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Set amidst the pastoral grounds that are built along the former shores of xwsзyq’әm (Whu-SEI-kum), Victoria Symphony and Pacific Opera Victoria invite you to ten days of instrumental chamber music, opera arias, show tunes, and family friendly programs dreamed up to delight your senses.

From the Baroque era’s greatest hits to the Canadian classical music canon’s newest gems, each 45-minute program was crafted in collaboration to bring you back to the magic of live performance under the splendour of the summer sky.

Two picturesque venues wait to welcome you back, with 20 concerts and recitals rotating between the serene sanctuary of The Butler’s Garden (sponsored by Butler Brothers Supplies Ltd.) and the lush greens of The Victoria Foundation Courtyard.

Programs feature Victoria Symphony musicians, and Pacific Opera’s most celebrated opera singers Lara Ciekiewicz, Simran Claire, Marion Newman, Kaden Forsberg, Adam Luther, and Bruce Kelly.

OPEN AIR also includes Music in the Meadows. Surprise musical happenings “popping-up” through the festival, celebrating the diversity of artists from many cultural traditions that now co-exist on these territories, including Indigenous performers, visiting artists, young musicians, and programs designed especially for families. These short performances will be up to 10 minutes and are free for everyone.

Music in the Meadows schedule: July 24 – 12:00 – 3:00 pm / July 25 – 1:00 – 6:00 pm / July 31 – 12:00  – 3:00 pm / August 1 – 12:00 – 3:00 pm / August 2 – 12:00 – 3:00 pm

Festival Stage Sponsor:

Victoria Foundation Courtyard

Call 250.385.0222 for tickets!

All concerts take place on two stages at xwsзyq’әm (Whu-SEI-kum), 835 Humboldt St. at St. Ann’s Academy.

Festival Stage Sponsor:

The Butler’s Garden

Daily Schedules

Please click on the program link for details and tickets!

Programs are approximately 45 minutes.

Tickets are:

$35 for adults/seniors

$15 for youth/students

Call 250.385.0222 for tickets.

TIME The Victoria Foundation Courtyard TIME The Butler’s Garden
5:00pm Unchained Melody 5:00pm Summer Seasonings
6:30pm Summertime – Victoria Symphony Brass Quintet 6:30pm GFH/WAM (A program of chamber music by Handel and Mozart)
TIME The Victoria Foundation Courtyard TIME The Butler’s Garden
5:00pm Summertime – Victoria Symphony Brass Quintet 5:00pm Younger Than…
6:30pm All Hits All The Time – SOLD OUT! 6:30pm The Wind in the Woods

Programs

Please click on the program link for details and tickets!

Programs are approximately 45 minutes.

Tickets are:

$35 for adults/seniors

$15 for youth/students

Call 250.385.0222 for tickets.

Additional Information

Victoria Symphony 20/21 Virtual Season – Previous Concerts

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The Victoria Symphony performs on the traditional lands of the Lekwungen peoples and acknowledges with respect the Songhees, Esquimalt and WSÁNEĆ peoples whose historical relationships with the land continues to this day. We extend our appreciation for the opportunity to live, create, and perform on this territory.