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


VAMSO | Brahms Symphony No. 2

2:00pm, Sun 28th Nov 2021

Orpheum Theatre

Celebrate this holiday season with the Vancouver Academy of Music Symphony Orchestra (VAMSO) and a concert program filled with stories, drama, and fantasy. Sit tight in your seats for the rollercoaster ride of Brahms’ Symphony No. 2 and experience memorable, lyrical lines in Saint-Saens’ Violin Concerto No. 3, featuring the winner of the 2020 Kay Meek Competition, Chaeyeon… Read more »

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VAMSO | Brahms Symphony No. 3

2:00pm, Sun 27th Feb 2022

Orpheum Theatre

Come inside from the cold and dream of snowy landscapes giving way to lush greenery with the Vancouver Academy of Music Symphony Orchestra. Opening the concert is Wagner’s symphonic poem Siegfried Idyll. To follow, Ashley Kim, winner of VAM’s 2021 Kay Meek Competition, performs Sibelius’ Violin Concerto in D minor, an exceptional piece full of… Read more »

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