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.

College Program Concert

Saturday, November 24, 2018, 7:00pm

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.

Strawberry & Tea Student Concerts

Sunday, November 25, 2018, 1:00pm & 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!

Vanier Park Strings Fall Concert

Monday, November 26, 2018, 7:30pm

Koerner Recital Hall at VAM

Free Admission: Vivaldi’s The Four Seasons takes the centre stage in the 2018/19 season of VAM’s adult amateur string orchestra: join Vanier Park Strings for the first of two installments, featuring Fall and Winter with soloists from VAM’s illustrious faculty.

VAM Vocal Theatre Production

Saturday, December 1, 2018, 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.

Holiday Orchestral Concerts

Saturday, December 8, 2018, Pre-Junior & Junior Orchestras: 6:00pm | Intermediate Orchestra: 7:30pm

Koerner Recital Hall at VAM

Free Admission: Ringing in the holiday season, VAM’s Pre-Junior, Junior, and Intermediate Symphonies present music by Purcell, Handel, Tchaikovsky, and Strauss. VAM’s Orchestral Training Program is supported by: RBC Foundation The R & J Stern Family Foundation

Faculty Chamber Series: Contrasts

Sunday, December 9, 2018, 2:00pm

Koerner Recital Hall at VAM

A stunning display of chamber music inaugurates VAM’s Faculty Chamber Series, a presentation that exemplifies the high quality of VAM’s musical instruction led by Vancouver’s leading musicians. Ten faculty members perform in a spectacular selection of works ranging from Oesterle’s fiery Sunspot Letters, inspired by letters exchanged between Galileo Galeli and Mark Walser, to the stunning… Read more »

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Lift Every Voice and Sing: VAM Holiday Choral Concert

Saturday, December 15, 2018, 2:00pm

Koerner Recital Hall at VAM

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

Strawberry & Tea Student Concerts

Sunday, December 16, 2018, 1:00pm & 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!

Strawberry & Tea Student Concerts

Sunday, January 27, 2019, 1:00pm & 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!

Phyllis Salter Piano Competition Finals

Saturday, February 2, 2019, 7:00pm

Koerner Recital Hall at VAM

Free Admission: Highlighting VAM’s most outstanding high-school pianists, the Phyllis Salter Piano Competition honours the accomplishments of young students through tuition scholarships and top-of-school recognition.