Previous Concerts

  • May 27, 2017
    Wagner: Flying Dutchman Overture
    Grondahl: Concerto for Trombone and Orchestra
    Saint-Saens: Cavatine for Trombone and Orchestra
    Saint-Seans: Symphony No. 3 (Organ Symphony), featuring Rachel Alflatt, organ

    Guest Artist: Gordon Cherry, Trombone
  • April 8 & 9, 2017
    Puccini: Preludio Sinfonicacap u logo
    Verdi: Brindisi, ‘The Drinking Song’ (La Traviata)
    Verdi: Anvil Chorus (Il Trovatore)
    Bizet: March of the Toreadors (Carmen)
    Mozart: Great Mass in C Minor
    Partner: Lars Kaario & The Capilano University Festival Chorus
  • February 25, 2017
    Elgar: Cello Concerto in E Minor (Mvt.1 & 2) – Sarah Baek
    Mozart: Piano Concerto No. 23 in A Major K.488 (Mvt. 1) – Barry Tan
    Rachmaninoff: Piano Concerto No. 2 (Mvt. 3) – Ariel Ziqian Wang
    Saint-Saens: Piano Concerto No. 2 in G Minor (Mvt. 1) – Susan Xia
    Prokofiev: Violin Concerto No. 1 (Mvt. 1) – Sean Gao
    Sibelius: Violin Concerto in D Minor (Mvt. 1) – Madeline Hocking
    Grieg: Peer Gynt Suite No. 1
  • December 3, 2016
    Estacio: Wondrous Light canada-leaf-png
    Jin Zhang: The Voices from Gold Mountain canada-leaf-png
    Prokofiev: Violin Concerto No. 1
    Dvorak: Symphony No. 5
    Guest Artist: Nancy DiNovo, Violin
  • October 22, 2016
    Dvorak: Slavonic Dances 3 & 8
    Rachmaninoff: Piano Concerto No. 3
    Brahms: Symphony No. 2
    Guest Artist: Sunny Yue Qu, Piano
  • June 4, 2016
    Berlioz | Beatrice et Benedict Overture
    Bruch | Violin Concerto
    Prokofiev | Symphony No. 5
    Guest Artist: Dominic Woo, Violin
  • April 17, 2016
    Piano Concerto Gala Concert
    Partner: Music Without Borders Society
  • April 2, 2016
    Beethoven | Coriolan Overture
    Mozart | Symphony No. 40
    Mendelssohn | Symphony No. 3 (Scottish)
  • February 20, 2016
    Beethoven | Creatures of Prometheus Overture
    Elgar | Cello Concerto
    Tchaikovsky | Symphony No. 4
    Guest Artists: Rebecca Wenham, Cello
  • November 28, 2015
    Quilter | Children’s Overture
    Britten | Young Person’s Guide to the Orchestra
    Prokofiev | Peter and the Wolf
    Guest Artist: Richard Newman, Narrator
  • October 17, 2015
    Sibelius | Finlandia
    Liszt | Les Preludes
    Weber | Der Freischutz Overture
    Strauss | Die Fledermaus Overture
    Wagner | Die Meistersinger Overture
    Tchaikovsky | Capriccio Italien
    Offenbach | Orpheus aux Enfers Overture
  • May 30, 2015
    Rimsky-Korsakov: Procession of the Nobles (Mlada)
    Barber: Violin Concerto Op. 14, Nancy DiNovo, Violin
    Mahler: Symphony No. 1
  • April 11 & 12, 2015
    Lars Kaario, Guest Conductor
    Capilano University Choir
    Beethoven: Egmont Overture
    Beethoven: 9th Symphony (4th Movement)
    Orff: Carmina Burana
  • February 21, 2015
    Habibi  |  The Promised Hand (Premiere)
    Nickel  |  Concerto for Oboe (Premiere)
    Khachaturian  |  ‘Waltz’ from the Masquerade Suite
    Prokofiev  |  Romeo and Juliet Suite No. 2
  • December 6, 2014
    Humperdinck  |  Hansel and Gretel Prelude
    Ballard & Silvestri  |  Polar Express Concert Suite         
    Gluck, Handel, Strauss, & Schubert  |  Four Songs of Love
    Tchaikovsky  |  Nutcracker Suites 1 & 2
  • November 23, 2014
    Young Prodigies Concerto Concert
    in collaboration with the Music Without Borders Society        
    Haydn,  Piano Concerto in D
    Mozart, Piano Concerto in A
    Mozart, Piano Concerto in C
    Beethoven, Piano Concerto No. 1
    Rachmaninoff, Piano Concerto No. 2
    Rachmaninoff, Piano Concerto No. 1
    Saint-Sëans, Rondo Capriccioso for Marimba
