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.
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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