Vancouver Symphony Orchestra

July 1 – 2, 2017

The Vancouver Symphony Orchestra will play in Whistler this summer bringing classical music to Whistler Olympic Plaza, our beautiful outdoor concert space. Bring a chair or blanket and celebrate Canada’s 150th anniversary of confederation this Canada Day with a magnificent full orchestra playing under the stars, absolutely free of charge.

2017 Concert Schedule:

Vancouver Symphony Orchestra Concerts

Saturday, July 1
Canada Day Concert

Location:Whistler Olympic Plaza
Time: 8:30 PM
Description: Enjoy the festivities of Canada Day in Whistler, including this free concert from the Vancouver Symphony Orchestra celebrating the national day.

Concert Details


Conductor: Bramwell Tovey

*Soloist: Marion Newman, mezzo-soprano


Composer Title of Piece
Lavallee O Canada
Godfrey Ridout Fall Fair Overture
Sir Ernest MacMillan Fantasy on Scottish Melodies
*Tovey Ancestral Voices
Bizet Carmen Suite
March of the Toreadors
Prelude & Aragonaise
Danse Boheme
Elgar Enigma Variations: Nimrod
Tchaikovsky 1812 Overture

Sunday, July 2

Location: Whistler Olympic Plaza
Time: 8:30 PM
Description: Spend the evening being treated to a performance by the Vancouver Symphony Orchestra against the stunning mountain backdrop. Concert details will be announced closer to the date.

Concert Details


Conductor: Bramwell Tovey


Composer Title of Piece
Brahms Hungarian Dance No. 4
Brahms Hungarian Dance No. 5
Vaughan Williams Fantasia on a Theme by Thomas Tallis
Dvorak Symphony No. 9, Op. 95, E minor,
From the New World

Whistler Institute Orchestra Student Concerts

Date Time Performance Location
June 30 1 PM Chamber Music Audain Art Museum
June 30 3 PM Chamber Music Town Plaza Gazebo
June 30 8 PM VSOIW Faculty Recital (all VSO musicians) Maury Young Arts Centre
July 1 2 PM Canada Day Chamber Music Roundhouse Lodge, Whistler Mountain
July 1 4:30 PM Chamber Concert Maury Young Arts Centre
July 2 11 AM Chamber Music Squamish Lil’wat Cultural Centre
July 2 1:30 PM Chamber Concert Maury Young Arts Centre
July 3 2 PM Whistler Institute Orchestra Concert Whistler Olympic Plaza
July Long Weekend in Whistler

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