VAM Symphony Orchestra

Ian Parker, Music Director & Principal Conductor
leslie dala, conductor emeritus

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.

VAM’s Orchestral Training Program is supported by:
The Edith Lando Charitable Foundation
The R & J Stern Family Foundation

 

VAM Symphony Orchestra: Brahms with Ian Parker, piano

2:00 pm, Sun 23rd Oct 2022

Orpheum Theatre

Tickets $15 general, $10 student/senior at vamso.ca The Vancouver Academy of Music Symphony Orchestra’s (VAMSO) season opening concert begins with Wagner’s Die Meistersinger: Prelude, the lighthearted and fun introduction to his comic opera. To follow is Dvorak’s Symphony No. 8, a piece that does not shy away from dramatic passages while celebrating the joys and… Read more »

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VAM Symphony Orchestra: The Four Seasons and The Nutcracker with Caitlin Wong, violin

2:00 pm, Sun 11th Dec 2022

Orpheum Theatre

Tickets $15 general, $10 student/senior at vamso.ca Join the Vancouver Academy of Music Symphony Orchestra (VAMSO) in their winter concert with two perennial favourites of the season. Let The Nutcracker Suite whisk you away to a faraway land, filled with musical delights and indulgences. VAMSO Concertmaster Caitlin Wong takes the spotlight in Vivaldi’s The Four… Read more »

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VAM Symphony Orchestra: Scheherazade

2:00 pm, Sun 05th Mar 2023

Orpheum Theatre

Tickets $15 general, $10 student/senior at vamso.ca In a concert that explores the pathos of love and loss, the Vancouver Academy of Music Symphony Orchestra invites you to join them in their first concert of the new year. Wagner’s Tristan und Isolde: Prelude and Liebestod contains the famous chord of unresolved dissonance, perhaps foreshadowing the… Read more »

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