Bach’s Orchestral Suite in D
Jul 24

Bach’s Orchestral Suite in D

Baroque specialist Julia Wedman leads Bach’s much-loved Air on the G String, plus Handel’s explosive Royal Fireworks, and a concerto inspired by bird song. Wedman also shines a light on Maria ...
Mendelssohn’s Italian Symphony
Jul 25

Mendelssohn’s Italian Symphony

Associate Conductor Giuseppe Pietraroia evokes the sights and sounds of Italy, as captured by Felix Mendelssohn in a musical postcard brimming with Neapolitan flavour! Respighi serves up ‘old wine i...
Mozart and Martinis
Jul 26

Mozart and Martinis

Start your weekend right with a cocktail, appetizers, and the excellence of the VS in the most intimate and informal of settings. One of our signature events, this highly social...
VS at Qualicum Beach
Jul 28

VS at Qualicum Beach

Tickets on sale at The Mulberry Bush Book Store (130 W 2nd Ave, Qualicum Beach) VS makes a welcome summer trip to Qualicum Beach! Associate Conductor Giuseppe Pietraroia entices concertgoers...
VS & Pacific Opera Victoria at The Butchart Gardens
Aug 01

VS & Pacific Opera Victoria at The Butchart Gardens

A signature musical event of the summer! The VS Orchestra, led by Associate Conductor Giuseppe Pietraroia performs at the beautiful Butchart Gardens alongside soprano Lucia Cesaroni, baritone Justin W...
VS Pops at the Cameron Bandshell
Aug 02

VS Pops at the Cameron Bandshell

VS offers two free full orchestral concerts at the Cameron Bandshell in beautiful Beacon Hill Park. Take a bench seat, or bring a picnic, and enjoy an early evening concert...
Monteverdi’s Vespers of 1610
Aug 02

Monteverdi’s Vespers of 1610

Claudio Monteverdi’s Vespers of 1610 is an undisputed masterpiece of spiritual and emotional depth, at times intimate and reverent, grand and dramatic, thrilling and sensual. Brilliant instrumental ...
VS & Pacific Opera Victoria at the Cameron Bandshell
Aug 03

VS & Pacific Opera Victoria at the Cameron Bandshell

This Open Air concert features excerpts from our upcoming Masterworks Series and Pacific Opera Victoria’s 2024/25 Season, plus special pre-concert activities to be announced. Toot a trumpet! Visit a...
Kluxen – Strauss’ Four Last Songs
Sep 15

Kluxen – Strauss’ Four Last Songs

In a time of darkness, beauty can still emerge. In the landscape of mid-century politics, war and oppression, Strauss and Shostakovich were both victims of circumstance. In the twilight of...
Tanya Tagaq in Concert
Sep 18

Tanya Tagaq in Concert

A fearless innovator with a visceral stage presence and dizzyingly complex music, Tanya Tagaq is a Canadian cultural icon. The Inuk throat singer has spent her entire life championing her...
Best of Broadway
Sep 21

Best of Broadway

Another Op’nin’, Another Show! VS lights up the Royal Theatre with some of the best and brightest hits of Broadway from The Sound of Music, Les Misérables, My Fair Lady, Phantom...
Best of Broadway
Sep 22

Best of Broadway

Another Op’nin’, Another Show! VS lights up the Royal Theatre with some of the best and brightest hits of Broadway from The Sound of Music, Les Misérables, My Fair Lady, Phantom...
Kluxen – Mozart’s Prague Symphony
Sep 29

Kluxen – Mozart’s Prague Symphony

From the deceptively simple to disguised genius, these works from different eras connect in intriguing ways. Ligeti’s Austro-Hungarian roots link the Vienna of old with the micro-melodic modern day....
Parker – Beethoven’s Emperor Concerto
Oct 06

Parker – Beethoven’s Emperor Concerto

The “Emperor Concerto” reigns among Beethoven’s greatest works, especially in the hands of returning piano soloist Jon Kimura Parker. VS also welcomes the recently enthroned Artistic Director of...
Classical Kids LIVE! Saint-Georges’ Sword & Bow
Oct 19

Classical Kids LIVE! Saint-Georges’ Sword & Bow

Superb swordsman! Violin virtuoso! Coruscating kaleidoscopic composer! The one and only Joseph Bologne, le Chevalier de Saint-Georges! A new Classical Kids LIVE! concert that is sure to delight, exc...
Beethoven Symphony No. 5
Oct 27

Beethoven Symphony No. 5

A fateful quote from The Iliad inspired Beethoven, and the American composer Carlos Simon. Is it fate, “knocking at the door” that their works should be featured on the same program? Like...
Murdoch Mysteries in Concert
Nov 02

