2019-2020 Season Subscription Packages

2019-2020: A SEASON OF DISCOVERY

Dear Music Lovers,

As Music Director of the VSO I am thrilled to share with you our 2019-2020 season, the 101st season of the orchestra.

This is going to be a fantastic year. Guest artists include Anne-Sophie Mutter, Daniil Trifonov, Dawn Upshaw, Sergei Babayan, Gary Hoffman, Gidon Kremer, Susan Graham, and so many more — the quality and range of guest artists coming to Vancouver is a testament to our great orchestra and city.

We celebrate Beethoven 250 with BeethovenFest in the spring. The highlight for me will be re-creating the most remarkable night of Beethoven’s career, performed over two days, plus an intriguing exploration of the Fifth Symphony.

Throughout the year we invite you to hear things familiar but with a new perspective. Gidon Kremer plays the Schumann Cello Concerto on violin, Adrianne Pieczonka sings Schubert’s great lieder in orchestral arrangements, and we place you in the heart of the orchestra for a special immersive experience with Beethoven’s Fifth Symphony.

The season opens with the symphony that changed the genre forever — Mahler’s 1st, the Titan. It sets the tone for a season of musical discovery. See you at the concert hall!

Subscription Packages 2019-2020

Subscribing to a Season Ticket Package is easy. Save off regular tickets, get free exchanges, hear first about new concerts, and save on any additional tickets you buy. Choose from one of the curated series below or create a custom series with a Compose Your Own package. Click here for full details on how to subscribe.

Scroll down to see our 2019-2020 series.

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2019-2020

MASTERWORKS GOLD

A six-concert series full of favourite repertoire including Mahler’s Symphony No. 1 “Titan”, Dvořák’s Symphony No. 9, and Mozart’s Piano Concerto No. 25. Some of the most sought-after guest artists in the world perform including Dawn Upshaw, Gidon Kremer, Gary Hoffman and Angela Cheng. Choose the Friday or Saturday series. Presented by Newmont Goldcorp.

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2019-2020

MASTERWORKS DIAMOND

Daniil Trifonov plays Rachmaninoff’s 3rd Piano Concerto, Maestro Tausk conducts Mozart’s Requiem, Jun Markl conducts Berlioz’s Symphonie Fantastique and Susan Graham sings’ Berlioz’s Les Nuits d’ete. Fantastic artists. Fantastic music. Choose the Friday or Saturday series. Presented by Assante Vancouver Centre.

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2019-2020

BEETHOVENFEST

In spring 2020 the VSO celebrates Beethoven 250. From a re-creation of the night in 1808 that changed music forever — when Beethoven premièred his 5th and 6th Symphonies, the 4th Piano Concerto and the Choral Fantasy in the same evening – to an exploration of the senses with the fantastic Dame Evelyn Glennie, VSO BeethovenFest will leave you with a new love of the greatest music master of all. As a through-line, Maestro Tausk invites you to take in Beethoven’s 5th, with its famous opening motif, three different ways. First, as the inspiration for generations of composers to come, in the company of Shostakovich’s Violin Concerto No. 1; second, in a special seating arrangement that lets you listen from within the orchestra; and third, as part of that most remarkable concert in 1808. Festival sponsored by Volvo.

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2019-2020

VSO POPS

Watch Casablanca in the grand Orpheum theatre with the score performed live to picture, take an insider’s tour of Hollywood arrangements with Jorge Calandrelli, join Steven Page for a night of classic Barenaked Ladies hits – and we’re just getting started. This year’s Pops series is not one to be missed. Presented by London Drugs.

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2019-2020

MUSICALLY SPEAKING

Classical concerts with a twist: video screens on either side of the stage give close-ups of the musicians, while the conductor invites you into the music with commentary and insights from the stage. Musically Speaking is the perfect Symphony 101, with something for every taste – from Bizet’s Carmen and Tchaikovsky’s 5th Symphony to up-and-comer Alma Deutscher and Avi Avital on symphonic mandolin.

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2019-2020

SYMPHONY SUNDAYS

Sunday afternoon matinees featuring a selection of Masterworks concerts, including Beethoven’s Symphony no. 6, Mozart’s Piano Concerto No. 25 and Berlioz’s Symphonie Fantastique. Presented by RGF Integrated Wealth Management.

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2019-2020

CLASSICAL TRADITIONS AT THE CHAN CENTRE

Take a masterclass in Bach from Ton Koopman, Haydn’s Oboe Concerto with Berlin Phil principal Albrecht Mayer, Beethoven’s Eroica, and more at UBC’s Chan Centre for the Performing Arts. Presented with support from the Chan Endowment Fund.

