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.

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.

VAM Symphony Orchestra: Pines of Rome

Sunday, February 10, 2019, 2:00pm

Orpheum Theatre

A magnificent excursion awaits in Respighi’s Pines of Rome, a stunningly vivid tone poem depicting pine trees that shelter playful children, loom over catacombs, stand moonlit on a hill, and flank a triumphant military march. Under the baton of conductor Kathleen Allan, these portraits of a timeless city are presented alongside the brilliancy of Ravel’s Piano Concerto with… Read more »

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Piano Masterclass with David Jalbert

Wednesday, February 13, 2019, 5:00pm

Koerner Recital Hall at VAM

Free Admission: A virtuoso with a warm, elegant style and a wide-ranging repertoire, pianist David Jalbert has established himself among the elite of a new generation of classical musicians and was recently named by the CBC among the 15 best Canadian pianists of all time. Mr. Jalbert is a graduate from the Juilliard School, the… Read more »

Bjorn & Lori Hareid Senior Secondary Competition Winners’ Recital

Sunday, February 17, 2019, 2:00pm

Koerner Recital Hall at VAM

Free Admission: VAM’s Bjorn & Lori Hareid Senior Secondary Competition attracts the most musically ambitious high school students from British Columbia. This year’s competition features piano as part of an annual rotation with strings and winds, brass, and percussion.

College Program Concert

Saturday, February 23, 2019, 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, February 24, 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!

Jerold Gerbrecht Woodwind & Brass Competition Finals

Saturday, March 2, 2019, 7:00pm

Koerner Recital Hall at VAM

Free Admission: VAM’s Jerold Gerbrecht Woodwind & Brass Competition is designed to identify young talented woodwind and brass students and afford them recognition and financial assistance. Award recipients are provided with a performance opportunity and VAM scholarships.