Murdoch Mysteries in Concert

Enjoy a behind-the-scenes look at how the music for CBC’s hit TV series Murdoch Mysteries is made! Take a musical journey through themes composed for the show and well-known symphonic works associ...
Murdoch Mysteries in Concert
Nov 03

Murdoch Mysteries in Concert

Enjoy a behind-the-scenes look at how the music for CBC’s hit TV series Murdoch Mysteries is made! Take a musical journey through themes composed for the show and well-known symphonic works associ...
Kluxen – Mozart & Bartók
Nov 10

Kluxen – Mozart & Bartók

Two musical giants converge in a program that touches on music of the night. In modern parlance, Mozart’s Gran Partita could be subtitled “My Big Fat Viennese Wind Symphony.” Its rich sonority...
Kluxen & Chooi – Barber Violin Concerto
Nov 17

Kluxen & Chooi – Barber Violin Concerto

Even as a fledgling conductor, a 16-year-old Christian Kluxen was already taken with Tchaikovsky’s music. Its mix of romantic beauty with bittersweet melancholy pairs well with Barber’s Violin Con...
Kluxen – Liszt & Lieder
Nov 24

Kluxen – Liszt & Lieder

Poetry, mystical texts, and an angelic altarpiece tie together this program of divine inspiration. Lyric tenor Josh Lovell returns home to Victoria to sing Finzi’s rhapsodic cantata and some of...
Christmas Pops with Canadian Brass
Dec 07

Christmas Pops with Canadian Brass

Christmas Time is Here and Canadian Brass is back in Victoria with music for The Most Wonderful Time of the Year! From holiday classics to jazzy renditions of favourite carols, the world famous...
Christmas Pops with Canadian Brass
Dec 08

Christmas Pops with Canadian Brass

Christmas Time is Here and Canadian Brass is back in Victoria with music for The Most Wonderful Time of the Year! From holiday classics to jazzy renditions of favourite carols, the world famous...
Christmas Pops with the Victoria Symphony (Qualicum Beach Co...
Dec 09

Christmas Pops with the Victoria Symphony (Qualicum Beach Co...

Christmas Time is Here and Maestro Sean O’Loughlin and the Victoria Symphony are back in Qualicum Beach with music for The Most Wonderful Time of the Year! Tickets will be...
Messiah by Candlelight
Dec 12

Messiah by Candlelight

“Hallelujah!” In 1741, Handel composed his great oratorio Messiah in just three weeks, and its message continues to reign forever and ever, enthralling audiences annually. Victoria’s magnific...
Messiah by Candlelight
Dec 13

Messiah by Candlelight

“Hallelujah!” In 1741, Handel composed his great oratorio Messiah in just three weeks, and its message continues to reign forever and ever, enthralling audiences annually. Victoria’s magnific...
Messiah by Candlelight
Dec 15

Messiah by Candlelight

“Hallelujah!” In 1741, Handel composed his great oratorio Messiah in just three weeks, and its message continues to reign forever and ever, enthralling audiences annually. Victoria’s magnific...
Home Alone in Concert
Dec 21

Home Alone in Concert

A true holiday favourite, this beloved comedy classic features renowned composer John Williams’ charming and delightful score performed live to picture by the Victoria Symphony. Macaulay Culkin star...
Home Alone in Concert
Dec 22

Home Alone in Concert

A true holiday favourite, this beloved comedy classic features renowned composer John Williams’ charming and delightful score performed live to picture by the Victoria Symphony. Macaulay Culkin star...
A New Year’s Day Celebration
Jan 01

A New Year’s Day Celebration

Victoria’s favourite New Year’s tradition! Effervescent soprano Tracy Dahl hits the high notes as VS breaks out the bubbly. Revel in a musical banquet of much-loved arias, choruses, glamorous danc...
Tony DeSare – Rhapsody & Blue Eyes
Jan 25

Tony DeSare – Rhapsody & Blue Eyes

From the timeless songs of Ol’ Blue Eyes, to George Gershwin’s iconic Rhapsody in Blue, triple-threat singer/songwriter/ pianist, Tony DeSare, tackles two musical mavericks in one outstanding co...
Tony DeSare – Rhapsody & Blue Eyes
Jan 26

Tony DeSare – Rhapsody & Blue Eyes

From the timeless songs of Ol’ Blue Eyes, to George Gershwin’s iconic Rhapsody in Blue, triple-threat singer/songwriter/ pianist, Tony DeSare, tackles two musical mavericks in one outstanding co...
Kluxen & Pouliot – Tchaikovsky Violin Concerto
Feb 02

