October 1, 2, 6, 7, 8, 16, 22, 24, 29, 31
Since 1919, the VSO has been making beautiful music for aficionados and newcomers alike. The musicians travel all around Metro Vancouver to perform, but downtown’s stunning Orpheum Theatre has been home base since 1977. Sitting in the grand old theatre, with its soaring ceiling and exquisite chandelier, while listening to the VSO is an experience never to be forgotten.—Sheri Radford
VANCOUVER SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA
Musically Speaking series: Berlioz, Lalo, Liszt, Enesco and Ravel with Bramwell Tovey, conductor; and Chad Hoopes, violin (Oct 1). 8 pm. Symphony Sundays series: Berlioz, Lalo, Liszt, Enesco and Ravel with Bramwell Tovey, conductor; and Chad Hoopes, violin (Oct 2). 2 pm. Tea & Trumpets series: Overtures & Intermezzi With Hannah Han, piano (Oct 6). 2 pm. VSO Pops series: California Dreamin’—Pops Classics of the Boomer Era With Jeff Tyzik, conductor; and Kaleidoscope, vocalists (Oct 7-8). 8 pm. Kids’ Koncerts series: Inspector Tovey Investigates Rhythm With Bramwell Tovey, conductor; and Granville Street Irregulars (Oct 16). 2 pm. Masterworks Diamond series: Chatman, Beethoven and Mozart with Bramwell Tovey, conductor; Till Fellner, piano; and Vancouver Bach Choir (Oct 22, 24). 8 pm. Masterworks Silver series: Dvorák and Shostakovich with Douglas Boyd, conductor; and Daniel Müller-Schott, cello (Oct 29, 31). 8 pm.
Orpheum Theatre, Seymour St. at Smithe. Tickets 604-876-3434. www.vancouversymphony.ca