Vancouver Symphony Orchestra

The 2016 event has passed - thank you to everyone who made it a success. We’ll add information on 2017 events when it becomes available. The Vancouver Symphony Orchestra will once again play in Whistler this summer bringing classical music to Whistler Olympic Plaza, our beautiful outdoor concert space. Bring a chair or blanket and prepare to be amazed at the sound of a full orchestra playing for free - the perfect addition to July long weekend in the mountains.

Friday, 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

Artists

Conductor: Bramwell Tovey

*Soloist: Albert Seo, cello

Program

  • Lehar - Gold and Silver Waltz
  • Tchaikovsky - 1812 Overture
  • Lavalle - O Canada
  • Morawetz - Carnival Overture
  • *Tchaikovsky - Variations on a Rococo Theme
  • Tchaikovsky - Gold and Silver Waltz

Saturday, July 2

Location: Whistler Olympic Plaza
Time: 2:00 PM
Description: Spend the afternoon being treated to a performance by the Vancouver Symphony Orchestra against the stunning mountain backdrop.

Concert Details

Artists

Conductor/ Narrator*: Bramwell Tovey

Program

  • Wagner - Die Meistersinger: Overture
  • *Prokofiev - Peter and the Wolf, Op. 67
  • Beethoven - Symphony No. 5, Op. 67, C minor
    I Allegro con brio
    II Andante con moto
    III Allegro
    IV Allegro

Whistler Presents: Whistler Institute Orchestra Concert

The Whistler Institute Orchestra is presented by the Vancouver Symphony Orchestral Institute at Whistler in partnership with the Resort Municipality of Whistler. From June 26 - July 5, these 90 students will participate in an intensive orchestral program around Whistler Village, led by Maestro Tovey and a faculty of VSO musicians. For more info about the VSO Institute at Whistler, please visit www.vsoinstitute.ca.

Tuesday, July 5

Location: Whistler Olympic Plaza
Time: 7:30 PM
Description: Join the Vancouver Symphony Orchestra’s internationally acclaimed music director Maestro Bramwell Tovey and the one-of-a-kind Whistler Institute Orchestra, comprised of 90 immensely talented students from around the globe, for an evening concert at Whistler Olympic Plaza. The Whistler Institute Orchestra’s second annual concert features an epic program including Richard Strauss’s seductive Don Juan, Aram Khachaturian’s passionate Adagio of Spartacus and Phrygia, and Igor Stravinsky’s revolutionary The Rite of Spring. Bring a blanket or pull up a chair and enjoy a wonderful summer evening, embracing these incredible young musicians and emerging professionals.

Concert Details

Program

  • Khachaturian – Adagio from the ballet Spartacus
  • R.Strauss – Don Juan
  • Stravinsky – The Rite of Spring

More Performances

Thursday, June 30

Location: Maury Young Arts Centre
Time: 8:00 PM


Friday, July 1

Location: Top of Whistler Village Gondola
Time: 2:30 PM


Sunday, July 3

Location: Maury Young Arts Centre
Time: 8:00 PM


Sunday, July 3

Location: Whistler Village Gazebo
Time: 12:30 PM
Description: Students of the VSOIW will perform a special concert at the Town Plaza Gazebo on the Village Stroll. This open-air event will feature chamber music from a variety of composers and genres.


Sunday, July 3

Location: Maury Young Arts Centre
Time: 3:00 PM


Monday, July 4

Location: Maury Young Arts Centre
Time: 4:30 PM


Tuesday, July 5

Location: Whistler Village Gazebo
Time: 2:00 PM
Description: Music as big as all outdoors, as students of the VSOIW perform a special concert at the Town Plaza Gazebo on the Village Stroll. There will be a wide variety of composers and genres featured.

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