The Vancouver Youth Symphony Orchestra presents approximately 10 concerts each year. Led by acclaimed professional Conductors, Roger Cole, Rick Dorfer, Janna Sailor (on leave 2016-2017), and Jin Zhang, performances take place in both community settings and professional venues.
We encourage you to join us for a concert! Admission to most of our concerts is by donation (Minimum suggested donation – $10 per person). For special events like VYSO Anniversary concerts (every 5 years), ticket information will be available here.
Get Your Canadian Spirit On!
To celebrate Canada’s 150th birthday, the VYSO is presenting an ALL ORCHESTRA CONCERT
at the Chan Centre for the Performing Arts on May 14, 2017 at 3pm.
We are calling it GLOWING HEARTS – CANADA’S 150TH WITH THE VYSO
Contact Chan Centre Box office for tickets:
$25.00/adult, $20/senior & student, $10/child 12 & under
Gift of Song
Debut Orchestra Community Concert
Saturday, March 4, 2017 – 2:00 pm
George Pearson Centre,
Intermediate & Junior Orchestra Concerto Winners’ Concert
Don’t miss the brilliance of the 2016 VYSO Intermediate and Junior Concerto Competition Winners’ solo performances, along with Mozart’s Impressario Overture, Beethoven’s Symphony No. 8 and Mozart’s Symphony No. 29!
Sunday, March 5, 2017 – 7:00 pm
North Vancouver, B.C.
Glowing Hearts – Canada’s 150th with the VYSO *Ticketed Event*
The Vancouver Youth Symphony Orchestra will celebrate Canada’s 150th birthday in grand style, with a full program of Canadian works and guests, including composers Bramwell Tovey, Frederick Schipizky, Christopher Nickel, Mark Haney, Mark Armanini, violinist Trent Freeman and the Vancouver Inter-Cultural Orchestra, along with the 285 talented young musicians of the VYSO. Celebrate Canadian Pride with us!
Sunday, May 14, 2017 – 3:00 pm
Chan Centre for the Performing Arts
University of British Columbia, Vancouver, B.C.
Notable Guest Artists
VYSO students have the privilege each year of being inspired and guided by the work of guest musical artists, including notable conductors, composers and renowned performers in the freelance musical community of Metro Vancouver and affiliated with: Vancouver Symphony Orchestra, Vancouver Bach Choir, Vancouver Opera, Vancouver Academy of Music, University of British Columbia, University of Victoria, Borealis String Quartet, Infinitus Trio, The Kitchener-Waterloo Symphony, and Victoria Symphony.
VYSO musicians have an opportunity each year to compete to perform as soloists with their orchestras. Please see Annual Concerto Competition for more information.