Event Category: Orpheum Series

Event Category: Orpheum Series

VAMSO | Brahms Symphony No. 4

Class Description: Join the Vancouver Academy of Music Symphony Orchestra in their season finale concert, presenting an all-Brahms program. The freshness and spontaneity of Brahms’ Hungarian Dances will prepare you for the Double Concerto in A minor to follow, featuring Nicholas Wright (VSO Concertmaster) and Joseph Elworthy (VAM President & CEO). This piece was the composer’s final work for orchestra and is sure to cast a spell on listeners. Concluding the program is Brahms’ Symphony No. 4, a work with a dark and tragic character, reflective of the composer’s pondering of retirement, giving us a window into his innermost thoughts. Ian Parker, conductor Nicholas Wright, violin soloist Joseph Elworthy, cello soloist

VAM's Orchestral Training Program is supported by:

Adrienne S. Chan The Edith Lando Charitable Foundation The R & J Stern Family Foundation Vancouver Civic Theatres The City of Vancouver


VAMSO | Brahms Symphony No. 3

Class Description:

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 power, broodiness, expressivity, and incredible demands of virtuosity. Just as outstanding is Brahms’ Symphony No. 3, the shortest of his four symphonies yet filled with sophistication, cohesiveness, and passion. One might hear the woods and forests as well, giving the promise of warmth to come.

Ian Parker, conductor

Ashley Kim, violin

VAM's Orchestral Training Program is supported by:

Adrienne S. Chan The Edith Lando Charitable Foundation The R & J Stern Family Foundation Vancouver Civic Theatres The City of Vancouver


VAMSO | Brahms Symphony No. 2

Class Description: 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 Ally Yi, on violin. To complete the program, we bring you a holiday favourite in Tchaikovsky’s selections from The Nutcracker, transporting you to a land filled with sweets and confectionary, achieved through the composer’s witty use of instrumental colour and poignant harmonization, allowing you to indulge without the worry of cavities! VAM's Orchestral Training Program is supported by: Adrienne S. Chan The Edith Lando Charitable Foundation The R & J Stern Family Foundation Vancouver Civic Theatres The City of Vancouver