Kickstart the Holiday with Vancouver Academy of Music Symphony Orchestra
The Four Seasons and The Nutcracker at the Orpheum Theatre, Dec 11

November 9, 2022, Vancouver, BC — Holiday treats, passage of the seasons, and the thrill of a fast car…the Vancouver Academy of Music Symphony Orchestra (VAMSO) is pleased to present its winter concert that will tickle one’s senses and promises to be the perfect event to kickstart the holiday season. The Four Seasons and The Nutcracker Suite is held at the iconic Orpheum Theatre on December 11, 2022.

“We are excited to play two perennial favourites of the season, Tchaikovsky’s The Nutcracker Suite and Vivaldi’s The Four Seasons at this concert,” says Vancouver Academy of Music President & CEO, Joseph Elworthy. “One of which is a holiday staple, and another perfectly depicts the passage of time and seasons – there’s nothing more fitting than these two pieces.”

Inspired by festive holiday treats, The Nutcracker Suite will whisk the audience away to a faraway land full of musical delights and indulgences. VAMSO’s Concertmaster, Caitlin Wong, will take the spotlight as the solo violinist in The Four Seasons, filled with musical images of harvest celebrations, thunderous storms, frozen landscapes, and festive pastoral dancing. In addition, John Adam’s Short Ride in a Fast Machine is rich in fast-paced rhythms and textures, mimicking the feeling of getting into a fast car.

VAMSO is the senior ensemble of the Vancouver Academy of Music’s Orchestral Program, performing seminal works of the Western orchestral tradition. Each year, the orchestra presents four mainstage concerts – the Orpheum Series – at downtown Vancouver’s Orpheum Theatre. VAMSO is proud to bring back this flagship event series that was once on hold due to the pandemic.

The Four Seasons and The Nutcracker Suite will be at the Orpheum Theatre on Sunday, December 11 at 2pm. General admissions are only $15, or $10 for students/seniors. Tickets are available online at until Friday, December 9 at 2pm or at the door starting at 1pm on December 11.

This is the second concert of VAMSO’s 2022/23 Orpheum Series. The remaining concert dates will be announced at a later time.

About Vancouver Academy of Music

Founded in 1969, the Vancouver Academy of Music (VAM) is a non-profit institution that strives to spread the love of learning and musical excellence. In addition to its primary focus as a centre of music education, VAM also acts as a central hub for concerts and cultural events, producing a wide variety of performances – orchestra, chamber music, vocal theatre, recitals and masterclasses – that offer a wonderful opportunity to enrich the public’s cultural experience within VAM’s musical community.

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