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.

Halloween Orchestral Concerts

Saturday, October 26, 2019, Pre-Junior & Junior Orchestras: 6:00pm | Intermediate Orchestra: 7:30pm

Koerner Recital Hall at VAM

Come, if you dare, and enter through the doors and join VAM’s Pre-Junior, Junior and Intermediate Symphonies in a world of musical colours that brings scenery and stories to life, bound to bring excitement and suspense – perhaps even a troll or two! VAM’s Orchestral Training Program is supported by: PEAK The Edith Lando Charitable… Read more »

Jacqueline Leggatt Celebration

Sunday, October 27, 2019, 7:00pm

Koerner Recital Hall at VAM

Presented in collaboration with Canadian Music Centre BC Canadian Music Centre BC Region partners with Vancouver Academy of Music to celebrate the music of CMC Associate Composer and VAM composition faculty member, Dr. Jacqueline Leggatt.

Adult Learning Program Soirée

Friday, November 8, 2019, 7:30pm

Koerner Recital Hall at VAM

Free Admission: One of VAM’s fastest growing communities, the Adult Learning Program is a celebration of lifelong learning through music. Come hear a highlight of our adult learners in an evening gathering of music, food, and conversation!

Strawberry & Tea Student Concerts

Sunday, November 10, 2019, 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!

Adult Learning Program Soirée

Friday, November 22, 2019, 7:30pm

Koerner Recital Hall at VAM

Free admission: One of VAM’s fastest growing communities, the Adult Learning Program is a celebration of lifelong learning through music. Come hear a highlight of our adult learners in an evening gathering of music, food, and conversation!

VAMSO | From Graceful to Profane: Tchaikovsky & Shostakovich

Sunday, November 24, 2019, 2:00pm

Orpheum Theatre

This dynamic Russian program features music from one of the most popular ballets of all time and one of the most famous love themes, Tchaikovsky’s Swan Lake suite and Romeo & Juliet Fantasy Overture. The provocation continues as Shostakovich’s Cello Concerto No. 1 impresses with excitement and technical virtuosity, performed by VAM’s very own President and CEO, Mr. Joseph… Read more »

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Vanier Park Strings: Holberg Suite

Monday, November 25, 2019, 7:30pm

Koerner Recital Hall at VAM

Free admission: Baroque, but still going, is the theme of this concert. Vanier Park Strings brings to you pieces that are full of vigor and life, featuring works by Grieg, Pachelbel, and our very own Luke Kim performing C.P.E. Bach’s Cello Concerto in A Major. 

VAM Vocal Theatre Production

Friday, November 29, 2019, 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, November 30, 2019, 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.

Strawberry & Tea Student Concerts

Sunday, December 1, 2019, 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!