Join us for this very special occasion.

The VSO and VSO School of Music are steadfastly committed to keeping the music playing during these challenging times. The current public health orders unfortunately prevent us from hosting this fabulous Gala in person as planned for February 10, 2022, so instead we will bring the VSO’s Gala to you at home.

Please join us for a special virtual event to celebrate the power of music, to hear performances by the VSO and by Sinfonietta from the VSO School of Music, and to honor Canadian music icon, Paul Shaffer, with the VSO’s inaugural Gold Baton Award, sponsored by Gold Royalty Corp.

Paul Shaffer—bandleader, singer, composer, author, and multi-instrumentalist—served as David Letterman’s musical director from 1982 to 2015. Beyond his artistic pursuits, Paul’s philanthropic endeavors include his personal commitment to helping musicians facing hardships. Hear from the man himself in a sit-down interview, as well as leading an exclusive and intimate performance with the VSO.

Our special virtual Gala will raise critical funds to support the VSO and VSO School of Music during these uncertain times. Your support will help us prepare for the future of returning international guest artists, and continue to give inspiring performances, renewed music education programs, and evolving community engagement initiatives.

Select your level of participation in our at-home Gala by choosing from the ticket options below.

Symphony Gala Committee

Bruce Munro Wright, Chair

Ana Allen
Jonathan Berkowitz
Feisal Dedhar
Harriett Guadagnuolo
Navi Guraya
Kenn Hamlin
Olivia Lovenmark
Gerhard Maynard
Kerrie Sayer
Bob Stamnes

Attend

$ 150 CAD

  • This is your ticket for the entire household to enjoy The Symphony Gala featuring Paul Shaffer the inaugural recipient of the VSO’s Gold Baton Award sponsored by Gold Royalty Crop.

Gala Patron

$ 650 CAD

  • Access to The Symphony Gala for your entire household to enjoy at home
  • Gala-In-A-Box for two people delivered to your home; includes grazing fare, dessert, a bottle of wine. Delivery within Metro Vancouver, Fraser Valley or Whistler
  • Name in credits at the end of the show
  • Tax Receipt for approx. $300

Gala With Friends

$ 1,500 CAD

Share the Gala experience with friends – send them each access to the Gala performance and a luxurious Gala-in-a-Box to let music connect you with a shared experience from the comfort of home.

  • Access for 5 households to enjoy The Symphony Gala at home
  • 5 Gala Boxes for two, delivered to up to five locations; includes grazing fare, dessert, a bottle of wine. Delivery within Metro Vancouver, Fraser Valley or Whistler
  • Names in the credits at the end of the show

Gala Guest

$ 350 CAD

  • Access to The Symphony Gala for your entire household to enjoy at home
  • Gala-In-A-Box for two people delivered to your home; includes grazing fare, dessert, a bottle of wine. Delivery within Metro Vancouver, Fraser Valley or Whistler

Gala Benefactor

$ 1,000 CAD

  • Access to The Symphony Gala for your entire household to enjoy at home
  • Gala-In-A-Box for two people delivered to your home; includes grazing fare, dessert, a bottle of wine. Delivery within Metro Vancouver, Fraser Valley or Whistler
  • Name in credits at the end of the show
  • Tax Receipt for approx. $650

Add On: Gala-in-a-box

$ 200 CAD

Have a family of 4 or more at home watching the gala? You can order additional gala boxes.

Each box is for two people, includes grazing fare, dessert, a bottle of wine. Delivery within Metro Vancouver, Fraser Valley or Whistler

 

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Visionary Sponsors





Gold Baton Award Sponsor





Impressario Sponsor

Maestro's Circle

Beedie
BMO Capital Markets
Genus Capital Management Inc.

Concertmaster’s Circle

Borden Ladner Gervais LLP
Capital Now Financial
MacKay CEO Forums
McCarthy Tetrault
Omicron Canada Inc