Symphonic Encounters

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Sponsor - TELUS (Backstage)
Sponsor - Goldcorp (Edu)

VSO's open rehearsal program, Symphonic Encounters, takes you behind the scenes to discover what it takes for the musicians, conductors, and production team of the Vancouver Symphony to prepare for a world class concert.

In addition to the rehearsal, we also offer the following activities for you and your students:

Meet a Musician: During the break, a VSO musician will be available to answer any questions students may have about a career in music or the rehearsal process.

Orpheum Tour: A 40-minute tour of the Orpheum Theatre is available as an alternative to sitting in on the second half of the rehearsal. Space is limited, so advance booking is required.

Please note that the suggested age range for this program is from grade 6 up to adults.

2017/2018 Symphonic Encounters Dates

Please Note: We will be accepting orders paid in full, or with a non-refundable deposit of 10% from September 5, 2017Rehearsal Companions will be available online soon.

Terra and Beyond
with Chris Hadfield and Danny Michel

Friday, October 6, 11am
William Rowson, conductor
Chris Hadfield, guitar & vocalist
Danny Michel vocalist

VSO Pops: Classic Broadway
Friday, December 1, 11am 
Jeff Tyzik, conductor
Lisa Vroman, vocalist
Doug LaBrecque, vocalist

Tab - Buy Now Rapsodie Espagnole & Bolero with Jun Märkl
Friday, May 4, 10am
Jun Märkl,
Ingrid Fliter, piano*

de Falla
de Falla
El amor brujo: Ballet Suite
Nights in the Garden of Spain
Rapsodie espagnole

Tab - Buy NowTchaikovsky Overture 1812 with Bramwell Tovey
Friday, June 1, 10am
Bramwell Tovey
, conductor
Ian Parker, piano*


Im Sommerwind
Shalimar Variations for Piano and Orchestra
Beautiful Blue Danube
Perpetuum mobile
Pizzicato Polka
Champagne Polka
Overture 1812, Op. 49

*Guest artists will not be present at this rehearsal.

Teachers please click here for answers to the most frequently asked questions about attending a rehearsal.


Click here to download the Symphonic Encounters brochure (PDF)

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