Event Category: Orpheum Series

VAM Symphony Orchestra: New World Symphony & Rhapsody in Blue

Class Description: 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 trumpet virtuoso Jens Lindemann, and Maestro Ian Parker on piano, this concert will transport you through time, showcasing the richness of classical and jazz influences that continue to inspire generations. Don't miss this unforgettable exploration of the "New World" through the power of music. First concert: May 25, 7:30pm | Kay Meek Arts Centre Tickets $35 General, $32 Senior, $19 Student at kaymeek.com Second Concert: May 26, 2pm | Orpheum Theatre Tickets $15 General, $10 Student/senior at vamso.ca 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

VAM Symphony Orchestra: Tchaikovsky’s Symphony No.4

Class Description: 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 Khamis, winner of the prestigious Kay Meek Competition, takes center stage for Prokofiev's thrilling Piano Concerto No. 3. To conclude this extraordinary voyage, immerse yourself in the autobiographical depths of Tchaikovsky’s Symphony No. 4. Brace yourself for an afternoon of virtuosity, emotion, and musical brilliance. 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

VAM Symphony Orchestra: How the Grinch Stole Christmas

Class Description: 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, followed by Vivaldi's timeless masterpiece, The Four Seasons. Immerse yourself in a captivating journey through contrasting musical landscapes that celebrate both the whimsical and the profound. Don't miss this delightful fusion of yuletide merriment and virtuosic artistry! 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

VAM Symphony Orchestra: Next Generation B.C.

Class Description: 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 of the next generation of musicians. Program: Stravinsky, Firebird Rui Qi Li, Rain John MacLachlan, Lost at C Sophie Myles, Realms Saint-Saens, Piano Concerto No. 2, movement 1 (Cameron Chen, piano solo) Rachmaninoff, Piano Concerto No. 2, movement 1 (Forest Benson, piano solo) Chopin, Piano Concerto No. 1, movement 1 (Ryan Kim, piano solo) Beethoven, Piano Concerto No. 3, movement 1 (Vivienne Thamrin, piano solo) 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