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2019-2020

VSO AFTERWORK

A casual, short-format concert series with happy hour in the Orpheum lobby at 5:30pm, concert at 6:30, and post-concert mix and mingle with the musicians. Presented by John Fluevog Shoes.

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2019-2020

TEA & TRUMPETS

Thursday matinees hosted by Christopher Gaze and conducted by the VSO’s new Assistant Conductor, Andrew Crust. Complimentary tea & cookies are served in the lobby beforehand. Presented by PARC Retirement Living.

LEARN MORE

 

2019-2020

KIDS CONCERTS

Fun, interactive and compact concerts for kids five and up – featuring Lemony Snicket, a sand artist, Platypus Theatre and more! Come early for Instrument Play Zone and other musical activites. Presented by OriginO.

LEARN MORE

 

2019-2020

TINY TOTS

Tiny Tots is a 4-concert series for the little ones, from toddlers to four or five years of age, held in Pyatt Hall and the Annex Theatre in Downtown Vancouver. This series features professional music educators and musicians, Let Your Music Shine! with Lisa & Linda, in their own musical presentations for kids. Sponsored by Canada Life.

LEARN MORE

 

2019-2020

SURREY NIGHTS

Bizet’s Carmen, Brahms’ Hungarian Dances, Tchaikovsky’s Symphony No. 5, Avi Avital on symphonic mandolin and more brought to the Bell Performing Arts Centre in Surrey. The Surrey Nights Series is endowed by a generous gift from Werner and Helga Höing.

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2019-2020

NORTH SHORE CLASSICS

The VSO hits the North Shore with Viennese waltzes, symphonic mandolin, Beethoven, and a surprising new talent in a concert series at North Vancouver’s Centennial Theatre.

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2019-2020

VSONMF: (re)creation

The 2020 VSO New Music Festival takes for its theme (re)creation. A concert of concerti performed by the artists who commissioned them; Max Richter’s reimagining of Vivaldi’s The Four Seasons; plus Standing Wave and other musical friends create their own programs around this year’s post-modern theme. Maestro Tausk opens the festival with special guests Stefan Dohr, Kari Kriikku, and Viviane Hagner while VSO Music Director Emeritus Bramwell Tovey closes the festival with a concert featuring Richter’s work, as well as Powder Her Face Suite, by Thomas Adès. Concerts at The Orpheum, Chan Centre, Annex, Christ Church Cathedral and more.

Subscribers: Purchase a full VSONMF pass for just $56!
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2019-2020

VSO CHAMBER PLAYERS

A four-concert series created and curated by the members of the Vancouver Symphony Orchestra to highlight the quality and diversity of our musicians’ interests. All concerts in Pyatt Hall, the perfect gem of an acoustic concert venue in the VSO School of Music. Join members of the VSO for some of the greatest chamber music ever written.

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2019-2020

VSO AT THE ANNEX

For the 2019-2020 season, Maestro Tausk and the musicians invited three of our favourite composers to guest curate the Annex Series.

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2019-2020

SPECIALS

Specials go on sale to VSO patrons, friends and subscribers in Spring 2019. Sign up for the VSO e-news to get your alert. Subscribers get first access!

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2019-2020

MASTERWORKS GOLD

A six-concert series full of favourite repertoire including Mahler’s Symphony No. 1 “Titan”, Dvořák’s Symphony No. 9, and Mozart’s Piano Concerto No. 25. Some of the most sought-after guest artists in the world perform including Dawn Upshaw, Gidon Kremer, Gary Hoffman and Angela Cheng. Choose the Friday or Saturday series. Presented by Newmont Goldcorp.

LEARN MORE

 

2019-2020

MASTERWORKS DIAMOND

Daniil Trifonov plays Rachmaninoff’s 3rd Piano Concerto, Maestro Tausk conducts Mozart’s Requiem, Jun Markl conducts Berlioz’s Symphonie Fantastique and Susan Graham sings’ Berlioz’s Les Nuits d’ete. Fantastic artists. Fantastic music. Choose the Friday or Saturday series. Presented by Assante Vancouver Centre.

LEARN MORE

 

2019-2020

MUSICALLY SPEAKING

Classical concerts with a twist: video screens on either side of the stage give close-ups of the musicians, while the conductor invites you into the music with commentary and insights from the stage. Musically Speaking is the perfect Symphony 101, with something for every taste – from Bizet’s Carmen and Tchaikovsky’s 5th Symphony to up-and-comer Alma Deutscher and Avi Avital on symphonic mandolin.

LEARN MORE

 

2019-2020

CLASSICAL TRADITIONS AT THE CHAN CENTRE

Take a masterclass in Bach from Ton Koopman, Haydn’s Oboe Concerto with Berlin Phil principal Albrecht Mayer, Beethoven’s Eroica, and more at UBC’s Chan Centre for the Performing Arts. Presented with support from the Chan Endowment Fund.

