It’s coming! HARRY POTTER AND THE PHILOSOPHER’S STONE™ goes on sale on TOMORROW, MAY 19, AT 9AM!
The concert will feature the Vancouver Symphony Orchestra performing every note from HARRY POTTER AND THE PHILOSOPHER’S STONE™. Audiences will be able to relive the magic of the film in high-definition on the big screen at the Orpheum, while hearing the orchestra perform the unforgettable score by John Williams.
Friday, July 22, 7pm
Saturday, July 23, 2pm
COMING THIS FALL to the Orpheum...RAIDERS OF THE LOST ARK!
The movie that started it all! The original Indiana Jones adventure, re-mastered and presented on the big screen at the Orpheum, with the orchestra playing the famous, award-winning score by John Williams LIVE on stage. Constantine Kitsopoulos is the guest conductor with the Vancouver Symphony Orchestra in this whip-cracking action and adventure classic.
Saturday, November 5 at 7:30pm
Sunday, November 6, at 2pm
Just one of the great feature films in our series The VSO at the Movies.
“I want to apologize to you for all the grownups who make funding decisions. The grownups have failed you,” Bramwell Tovey said into a megaphone. “We need to have grownups that say music must be part of the school curriculum.”
The Georgia Straight reports on the student-led silent orchestra demonstration that was held June 7th to protest VSB cuts to music programs. (photo: Tammy Kwan, Georgia Straight)
John Lucas at The Georgia Straight catches up with Brent Havens and Tony Vincent in advance of their VSO show The Music of David Bowie - A Symphonic Odyssey. Link
Bramwell Tovey, the Vancouver Symphony Orchestra and the Vancouver Bach Choir invite you to a very special Last Night of the Proms celebration! Yes, this is Bramwell taking a selfie at last year's Proms concerts - and yes, that's as awesome as it sounds.
All of the Pomp and Circumstance of this popular performance - not to mention outright musical fun - will be on display, with audience participation happily encouraged. From favourites such as the "Fantasia on British Sea Songs," "Jerusalem" and "I was Glad," to Britten's "Simple Symphony" (featuring the VSO School of Music Sinfonietta).
The extraordinary Euphonium soloist David Childs is also featured in a concerto by Gordon Jenkins, the incredibly popular Welsh composer who shot to fame with music used in a commercial for DeBeers diamonds! The concert is also a fitting tribute to H.M. Queen Elizabeth in her 90th year, as we celebrate her reign over the "Land of Hope and Glory."
The original series of "Promenade" concerts began at London’s Queen’s Hall in 1895, with Henry Wood as conductor. The events were intended to attract a broad audience by offering inexpensive concerts in an informal setting, where people could "Promenade," or walk about and mingle. The BBC assumed responsibility for the series in 1927, and by the 1950s conductor Malcolm Sargent firmly established the unbuttoned, "national knees up" atmosphere of the Last Night of the Proms in television broadcasts watched by millions all around the world.
For more on the history of the Proms visit http://www.bbc.co.uk/guides/zxw3b9q