The Orpheum Series consists of VAM’s four main stage concerts in downtown Vancouver’s iconic venue, the Orpheum Theatre. On stage is the VAM Symphony Orchestra (VAMSO), which consists of more than 100 students performing seminal works of the Western orchestral tradition. Graduates have continued their training at leading conservatories and universities such as Juilliard, Yale University, the Curtis Institute of Music and Harvard University. Many VAMSO alumni populate the world’s finest orchestras: London Symphony Orchestra, Berlin Philharmonic, Orchestre Symphonique de Montreal, Vancouver Symphony Orchestra and Boston Symphony Orchestra.
2016/17 highlights included sold-out performances of film music by John Williams and Prokofiev’s Peter and the Wolf with Goh Ballet, in addition to an appearance on Jocelyn Morlock’s CMC Centredisc album Halcyon. This season, VAMSO collaborates with Vancouver Bach Choir, violin duo Jonathan Chan & Jan Bislin, and several featured soloists to present everything from widely-known masterworks to world premieres.