Vancouver Symphony Orchestra performs to thousands at free, outdoor concert

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Last year, thousands gathered at Sunset Beach for the first annual Symphony at Sunset, a free, open-air concert taking place in Downtown Vancouver.

For 2019, the Symphony is back for another year of beautiful music by the beach. Last year, more than 14,000 people attended the free concert at Sunset Beach. This year, it is expected that even more people will attend, so organizers are working to ensure that the event will remain free and accessible for music-lovers of all ages.

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Vancouver Symphony Orchestra performs to thousands at free, outdoor concert

Vancouver Neighbourhoods: Granville Street

Atmospheric Granville Street. (Tourism Vancouver/Nelson Mouellic)

Located in the heart of Vancouver, Granville Street is considered the city’s main entertainment district. Lined with countless restaurants, bars and nightclubs whose neon signs spark to life as darkness falls, the strip pulses with activity during weekends. As a main thoroughfare, Granville Street is easy to get to, whether your pleasure lies in shopping by day or shimmying on the dance floor at night.

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Vancouver Neighbourhoods: Granville Street

Vancouver Symphony Orchestra to Host Two Free Outdoor Concerts this July

Vancouver Symphony Orchestra in the Park

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The Vancouver Symphony Orchestra (VSO) is hosting two exciting events this summer as part of their free outdoor concert series.

On Sunday, July 8, the VSO will host their incredibly popular ‘Symphony in the Park’ outdoor concert at Deer Lake Park. Then the VSO will host their first ever ‘Symphony @ Sunset’ on Saturday, July 14 at Sunset Beach in English Bay!

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Vancouver Symphony Orchestra to Host Two Free Outdoor Concerts this July

Harry Potter, Like You’ve Never Seen Before… With a Live Orchestra!

harry potter live in concert vancouver

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Almost everyone can recognize the iconic soundtrack of the extremely successful Harry Potter movie franchise. Play a few seconds of the bars of the opening and you can’t help but picture yourself in a world of witchcraft and wizardry.

From Thursday, July 5 to Saturday, July 7, 2018 the Vancouver Symphony Orchestra will be bringing the Harry Potter soundtrack to life with a live performance of Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix in Concert, the fifth film of the series.

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Harry Potter, Like You’ve Never Seen Before… With a Live Orchestra!

Win Your Own “Fifty Shades of Romance in Vancouver” Trip!

Fifty Shades Fever!

Fifty Shades Freed will be released in theatres on February 9, and Tourism Vancouver is celebrating the film’s Vancouver presence with a sizzling sweepstakes that’s sure to spice up your Love Day.

Part One of our three-day “Fifty Shades of Romance in Vancouver” campaign features 16 playful activities sure to impress your Valentine’s Day date – whether boyfriend or girlfriend, husband or wife, best friend or favourite family member.

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Win Your Own “Fifty Shades of Romance in Vancouver” Trip!

Date Idea: Seeing the VSO for Cheap

Sourced from the VSO

Sourced from the VSO

When I was single, one of my favourite solo dates was going to see the Vancouver Symphony Orchestra (VSO). I’d get a seat in the upper balcony and let the swells of the music wash over me in my blissful solitude. It was exhilarating, almost as if the Orchestra was playing just for me.

I’ve gone on dates with romantic interests to the VSO and, over the course of our relationship, my boyfriend and I have also gone a few times. Each outing, we had a lovely evening together (far better than our usual staying at home and vegging). Neither of us are musical experts (despite my decade of piano lessons), but we enjoyed hearing the intricacies of each of the pieces on the program and marvelling at the genius of the soloists who played.

A little known fact is that the VSO can actually be an incredibly affordable date. I’m always urging more people to go since there’s a misconception that it’s a spendy treat. If you follow these tips, you can see amazing live symphony performances for $30 or less per person. Given that a movie ticket can cost up to $23.50, the VSO is a really good deal.

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Date Idea: Seeing the VSO for Cheap

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!)