Kluxen & Pouliot – Tchaikovsky Violin Concerto

“Oh, how difficult it is to make anyone see and feel in music what we see and feel ourselves.” Early, temperamental reactions to his Violin Concerto must have stung Tchaikovsky, but it’s now....
Dvořák’s New World Symphony
Feb 09

Dvořák’s New World Symphony

In advance of Valentine’s Day, we share three heart-felt musical depictions of love: the tragedy of Shakespeare’s star-crossed lovers from the pen of Tchaikovsky; Saint-Saëns’ romantic, poetic ...
Platypus Theatre’s Charlotte and the Music-Maker
Feb 22

Platypus Theatre’s Charlotte and the Music-Maker

Lost in a blizzard, Charlotte finds herself whisked on a journey through the Magical Monarchy of Musical Magnificence, exploring the sounds and colours of the orchestra and leading her to...
A Night at the Oscars (Qualicum Beach Concert)
Mar 07

A Night at the Oscars (Qualicum Beach Concert)

“The envelope please…” VS rolls out the red carpet to welcome you to an evening of glitz, glamour, and movie music! From spine-tingling thrillers, heart-pounding action films, triumphant moment...
A Night at the Oscars
Mar 08

A Night at the Oscars

“The envelope please…” VS rolls out the red carpet to welcome you to an evening of glitz, glamour, and movie music! From spine-tingling thrillers, heart-pounding action films, triumphant moment...
A Night at the Oscars
Mar 09

A Night at the Oscars

“The envelope please…” VS rolls out the red carpet to welcome you to an evening of glitz, glamour, and movie music! From spine-tingling thrillers, heart-pounding action films, triumphant moment...
Kluxen – Haydn’s The Creation
Mar 16

Kluxen – Haydn’s The Creation

“In the beginning…” Drawing on biblical texts from Genesis and the Psalms, as well as John Milton’s epic poem Paradise Lost, Haydn moulded his gloriously tuneful and optimistic oratorio ...
Kluxen – Brahms Symphony No. 3
Mar 23

Kluxen – Brahms Symphony No. 3

The product of a summer’s holiday in 1883, Brahms’s Third Symphony has been described as being “…artistically the most perfect.” A single movement from Mahler’s Symphony No. 3 was the in...
The Princess Bride in Concert
Mar 29

The Princess Bride in Concert

Fencing, fighting, torture, revenge, giants, monsters, chases, escapes, true love, miracles… Experience one of the most beloved films of all time at the Royal Theatre as the Victoria Symphony perfor...
The Princess Bride in Concert
Mar 30

The Princess Bride in Concert

Fencing, fighting, torture, revenge, giants, monsters, chases, escapes, true love, miracles… Experience one of the most beloved films of all time at the Royal Theatre as the Victoria Symphony perfor...
Beethoven Symphony No. 6 (A Science and Symphony Concert)
Apr 06

Beethoven Symphony No. 6 (A Science and Symphony Concert)

We share some views of our beautiful blue planet, blending live music with Science & Symphony’s high-definition films alongside Dr. José Francisco Salgado’s explorations of oceans, tides, and...
Angela Hewitt Plays Mozart
Apr 13

Angela Hewitt Plays Mozart

The return of Angela Hewitt is a not-to-be-missed event. Mozart’s Concert-Rondo was a “new and improved” ending for a much earlier concerto, designed to please the audiences in Vienna. Between...
The Spirit Horse Returns
Apr 26

The Spirit Horse Returns

The Spirit Horse Returns is a captivating concert for all ages that blends traditional North American Indigenous teachings, stunning visual art, and a rich orchestral score to tell powerful stories a...
Yo-Yo Ma in Concert
May 04

Yo-Yo Ma in Concert

The extraordinary cellist, globe-trotting teacher, and humanitarian Yo-Yo Ma returns to the Royal Theatre to perform with your Victoria Symphony. As the peak of our 2024/25 Season, Maestro Kluxen will...
Dancing Queen – The Music of ABBA
May 10

Dancing Queen – The Music of ABBA

Mamma Mia! A night of ABBA’s music may be the ultimate “guilty pleasure” for us all. Fifty years after they first formed and with millions of albums sold, the music of...
Dancing Queen – The Music of ABBA
May 11

Dancing Queen – The Music of ABBA

Mamma Mia! A night of ABBA’s music may be the ultimate “guilty pleasure” for us all. Fifty years after they first formed and with millions of albums sold, the music of...
ECHO: Memories of the World
May 29

ECHO: Memories of the World

Imagined within this multimedia project is an exploration of the many efforts around the world to bring voice to submerged histories. ECHO: Memories of the World highlights these important efforts t...

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