VSO: Tea & Trumpets Concert Series

Orchestral Dances

When & Where September 21, 2023 at 2pm | Orpheum Theatre

Conductor Andrew Crust Host Christopher Gaze

PROGRAM Ginastera's Estancia: Four Dances: The Land Workers, Falla's El Amor Brujo: Ritual Fire Dance, Turina's La Oracion del Torero, Piazzolla's Milonga del Angel, Schifrin's Tango del Atadecer, Villa-Labos's Bachianas Brasileiras, Arturo Márquez's Danzon No. 2, Moncayo's Huapango for Orchestra, Moncayo's Huapango for Orchestra & Ginastera's Estancia: Four Dances IV. Malambo - Final Dance

Reviewer John Jane

The Vancouver Symphony Orchestra opened a new season of their immensely popular Tea & Trumpets concert series with a new series sponsor Parc Retirement Living TM. The first concert’s central theme features music from South America, Mexico and Spain. Full review


Movie Nights with the VSO

West Side Story™ Film with Orchestra

When & Where April 22, 2023 at 7pm & April 23, 2023 & 2pm | Orpheum Theatre

Conductor Andrew Crust

Reviewer John Jane

Maestro Andrew Crust leads the Vancouver Symphony Orchestra in a heart-pounding interpretation of Leonard Bernstein’s Stravinsky-inspired score that has long been considered a “popular masterpiece.” The orchestra fittingly begin the concert with Overture, a medley of the soundtrack’s musical highlights: Tonight, Maria, Mambo and The Rumble. Full review



Chor Leoni

PopCappella III

When & Where March 3 at 8pm, March 4 at 5pm & 8pm | St. Andrew's-Wesley United Church, 1022 Nelson Street

Conductor Erick Lichte Featured musicians Ken Cormier – Piano, Jodi Proznick – Bass, Keith Sinclair – Guitar & Liam Macdonald - Percussion

Reviewer John Jane

Accomplished a cappella singing, clever arrangements and an adventurous spirit have allowed the sixty-plus members of Chor Leoni to become one of North America's best male choirs. Partly because of the size of the choir and also the need for ideal acoustics, the group regularly perform in the sanctuary of St. Andrews-Wesley United Church. Full review



Off The Vine: Arizona Wine Festival

When & Where Saturday February 18, 2023, | Steam Pump Ranch, Oro Valley, AZ

Reviewer Patricia Cassidy

Wine plus great music, plus good food – a winning combination. Plus, blue skies, no wind and a temperature of 23C made for a perfect day for an outdoor festival in Oro Valley which is about 10 miles north of Tucson. Full review