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Vancouver Academy of Music Symphony Orchestra promotes music appreciation for all ages (& a giveaway!) Vancouver Academy of Music Symphony Orchestra promotes music appreciation for all ages (& a giveaway!)
The Vancouver Academy of Music Symphony Orchestra’s most ambitious concert yet. At the Orpheum on Saturday, November 18th, VAMSO will perform an inspired and... Vancouver Academy of Music Symphony Orchestra promotes music appreciation for all ages (& a giveaway!)

The Vancouver Academy of Music Symphony Orchestra’s most ambitious concert yet.

At the Orpheum on Saturday, November 18th, VAMSO will perform an inspired and energetic program including Beethoven’s 9th Symphony, Triple Concerto and Fidelio Overture.

What makes this concert special is not only the wide array of talent – both young and professional alike – but that the evening is geared towards young children, too.

Lifelong music appreciation and learning about the artform from a young age continues off stage during the evening.

Following intermission, children 8 and under – who may not wish to sit through the entire program – can attend a music appreciation workshop with VAM’s Early Childhood Education teacher, soprano Chloe Hurst.

At this original and thoughtful event, children can participate in various activities and even watch a film screening of Beethoven Lives Upstairs.

Included in the lineup are three virtuoso young musicians from Vancouver who have returned from their illustrious musical educations – at Juilliard, Guildhall, and Yale – to perform in the evening.

Jonathan Chan, Jonathan Lo & Naomi Woo

They return to the city to take to the stage with 110 young musicians from throughout the Lower Mainland, along with singers from Vancouver Opera’s Young Artists Program and the Vancouver Bach Choir – all directed by the revered Leslie Dala.

The size, scale and duration of Beethoven’s 9th is unlike anything undertaken by VAMSO to date. It requires a tremendous number of participants, and its length – at just under 2 ½ hours – necessitates much rehearsal and commitment.

In short, this is more than simply a school production, with some of the finest musical talent in the city taking to the stage to create a complex, stunning array of sound. As I’m sure you can imagine, the evening is sure to be a celebration of musical talents in Vancouver across various organizations, while promoting music appreciation for all ages. That an event can feature one of the best-loved and most challenging pieces of classical music, involve so many members of the community, and appeal to adults and children as young as three alike, is astonishing.

My husband and I will be attending the November 18th performance and I am really looking forward to a date night of music listening and appreciation.

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The Vancouver Academy of Music is generously offering up 2 tickets to the November 18th symphony.  To enter the giveaway, fill in the Rafflecopter form below.  Good luck!

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Jessica Blumel

Nice to meet you! I'm Jessica a.k.a North Shore Mama. This site was born out of my love for my daughters and the desire to share my motherhood journey with fellow moms. I believe we're all in this craziness called 'parenthood' together and North Shore Mama is my way of reaching out to anyone who needs a laugh, a cry or dinner inspiration. Thank you so much for reading!

  • Jen

    November 8, 2012 #1 Author

    I was a flute girl myself. Grae will play anything she can get her hands on… Xylophone, shakers, drums, whistles, spoons, even pots and pans. :)

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    • northshoremama

      November 8, 2012 #2 Author

      I love the flute! Do you still play? That is a beautiful instrument!

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  • Chantal

    November 8, 2012 #3 Author

    Another amazing giveaway. Thank you!

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    • Chantal

      November 8, 2012 #4 Author

      And I didn’t have an ear for instruments, unless you count the kazoo. And both my children love all instruments, especially the guitar.

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  • Amy

    November 10, 2012 #6 Author

    Symphony no9 is one of my favorites! I grew up with it. Itll be so cool to hear it live! Wait, does this make me a nerd?

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    • northshoremama

      November 10, 2012 #7 Author

      No, not at all! We are pretty excited to see it ourselves! Good luck!

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  • Brandee

    November 10, 2012 #8 Author

    I grew up playing the piano, played the fllute in elementary school then learned the bassoon in high school. My son would love to learn the guitar but he has a drum kit right now too.

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  • Koryn Heisler

    November 13, 2012 #10 Author

    I played the flute, albeit horribly. My boys are both still young, but love making music on their little piano.

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    • northshoremama

      November 14, 2012 #11 Author

      Pianos seem to be a hit with the wee ones, don’t they! Thanks for entering! Good luck!

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  • Heather

    November 14, 2012 #12 Author

    Piano for both of us!

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    • northshoremama

      November 14, 2012 #13 Author

      Us too :) Thanks for joining in on the giveaway fun!

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  • Jennifer Korba Gill

    November 14, 2012 #14 Author

    what a great giveaway. We are getting our two year old a ukulele for Christmas. Music is so important

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    • northshoremama

      November 14, 2012 #15 Author

      That’s an amazing Christmas gift! I am huge advocate for the Arts, as well! Good luck!

      Reply

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