Win Tickets to VAMSO Presents A John Williams Tribute

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The Vancouver Academy of Music Symphony Orchestra (“VAMSO”) ends its season with a tour de force finale of riveting film scores in A John Williams Tribute at the Orpheum Theatre. This homage to the maestro of the movies will feature Williams’ epic and gripping works from Star Wars: The Force Awakens, Indiana Jones, Catch Me If You Can, and more performed by VAMSO under the baton of conductor Kathleen Allan.

VAMSO Presents A John Williams Tribute

Where: The Orpheum (601 Smithe St, Vancouver)
When: Sunday, May 7, 2017 at 2:00pm
Tickets: Available now online or at the door for $10 to $15.

“John Williams’ music is just as iconic as the characters and stories of the films he scored,” says Kathleen Allan, Associate Conductor of the Vancouver Academy of Music Symphony Orchestra. “While he is most famous for his majestic and rousing themes, Williams also has an uncanny ability to spark emotion with soaring melodies and heart-rending harmonic shifts. This concert, in celebration of the recent 85th birthday of Hollywood’s most beloved composer, will showcase all sides of his diverse musical output.”

Audiences at A John Williams Tribute will be transported to mystic kingdoms and faraway galaxies while taking in memorable themes from silver screen classics by directors George Lucas and Steven Spielberg. While the program offers some of the most recognized motion picture music of all time, the concert will also include Williams’ lesser-known masterpieces. Such works include Suo Gan, the stirring Welsh folksong featured prominently in Empire of the Sun, and the ceremonious Hymn to the Fallen from Saving Private Ryan, which will feature the choirs of VAM’s Mary Buckerfield White Choral Program.

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Update The winner is @darrenjohnson9!

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46 Comments  —  Comments Are Closed

  1. Samantha ReevesThursday, April 20th, 2017 — 3:22pm PDT

    Sounds like fun!

  2. margaretThursday, April 20th, 2017 — 4:00pm PDT

    Love John Williams’ scores !!

  3. JulieThursday, April 20th, 2017 — 5:32pm PDT

    Would love to go!

  4. Cheuk LauThursday, April 20th, 2017 — 5:37pm PDT

    love VAMSO

  5. VickiThursday, April 20th, 2017 — 8:26pm PDT

    Great musical evening!

  6. AlanThursday, April 20th, 2017 — 8:27pm PDT

    Love to win!

  7. Karen MThursday, April 20th, 2017 — 8:54pm PDT

    I love John Williams. This sounds like a perfect evening of music.

  8. LeslieThursday, April 20th, 2017 — 9:06pm PDT

    Movie music is wonderful. John Williams’ music is the best!

  9. ValThursday, April 20th, 2017 — 10:29pm PDT

    This sounds like a lovely way to spend the afternoon.

  10. SusanThursday, April 20th, 2017 — 11:47pm PDT

    This would be lovely!

  11. DavidFriday, April 21st, 2017 — 1:01am PDT

    I love John Williams’ music

  12. ReenFriday, April 21st, 2017 — 7:58am PDT

    I love John Williams’ scores!

  13. Nadya RepinFriday, April 21st, 2017 — 8:58am PDT


  14. christopheFriday, April 21st, 2017 — 10:12am PDT

    Me me me!

  15. SeanFriday, April 21st, 2017 — 11:43am PDT


  16. DaleFriday, April 21st, 2017 — 11:55am PDT

    would love to go!

  17. Jason BFriday, April 21st, 2017 — 4:11pm PDT

    If only John Williams could get a break with a few songs on a small little film…

  18. Shelley ButcherFriday, April 21st, 2017 — 4:44pm PDT

    This show sounds like lots of fun! ??

  19. Stella PanagiotidisFriday, April 21st, 2017 — 11:27pm PDT

    I’d love to see this!

  20. SheilaSaturday, April 22nd, 2017 — 9:04am PDT

    Brilliant music with a broad reach for all generations and demographics … It would be a treat to go to VAMSO’s John Williams tribute!

  21. EileenSaturday, April 22nd, 2017 — 9:29am PDT

    Love to go!

  22. JazzySaturday, April 22nd, 2017 — 10:54am PDT

    I would love to go!

  23. JazzySaturday, April 22nd, 2017 — 10:54am PDT

    I would love to go!

  24. TiffanySaturday, April 22nd, 2017 — 5:05pm PDT

    I love John Williams!!!

  25. DebzSaturday, April 22nd, 2017 — 9:53pm PDT

    Love to listen to the VSO.

  26. StephanieSaturday, April 22nd, 2017 — 10:13pm PDT

    I love the orchestra!

  27. Andrea AshtonSunday, April 23rd, 2017 — 12:02am PDT

    I have been wanting to attend this concert for a long time! I am really looking forward to it. Fingers crossed!

  28. adamSunday, April 23rd, 2017 — 5:34am PDT

    I would love to see this performance!

  29. Jennifer YoungSunday, April 23rd, 2017 — 8:30am PDT

    I’d absolutely love to win a beautiful Sunday afternoon seeing & hearing VAMSO perform movie music scored by John Williams !!

  30. Jennifer YoungSunday, April 23rd, 2017 — 8:37am PDT

    Yes I’d love to have a beautiful afternoon seeing & hearing VAMSO perform the amazingly lovely music of John Williams

  31. Jill McDowellSunday, April 23rd, 2017 — 2:31pm PDT

    This would be a great selection of music! Thanks!

  32. adamSunday, April 23rd, 2017 — 3:34pm PDT

    yes please

  33. Ariel CSunday, April 23rd, 2017 — 3:35pm PDT

    would love to win tickets to this!

  34. Teresa KSunday, April 23rd, 2017 — 4:19pm PDT

    I’d love to win.

  35. TammySunday, April 23rd, 2017 — 8:36pm PDT


  36. victorMonday, April 24th, 2017 — 8:31am PDT

    Oo! wow, I want to win.

  37. Yeiji JangMonday, April 24th, 2017 — 3:49pm PDT

    Sounds great!! I’d love to go…

  38. StotesTuesday, April 25th, 2017 — 7:40am PDT

    This will be great!

  39. Jessica SaraiTuesday, April 25th, 2017 — 7:07pm PDT

    Would love to go!

  40. Hayley BouchardTuesday, April 25th, 2017 — 11:24pm PDT

    Star Wars~! <3

  41. GordWednesday, April 26th, 2017 — 4:33pm PDT

    Yes please.

  42. Zac DanielsThursday, April 27th, 2017 — 9:54am PDT

    I love John Williams music just as much as I love winning free tickets <3

  43. KaleighThursday, April 27th, 2017 — 6:37pm PDT

    Sounds like an epic tribute. Would love to attend.

  44. Jinaa KimMonday, May 1st, 2017 — 11:56am PDT

    I need date out without four children. Please~

  45. Karen MThursday, May 4th, 2017 — 9:02pm PDT


  46. Karen MThursday, May 4th, 2017 — 9:20pm PDT

    Let it be me! Would love it.

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