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.

Strawberry & Tea Student Concert

Friday, September 29, 2017, 7:00pm

Mary Olson 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!

Suzuki Piano Masterclass with Susan Magnusson

Vancouver Academy of Music

Free Admission: Distinguished Suzuki pedagogue Susan Magnusson hosts a weekend-long masterclass with students of  VAM’s Suzuki Piano program. Itinerary: Saturday, October 14th  9:00 a.m. – 10:00 a.m., Room 34  10:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m., Room 34  11:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m., Room 34   1:00 p.m. to 2:00 p.m., Room 34  2:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m., Room 34  Sunday October 15th … Read more »

Post-secondary Information Session: Juilliard, Eastman, & Ithaca College

Saturday, October 14, 2017, 5:30pm

Mary Olson Hall at VAM

Free Admission: Gain insight into life as a post-secondary music student by meeting admissions representatives from Juilliard School, Eastman School of Music, and Ithaca College.

Violin Masterclass with Vadim Gluzman

Monday, October 16, 2017, 2:00pm

Gessler Hall at UBC School of Music

Free Admission, Co-presented with Vancouver Symphony Orchestra and UBC School of Music: Vadim Gluzman’s extraordinary artistry brings life to the glorious violinistic tradition of the 19th and 20th centuries. He performs regularly with major orchestras and has recently made appearances in London at The Proms with the BBC Symphony and Edward Gardner, with the Chicago… Read more »

VAM Symphony Orchestra: Beethoven’s Emperor

Sunday, October 22, 2017, 2:00pm

Orpheum Theatre

Vancouver Academy of Music Symphony Orchestra: Beethoven’s Emperor In an all-Beethoven extravaganza, internationally acclaimed Ian Parker takes the helm of VAM Symphony Orchestra as conductor and soloist of the grand display of splendour that is the Piano Concerto No. 5, aptly nicknamed “Emperor”. The brilliant virtuosity of Beethoven’s stately concerto is accompanied by his Symphony No. 7,… Read more »

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VAM Pre-Junior & Junior Symphony Halloween Concert

Saturday, October 28, 2017, 7:00pm

Mary Olson Hall at VAM

Free Admission: In a concert of ghosts and ghouls, VAM Pre-Junior and Junior Symphonies present spooky favourites including Grieg’s In the Hall of the Mountain King and Saint-Saëns’ Danse Macabre. VAM’s Orchestral Training Program is supported by: RBC Foundation Logo The R & J Stern Family Foundation

Voice Masterclass with Nathan Berg

Thursday, November 2, 2017, 7:00pm

Mary Olson Hall at VAM

Free Admission, Co-presented with Vancouver Symphony Orchestra: Acclaimed as theatrically “cinematic” (ClassiqueNews) with “indisputable stage presence” (ClassiqueInfo) and “impeccable” technique (Opera News), Canadian bass-baritone Nathan Berg has had a wide ranging career alternating from his love of song to concert and opera in a vast range of styles and time periods. Generously supported by Edith Lando… Read more »

Strawberry & Tea Student Concert

Friday, November 3, 2017, 7:00pm

Mary Olson 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 Intermediate Symphony Fall Concert

Saturday, November 4, 2017, 7:00pm

Mary Olson Hall at VAM

Free Admission: VAM Intermediate Symphony sounds the harvest songs and hunting cries of Vivaldi’s Autumn alongside Schubert’s Unfinished Symphony and Borodin’s Polovtsian Dances.  VAM’s Orchestral Training Program is supported by: RBC Foundation The R & J Stern Family Foundation

VAM Symphony Orchestra: Verdi’s Requiem

Sunday, November 12, 2017, 2:00pm

Orpheum Theatre

Thunderous rage and tremulous sincerity, riotous outcries and tender prayers; Verdi’s Requiem is one of the most celebrated Romantic masterworks. This powerful funeral mass reverberates with dramatic vigour in the Orpheum Theatre through the combined forces of VAM Symphony Orchestra and Vancouver Bach Choir. Buy tickets here Leslie Dala, conductor Joslin Romphf Dennis, soprano Leah Giselle Field,… Read more »

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