Vancouver Academy of Music is celebrating its 50th anniversary season, March 1st, with a special presentation in honour of the genius of Ludwig van Beethoven. Resounding Joy: Beethoven’s Ninth Symphony, on Sunday, March 1, 2020 at 2pm at the Orpheum Theatre.
Faculty from past & present, guest artists, and the Vancouver Bach Choir take the stage to honour Beethoven’s 250th Anniversary with a concert of three of his greatest works
Under the baton of Conductor Emeritus Leslie Dala, more than 100 students from the VAM Symphony Orchestra (VAMSO), four esteemed vocal soloists, the Vancouver Bach Choir, and members of VAM’s choral program will perform a dazzling concert featuring Beethoven’s most revered works. The program order will see Fidelio Overture open the concert, followed by Piano Concerto No. 4, and will conclude with Symphony No. 9.
“As part of VAM’s 50th anniversary season, we are delighted to join the global celebration honouring the 250th anniversary of Beethoven’s birth. This extraordinary concert pays tribute to Beethoven’s musical genius and his tremendous accomplishments and contributions to western classical music,” says Joseph Elworthy, President and CEO of VAM. “We are thrilled to showcase members from our VAM faculty — past and present — coupled with our longtime collaborative partner, the Vancouver Bach Choir, in this spectacular concert. Audience members will be moved by the themes of hope and joy within these glorious works, and bear witness to the powerful and positive effect music has on the community.”
VAM is a non-profit institution founded in 1969 by the Community Arts Council of Vancouver, Located near Vanier Park, the instructional programs at VAM offer a wide range of classical training for students of instrumental and vocal music.
In addition to private lessons and class instruction, VAM students have the opportunity to participate in master classes, technique classes, vocal theatre workshops, and chamber music. For students of orchestral instruments, VAM is home to four symphony orchestras: Pre-Junior Symphony, Junior Symphony, Intermediate Symphony, and the VAM Symphony Orchestra (VAMSO) under the direction of Musical Director and Principal Conductor Ian Parker.
Vancouver Academy of Music’s Resounding Joy: Beethoven’s Ninth Symphony, on Sunday, March 1, 2020 at 2pm at the Orpheum Theatre, visit
vancouveracademyofmusic.com for performance details and tickets.