Vancouver Civic Theatres Now Offering Self-Guided Tours of the Historic Orpheum

This summer Vancouver Civic Theatres (VCT) is offering self-guided tours of the Orpheum, one of the most beautiful concert halls in North America.

The Orpheum, a designated National Heritage Site, was built in 1927. The theatre hosts international musicians, concerts, and unique events, and is home to the beloved Vancouver Symphony Orchestra.

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Vancouver Civic Theatres Now Offering Self-Guided Tours of the Historic Orpheum

Acclaimed Vancouver string quartet premieres new works this Sunday

Borealis String Quartet. Steven Lemay photo.

Borealis String Quartet. Steven Lemay photo.

A Vancouver string quartet is premiering a new program that is intended to take listeners on a sonic journey.

Presented by Borealis String Quartet, Landscapes: A Northern Odyssey features a world-premiere composition, String Quartet No. 5, written especially for the Quartet by Vancouver composer, Owen Underhill. The BSQ will perform the piece alongside two contrasting works, one from Latvian-Canadian composer Imant Raminsh, the other by Chinese-Canadian composer Xiao-Ou Hu, both Vancouver premieres. This hot classical action takes place beginning at 3 p.m. this Sunday, March 12 at the Orpheum Annex (823 Seymour St.).

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Acclaimed Vancouver string quartet premieres new works this Sunday

Vancouver Civic Theatres’ Upcoming Public Programs

Learn the basics of architectural photography with instructor Doug Williams. This course will teach you techniques for window light portraits, using flash, methods of creating abstracts, and long exposures outdoors. Review your work in the class and practice with the instructor’s one-on-one support. This course is low cost, so if you’ve got a keen interest in photography but are low on resources, this is the opportunity you’ve been looking for.

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Vancouver Civic Theatres’ Upcoming Public Programs

Culture Days 2016: Here’s What Vancouver Civic Theatres Has in Store, Sep 30 – Oct 2

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In celebration of Culture Days, a 3 day-long annual collaborative pan-Canadian movement from Sept. 30- Oct. 2 to raise the awareness, accessibility, participation and engagement of all Canadians in the arts and cultural life of their communities, Vancouver Civic Theatres is hosting three free and fun events.

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Culture Days 2016: Here’s What Vancouver Civic Theatres Has in Store, Sep 30 – Oct 2

Vancouver Civic Theatres Offers Free Guided Summer Tours of the Historic Orpheum Theatre

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This summer, Vancouver Civic Theatres (VCT) is offering free guided tours of the Orpheum, one of the most beautiful concert halls in North America.

The Orpheum, a designated National Heritage Site, was built in 1927. Each year the theatre hosts international musicians, popular concerts and unique events; it is also home to the beloved Vancouver Symphony Orchestra.

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Vancouver Civic Theatres Offers Free Guided Summer Tours of the Historic Orpheum Theatre

Culture Days at Vancouver Civic Theatres’ Orpheum, Sept. 26 (Free Ticket Giveaway!)

photo: Orpheum Theatre

photo: Orpheum Theatre

Vancouver Civic Theatres opens their doors for an engaging open house at the Orpheum. The event is being held Saturday, September 26 from 1pm – 4pm. Enter through the historic Granville Street entrance and box office.

Vancouver’s favourite concert hall, a Canadian National Historic Site and home to the Vancouver Symphony Orchestra, the Orpheum shines with old world glamour and stories of Vancouver’s entertainment past, present and future.

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Culture Days at Vancouver Civic Theatres’ Orpheum, Sept. 26 (Free Ticket Giveaway!)

Symphonic Overdrive – Randy Bachman with the VSO this Wednesday!

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What do you get when you combine one of Canada’s most rockin’ guitarists with the Vancouver Symphony Orchestra? People taking care of business, that’s what.

On May 20, guitarist Randy Bachman will perform his hits with the symphony orchestra at the Orpheum Theatre (601 Smithe St.). Bachman, of course, was the driving force, along with Burton Cummings, in The Guess Who, and he put the “Bachman” in Bachman-Turner Overdrive. So this is going to be a night of classic songs, done in a whole new way.

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Symphonic Overdrive – Randy Bachman with the VSO this Wednesday!