VSO Teams Up with TD Bank Group to Host Free Concert

VSO Teams Up with TD Bank Group to Host Free Concert
Published on December 1, 2023

On November 29th, the Vancouver Symphony Orchestra (VSO) and TD Bank Group announced a special concert to be held at the historic Orpheum Theatre on Jan. 10, 2024 at 7 p.m. The TD Connecting Communities Concert is part of an initiative to help ensure orchestral music is accessible to all Vancouver audiences. Anyone can sign up for a ticket via the VSO’s website to enter this ticket giveaway. Additionally, a select allocation of tickets will be reserved for important charities serving the Vancouver community.

Conducted by Maestro David Bui, this concert will feature the Grammy and Juno award-winning VSO performing a curated program of classical favourites, plus popular pieces from Star Wars, Pirates of the Caribbean, and more!

“The VSO firmly believes that live music is for everyone, and we’re excited to welcome thousands of newcomers to the Orpheum as part of our inaugural TD Connecting Communities concert,” says Angela Elster, CEO & President of the VSO and VSO School of Music. “We’d like to thank TD for showing true corporate leadership and supporting our goals of accessible programs by reducing barriers, serving our local community, and welcoming new fans who may not have had the chance to attend a VSO concert in the past. I believe that the orchestra is uniquely positioned to play an important role as a cultural mediator in the city of Vancouver, bringing people together from all walks of life to celebrate our differences and shared humanity.”

The TD Connecting Communities Concert is made possible thanks to a generous $100,000 gift from the TD Ready Commitment. This gift also supports the upcoming 2024 The Path Forward, curated by the VSO’s Indigenous Council. The VSO is excited to share that both concerts will also be livestreamed to further the reach of these special events.

“We’re so proud to work with the VSO to help give more members of our community a chance to experience an incredible live orchestral performance,” said Catherine Dangerfield, Assistant Pacific Region Head, TD Wealth. “Through the TD Ready Commitment, our corporate citizenship platform, we’re supporting organizations focused on increasing access for people to take part in music, arts and cultural events.”

Media Availability
To arrange an interview with representatives of the VSO or TD, please contact Cameron MacRae (Vice President, Marketing & Sales) at 604.696.4296 or cameron.macrae@vancouversymphony.ca