Events

Welcome to VAM, a place of vibrancy where the inspiring nature of the performing arts is celebrated. Founded in 1969, VAM has been spreading a love of learning and musical excellence for generations of aspiring musicians. In addition to our primary focus as a centre of music education, VAM also acts as a central hub for concerts and cultural events, producing a wide variety of events – orchestra, chamber music, vocal theatre, recitals and masterclasses – which offer a wonderful opportunity to enrich your family’s cultural experience within VAM’s musical community.

Adult Learning Program Soirée

Friday, November 22, 2019, 7:30pm

Koerner Recital Hall at VAM

Free admission: One of VAM’s fastest growing communities, the Adult Learning Program is a celebration of lifelong learning through music. Come hear a highlight of our adult learners in an evening gathering of music, food, and conversation!

VAMSO | From Graceful to Profane: Tchaikovsky & Shostakovich

Sunday, November 24, 2019, 2:00pm

Orpheum Theatre

This dynamic Russian program features music from one of the most popular ballets of all time and one of the most famous love themes, Tchaikovsky’s Swan Lake suite and Romeo & Juliet Fantasy Overture. The provocation continues as Shostakovich’s Cello Concerto No. 1 impresses with excitement and technical virtuosity, performed by VAM’s very own President and CEO, Mr. Joseph… Read more »

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Vanier Park Strings: Holberg Suite

Monday, November 25, 2019, 7:30pm

Koerner Recital Hall at VAM

Free admission: Baroque, but still going, is the theme of this concert. Vanier Park Strings brings to you pieces that are full of vigor and life, featuring works by Grieg, Pachelbel, and our very own Luke Kim performing C.P.E. Bach’s Cello Concerto in A Major. 

VAM Vocal Theatre Production

Friday, November 29, 2019, 7:00pm

Koerner Recital Hall at VAM

Free Admission: VAM’s college voice department, led by Department Head Robyn Driedger-Klassen and Director Alan Corbishley, reinvigorates vocal repertoire through modern, innovative staging of traditional works.

VAM Vocal Theatre Production

Saturday, November 30, 2019, 7:00pm

Koerner Recital Hall at VAM

Free Admission: VAM’s college voice department, led by Department Head Robyn Driedger-Klassen and Director Alan Corbishley, reinvigorates vocal repertoire through modern, innovative staging of traditional works.

Strawberry & Tea Student Concerts

Sunday, December 1, 2019, 1:00 & 3:00pm

Koerner Recital Hall at VAM

Free Admission: VAM’s monthly series features students from a variety of programs celebrating all levels of musical learning. Join the VAM community in its tradition of music topped with a serving of tea and strawberries!

Holiday Orchestral Concerts

Saturday, December 7, 2019, Pre-Junior & Junior Orchestras: 6:00pm | Intermediate Orchestra: 7:30pm

Koerner Recital Hall at VAM

Free Admission: Festivities are abound this time of year and what better way to usher in the holiday season than to join VAM’s Pre-Junior, Junior, and Intermediate Symphonies in this concert featuring works by Rimsky-Korsakov, Meyer, Tchaikovsky, Holst, Corelli, Strauss and a wonderful concerto with two of our Concerto Competition winners. VAM’s Orchestral Training Program… Read more »

Faculty Chamber Series: Distant Journeys

Sunday, December 8, 2019, 2:00pm

Koerner Recital Hall at VAM

Enter into a musical journey with this stylistically and culturally diverse program, featuring works from Armenia, The United States and Germany. Peterson’s Tribute Trio offers a taste of his favourite composers, evoking beautiful melodies and exciting rhythms. Khachaturian’s Trio for Violin, Clarinet and Piano evoke Gypsy-like, carefree qualities that entrance the listener. The music dissipates like a dream in… Read more »

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College Program Concert

Friday, December 13, 2019, 7:30pm

Koerner Recital Hall at VAM

Free Admission: Showcasing the highest level of education that VAM offers, the College Program Concert Series spotlights the post-secondary students of VAM’s Music Performance Diploma and Artist Diploma programs.

Holiday Choral Concert

Sunday, December 15, 2019, 2:00pm

Koerner Recital Hall at VAM

Free Admission: VAM’s four choirs, featuring singers of all ages, join together for a holiday celebration of music from around the world.