VAM Symphony Orchestra: The Planets

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

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.

Location - Orpheum Theatre

601 Smithe St
Vancouver, BC
V6B 3L4 • Canada