Friends of the VSO

Connect with other like-minded music lovers and enjoy a deeper connection to your Orchestra and the music you love.

As a Friend, your generous support helps to enrich and transform lives through passionate performances and inspirational education programs—keeping magnificent music affordable and accessible for all ages and backgrounds in our community.

In addition to a tax creditable receipt, Friends enjoy a special behind-the-scenes experience with events, discounts, a subscription to our Fanfare newsletter and more. View membership levels and benefits

Become a Friend of the Vancouver Symphony today!

Donate Now

Phone Kyle Tiney, Director, Annual Giving, at 604.684.9100 x 249

Or, download a donation form and mail to:
Friends of the VSO
500–833 Seymour Street
Vancouver, BC V6B 0G4

 

JOIN OR RENEW

The VSO relies on those who believe in the power of music. Your gift will help to support passionate performances and inspirational education programs in our community.

In addition to an official tax receipt, you’ll also receive Friends of the VSO or Patrons’ Circle member benefits.   

For monthly giving, memorial or honourary gifts, or gifts by mail, please visit our Ways to Give page.

 

BENEFITS

Your Friends of the VSO membership is valid for 12 months following your annual donation, so it’s never too late to join!

In appreciation of your generous support, the VSO would like to thank you in the following ways:

PRELUDE (up to $100)
– Tax creditable receipt
– Advance access to special events and offers
– Subscription to Fanfare – the Friends of the VSO newsletter

OVERTURE ($100 – $299)
All of the above, plus…
– Invitation for two to attend Friends of the VSO Open Rehearsals (two per year)
– 15% discount at The Symphony Gift Shop (one-time use)
– Annual recognition in Allegro, the VSO concert program and magazine

CONCERTO ($300 – $499)
All of the above, plus…
– Two-for-One concert voucher*
– 20% discount at The Symphony Gift Shop (one-time use)

SYMPHONY ($500 – $999)
All of the above, plus…
– Additional Two-for-One concert voucher*
– Invitation for two to annual concert sponsored by Friends of the VSO and reception

BRAVO ($1,000 – $1,499)
All of the above, plus…
– Invitation for two to a Patrons’ Circle event
– Two complimentary Section 1 concert tickets*

For gifts of $1,500 or more, view VSO Patrons’ Circle Membership Levels and Benefits.

*Some restrictions apply.

 

UPCOMING EVENTS

MEET MAESTRO OTTO TAUSK

Thursday, September 27, 2018 at 7pm
The VSO’s new Music Director, Maestro Otto Tausk, looks forward to meeting you at a reception and Q&A session in Pyatt Hall at the VSO School of Music.
(Tickets: $25 for Friends of the VSO – max 2)

FALL OPEN REHEARSAL

Wednesday, November 28, 2018 at 10am
See and hear your Orchestra rehearse Gabrieli, Gubaidulina and Tchaikovsky and enjoy a chance to meet and mingle with musicians during the coffee break. (Overture – Bravo members)

PATRON’S CIRCLE ANNUAL HOLIDAY PARTY

Wednesday, December 5, 2018 at 6pm
Join us for a festive holiday celebration! Wine and hors d’oeuvres will be served, carols will be sung, and you will have the chance to meet members of the VSO. (Bravo members)

FRIENDS OF THE VSO SPONSORED CONCERT & RECEPTION

Friday, February 15, 2019 at 6:30pm
Enjoy a wine and cheese reception prior to the annual performance sponsored by Friends of the VSO. (Symphony and Bravo members)

SPRING OPEN REHEARSAL

Saturday, April 13, 2019 at 10am
See and hear your Orchestra rehearse Ives and Beethoven and enjoy a chance to meet and mingle with musicians during the coffee break. (Overture – Bravo members)

Invitations will be sent approximately 4 weeks prior to the event date.

Learn more about Friends of the VSO benefits including invitations to these special events and more!

 

MORE INFORMATION


To learn more about how your support as a Friend of the VSO makes a difference, please contact:

Kyle Tiney
Director, Annual Giving
604.684.9100 ext. 249
kyle@vancouversymphony.ca

Lauren Watson
Manager, Annual Giving and Stewardship
604.684.9100 ext. 239
lauren@vancouversymphony.ca