Thursday, February 23, 2023

Vancouver Convention Centre West

Champagne Reception: 6pm
Dinner and Entertainment: 7pm

Join us for an unforgettable evening of fine wine, food, music, and dancing to the Vancouver Symphony Orchestra.

All proceeds benefit the VSO and the VSO School of Music.


View the Symphony Gala 2023 Photos

2023 Vancouver Symphony

Gold Baton Award

Honouring Canadians who have made an Extraordinary and Transformative contribution to music

Measha Brueggergosman-Lee

Measha Brueggergosman-Lee

Soprano, Music Educator, Author & Humanitarian

Ms. Brueggergosman-Lee will accept her award and perform one of her favourite musical works in an exclusive performance with the VSO

Oscar Peterson

Oscar Peterson

Pianist, Composer, Music Educator & Advocate

His wife, Kelly Peterson, will accept the award live at the event

Each artist will be awarded a BC Entertainment Hall of Fame Rose Plaque as a “Vancouver Favorite”

Symphony Gala Committee

Bruce Munro Wright, OBC, Co-Chair
Kerrie Sayer, Co-Chair
Nezhat Khosrowshahi, OBC, Honorary Chair

Katie Bennett
Anita Cirillo
Kimberly Cudney
Feisal Dedhar
Natalie Delfs
Harriett Guadagnuolo
Noel Hollett
Gerhard Maynard
Scott Robertson

Angela Elster
Leanne Davis
Colin Upright
Vicki Cummings

Masters of Ceremonies

Lisa Christiansen
Margaret Gallagher


Fred Lee

Thank you to our Gala Partners

Presenting & Auction Sponsor

Super Sponsors

Grand Sponsors

Maestro’s Circle

Concertmaster’s Circle

Blake, Cassels & Graydon LLP

Borden Ladner Gervais LLP

Capital Now Financial

Angela Elster


The French Family & The Donnellan Family

McCarthy Tétrault LLP

Odlum Brown

Omicron Canada Inc.

PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP

Sandpiper Group

Ryan & Kerrie Sayer

Synvest Capital Corporation

Bruce Munro Wright, OBC

ZLC Financial

Valet Sponsor

Reception Sponsor

Silver Sponsor

For more information on becoming a Vancouver Symphony Gala sponsor, partner or donor please contact Vicki Cummings, Director of Corporate Programs, at