  • October 18, 2014
    Weber  | Oberon Overture
    Chopin  | Piano Concerto No. 1
    Hanson  |  Symphony No. 2 (Romantic)
  • June 1, 2013
    von Suppé: Poet and Peasant Overture
    Shostakovich: Violin Concerto No.1. Nancy DiNovo, Violin
    Respighi: Pines of Rome
  • April 13 & 14, 2013
    Brahms: Requiem
    Mozart: Ave Verum Corpus
    Mozart: Regina Coeli
    Vaughan Williams: Serenade for Music
  • May 31, 2014
    Ridout: Fall Fair
    Dvorak: Cello  Concerto, Zoltan Rozsnyai, Cello
    Dvorak: Symphony No. 9 (From the New World)
  • April 12, 2014
    Jorge Mejia, Guest Conductor
    Marquez:  Danzon No.2
    Piazzolla:  Tangazo
    Ginastera:  Estancio Op. 8
    Turina:  Danzas Fastasticas
    Mejia:  Danza Magia y Ritua
  • February 22, 2014
    Rossini: The Italian Girl in Algiers Overture
    Liszt: Piano Concerto – Aydan Con, piano
    Bottesini: Double Base Concerto (1st movement) – Jesse Lu, double bass
    Sibelius:  Violin Concerto (1st movement) – Tomo Wakiyama Newton, violin
    Elgar:  Violin Concerto (1st movement) – Doreen Dasol Yun, violin
    Beethoven: Piano Concerto (1st movement) – Keaton Ollech, piano
    Liszt:  Piano Concerto – Monica Han, piano
  • December 7, 2013
    Donizetti: Don Pasquale Overture
    Brahms: Piano Concerto No. 1
    Stravinsky: Firebird Suite
  • October 19, 2013
    Saint-Saëns: Bacchanale from Samson and Delilah
    Saint-Saëns: Violin Concerto No. 3, Dominic Woo, Violin
    Ravel:  La Valse
    Debussy: La Mer
  • June 1, 2013
    von Suppé: Poet and Peasant Overture
    Shostakovich: Violin Concerto No.1. Nancy DiNovo, Violin
    Respighi: Pines of Rome
  • April 13 & 14, 2013
    Brahms: Requiem
    Mozart: Ave Verum Corpus
    Mozart: Regina Coeli
    Vaughan Williams: Serenade for Music
  • February 23, 2013
    Rossini: William Tell Overture
    Prokofiev: Piano Concerto No. 3. Lorraine Min, Piano
    Beethoven: Symphony No. 3 (Eroica)
  • December 1, 2012
    Bernstein: Candide Overture
    Knudson: Mosaic Concerto for Horn. Oliver de Clercq, Horn
    Grofé: Grand Canyon Suite
  • October 20, 2012
    Brahms: Academic Festival Overture
    Haydn: Trumpet Concerto in Eb major. Paul McEwen, Trumpet
    Tchaikovsky: Symphony No. 2 (Little Russian)
  • June 2, 2012
    Brahms: Tragic Overture
    Brahms: Violin Concerto in D Major. Esther Hwang, violin soloist
    Brahms: Symphony No. 4
  • April 14, 2012
    Schubert: Rosamunde Overture
    Mozart: Flute Concerto No. 2 in D Major, K.314
    Vivaldi:Concerto for Two Flutes in C Major, RV533. Christie Reside and Rosanne Wieringa, flute soloists
    Beethoven: Symphony No. 7
  • February 25, 2012
    Saint Saens: Danse Macabre
    Rachmaninoff: Rhapsody on a Theme of PaganiniTian Yu Zhou, piano soloist
    Mussorgsky: Pictures at an Exhibition
  • December 3 & 4, 2011
    Mozart: Mass in C Minor, K.427
    Verdi (arr. Rutter): Brindisi from La Traviata
    Verdi (arr. Rutter): Anvil Chorus from Il Trovatore
    Verdi (arr.Rutter): Va pensiero from Nabucco
    Donizetti (Rutter edition): Per te d’immenso giubilo from Lucia di Lammermoor
    Bizet (Rutter edition): March of the Toreadors from Carmen
  • October 22, 2011
    Dukas: Fanfare, La Peri
    Tchaikovsky: Serenade for Strings
    Gounod: Petite Symphonie
    Sibelius: Symphony No.7
  • May 28, 2011
    Smetana Overture to the Bartered Bride
    Mozart Sinfonia Concertante for Winds
    Schubert: Symphony No. 9
    Guest Artist: Featured VPO Winds
  • April 9, 2011
    Mozart Idomeneo Overture
    Saint-Saëns Cello Concerto No. 1
    Rachmaninoff Symphony No. 2
    Guest Artist: Brian Mix, Cello.
