VSO: Tea & Trumpets Concert Series
A Shakespearian Romp

When & Where November 16, 2023 at 2pm | Orpheum Theatre

Conductor David Bui Host Christopher Gaze

PROGRAM Bernstein's West Side Story: Overture; Mendelssohn's Midsummer Night's Dream - Nocturne; Midsummer Night's Dream - Intermezzo & Scherzo; Sibelius' The Tempest: Prelude; Tchaikovsky's Romeo and Juliet Fantasy-Overture

Reviewer John Jane

In a concert that offers up music connected to Shakespeare’s works, it’s perhaps fitting that it would start with Leonard Bernstein's Overture from West Side Story. Anyone who has seen either film version or a stage production of West Side Story has had no problem identifying it as being based on William Shakespeare’s Romeo and Juliet. In West Side Story, Romeo and Juliet are transposed from Italy in the sixteenth century to become Tony and Maria in New York City’s upper west side. Full review



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