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FOUR TICKETS CHOSEN FROM 15 CONCERTS, FOR AS LOW 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 – you get the idea. Even better, order two Sampler Packs for more great concert experiences!

A LITTLE TIP: ordering a Sampler in Premium-section seating will save you almost 50% on regular single concert prices – and that’s only $35 per ticket for live orchestral concerts in the best seats in the house!

The VSO Sampler Pack applies to the 2015/2016 Season only.


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 for the Performing Arts at UBC.


GIVE THE GIFT OF MUSIC

Your family and friends will love receiving a gift that gives them their own choice of concerts, with unforgettable live concert experiences they will treasure. You can order a Gift Sampler online by clicking the “Buy a Gift Sampler Now” button below. 

If you know the concerts you want to attend for your own VSO Sampler Pack, please call VSO Customer Service at 604.876.3434 to place your order and have your seats assigned.

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PRICES:

Premium Section Sampler: 4 Tickets for $140 ($135 for VSO Subscribers)
A-Section Sampler:
4 Tickets for $125 ($120 for VSO Subscribers)
B-Section Sampler:
4 Tickets for $99


15/16 Sampler Seating Small - Orpheum

15/16 Sampler Seating Small - Chan Centre

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CONCERT 1: THE EGYPTIAN CONCERTO
January 30 & February 1, 8pm, Orpheum Theatre
January 31, 2pm, Orpheum Theatre

Gordon Gerrard conductor
Louis Lortie piano*

BEETHOVEN Coriolan Overture
SAINT SAËNS Piano Concerto No. 5 in F Major, Egyptian*
SIBELIUS Symphony No. 2 in D Major

VSO Associate Conductor Gordon Gerrard leads a magnificent program that includes one of Beethoven’s most famous Overtures, a captivating symphony by Jean Sibelius, and one of the most exotic piano concertos in the French repertoire, performed by wonderful pianist Louis Lortie.

CONCERT 2: THE SOUL OF THE TANGO
February 5 & 6, 8pm, Orpheum Theatre
Jeff Tyzik conductor
Tango Caliente: Malena Dayen vocalist
Hector Del Curto bandoneon
Patricio Touceda dancer
Eva Lucero dancer
Mario Consiglieri dancer
Anabella Diaz-Hojman dancer

The VSO and Tango Caliente — extraordinary dancers from Let’s Dance — invite you to a sizzling Symphony Pops program that is muy caliente! You’ll be mesmerized by these passionate dancers and lush arrangements of some of the best Tango and Latin American music, including Astor Piazzolla.

CONCERT 3: LUNAR NEW YEAR WITH AVAN YU
February 13, 7:30pm, Orpheum Theatre
Gordon Gerrard conductor
Avan Yu piano
Lucy Wang violin

Welcome the Year of the Monkey with the Vancouver Symphony Orchestra and Vancouver-born, internationally-renowned piano sensation Avan Yu. This exciting concert features Zheng Lu’s Good News from Beijing, Chen Gang and He Zhanhao’s famous Butterfly Lovers’ Concerto, and Rachmaninoff’s beautiful Piano Concerto No. 2.

CONCERT 4: EXHILARATING SOUNDSCAPES
WITH BRAMWELL TOVEY

February 19 & 20, 8pm, Chan Centre, UBC
Bramwell Tovey conductor
MILHAUD The Creation of the World
BRITTEN Variations on a Theme of Frank Bridge, Op. 10
STRAVINSKY Concerto in E-flat, Dumbarton Oaks
PHILIP GLASS Symphony No. 3

Maestro Tovey explores a world of exhilarating soundscapes with French composer Darius Milhaud’s The Creation of the World, an exotic piece based on African folk mythology, American composer Philip Glass’s Third Symphony, a fascinating piece of sonic architecture, and Stravinksy’s beautiful neo-classical Dumbarton Oaks Concerto.

CONCERT 5: RUSSIAN CLASSICS
March 5, 8pm, Orpheum Theatre
Rory Macdonald conductor
Angelo Xiang Yu violin*

KABALEVSKY Colas Breugnon: Overture
PROKOFIEV Violin Concerto No. 2 in G minor*
STRAVINSKY The Fairy’s Kiss: Divertimento
PROKOFIEV The Love for Three Oranges: Symphonic Suite

A program of great Russian classics is conducted by accomplished young Scottish conductor Rory Macdonald. Menuhin Competition-winner Angelo Xiang Yu is one of classical music’s fastest-rising stars, and he performs Prokofiev’s graceful Violin Concerto No. 2. 

CONCERT 6: BEETHOVEN’S EMPEROR CONCERTO
March 12 & 14, 8pm, Orpheum Theatre
Christopher Seaman conductor
Alexander Melnikov piano*

BEETHOVEN Piano Concerto No.5 in E-flat Major, Emperor*
WALTON Symphony No. 1 in B-flat Minor

Distinguished conductor Christopher Seaman leads the orchestra in a program featuring Beethoven’s majestic Emperor Piano Concerto performed by one of Russia’s most highly-decorated pianists, and Walton’s intense and powerful Symphony No. 1.

CONCERT  7: VICTORIA SYMPHONY
April 3, 2pm, Orpheum Theatre
Tania Miller conductor
Stewart Goodyear piano*

MICHAEL OESTERLE Entr’actes
GRIEG Piano Concerto*
COPLAND Appalachian Spring
STRAVINSKY Firebird Suite (1919)

The Victoria Symphony travels from Vancouver island for a very special performance at the Orpheum. Hear our sister orchestra, with outstanding Canadian pianist Stewart Goodyear, and Victoria’s Symphony Music Director (and former VSO Associate Conductor), Tania Miller.