  • February 19, 2011
    Antonin Dvorak, Festival March, B. 88, Op 54
    Concerto Competition
    Finalists Performances
    Diane Min Hye Yeo, cello – Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky, Variations on a Rococo Theme,Op.33
    Henry Liao, violin- Camille Saint-Saens violin Concerto No 3 in B minor, Op. 61, 3rd movement
    Emma Woo, piano – Frederic Chopin, Concerto no 2, in F minor, Op. 21 1st movement
    Sarah Ellis, bassoon – Carl Maria von Weber Bassoon Concerto in F major, Op. 75 1st movement
    Tami Lin, piano – Sergei Rachmaninoff, Concerto no. 2 in C minor, Op. 18, 3rd movement
    Esther J Hwang, violin – Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky, Violin Concerto in D major, Op. 35, 1st movement
  • December 4, 2010
    Mendelssohn Overture to Fingal’s Cave
    Brahms Piano Concerto No. 2
    Beethoven: Symphony No. 8
    Guest Artist: Sara Laimon, Piano.
  • October 23, 2010
    Beethoven Egmont Overture
    Hummel Concerto for Trumpet
    Sibelius Symphony No. 2
    Guest Artist: Ed Lewis, Trumpet.
  • May 29, 2010
    Ludwig van Beethoven Leonore Overture No. 3
    Johannes Brahms Double Concerto for Violin and Cello, Op. 102
    Soloists: Mary Sokol Brown (violin) and Joseph Elworthy (cello)
    Piotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky Symphony No. 5
    Guest Conductor: Ken Hsieh.
    Soloists: Mary Sokol Brown (Violin) Joseph Elworthy (Cello)
  • April 1 & 2, 2010
    Christoph Willibald von Gluck Overture, Iphigenia in Aulis
    Beethoven Symphony No. 1
    Conductor: Jin Zhang
    Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart Requiem
    A new version of Mozart’s famous requiem with Jubilate! Chamber Choir
    Conductor: Fabiana Katz Special Guests: Jubilate! Chamber Choir
  • February 20, 2010
    Mikhail Glinka Russlan and Ludmilla Overture
    Antonin Dvorak Cello Concerto
    Soloist: Bo Peng
    Johannes Brahms Symphony No. 1 in C minor Op. 68
    Conductor: Jin Zhang.
    Soloist: Bo Peng (Cello)
  • December 12, 2009
    Engelbert Humperdinck Hansel and Gretel Prelude
    Michael Conway Baker Harp Concerto
    Soloist: Andrew Chan
    Antonin Dvorak Slavonic Dance No. 1 Op. 46, and No. 2 Op. 72
    Alexander Borodin Polovetsian Dances from Prince Igor
    Leo Delibes Coppelia Ballet Suite No. 2
    Conductor: Jin Zhang
    Soloist: Andrew Chan (Harp)
  • October 17, 2009
    Jacques Offenbach Bluebeard Overture
    Johann Joachim Quantz Flute Concerto in G Major
    Antonio Vivaldi Piccolo Concerto
    Hector Berlioz Symphonie Fantastique
    Conductor: Jin Zhang.
    Soloist: Ann-Elise Keefer (Flute, Piccolo)
  • June 6, 2009
    Hector Berlioz La damnation de faust – Rakoczy (Hungarian) March
    Saint-Saens Introduction and Rondo Capriccioso
    Vittorio Monti Csardas
    Edvard Hagerup Grieg Norwegian Dances Opus 35
    Levko Nikolayevich Kolodub Ukranian Carpathian Rhapsody
    Soloist: Bruce Henczel (Marimba)
  • April 18, 2009
    Giuseppe Verdi Nabucco Overture
    Joseph Haydn Symphony No. 100 Military
    Dmitri Shostakovich Symphony No. 5
    Conductor: Jin Zhang.
  • February 21, 2009
    Franz Schubert Rosamunde Overture
    Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky Piano Concerto No. 1
    Jean Sibelius Symphony No. 5
    Conductor: Jin Zhang.
    Soloist: Tang Hong (Piano)
  • December 7, 2008
    Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart Overture of the Marriage of Figaro
    Stephen Chatman Proud Music of the Storm
    Guest artists: Jubilate! Chamber Choir
    Ludwig van Beethoven Symphony No. 9
    Featuring soprano Sheila Christie, alto Jeanine Fynn, tenor John Arsenault, baritone Willy Miles and Jubilate! Chamber Choir with its guests, The Willan Choir.
