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.

**New Time** VAM Intermediate Symphony Winter Concert

Saturday, February 24, 2018, 7:30pm

Koerner Recital Hall at VAM

Free Admission: Playfulness meets apprehension in the scherzo movement of Shostakovich’s Symphony No. 5 alongside Grieg’s Peer Gynt Suite, Khatchaturian’s Sabre Dance, and Vivaldi’s Spring. VAM’s Orchestral Training Program is supported by: RBC Foundation The R & J Stern Family Foundation

**New Date and Time** VAM Pre-Junior & Junior Symphony Winter Concert

Saturday, February 24, 2018, 6:00pm

Koerner Recital Hall at VAM

Free Admission: Energy fills the grey landscapes of winter with the Verdi’s vigorous Overture to Nabucco, the rousing theme from Mission Impossible, and more. VAM’s Orchestral Training Program is supported by: RBC Foundation The R & J Stern Family Foundation

**New Time** Strawberry & Tea Student Concert

Sunday, February 25, 2018, 1:00pm

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!

**New** Strawberry & Tea Student Concert

Sunday, February 25, 2018, 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!

VAM Vocal Theatre Production

Friday, March 2, 2018, 7:30pm

Koerner Recital Hall at VAM

Free Admission: VAM’s college voice department, led by Robyn Driedger-Klassen, reinvigorates vocal repertoire through modern, innovative staging of traditional works. Photo: Erik Zennstrom.

VAM Vocal Theatre Production

Saturday, March 3, 2018, 7:30pm

Koerner Recital Hall at VAM

Free Admission: VAM’s college voice department, led by Robyn Driedger-Klassen, reinvigorates vocal repertoire through modern, innovative staging of traditional works. Photo: Erik Zennstrom.

Edith Lando Gifted Youth Competition Finals

Sunday, March 4, 2018, 7:00pm

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 round to receive tuition scholarships and perform in this finale concert to commemorate Edith Lando’s dedication to providing opportunities for youth.

Jerold Gerbrecht Woodwind & Brass Competition Finals

Friday, March 9, 2018, 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.

**NEW DATE** Young Composers’ Competition Finals: Orchestral Reading Session

Saturday, March 10, 2018, 2:30pm

Mary Olson Hall at VAM

Free Admission: VAM Symphony Orchestra brings new works to life written by the finalists of VAM’s 2018 Young Composers’ Competition.

Adult String Ensemble Spring Concert

Monday, March 12, 2018, 7:00pm

Koerner Recital Hall at VAM

Free Admisison: Literature of Miguel de Cervantes and Giovanni Verga echoes in the sounds of their musical adaptations, Telemann’s Don Quixote Suite and the intermezzo of Mascagni’s Cavalleria Rusticana, with Haydn’s Serenade for Strings and Warlock’s Capriol Suite.