CONCERT 8: MOZART AND SHAKESPEARE
April 22 & 23, 8pm, Chan Centre, UBC
Kazuyoshi Akiyama conductor
Gilles Vonsattel piano*

MENDELSSOHN A Midsummer Night’s Dream: Overture
WALTON Henry V: Touch Her Soft Lips and Part
MOZART Piano Concerto No. 9, Jeunehomme*
SCHUMANN Symphony No. 2 in C Major

In a concert dedicated to the 400th anniversary of the death of William Shakespeare, VSO Conductor Laureate Kazuyoshi Akiyama presents the overture to Mendelssohn’s famous incidental music for the Bard’s A Midsummer Night’s Dream, as well as a snippet of William Walton’s dreamy, beautiful music for Henry V.

CONCERT 9: ISABELLE FAUST PLAYS BARTÓK
April 30 & May 2, 8pm, Orpheum Theatre
May 1, 2pm, Orpheum Theatre

Kazuyoshi Akiyama conductor
Isabelle Faust viloin*

MOZART Don Giovanni: Overture
BARTÓK Violin Concerto No. 2*
DVOŘÁK Symphony No. 7 in D minor

Internationally-renowned violinist Isabelle Faust performs Bartók’s scintillating Violin Concerto No. 2, on the extraordinary Sleeping BeautyStradivarius violin, made in 1704. Beloved Conductor Laureate Kazuyoshi Akiyama returns, conducting Dvořák’s Seventh Symphony and the overture to Mozart’s opera, Don Giovanni.

CONCERT 10: BROADWAY ROCKS
May 6 & 7, 8pm, Orpheum Theatre
Steven Reineke conductor
LaKisha Jones vocalist
Christiane Noll vocalist
Rob Evan vocalist
UBC Opera Ensemble

Feel the energy and thrills of the Great White Way on the Orpheum stage, as the VSO, conductor Steven Reineke, and three of Broadway’s brightest stars lead you on a rockin’ Broadway revue. You’ll hear music from Dreamgirls, Phantom of the Opera, Hairspray, Chess, Mamma Mia, The Lion King, Jersey Boys, and more Broadway favourites!

CONCERT 11: JOYCE YANG PLAYS MOZART
May 14 & 16, 8pm, Orpheum Theatre
Joshua Weilerstein conductor
Joyce Yang piano*

SCHNITTKE Moz-Art à la Haydn
MOZART Piano Concerto No. 24 in C minor*
VALENTYN SILVESTROV The Messenger
BEETHOVEN Symphony No. 4 in B-flat Major

Joyce Yang performs one of Mozart’s most important piano concertos, and conductor Joshua Weilerstein leads the orchestra in Beethoven’s Fourth Symphony, a masterpiece of unexpected dynamic contrasts often overshadowed by his Symphony No. 5, but no less significant in inspiration.

CONCERT 12: NICOLA BENEDETTI AND DALE BARLTROP
May 20 & 21, 8pm, Chan Centre, UBC
Dale Barltrop leader/violin
Nicola Benedetti violin*

BARTÓK Rumanian Folk Dances
MOZART Violin Concerto No. 5
SHOSTAKOVICH ARR. BARSHAI Chamber Symphony (arrangement of String Quartet No. 3)

Outstanding VSO Concertmaster Dale Barltrop leads from the violin, in a concert that features one of the most exciting violinists on the concert scene today, Nicola Benedetti. You will hear Mozart’s most famous violin concerto, and Shostakovich’s Chamber Symphony, Rudolf Barshai’s arrangement of the composer’s String Quartet No. 3.

CONCERT 13: LAST NIGHT OF THE PROMS
May 25, 8pm, Orpheum Theatre
Bramwell Tovey conductor
David Childs euphonium
Vancouver Bach Choir
Leslie Dala music director

A proud one-hundred and twenty year-old tradition returns to the Orpheum stage, as the VSO, Maestro Tovey and the Vancouver Bach Choir present Last Night of the Proms. Traditional Proms favourites like Jerusalem, Rule Britannia and Pomp and Circumstance will be featured along with Blue Bells of Scotland and the Karl Jenkins Euphonium Concerto.

CONCERT 14: MAHLER’S TRAGIC SYMPHONY
June 4 & 6, 8pm, Orpheum Theatre
Bramwell Tovey conductor
EDWARD GREGSON Dream Song
MAHLER Symphony No. 6 in A minor, Tragic

In the penultimate concert of the VSO’s new season, Maestro Bramwell Tovey conducts the North American premiere of Dream Song, a piece by British composer Edward Gregson, originally commissioned to appear in a concert alongside Mahler’s incredible Symphony No. 6. The essence of Mahler fills this work, making it a fitting companion to Mahler’s Sixth, one of the greatest symphonic masterpieces ever written.

CONCERT 15: SEASON FINALE
June 11 & 13, 8pm, Orpheum Theatre
June 12, 2pm, Orpheum Theatre

Bramwell Tovey conductor
Chad Hoopes violin*

JOCELYN MORLOCK Disquiet
BARBER Violin Concerto*
SHOSTAKOVICH Symphony No. 5 in D minor

The VSO’s 2015/2016 Season Finale concert features Shostakovich’s heroic Symphony No. 5, written by the greatest of Soviet composers during the Stalinist purges of the 1930s. And brilliant young violinist Chad Hoopes performs Barber’s lyrical and emotional Violin Concerto.


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