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!)

Get tickets to the Vancouver Symphony Orchestra for $15

Images courtesy of Vancouver Symphony Orchestra

Images courtesy of Vancouver Symphony Orchestra

Are you 35 or under? Kind of interested in classical music? Always wanted to go to the symphony but never got around to it?

Also, are you on a tight budget?

If so, the Vancouver Symphony Orchestra has a deal for you. The VSO – one of Canada’s largest and oldest symphonies – is offering a unique “all-access” pass for people ages 35 or under or full-time students. Sign up and you can nab tickets to one of the VSO’s more than 150 yearly concerts for the bargain price of $15. (A shout-out to Vancouver is Awesome’s “Cheap Stuff” column for putting this on our radar.)

The TD All-Access Pass is meant to give young people a chance to experience live classical music at a fraction of the usual costs. Anyone who meets the criteria can sign up for a free membership. Then, you’re able to purchase up to two tickets per concert for just $15 each. Tickets can be for any section, excluding the dress circle (i.e. the front-row seats).  Continue reading:
Get tickets to the Vancouver Symphony Orchestra for $15

Things To Do In Vancouver This Weekend

Things To Do In Vancouver This Weekend

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Happy Chinese and Lunar New Year!  Don’t miss out on the celebrations and festivals around Metro Vancouver this weekend.  Read on for our top picks for things to do in Vancouver this Friday through Sunday…
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Things To Do In Vancouver This Weekend