Classical Weekend in Burnaby: Free Opera and Symphony Performances

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Burnaby residents and visitors will be able to enjoy a series of world-class performances this summer in a stunning outdoor setting, as the Vancouver Symphony Orchestra (VSO) and Vancouver Opera (VO) are set to host free concerts in Deer Lake Park on July 15 and 16, 2023.

Symphony in the Park Burnaby
Burnaby Symphony in the Park – Photo submitted

Classical Weekend in Burnaby

  • Where: Deer Lake Park Festival Lawn (6450 Deer Lake Ave, Burnaby)
  • Tickets: Free, no tickets required!

Come early for free family activities and food trucks, bring a blanket or chair and a picnic and settle in for a wonderful weekend of entertainment with the Vancouver Symphony Orchestra and Vancouver Opera.

Parking in the vicinity is limited, so alternate transportation is recommended.

Symphony in the Park with the VSO

  • When: Saturday, July 15, 2023 from 7:30pm to  9:30pm

For over 30 years, Symphony in the Park has been a summer favourite, not only to the residents of Burnaby, but to patrons from the all over the region. This free, outdoor concert features the Vancouver Symphony Orchestra performing exceptional symphonic music surrounded by the beauty of Burnaby’s Deer Lake Park.

This year’s performance of Symphony in the Park will transport listeners to other worlds, whether it’s the story of British spy (Monty Norman’s James Bond Theme), an adventure through another galaxy (Suite for Orchestra: III. Imperial March by John Williams) or the tale of a young wizard (William’s Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone I. Hedwig’s Theme).

Opera in the Park Burnaby
Vancouver Opera in the Park Burnaby – Photo submitted

Opera in the Park with Vancouver Opera

  • When: Sunday, July 16, 2023 from 7:30pm to 9:30pm

At Opera in the Park, powerhouse singers and the Vancouver Opera Orchestra and Chorus will perform instantly recognizable classics like Habanera from Bizet’s Carmen, the Queen of the Night’s hair-raising aria from Mozart’s The Magic Flute, and highlights from Gaetano Donizetti’s triumph of the comedic opera buffa style, Don Pasquale

Fun activities like face-painting, musical games, circus performers, giveaways and other surprises start at 3:00pm. At 5:45pm, enjoy a high energy celebration of the human voice that features Indigenous artists and JUNO-nominated choral group musica intima, before the Vancouver Opera Orchestra, Chorus, and powerhouse solo vocalists take the stage at 7:30pm for a compelling performance of selected music from our forthcoming 2023-2024 season.

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