November 6, 2019
RUFUS WAINWRIGHT WITH THE VSO
Praised by the New York Times for his “genuine originality,” Rufus Wainwright has established himself as one of the great male vocalists and songwriters of his generation. The New York-born, Montréal-raised singer songwriter joins the VSO for a night of song, featuring his greatest hits alongside fresh new gems.
November 9, 2019
TAN DUN — CROUCHING TIGER & BEYOND
World-renowned composer/conductor Tan Dun has had the honour of composing the music for three martial arts films by world critically acclaimed directors: Ang Lee (Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon), Zhang Yimou (Hero), and Feng Xiaogang (The Banquet). Combining the ancient tradition of Chinese martial arts philosophy and visual arts, the films were all received with high praise worldwide.
VSO DIGITAL CONCERT HALL:
December 10-14, 2019
The VSO Holiday tradition returns with singing, storytelling, and plenty of holiday cheer. Join host Christopher Gaze and a multitude of special guests for this festive favourite.
December 11, 2019
A HOLLY COLE CHRISTMAS
It’s been a very long time since Holly Cole and her wonderful band have graced the stage of the prestigious Orpheum Theatre accompanied by the magnificent Vancouver Symphony Orchestra. Together they will present Holly’s wonderfully eclectic mix of Holiday material and fan favourites. In fact, it’s been 13 years if you can believe – and for many, the Holidays have not been the same since Ms. Cole’s last performance. It is with great excitement and anticipation that Ms. Cole and her band return!
December 20/21, 2019
VIVALDI’S FOUR SEASONS
Let Federico Maria Sardelli, a unique musical personality and one of the world’s leading authorities on Vivaldi, take you back in time to hear the Venetian master in a whole new light.
January 1, 2020
SALUTE TO VIENNA NEW YEAR’S CONCERT
Celebrate with this spectacular recreation of Vienna’s world-famous New Year’s Concert, performed by a brilliant cast of European singers, champion ballroom dancers, ballet and the Strauss Symphony of Canada featuring the Vancouver Symphony Orchestra! A 24-year tradition in Vancouver, let the Blue Danube waltz whisk you and your family and friends into a triumphant New Year.
February 22, 2020
CALLAS IN CONCERT — THE HOLOGRAM TOUR
Forty years ago, Maria Callas shrugged off the earthly bonds of temporal life, leaving a bereft world longing for her presence, her performances, her voice. Now she returns to the stage, in all her grandeur, confirming her immortality to stunned audiences. Introducing Callas in Concert, a triumphant event that brings the beloved La Divina to the stage via hologram, singing to the accompaniment of the full VSO. As this unprecedented performance unfolds, you will surrender all notions of what is real and get lost in the magic of perhaps the greatest opera singer of all time.
VSO DIGITAL CONCERT HALL:
April 3/4, 2020
MUSIC OF JOE HISAISHI
Prolific composer and pianist Joe Hisaishi is the musical mastermind behind the score of numerous films. This symphonic concert celebrates his long and fruitful collaboration with the master of animated cinema, Hayao Miyazaki.
June 9, 2020
ANNE-SOPHIE MUTTER PLAYS BEETHOVEN
Anne-Sophie Mutter is a musical phenomenon: for more than 40 years the virtuoso has been a fixture in all the world’s major concert halls, making her mark on the classical music scene as a soloist, mentor and visionary. The VSO’s 2019-2020 season closes with one of the greatest performers of our time playing one of the greatest composers of all time for the Beethoven 250 celebration.