VAM Symphony Orchestra: Beethoven’s Ninth Symphony

Comments 23 by Rebecca Bollwitt

Vancouver Academy of Music (“VAM”) celebrates its 50th anniversary season with a special presentation in honour of the genius of Ludwig van Beethoven with Resounding Joy: Beethoven’s Ninth Symphonyon March 1st at the Orpheum.

VAM Symphony Orchestra

Under the baton of Conductor Emeritus Leslie Dala, more than 100 students from the VAM Symphony Orchestra (“VAMSO”), four esteemed vocal soloists, the Vancouver Bach Choir,  and members of VAM’s choral program will perform a dazzling concert featuring Beethoven’s most revered works. The program order will see Fidelio Overture open the concert, followed by Piano Concerto No. 4, and will conclude with Symphony No. 9.

VAM Symphony Orchestra: Beethoven’s Ninth Symphony

Where: Orpheum Theatre (601 Smithe S, Vancouver)
When: Sunday, March 1, 2020 at 2:00pm
Tickets: Available online now or by calling (604) 734-2301 (Student/Senior: $10, General: $15 plus fees)

One of the most celebrated and instantly recognizable compositions of all time, Beethoven’s Symphony No. 9 will bring the afternoon concert to a grand conclusion. The VAMSO presentation will feature a range of esteemed artists including luminary Vancouver Tenor Martin Renner Wallace; VAM faculty member and internationally-renowned Soprano Joslin Romphf Dennis; Baritone Alan Corbishley, a member of VAM’s faculty of voice; and local Vancouver Mezzo Soprano Leah Giselle Field, an award-winning graduate of Vancouver Opera’s Yulanda M. Faris Young Artists Program.

VAM Symphony Orchestra Strings
VAM Symphony Orchestra Strings. Photo by Lindsay Elliott

The artists will be joined by the 100-strong voices of the Vancouver Bach Choir, members of VAM’s choral program, and VAMSO for a breathtaking performance of this towering composition, which includes the gloriously iconic Ode to Joy in the fourth and final movement.

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I will draw one winner at random from all entries at 12:00pm on Thursday, February 27, 2020. UPDATE The winner is Fiona!

23 Comments  —  Comments Are Closed

  1. Fiona HendersonSaturday, February 22nd, 2020 — 5:07pm PST

    Sounds great! I’d like to go.

  2. Remy DhillonSaturday, February 22nd, 2020 — 7:36pm PST

    Would love to go

  3. Julie FergusonSaturday, February 22nd, 2020 — 8:28pm PST

    Let me nod along vigorously to Ode to Joy!

  4. RobSaturday, February 22nd, 2020 — 9:13pm PST

    This should be a stellar performance

  5. JamieSaturday, February 22nd, 2020 — 10:27pm PST

    Would love to win!

  6. LucSunday, February 23rd, 2020 — 9:52am PST

    This is the best symphony!

  7. Ray CSunday, February 23rd, 2020 — 12:03pm PST

    Sounds like it will be stellar entertainment

  8. Jason BMonday, February 24th, 2020 — 1:10am PST

    Would love to check it out.

  9. Justin LeeMonday, February 24th, 2020 — 9:42am PST

    So excited to go!

  10. wenMonday, February 24th, 2020 — 12:43pm PST

    This would be great for Beethoven’s bday!

  11. bonnie lamMonday, February 24th, 2020 — 4:14pm PST

    Cool. Good luck to you all. Huggies.

  12. Candace HMonday, February 24th, 2020 — 5:16pm PST

    What a fabulous concert by young musicians.

  13. Eric ChowMonday, February 24th, 2020 — 8:49pm PST

    Thank you for this contest – I would love to go!

  14. CheukTuesday, February 25th, 2020 — 7:26pm PST

    Beethoven !!

  15. EileenWednesday, February 26th, 2020 — 6:13pm PST

    Love Beethoven!

  16. KristalWednesday, February 26th, 2020 — 8:22pm PST

    We would love to take our kids there!

  17. JoseWednesday, February 26th, 2020 — 8:24pm PST

    My family loves Beethoven and we would love to go together!

  18. Karen RanallettaWednesday, February 26th, 2020 — 9:17pm PST

    Yes! So good!

  19. Gabriel CostaWednesday, February 26th, 2020 — 10:17pm PST

    Yes! Thank you for all the information Rebecca! Would love to go

  20. Amy FThursday, February 27th, 2020 — 8:42am PST

    wonderful programm, love to go

  21. Bill SThursday, February 27th, 2020 — 9:36am PST

    Looking forward to the concert. Love the VAM performances.

  22. daneThursday, February 27th, 2020 — 10:54am PST


  23. ChristinaWednesday, March 4th, 2020 — 12:10pm PST

    I’d love to see this performance!

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