Tributes from Otto Tausk, Karen Gerbrecht and from YOU
Roger Cole

Roger Cole has served as the Vancouver Symphony Orchestra’s Principal Oboe for 45 years. He has performed under five VSO Music Directors: Kazuyoshi Akiyama, Rudolf Barshai, Sergiu Comissiona, Bramwell Tovey and Otto Tausk. At the conclusion of the current season, he will retire from his position. We salute him once more with submissions from VSO Music Director Otto Tausk, and violinist Karen Gerbrecht.

We also invite YOU to send your memories and best wishes to Roger, as a doc, photo or video to a special Dropbox file.

June 10th, 2023

The VSO and VSO School of Music are excited for the return of Day of Music to Downtown Vancouver with FREE performances by musicians from across the Lower Mainland and beyond. Enjoy performances and activities by the VSO and others as we come together and celebrate the joy and fun of music.

Digital Performances 2022

Digital Performances 2021