Goldberg & Holberg
FEB 21, NORTH SHORE CLASSICS
FEB 22 & 23, CLASSICAL TRADITIONS AT THE CHAN CENTRE

Extraordinary violinist Henning Kraggerud leads from the violin in a program that includes Grieg’s brilliant Holberg Suite, as well as a new arrangement of Bach’s watershed Goldberg Variations.

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Goldberg & Holberg<br><small><small>FEB 21, NORTH SHORE CLASSICS<br>FEB 22 & 23, CLASSICAL TRADITIONS AT THE CHAN CENTRE</small></small>
13 February

Strings, Sonatas & Sextet

The Chamber Players shine a spotlight on strings with Gorecki’s highly virtuosic, Bartók-inspired Sonata for Two Violins, Ravel’s strikingly spare…

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Strings, Sonatas & Sextet
15 February

Mozart: The Magic Flute

Praised worldwide for his exceptional virtuosity, poetic playing, and intellectual depth, Chad Hoopes is a young violinist well on his…

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Mozart: The Magic Flute
11 June

The VSO100 Centennial Celebration

VSO100 CENTENNIAL CELEBRATION Join Maestro Otto Tausk and the VSO with special guests host Ben Heppner and violinist James Ehnes…

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The VSO100 Centennial Celebration
23 February

The Resounding Earth

Five hundred years of spatial music. Four World Premieres.

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The Resounding Earth
28 February

Tea & Trumpets: From the New World

Revel in the epic music of one of Europe’s greatest composers, concluding with excerpts from his famous New World Symphony.

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Tea & Trumpets: From the New World
01 March

Hi-Lo Big Top Circus!

"Let’s all go to the Circus" and play together in the three musical rings of the Hi-Lo Big Top Circus!…

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Hi-Lo Big Top Circus!
01 March

John Pizzarelli: A Century of Nat ‘King’ Cole

The superb guitarist and singer John Pizzarelli performs an incredible tribute to Nat ‘King’ Cole’s 100th anniversary in our own…

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John Pizzarelli: A Century of Nat ‘King’ Cole
03 March

Platypus Theatre: Bach to the Future

This program was commissioned by the VSO in 1994, in the orchestra’s 75th Anniversary Season, and first performed in eight…

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Platypus Theatre: Bach to the Future
27 June

BMO PRESENTS Bernadette Peters

Stage legend and Golden Globe-winning actress Bernadette Peters joins the Vancouver Symphony Orchestra for a show brimming with classic Broadway…

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BMO PRESENTS Bernadette Peters
15 March

Kadouch Plays Beethoven

French pianist David Kadouch makes his VSO debut performing Beethoven’s dramatic, ferocious Piano Concerto No. 3, a work by a…

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Kadouch Plays Beethoven
22 March

Tausk conducts Mozart

VSO Music Director Otto Tausk presents a unique and fascinating concert perfectly suited to the Chan Centre for the Performing…

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Tausk conducts Mozart
23 March

Loud and Queer

This concert recognizes the fiftieth anniversary of homosexual rights in Canada and celebrates the many, many vibrant voices that make…

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Loud and Queer
30 March

Musically Speaking: Rodrigo’s Guitar Concerto

Former VSO Associate Conductor Tania Miller makes her welcome return, conducting a major Mozart symphony, and Schumann’s great Classical symphony,…

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Musically Speaking: Rodrigo’s Guitar Concerto
05 April

Liberation: A Midsummer Night’s Dream

Richard Wagner’s music was appropriated by Nazi Germany, used for inspiration and a road map to a "vision of the…

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Liberation: A Midsummer Night’s Dream
06 April

From Russia with Jazz

George Gershwin, the American son of Jewish-Russian immigrants, was recognized as a musical genius, though he struggled to be taken…

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From Russia with Jazz
12 April

Revolutionaries: Stravinsky, Prokofiev & Shostakovich

This concert features three Russian composers who dealt with the political minefields of Russia and the Soviet Union in very…

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Revolutionaries: Stravinsky, Prokofiev & Shostakovich
13 April

Visions of Joy: Beethoven’s 9th

The Unanswered Question by American composer Charles Ives poses that most vexing of existential questions: What is the meaning of…

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Visions of Joy: Beethoven’s 9th
25 April

Tea & Trumpets: Northern Lights

There is nothing like the stark, singular beauty of Scandinavia, except for the music of composers like Sibelius, Grieg, and…

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Tea & Trumpets: Northern Lights
26 April

Dancing & Romancing

Celebrate Dance and Romance at the beautiful Orpheum Theatre, with acclaimed veterans of Broadway, television and movies, singers/dancers Joan Hess…

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Dancing & Romancing
28 April

Classical Kids: Beethoven Lives Upstairs

The world famous production of Beethoven Lives Upstairs features a lively exchange of letters between young Christoph and his uncle.

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Classical Kids: Beethoven Lives Upstairs
03 May

Muzical Zoo for Me & You!

