June 10, 2023

Enjoy 12 FREE hours of music at these stages between 10am and 10pm

A free concert by the Vancouver Symphony Orchestra, led by Maestro Otto Tausk at 8pm at the Orpheum, featuring the following repertoire.

No tickets are required for any of the events on Day of Music. Arrive early for best seating.

Marriage of Figaro, K. 492: Overture
Symphony No. 7, Op. 70, D minor: III. Scherzo
Ancestral Voices, featuring Marion Newman, Mezzo-Soprano
Symphony No. 4, Op. 36, F minor: IV. Finale
Coriolan: Overture
John Williams
Star Wars: Suite for Orchestra
Symphony No.1, Op. 68, C minor: II. Andante sostenuto

Orpheum Stage

10am – 12:30pm
VSO Open Rehearsal
1:30pm – 2:45pm
Azalea Chinese Music Ensemble, then VSO SoM Intermezzo with Sinfonietta and Cello soloists
3:15pm – 4:15pm
Vancouver Kiwanis Music Festivals — Celebrating 100 years
4:45pm – 5:30pm
VCT presents: The Mighty Wurlitzer Organ.
Learn, Listen and Laugh with VSOSoM faculty member and Vancouver Civic Organist, Michael Dirk
8pm – 9:30pm
Vancouver Symphony Orchestra – Maestro Tausk conducts with special guest Marion Newman, mezzo-soprano

Westcoast Energy Hall

12pm – 12:30pm
Winding into the unknown Silk Road Music
1pm – 1:30pm
Musical kaleidoscope Lebeda-Zaenker duo (violin, guitar)
1:45pm – 2:15pm
Musical Travels with Saxophilia Saxophilia Saxophone Quartet
2:45pm – 3:15pm
Barbershop Harmony – up close!
The Squares Barbershop Quartet
4:15pm – 4:45pm
Vostok: Vocal music from Eastern Europe and the Balkans
5:15pm – 5:45pm
The Canadian Solo Violin Jack Campbell
6pm – 6:30pm
Alderwood Ensemble – Naomi Guy and Sunny She / Violin Duo Discovery
7:15pm – 7:45pm
Blackthorn Blossoms
Celtic roots – branching out…

Pyatt Hall

10am – 10:30am
Cellissimo! VSOSoM cello ensembles
11am – 11:30am
Take You to China by Music – VSO SoM Golden Pearl Ensemble
12pm – 12:30pm
The Great American Songbook: Jazz Standards with VSO SoM Students
1:45pm – 2:15pm
Blue Notes and Grooves: Luke Young Quartet Live in Performance
2:45pm – 3:15pm
Unheard voices of Iran: Ava Shadmani, Violin
3:45pm – 4:15pm
Beth Orson Tribute Quintet
VSO Chamber Ensemble
4:45pm – 5:15pm
The Nightingale’s Dream – Art Songs of Berg, Schoenberg, and Strauss – City Opera Vancouver
6:30pm – 7:15pm
Dancing 40 Fingers
Quartetto Vivo 2 Pianos 8 Hands
8pm – 9pm
Mohamed Assani Trio
sitar, bass, percussion

Willms Salon

10:30am – 11am
Handmade Hybrid, a collection of works and experiments
Sam Meadahl (electro-acoustic)
11:30am – 12pm
Violin Charmer – Larisa Lebeda
12:30pm – 1pm
Jon Roper – Guitar
1:30pm – 2pm
Wayfinder – Mohamed Assani
2:15pm – 2:45pm
Solo piano recital – The Vancouver Chopin Society
3:15pm – 3:45pm
Music for Woodwind Chamber Ensemble
VSO SoM Adult Woodwind Ensemble
4:15pm – 4:45pm
Multicultural Duet – Amir Eslami (mridangam, ney)
5:15pm – 5:45pm
Musical Transformations – Piano 4-hands
The Meeks Duo (Scott Meek and Clare Yuan)
6:15pm – 6:45pm
Estelle Copéry – Solo Piano

Workshop Rooms

ROOM 411

10am – 12:30pm
 Instrument Play Zone – Meet Traditional Chinese Instruments!
1pm – 3:30pm
VSO SoM Instrument Playzone
4pm – 4:30pm
The Art of Sarode by Hriday Buddhdev – Ali Akbar College of Music

ROOM 412

10am – 1pm
VSO SoM Mini Music Makers Mini-classes
1:30pm – 2:15pm
Creative Compositions- Everyone is a composer!
3:00pm – 3:30pm
Upbeat Trio – open coaching with Carla Dodek and performance
3:30pm – 4:30pm
VSO SoM Interactive Quartet Rehearsal with Henry Shapard
4:45pm – 5:30pm
Jazz combo Lab with Miles Black
10:15am – 10:45am
Aiden Thorne
11:15am – 11:45am
Matthew Li – Piano
12:15pm – 12:45pm
Kunda Duo
kora and percussion
2pm – 2:30pm
Will Clements’ COMPASS
jazz combo
3pm – 3:30pm
jazz, swing, & blues band
4pm – 4:30pm
UBC Percussion Ensemble
5pm – 5:30pm
Pals Jazz Quartet
jazz combo
7:00pm – 7:45pm
VSO SoM Opera Ensemble
8:30pm – 9:30pm
Love for Ukraine
Association of United Ukrainian Canadians
dance and folk ensemble
10am – 11:30am
VSO SoM: Instrument Play Zone with Ukeleles, violin and guitar
11:30am – 12pm
VSO SoM: Meet the Ukelele mini classes
12pm – 12:30pm
VSO SoM: Meet the Ukelele mini classes
12:30pm – 1pm
VSO SoM: Meet the Ukelele mini classes
1pm – 1:30pm
VSO SoM: Meet the Ukelele mini classes
1:30pm – 2pm
Punjabi Folk Dance Bhangra Dance workshop
Royal Academy of Punjab
2:30pm – 3pm
Ian Cromwell – Rock and Pop Classics
3:30pm – 4:15pm
Kristin Fung – Funky R&B
4:45pm – 5:30pm
Funky Brass Band – Pop Playlist
Cookin’ With Brass
12pm – 12:30pm
Tina Wang’s Saxophone Academy
saxophone and piano
12:45pm – 1:15pm
An Exquisite Hour
The Postmodern Camerata Society (piano, voice, woodwind)
1:30pm – 2pm
Solitude in Nature: Brahms, Meyerbeer, and Schubert
Music Friends (piano, voice, clarinet)
2:15pm – 2:45pm
Estrellita – Opera Lirica (formerly Opera Opulenza)
3pm – 3:30pm
Daniel Hersog and Chris Sigerson Duo
piano, trumpet
3:45pm – 4:15pm
Caisley Piano – Violin Duo
12pm – 12:30pm
Serbian Prog Jazz
Lax Phobia (piano and vibraphone)
12:45pm – 1:15pm
Improvised Themes
Dr. Greg Caisley, piano
1:30pm – 2pm
VSO Chamber Players
Katrina Chitty, Grace Huang & Jenny Jonquil
2:15pm – 2:45pm
Festive Summer 2023
The Melodious Trio (piano trio)
3pm – 3:30pm
Dan Reynolds (piano) and Luciano Rigobelo (guitar)
3:45pm – 4:15pm
Estelle Copéry – Solo Piano

Enter to Win

Join us at any of our venues or enter below to win tickets to one of our Summer Movie Nights at the Orpheum part of Movie Nights with the VSO presented by TELUS! Including Star Wars: The Force Awakens in Concert, Ratatouille in Concert, Bugs Bunny at the Symphony, and Jurassic Park in Concert.