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: Next Generation B.C.

2:00 pm, Sun 08th Oct 2023

Orpheum Theatre

Tickets $15 general, $10 student/senior at vamso.ca Come for the season opening concert with the Vancouver Academy of Music Symphony Orchestra, featuring winners of the Concerto and Composer competitions. To start the season off with a bang, the performance will end with dances from Stravinsky’s Firebird. Don’t miss this afternoon of music, spotlighting the talents… Read more »

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VAM Symphony Orchestra: How the Grinch Stole Christmas

2:00 pm, Sun 10th Dec 2023

Orpheum Theatre

Tickets $15 general, $10 student/senior at vamso.ca Join the Vancouver Academy of Music Symphony Orchestra, under the baton of Maestro Ian Parker, for an extraordinary concert experience that traverses the realms of holiday cheer and classical brilliance. This seasonal enchantment showcases the iconic music of Albert Hague’s beloved holiday classic, How the Grinch Stole Christmas,… Read more »

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VAM Symphony Orchestra: Tchaikovsky’s Symphony No.4

2:00 pm, Sun 03rd Mar 2024

Orpheum Theatre

Tickets $15 general, $10 student/senior at vamso.ca Embark on a captivating musical odyssey with the Vancouver Academy of Music Symphony Orchestra, under the masterful baton of Maestro Ian Parker. The concert begins with the exhilarating Overture to Candide by Bernstein, setting the stage for an unforgettable experience. Join us as the wondrously talented pianist, Merett… Read more »

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VAM Symphony Orchestra: New World Symphony & Rhapsody in Blue

2:00 pm, Sat 25th May 2024

Orpheum Theatre

Tickets $15 general, $10 student/senior at vamso.ca It’s the season finale with the Vancouver Academy of Music Symphony Orchestra as they present the timeless masterpiece, Dvorak’s Symphony No. 9, “From the New World.” Immerse yourself in its lush melodies, echoing the spirit of exploration and the wonders of the American landscape. Joined by the brilliant… Read more »