The Juno and Grammy-award winning Vancouver Symphony Orchestra is the largest arts organization in Western Canada and third largest orchestra in Canada. We present passionate, high-quality performances of classical, popular and culturally diverse music, creating meaningful engagement with audiences of all ages and backgrounds wherever we perform and developing and delivering inspirational education and community programs.

The 2018-2019 Season celebrates the VSO’s 100th Anniversary season with a host of special guest artists, free public events and special Day of Music on January 26th, the 100th birthday of the VSO. It also marks the inaugural season of Maestro Otto Tausk as Music Director of the VSO.

Recent VSO Highlights: 2018 B.C and Canada Tour | 2013 U.S. West Coast Tour | 2011 Opened the VSO School of Music | 2009 Central Canada Tour | 2008 Won Grammy® and Juno® Awards | 2008 Asia Tour (Korea, Macau, China)


Otto Tausk, Music Director

“a superbly detailed, powerful and well-judged performance” –

“Tausk’s musical presence brought a new kind of sound from the players – incredibly tight and controlled and exploding with personality”

“Tausk and the BBCNOW gave us an assured and atmospheric reading.

Dutch conductor Otto Tausk is the incoming Music Director of the Vancouver Symphony Orchestra, where the arrival of his infectiously energetic talent is keenly anticipated. Until spring 2018, Tausk was Music Director of the opera Theatre and Tonhalle orchestra St Gallen. He appears as a guest conductor with such orchestras as Concertgebouw Orchestra, Rotterdam Philharmonic, Danish National Symphony Orchestra, Orchestra Sinfonica di Milano Giuseppe Verdi, Los Angeles Philharmonic, Melbourne Symphony, the Orchestra of the Mariinsky Theatre, the orchestras of Perth, Tasmania, Auckland and the BBC National Orchestra of Wales and BBC Scottish symphonies. He is a hugely respected musical personality in his native Holland, working with all its major orchestras and composers.

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