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.

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.

YACP Emerging Artist Showcase

Saturday, January 25, 2020, 7:00pm

Koerner Recital Hall at VAM

Free Admission: VAM’s Young Artist Collegiate Program (YACP) gives musically exceptional high school students a head start into college level studies through an intensive program that includes academics and ensemble courses. As they take to the stage and perform, come for an evening concert to celebrate the talents and gifts of these young, budding musicians.

Strawberry & Tea Student Concerts

Sunday, January 26, 2020, 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!

Strawberry & Tea Student Concerts

Sunday, February 9, 2020, 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!

Edith Lando Gifted Youth Competition Finals

Sunday, February 23, 2020, 2:00pm

Koerner Recital Hall at VAM

Free Admission: Named after an outstanding arts advocate and humanitarian, the Edith Lando Gifted Youth Competition opens doors for the next generation. Eight talented students aged 14 and younger are selected from the preliminary rounds to receive tuition scholarships and perform in this finale concert to commemorate Edith Lando’s dedication to providing opportunities for youth.

VAMSO | Resounding Joy: Beethoven’s Ninth Symphony

Sunday, March 1, 2020, 2:00pm

Orpheum Theatre

Experience the genius of Beethoven through this concert dedicated to his great works. The Overture to Fidelio reflects on heroism and triumph, and Piano Concerto No. 4 portrays dramatic dialogues between the soloist and orchestra. In keeping with the theme of joy and hope, Beethoven’s Symphony No. 9 is sure to amaze with its colour, texture and harmonic progressions, leading to… Read more »

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Jerold Gerbrecht Woodwind & Brass Competition Finals

Thursday, March 5, 2020, 7:30pm

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.