Dance with teddy bears, rock with dinosaurs, and boogie with orangutans in this favorite show full of bouncy originals and…

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Muzical Zoo for Me & You!
03 May

Bramwell conducts Louis Lortie

Maestro Bramwell Tovey conducts the World Première of his own Concerto for Orchestra, a work commissioned by the VSO to…

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Bramwell conducts Louis Lortie
17 May

Akiyama Returns

Beloved VSO Conductor Laureate Kazuyoshi Akiyama — one of the VSO’s most important Music Directors – conducts this historic program,…

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Akiyama Returns
18 May

Amoroso

For Jocelyn Morlock’s final Symphony at the Annex concert as VSO Composerin- Residence, she reveals her musical inspirations through composers…

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Amoroso
22 May

Tchaikovsky: Souvenir de Florence

A spectacular finale to the 2018/19 Chamber Players series, featuring Oskar Böhme’s stately Sextet for Brass, a new work by…

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Tchaikovsky: Souvenir de Florence
23 May

Tea & Trumpets: The Lonely Heart: An Afternoon with Tchaikovsky

Is there anything in art more personal and emotional than the great music of Tchaikovsky? A composer who wore his heart…

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Tea & Trumpets: The Lonely Heart: An Afternoon with Tchaikovsky
24 May

Women Rock

Longtime VSO collaborator Jeff Tyzik conducts a program that honours those powerful women who changed rock and popular music forever.

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Women Rock
31 May

Debussy & Ravel: Colour & Image

Maestro Tausk conducts a sumptuous, Romantic French program that includes the full Images, a beautiful impressionistic masterpiece by Claude Debussy.

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Debussy & Ravel: Colour & Image
07 June

Season Finale: Zarathustra!

As the VSO’s 100th anniversary season draws to a close, Maestro Otto Tausk celebrates the VSO centenary in a concert…

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Season Finale: Zarathustra!
11 June

The VSO100 Centennial Celebration

VSO100 CENTENNIAL CELEBRATION Join Maestro Otto Tausk and the VSO with special guests host Ben Heppner and violinist James Ehnes…

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The VSO100 Centennial Celebration
13 June

Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince™ in Concert

VSO AT THE MOVIES:   Introducing Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince™ in Concert to the Harry Potter™ Film Concert…

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Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince™ in Concert
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February
Strings, Sonatas & Sextet
 
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15
February
Mozart: The Magic Flute
 
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11
June
The VSO100 Centennial Celebration
 
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23
February
The Resounding Earth
 
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28
February
Tea & Trumpets: From the New World
 
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01
March
Hi-Lo Big Top Circus!
 
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01
March
John Pizzarelli: A Century of Nat ‘King’ Cole
 
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03
March
Platypus Theatre: Bach to the Future
 
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27
June
BMO PRESENTS Bernadette Peters
 
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15
March
Kadouch Plays Beethoven
 
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22
March
Tausk conducts Mozart
 
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23
March
Loud and Queer
 
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30
March
Musically Speaking: Rodrigo’s Guitar Concerto
 
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05
April
Liberation: A Midsummer Night’s Dream
 
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06
April
From Russia with Jazz
 
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12
April
Revolutionaries: Stravinsky, Prokofiev & Shostakovich
 
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13
April
Visions of Joy: Beethoven’s 9th
 
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25
April
Tea & Trumpets: Northern Lights
 
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26
April
Dancing & Romancing
 
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28
April
Classical Kids: Beethoven Lives Upstairs
 
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03
May
Muzical Zoo for Me & You!
 
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03
May
Bramwell conducts Louis Lortie
 
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10
May
Tragic Love: Wagner & Prokofiev
 
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17
May
Akiyama Returns
 
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18
May
Amoroso
 
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22
May
Tchaikovsky: Souvenir de Florence
 
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23
May
Tea & Trumpets: The Lonely Heart: An Afternoon with Tchaikovsky
 
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24
May
Women Rock
 
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31
May
Debussy & Ravel: Colour & Image
 
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07
June
Season Finale: Zarathustra!
 
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Coming soon
11
June
The VSO100 Centennial Celebration
 
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13
June
Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince™ in Concert
 
Bernadette Peters with the VSO

Bernadette Peters with the VSO

Stage legend and Golden Globe-winning actress Bernadette Peters joins the Vancouver Symphony Orchestra for a show brimming with classic Broadway…

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Visions of Joy: Beethoven’s 9th

Visions of Joy: Beethoven’s 9th

13 Apr
The Unanswered Question by American composer Charles Ives poses that most vexing of existential questions: What is the meaning of…

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Revolutionaries: Stravinsky, Prokofiev & Shostakovich

Revolutionaries: Stravinsky, Prokofiev & Shostakovich

12 Apr
This concert features three Russian composers who dealt with the political minefields of Russia and the Soviet Union in very…

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From Russia with Jazz

From Russia with Jazz

06 Apr
George Gershwin, the American son of Jewish-Russian immigrants, was recognized as a musical genius, though he struggled to be taken…

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