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.

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.

Spring Orchestral Concerts

Saturday, March 7, 2020, Pre-Junior & Junior Orchestras: 6:00pm | Intermediate Orchestra: 7:30pm

Koerner Recital Hall at VAM

Free Admission: Celebrate spring with VAM’s Pre-Junior, Junior, and Intermediate Symphonies and come enjoy works of music that evoke a sense of love, passion and fate, also featuring winners of the VAMJS and VAMIS Concerto Competitions. VAM’s Orchestral Training Program is supported by: PEAK The Edith Lando Charitable Foundation The R & J Stern Family… Read more »

Vanier Park Strings: Sacred and Profane Dances

Monday, March 9, 2020, 7:30pm

Koerner Recital Hall at VAM

Free Admission: Vanier Park Strings celebrates the season of rejuvenation with pieces by Debussy and Mahler, evoking sentiments of beauty and love.

VAM Vocal Theatre Production

Friday, March 13, 2020, 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.

VAM Vocal Theatre Production

Saturday, March 14, 2020, 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.