VAMSO ends season with A John Williams Tribute

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The Vancouver Academy of Music Symphony Orchestra  (VAMSO) ends its season with a tour de force finale of riveting film scores in A John Williams Tribute, May 7, 2017, 2pm at the Orpheum Theatre. This homage to the maestro of the movies will feature Williams’ epic and gripping works from Star Wars: The Force Awakens, Indiana Jones, Catch Me If You Can, and more performed by VAMSO under the baton of conductor Kathleen Allan.

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Symphonie Fantastique pairs Berlioz’s innovative masterpiece with imaginative new work by local, award-winning composer Benton Roark

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The Vancouver Academy of Music Symphony Orchestra (VAMSO) will embark on a thrilling musical journey with Hector Berlioz’s Symphonie Fantastique, February 19, 2017, 2pm at the Orpheum Theatre. In an afternoon inspired by ingenuity, VAMSO’s more than 100 musicians led by Music Director Leslie Dala will delve into Berlioz’s wildly visionary world of fantasy, named “the most innovative symphony of the 19th century” (The Guardian). The concert will also premiere A Stitch in Time, Vancouver composer Benton Roark’s latest creation. Continue reading

Childhood tale Peter and the Wolf comes to life in yesterday’s show at the Orpheum

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The Vancouver Academy of Music Symphony Orchestra (VAMSO) presents the timeless symphonic tale of Peter and the Wolf. The story of a boy outwitting a wolf came to life with over 100 musicians, young dancers from Goh Ballet, and narration from Bard on the Beach’s Christopher Gaze. Continue reading

VAMSO & Goh Ballet breathe life into symphonic fairytale, ‘Peter and the Wolf’

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The Vancouver Academy of Music Symphony Orchestra (VAMSO) presents Sergei Prokofiev’s timeless symphonic tale, Peter and the Wolf, November 27, 2016, 2pm at the Orpheum Theatre. This enchanting story of a boy outwitting a wolf will come to life with music by VAMSO’s more than 100 musicians, and a splendid performance by dancers of Goh Ballet choreographed by Adonis Daukaev. Bard on the Beach Founder & famed theatre figure, Christopher Gaze, will lend his voice as narrator for this delightful family event. Continue reading