LEARN MORE

 

2019-2020

VSO AFTERWORK

A casual, short-format concert series with happy hour in the Orpheum lobby at 5:30pm, concert at 6:30, and post-concert mix and mingle with the musicians. Presented by John Fluevog Shoes.

LEARN MORE

 

2019-2020

SURREY NIGHTS

Bizet’s Carmen, Brahms’ Hungarian Dances, Tchaikovsky’s Symphony No. 5, Avi Avital on symphonic mandolin and more brought to the Bell Performing Arts Centre in Surrey. The Surrey Nights Series is endowed by a generous gift from Werner and Helga Höing.

LEARN MORE

 

2019-2020

NORTH SHORE CLASSICS

The VSO hits the North Shore with Viennese waltzes, symphonic mandolin, Beethoven, and a surprising new talent in a concert series at North Vancouver’s Centennial Theatre.

LEARN MORE

 

2019-2020

VSO CHAMBER PLAYERS

A four-concert series created and curated by the members of the Vancouver Symphony Orchestra to highlight the quality and diversity of our musicians’ interests. All concerts in Pyatt Hall, the perfect gem of an acoustic concert venue in the VSO School of Music. Join members of the VSO for some of the greatest chamber music ever written.

LEARN MORE

 

2019-2020

VSO POPS

Watch Casablanca in the grand Orpheum theatre with the score performed live to picture, take an insider’s tour of Hollywood arrangements with Jorge Calandrelli, join Steven Page for a night of classic Barenaked Ladies hits – and we’re just getting started. This year’s Pops series is not one to be missed. Presented by London Drugs.

LEARN MORE

 

2019-2020

SPECIALS

Sign up for the VSO e-news to get news about upcoming specials, announcements, and pre-sale access!

LEARN MORE

 

2019-2020

TEA & TRUMPETS

Thursday matinees hosted by Christopher Gaze and conducted by the VSO’s new Assistant Conductor, Andrew Crust. Complimentary tea & cookies are served in the lobby beforehand. Presented by PARC Retirement Living.

LEARN MORE

 

2019-2020

SYMPHONY SUNDAYS

Sunday afternoon matinees featuring a selection of Masterworks concerts, including Beethoven’s Symphony no. 6, Mozart’s Piano Concerto No. 25 and Berlioz’s Symphonie Fantastique. Presented by RGF Integrated Wealth Management.

LEARN MORE

 

2019-2020

KIDS CONCERTS

Fun, interactive and compact concerts for kids five and up – featuring Lemony Snicket, a sand artist, Platypus Theatre and more! Come early for Instrument Play Zone and other musical activites. Presented by OriginO.

LEARN MORE

 

2019-2020

TINY TOTS

Tiny Tots is a 4-concert series for the little ones, from toddlers to four or five years of age, held in Pyatt Hall and the Annex Theatre in Downtown Vancouver. This series features professional music educators and musicians, Let Your Music Shine! with Lisa & Linda, in their own musical presentations for kids. Sponsored by Canada Life.

LEARN MORE

 

2019-2020

BEETHOVENFEST

In spring 2020 the VSO celebrates Beethoven 250. From a re-creation of the night in 1808 that changed music forever — when Beethoven premièred his 5th and 6th Symphonies, the 4th Piano Concerto and the Choral Fantasy in the same evening – to an exploration of the senses with the fantastic Dame Evelyn Glennie, VSO BeethovenFest will leave you with a new love of the greatest music master of all. As a through-line, Maestro Tausk invites you to take in Beethoven’s 5th, with its famous opening motif, three different ways. First, as the inspiration for generations of composers to come, in the company of Shostakovich’s Violin Concerto No. 1; second, in a special seating arrangement that lets you listen from within the orchestra; and third, as part of that most remarkable concert in 1808. Festival sponsored by Volvo.

LEARN MORE

 

2019-2020

VSONMF: (re)creation

The 2020 VSO New Music Festival takes for its theme (re)creation. A concert of concerti performed by the artists who commissioned them; Max Richter’s reimagining of Vivaldi’s The Four Seasons; plus Standing Wave and other musical friends create their own programs around this year’s post-modern theme. Maestro Tausk opens the festival with special guests Stefan Dohr, Kari Kriikku, and Viviane Hagner while VSO Music Director Emeritus Bramwell Tovey closes the festival with a concert featuring Richter’s work, as well as Powder Her Face Suite, by Thomas Adès. Concerts at The Orpheum, Chan Centre, Annex, Christ Church Cathedral and more.

Subscribers: Purchase a full VSONMF pass for just $56!
LEARN MORE

 

2019-2020

SPECIALS

Sign up for the VSO e-news to get news about upcoming specials, announcements, and pre-sale access!

LEARN MORE