl conductor
Ingrid Fliter piano*

DE FALLA El amor brujo: Suite
DE FALLA Nights in the Gardens of Spain*
RAVEL Rapsodie espagnole
RAVEL Boléro

Maestro Jun Märkl conducts a concert of brilliant, exciting, full-blooded Spanish classics by Ravel and de Falla. Internationally-renowned pianist Ingrid Fliter performs Nights in the Gardens of Spain, and the concert climaxes with Ravel's sensuous and wildly-popular Boléro. Olé!

CONCERT 12: BEETHOVEN AND BRUCKNER, WITH BRAMWELL TOVEY
May 11 & 12, 8pm, Chan Centre
Bramwell Tovey conductor
Ray Chen violin*

BEETHOVEN Violin Concerto in D Major*
BRUCKNER Symphony No. 9 in D minor

Maestro Bramwell Tovey conducts the VSO debut of Bruckner's final, extraordinary symphonic epic. Ray Chen is one of the most compelling and exciting violinists in the world today – he performs what might be the greatest work ever written for violin and orchestra, Beethoven's soaring, beautiful Violin Concerto.

CONCERT 13: VSO POPS: THE U.K. ROCKS!
May 18 & 19, 8pm, Orpheum
Michael Krajewski conductor
Storm Large vocalist
Shem von Schroeck vocalist

Celebrate the British Invasion with the music of legendary bands like The Beatles, The Rolling Stones, The Who, and Queen, and artists like Elton John, as well as more recent imports such as Sting, Adele, and Coldplay, to name a few. This amazing tribute to musical UK greats features the incomparable Storm Large of Pink Martini fame.

CONCERT 14: BRAMWELL TOVEY’S SHALIMAR VARIATIONS
June 1, 8pm, Orpheum
Bramwell Tove conductor
Ian Parker piano*

BRAMWELL TOVEY Shalimar Variations for Piano and Orchestra (World Première)*
STRAUSS On the Beautiful Blue Danube
STRAUSS Pizzicato Polka
STRAUSS Champagne Polka
TCHAIKOVSKY 1812 Overture

An evening of beautiful music by Strauss, Tchaikovsky’s most popular work, and a brand new piece by Maestro Bramwell Tovey.

CONCERT 15: PETER GRIMES
June 9 & 11, 8pm, Orpheum
Bramwell Tovey conductor
Erin Wall soprano
David Pomeroy tenor
Erin Wall soprano
UBC Opera Ensemble
     Nancy Hermiston director

BRITTEN Peter Grimes
Peter Grimes is Benjamin Britten’s greatest musical triumph – a tragic opera and a masterpiece of musical theatre that reaches heights rarely attained in twentieth century opera. Presented by Maestro Tovey in its concert version.


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