Thursday, March 14, 2024


Groups of ten: $6,500
Individual tickets: $695
Individuals under 35: $350
A portion of ticket eligible for tax receipt

Transforming Lives Through The Power of Music

The VSO is a JUNO and GRAMMY award winning orchestra that performs 150 artistically exquisite concerts annually, but the organization and its musicians do so much more. When you support the Vancouver Symphony Gala, you create a tangible impact on the health and wellbeing of society.

Empowering Youth

Research proves that music:

  • guides youth towards collaboration and ways to find passion, and explore and express their emotions
  • encourages creativity in a safe and judgement-free space
  • improves language, motor and cognitive skills
  • helps develop working memory
  • stimulates the parts of the brain related to math, reading and emotional development
  • builds confidence and teamwork

The VSO School of Music’s Youth Empowerment Program, designed specifically for homeless youth and youth-at-risk,
is an excellent example of this. We are proud to partner with Covenant House, Rainbow Refugee and others

Aspiring Artists

  • VSO musicians are world class performers who also teach and coach at the VSO School of Music
  • VSO School of Music students participate in masterclasses provided by visiting VSO guest artists
  • VSO musicians participate in VSO Connects, enhancing music education in 6 public School Districts
  • The winner of the VSO School of Music’s Future of Excellence competition makes their career debut as a soloist with the VSO
  • Students have gone on to win provincial music competitions and study at North America’s finest post grad music institutions
  • VSO musicians develop the next generation of artists and
    music lovers helping to make their music dreams come true

Building Community

  • The Path Forward is a cultural exchange and tangible commitment to Truth and ReconciliACTION presented in partnership with the VSO Indigenous Council
  • VSO Relaxed Performances are created to provide a more open, inclusive, accessible environment for neurodivergent audiences and community members
  • Mini Music Makers, the VSO School of Music’s signature early years program, provides social, emotional, and academic advantages for infants and toddlers
  • Live and digital concerts help seniors combat loneliness and can decrease depression and anxiety for people with dementia
  • VSO DAY OF MUSIC makes music accessible for all with 12-hrs of free performances at 13 venues across the downtown core

The Power of Music

Music connects us. It elevates the human spirit and fosters wellness. It transforms, inspires and ignites our imagination.

  • 105-years of music making has contributed to the cultural richness of Metro Vancouver
  • 2,100+ Students aged 3-months to 80+ years, study at the VSO School of Music
  • 16,000+ students attend Elementary School Concerts at the Orpheum Theatre
  • 60,000+ people enjoy free performances at VSO DAY OF MUSIC and outdoor summer concerts in Whistler, Burnaby and at Sunset Beach
  • 160+ charitable partners supported annually through the VSO Gives Back program
  • 500,000+ lives enriched by concerts, education programs and community initiatives offered by the VSO and the VSO School of Music annually
  • 6 School Districts served by the VSO, with 100+ classroom visits by VSO musicians
  • 600 + Students have been supported by scholarships and bursaries at the VSO School of Music