The Concert Hall

October 16, 2020

January 22, 2021

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Events Description

This fall, the Vancouver Symphony Orchestra (VSO) will have a new virtual home to connect audiences around the world. Presented by TELUS, will host exceptional musical experiences created and curated by the VSO. Subscribers to will get to access to a full season of the VSO performances, recorded using state-of-the-art technology with high-fidelity audio and in high-definition 1080p video, whilst following social distancing protocols. During the season, the VSO will explore repertoire from Bach, Mozart, and early Beethoven, as well as Pulitzer-Prize winning African-American composer George Walker, and contemporary Canadian composers. There is even something for the kids on October 25th, with a fun-filled symphony jam session led by Juno nominee Will Stroet of CBC Kids fame.
The VSO’s 2020-21 Season Opening performance will take place on October 16 at 7:30pm in The orchestra will pick-up where it left off, continuing the celebration of Beethoven’s 250th anniversary, with a performance of Symphony No. 7, as part of the Assante Vancouver Centre Stars Series, conducted by Maestro Otto Tausk. The performance opens with the great Canadian virtuoso James Ehnes performing Bach’s Violin Concerto No. 1 in A Minor.

October 16 | Assante Vancouver Centre Stars Series | Bach and Beethoven with Tausk & Ehnes

October 23 | Newmont Maestro Series | Pictures at an Exhibition

October 25 | OriginO Kids | Will’s Jams with the VSO

November 1 | RGF Integrated Wealth Management Spotlight Series | Beethoven & Sibelius

November 7 | London Drugs Pops

November 13 | Newmont Maestro Series | Sturm und Drang: Haydn & Butler

November 26 | 2:00 PM | Parc Retirement Living Tea & Trumpets | A Musical Quilt

Andrew Crust, conductor
Vancouver Symphony Orchestra

Join VSO Associate Conductor Andrew Crust for a guided tour of the VSO’s new You’ll hear some of our most popular works released this season, including music by Bach, Copland, Beethoven and more. Musical insights and behind the scenes details help make for a lovely new way to enjoy VSO performances, without having to venture out.

November 27 | 7:30 PM | Assante Vancouver Centre Stars Series | Americana: Walker, Montgomery & Copland

Otto Tausk, Music Director
Andrew Crust, Associate Conductor
Measha Brueggergosman, Host
George Walker: Lyric for Strings
Jessie Montgomery: Starburst
‍Aaron Copland: Appalachian Spring

The first African-American to win the Pulitzer Prize for music, George Walker was a musician of tremendous energy both as a concert pianist and composer. His lovely and introspective Lyric for Strings is one of his most popular works. The young violinist, composer and educator Jessie Montgomery is one of a new and diverse generation of Black and Latin classical musicians who have earned the support of the Sphinx organization, and her sparkling work Starburst was commissioned and debuted by the Sphinx Virtuosi. Copland’s Appalachian Spring is presented in its original chamber form for 13 musicians. The great Canadian soprano and media darling Measha Brueggergosman hosts.

December 6, 2020 | 2:00 PM | OriginO Kids Concerts | Compose Yourself!

Jess Shead, narrator
Andrew Crust, conductor
Vancouver Symphony Orchestra

How does the symphony orchestra actually work? The perfect blend of entertainment and education, Compose Yourself helps kids discover the instruments of the orchestra and how you actually put a symphony together. Jess Shead makes a behind the scenes visit to the Orpheum.

December 12, 2020 | 10:30 AM | Canada Life Little Kids Concerts | Do Re Mi Fa Snow!

Gillian Hunter-Gibbs, host
Vancouver Symphony Orchestra

The Winter Fairy is all ready for the season, but there is one thing missing. She needs your help to make it snow! Join teacher Gillian from the VSO School of Music and musicians from the VSO for a festive, fun, interactive concert.

December 13, 2020 | 2:00 PM | RGF Integrated Wealth Management Spotlight Series | A Little Bit of Mozart

Otto Tausk, conductor
Nicholas Wright, concertmaster
Vancouver Symphony Orchestra
Mozart: Eine kleine Nachtmusik
Grieg: Holberg Suite

The first of a series of performances featuring Mozart, this concert pairs two gorgeous works that consistently list as classical favourites around the world. Join Maestro Tausk, Concertmaster Nicholas Wright and the VSO for an intimate and detailed performance of these string masterpieces.

December 19, 2020 | 7:30 PM | Special Series | A VSO Christmas Story

Christopher Gaze, host

Join Christopher Gaze and a few special guests for a very special VSO Christmas Concert. Our gift to you, the concert will be available for free streaming to the whole community.

January 17, 2021 | 2:00 PM | RGF Integrated Wealth Management Spotlight Series | Mo-Zart!

Vancouver Symphony Orchestra
Mozart: Gran Partita for Winds
Jocelyn Morlock: Zart

Mozart’s Gran Partita for winds meets former VSO Composer-in-Residence Jocelyn Morlock’s witty repartee, Zart. A delightful afternoon of music making.

January 22, 2021 | 7:30 PM | Assante Vancouver Centre Stars Series | A Tale of Two Mozarts

Otto Tausk, conductor
Mozart: Symphony No. 1
Mozart: Symphony No. 41

Maestro Tausk takes on two iconic works by Mozart – his first symphony, written at the incredible age of eight years (!), and his last and longest, the fiery Jupiter Symphony.



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Date & Time: Various dates, October 16, 2020 to January 22, 2021

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