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.

Orchestral Program Spring Concerts

Saturday, March 2, 2024, 5:30pm, 6:30pm, 7:30pm

Free Admission *No tickets required* Celebrate the spring season and brighter days with VAM’s Friendly Philharmonic, Junior, and Intermediate symphonies with works by Beethoven, Tchaikovsky, Khachaturian, and more, also featuring winners of the VAMFP, VAMJS, and VAMIS Concerto Competition. Friendly Philharmonic: 5:30pm Junior Symphony: 6:30pm Intermediate Symphony: 7:30pm VAM’s Orchestral Training Program is supported by:… Read more »

VAM Symphony Orchestra: Tchaikovsky’s Symphony No.4

Sunday, March 3, 2024, 2:00 pm

Orpheum Theatre

Tickets $15 general, $10 student/senior at vamso.ca Embark on a captivating musical odyssey with the Vancouver Academy of Music Symphony Orchestra, under the masterful baton of Maestro Ian Parker. The concert begins with the exhilarating Overture to Candide by Bernstein, setting the stage for an unforgettable experience. Join us as the wondrously talented pianist, Merett… Read more »

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Vanier Park Symphony & Adult Beginner Strings Spring Concert

Monday, March 4, 2024, 7:30 pm

Koerner Recital Hall at VAM

Free Admission Join VAM’s adult orchestras in their spring concert, featuring works by Schubert, Strauss, and more.

Chamber Music Masterclass with Ariel Barnes

Saturday, March 9, 2024, 11:00AM - 2:00PM

Koerner Recital Hall at VAM

Free Admission Dive into the depths of chamber music with the renowned cellist Ariel Barnes, a virtuoso cellist celebrated for his captivating and innovative performances. As a beacon of Canadian talent, Barnes has garnered acclaim for his inspiring performances, marked by eloquent grace, technical prowess, and a deep connection to the music’s soul. Experience the… Read more »

Salon Series – Violin Masterclass

Sunday, March 10, 2024, 2:00PM

Koerner Recital Hall at VAM

Salon Series: A Co-Presentation with Vancouver Chamber Music Society Immerse yourself in exquisite chamber music performances, interactive “Meet the Artist” sessions, and educational masterclass programs featuring world-class musicians. Free Admission Experience the artistry of virtuoso violinist Stefan Jackiw at an exclusive masterclass, brought to you in collaboration with Vancouver Chamber Music Society. With a captivating… Read more »

Flute Fest

Sunday, March 10, 2024, 11:00AM

Vancouver Academy of MusicMary Olson Hall at VAM

VAM’s inaugural Flute Fest features a full day of activities including masterclasses, performances, and a presentation by Burkart Flutes & Piccolos. Join Paul Hung (Flute Fest Artistic Director and VAM faculty), Catherine Ransom Karoly (Associate principal flute of Los Angeles Philharmonic/ Flute professor of USC), and Ethan Lin (Burkart Representative) for this event on March 10,… Read more »

Trumpet Masterclass with Aaron Hodgson

Thursday, March 14, 2024, 6:00pm

Mary Olson Hall at VAM

Free Admission Elevate your trumpet skills and join us at the Vancouver Academy of Music for an unparalleled Masterclass with the distinguished Aaron Hodgson. Renowned for his exquisite musicianship, Aaron Hodgson has captivated audiences and critics alike with his compelling performances and luxuriant sound. His mastery over the trumpet is evident through his effortless presentations… Read more »

VAM Chamber Players: PARIS IN SPRING

Saturday, April 13, 2024, 7:00pm

Koerner Recital Hall at VAM

Tickets $35 general, $20 student/senior Immerse yourself in “Paris in Spring,” a concert that captures the essence of Parisian charm and sophistication. Experience an enchanting afternoon with VAM’s distinguished faculty, as they bring to life the delicate balance of light and shadow, passion and tranquility, through the works of Debussy, Fauré, and Ravel. Let the… Read more »

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VAM Symphony Orchestra: New World Symphony & Rhapsody in Blue

Saturday, May 25, 2024, 2:00 pm

Orpheum Theatre

Tickets $15 general, $10 student/senior at vamso.ca It’s the season finale with the Vancouver Academy of Music Symphony Orchestra as they present the timeless masterpiece, Dvorak’s Symphony No. 9, “From the New World.” Immerse yourself in its lush melodies, echoing the spirit of exploration and the wonders of the American landscape. Joined by the brilliant… Read more »