Event Location: Orpheum Theatre

601 Smithe St
Vancouver, BC
V6B 3L4 • Canada

Event Location: Orpheum Theatre

VAM Orchestral Festival

Class Description: Tickets $5 general at vam.ca/events 11am concert: Friendly Philharmonic/Junior/Intermediate Symphonies (https://www.showpass.com/vam-orchestral-festival-2024/) 3pm concert: Vanier Park Symphony & Adult Beginner Strings (https://www.showpass.com/vam-orchestral-festival-2024-2/) Join 5 of VAM’s orchestras and ensembles in a day of musical celebration. In the morning, the VAM Friendly Philharmonic, Junior, and Intermediate symphonies present works by Haydn, Strauss, Rimsky-Korsakov, and more, also featuring the Grand Prize Winners of the Concerto Competitions. In the afternoon, VAM’s adult ensembles the Vanier Park Symphony and the Adult Beginner Strings embody the joy of lifelong learning and perform works by Beethoven and a variety of other composers, featuring conductor and pianist Ian Parker as soloist for Beethoven's Piano Concerto No. 5. 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: 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

VAM Orchestral Festival (VAMPJS/VAMJS/VAMIS/ABS/VPS)

Class Description: It’s a day of celebrating the joy of being in orchestra! Come to the Orpheum Theatre and enjoy performances by VAM’s Pre-Junior Symphony, Junior Symphony, and Intermediate Symphony orchestras as well as two ensembles from VAM’s Adult Learning Program - the Adult Beginner Strings and Vanier Park Symphony. 11:00 am Youth Orchestras (VAMPJS/VAMJS/VAMIS) Joseph Elworthy, conductor Enrelle & Keenan Ashong, violin Isabella Wang, violin Bonnie Wong, harp Buy Here 3:00 pm Adult Orchestras (ABS/VPS) Tawnya Popoff, Adult Beginner Strings conductor Joseph Elworthy, Vanier Park Symphony conductor Amanda Chan, piano Buy Here

VAM Symphony Orchestra: The Planets

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Presented in collaboration with Canadian Music Competition Ambassadors Concert Series / Série de concerts des ambassadeurs

Inspired by the luminous night sky, Holst's The Planets swirls with the energy of the cosmos and invokes seven colossal astrological characters in one of the most loved works of the 20th century. Bringing the firmament underneath the opulent arches of the Orpheum, VAMSO's performance of this iconic British masterwork will include image projections provided by H. R. MacMillan Space Centre.

In a special collaboration with the Canadian Music Competition Ambassador Concert Series, this concert features past CMC winners Tate Zawadiuk (VAM alumnus) and Ian Parker (VAMSO Music Director & Principal Conductor).

Ian Parker, conductor Tate Zawadiuk, cello

Repertoire: P. I. Tchaikovsky, Nutcracker Suite P. I. Tchaikovsky, Variations on a Rococo Theme G. Holst, The Planets

On the occasion of the 60th anniversary of foundation of the Canimex-Canadian Music Competition, this is one of the 200 exceptional projects funded through the Canada Council for the Arts’ New Chapter program. With this $35M investment, the Council supports the creation and sharing of the arts in communities across Canada.

À l’occasion du 60e anniversaire de fondation du Concours de musique du Canada-Canimex, ce projet est l’un des 200 projets exceptionnels soutenus par le programme Nouveau chapitre du Conseil des arts du Canada. Avec cet investissement de 35 M$, le Conseil des arts appuie la création et le partage des arts au cœur de nos vies et dans l’ensemble du Canada.

Canimex Group, CMC Main Sponsor Groupe Canimex, commanditaire principal du CMC

1:30pm: pre-concert performance by VAM Intermediate Symphony 2:00pm: concert start time

Cover image: Copilot Design

Online tickets are available until 12:00 noon on Friday, November 16. After this point tickets will be available at the door for cash or cheque, subject to availability. The Box Office will open at 1:00pm on Sunday, November 18.

Repertoire selections may be subject to change without notice.

Tickets are non-refundable.

VAM's Orchestral Training Program is supported by RBC Foundation & The R and J Stern Family Foundation.


VAM Symphony Orchestra: Pines of Rome

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A magnificent excursion awaits in Respighi's Pines of Rome, a stunningly vivid tone poem depicting pine trees that shelter playful children, loom over catacombs, stand moonlit on a hill, and flank a triumphant military march. Under the baton of conductor Kathleen Allan, these portraits of a timeless city are presented alongside the brilliancy of Ravel's Piano Concerto with pianist Henry From and a special appearance of VAM Choirs in "My Heart is Inditing", from Handel's iridescent Coronation Anthems.

Kathleen Allan, conductor Henry From, piano VAM Mary Buckerfield White Choral Program

Repertoire: O. Respighi, Pines of Rome M. Ravel, Piano Concerto G. Rossini, Overture to William Tell G. F. Handel, "My Heart is Inditing" from Coronation Anthems

1:30pm: pre-concert performance by VAM Choirs 2:00pm: concert start time

Cover image: Copilot Design

Online tickets are available until 12:00 noon on Friday, February 8. After this point tickets will be available at the door for cash or cheque, subject to availability. The Box Office will open at 1:00pm on Sunday, February 10.

Repertoire selections may be subject to change without notice.

Tickets are non-refundable.

VAM's Orchestral Training Program is supported by RBC Foundation & The R and J Stern Family Foundation.


VAM Symphony Orchestra: Firebird Suite

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Evoking the radiant verdure of an enchanted garden, VAM Symphony Orchestra brings the 2018/19 season to an exhilarating close with Stravinsky's vibrant, folk-inspired Suite from The Firebird. In an afternoon of monumental Russian masterworks, internationally renowned pianist and VAM alumnus Jon Kimura Parker - hailed by the New York Times as "an insightful, energetic soloist" - joins conductor Ian Parker and VAMSO for Tchaikovsky's formidable yet passionately lyrical Piano Concerto No. 1.

Ian Parker, conductor Jon Kimura Parker, piano

Repertoire I. Stravinsky, Suite from The Firebird P. I. Tchaikovsky, Piano Concerto No. 1

1:30pm: pre-concert performance by VAM Suzuki Program 2:00pm: concert start time

Cover image: Copilot Design

Online tickets are available until 12:00 noon on Friday, May 10. After this point tickets will be available at the door for cash or cheque, subject to availability. The Box Office will open at 1:00pm on Sunday, May 12.

Repertoire selections may be subject to change without notice.

Tickets are non-refundable.

VAM's Orchestral Training Program is supported by RBC Foundation & The R and J Stern Family Foundation.


Marian Schreiber Suzuki Festival Concert

Class Description: Free admission: Since 1969, VAM's reputation has been built on the success of our Suzuki program with some of North America's most experienced instructors of this proven methodology. One of the most primary principles of the Suzuki method is the importance placed in music as a shared experience, reflected in this culminating festival where many young musicians come together to share the fruits of several hours of practice and the uninhibited joy of budding friendships based on a creative pursuit.