100 Years of the Vancouver Symphony Orchestra with the VSO Day of Music

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6 stages, 12 hours of music, 200 volunteers, 1,000 musicians, 100 years of VSO! The Vancouver Symphony Orchestra has unveiled the details of its 100th Anniversary Day of Music on January 26, 2019. Everyone is invited to participate in the biggest birthday party of the year! 

VSO Day of Music

VSO Day of Music
  • Admission: Free!
  • Where: Orpheum Theatre, VSO School of Music, the Annex Theatre, and Tom Lee Music Experience Centre
  • When: Doors open at 9:30AM on January 26th with the day culminating in a side-by-side performance by the Vancouver Symphony Orchestra and the Vancouver Youth Symphony Orchestra on the Orpheum Stage at 8:00pm.

Featuring a wide range of BC musicians and organizations including:

  • 45th Avenue Jazz Band
  • Azalea Ensemble
  • Vancouver Opera
  • Elektra Women’s Choir
  • Music Friends Vancouver
  • Kids Zone at the VSO School of Music
  • Red Shift
  • Piano and Erhu Project
  • UBC Percussion Ensemble
  • Vancouver Youth Symphony Orchestra
  • Goldenpearl Ensemble
  • Vancouver Youth Choir
  • Yoga to Live Music
  • …plus many more!

The VSO Day of Music occurs on the exact 100th anniversary of the very first performance of the Vancouver Symphony Orchestra! Founded in 1919, the Vancouver Symphony Orchestra is one of Canada’s most active and successful performing arts institutions; the largest performing arts organization west of Ontario and the third largest symphony orchestra in the country.

The VSO performs to an annual audience of over 250,000 people and features more than 50 celebrated guest artists each season. Over 170 concerts are performed annually by the VSO in the historic Orpheum Theatre and numerous additional venues throughout the Lower Mainland. 2018/2019 marks the organization’s 100th season.

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