Vancouver Academy of Music Symphony Orchestra | Orpheum Series

VAM’s Orpheum Series consists of VAM’s four main stage concerts in downtown Vancouver’s iconic venue, the Orpheum Theatre. The central focus of the series is the VAM Symphony Orchestra (VAMSO), which consists of more than 100 VAM students who perform seminal works of the Western orchestral tradition.  This season, VAMSO collaborates with the Vancouver Bach Choir and Children’s Chorus, VAM’s three other orchestras, three guest soloists, and guest conductor Kathleen Allan to present everything from widely-known pieces to world premieres.

VAM Symphony Orchestra: Concerto Extravaganza

2:00pm, Sun 16th Oct 2016

Orpheum Theatre

See the next generation of musical stars take the spotlight in the inaugural concert of VAMSO’s 2016/17 season! Spanning ages 8 to 19, the six winners of the Vancouver Academy of Music’s 2016 Orpheum Theatre Concerto Competition perform as featured soloists with the VAM Symphony Orchestra in a spectacular display of prodigious young talent. Leslie… Read more »

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VAM Symphony Orchestra: Peter and the Wolf

2:00pm, Sun 27th Nov 2016

Orpheum Theatre

VAM Symphony Orchestra features special guests Vancouver Bach Choir, Goh Ballet, and Bard on the Beach’s Christopher Gaze for an afternoon of storytelling through spoken word, music, and dance. Prokofiev’s Peter and the Wolf transforms the stage into a meadow clearing where a young adventurer interacts with lively animals in the countryside; bright youthfulness then… Read more »

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VAM Symphony Orchestra: Symphonie Fantastique

2:00pm, Sun 19th Feb 2017

Orpheum Theatre

Reveries, passions, and vibrant visions fill the air with Berlioz’s Symphony fantastique, an expansive spiritual journey captured in spellbinding sounds.  Accompanying this orchestral masterwork is a world premiere by Vancouver composer Benton Roark and Prokofiev’s Violin Concerto No. 2, featuring the winner of the Vancouver Academy of Music’s 2016 Kay Meek Competition, Caitlin Wong. Leslie… Read more »

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VAM Symphony Orchestra: A John Williams Tribute

2:00pm, Sun 07th May 2017

Orpheum Theatre

Cinema meets concert hall as the VAM Symphony Orchestra, bolstered by the forces of guest ensemble VAM Intermediate Symphony, presents the popular film music of John Williams.  With music from films such as Star Wars, Indiana Jones, and Catch Me If You Can, VAMSO brings the 2016/17 season to a riveting close by igniting the… Read more »

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