    Conductor: Jin Zhang.
    Special Guests: Jubilate! Chamber Choir
  • October 18, 2008
    Carl Maria von Weber Euryanthe Overture
    Johannes Brahms Violin Concerto
    Antonin Dvorak Symphony No. 7 in D minor opus 70
    Conductor: Jin Zhang.
    Soloist: Aisslinn Nosky (Violin)
  • May 31, 2008
    Antonin Dvorak Carnival Overture, Opus 92
    Alexander Borodin In the Steppes of Central Asia
    Duet and Solo: Mei Han/Randy Raine-Reusch
    Jin Zhang (arranger) Yao Dance: Zheng and bawu with orchestra
    Claude Debussy Prelude a l’apres-midi d’un faune
    Frederick Schipizky Late Night in Central Park
    Bedrich Smetana The Moldau
    Conductor: Jin Zhang.
    Soloists: Randy Raine-Reusch (Multi-instrumentalist) Mei Han (Chinese Zheng Virtuoso)
  • April 12, 2008
    Karl Maria von Weber Oberon Overture
    Sergei Prokofiev Piano Concerto No. 3 in C, Opus 26
    Johannes Brahms Symphony No. 3, Opus 90
    Conductor: Jin Zhang.
    Soloist: Melody Quah (Piano)
  • February 16, 2008
    Richard Wagner Overture to Der Fliegende Hollander (The Flying Dutchman)
    Nino Rota Bassoon Concerto
    Felix Mendelssohn Nocturne from Midsummer Night’s Dream, Opus 61
    Edward Elgar Enigma Variations Opus 36
    Conductor: Jin Zhang.
    Soloist: Francis St. Jean (Bassoon)
  • December 8, 2007
    Leroy Anderson A Christmas Festival
    Richard Strauss Music for Woodwinds – Serenade for Winds Opus 7
    J. S. Bach Music for Brass – Jesu, Joy of Man’s Desire, Sheep May Safely Graze
    Frederick Delius Sleighride
    Evelyn Thatcher Lyric Songs. Soloist: Soprano Evelyn Thatcher
    Howard Blake The Snow Man. Narrator: Russell Robert
    Soloist: Evelyn Thatcher (Soprano)
  • October 20, 2007
    Giuseppe Verde Overture, La Forza del Destino
    Ludwig van Beethoven Triple Concerto for Piano, Violin and Cello
    Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky Symphony No. 4
    Conductor: Jin Zhang.
    Soloists: Janice Gerard (Piano)
    Li-Ling Liao (Violin)
    Carina Reeves (Cello)
  • May 26, 2007
    H. Berlioz Roman Carnival Overture.
    F. Chopin Concerto for Piano and Orchestra No. 2 in f minor, op. 11.
    G. Faure Pavane, op. 50.
    F. Liszt Tasso, Lament and Triumph (Symphonic Poem No. 2).
    Guest conductor: Jin Zhang.
    Soloist: Sara Buechner (Piano)
  • April 14, 2007
    L. van Beethoven Overture to Fidelio, op. 72b.
    C. M. von Weber Concertino for Clarinet and Orchestra in E-flat major, op. 26.
    R. Wagner Adagio for Clarinet and Strings.
    P. I. Tchaikovsky Symphony No. 6 in B minor op. 74 (“Pathetique”).
    Guest conductor: Jin Zhang.
    Soloist: Janine Oye (clarinet)
  • February 17, 2007
    Stravinsky Suite No. 1 for small orchestra .
    D. Shostakovich Concerto for Violoncello and Orchestra No. 1, op. 107
    Dvorak Symphony No. 3, Op. 10
    Guest conductor: Lindsay Mellor
    Soloist: Carina Reeves (Cello)
  • December 9, 2006
    W. A. Mozart Sinfonia Concertante for Violin and Viola, K364., Mary Sokol Brown (violin), Andrew Brown (viola).
    C. Wilson A Tribute to Mozart.
    G. Rossini Overture to La gazza ladra.
    S. Prokofieff Peter and the Wolf, op. 67. Narrator: Bryan Gick.
    Guest conductor: Leslie Dala
    Soloists: Mary Sokol Brown (Violin) Andrew Brown (Viola)
  • October 21, 2006
    R. Schumann Overture to Genoveva, op. 81.
    R. Strauss Concerto for Horn and Orchestra No. 1, op. 11
    J. Sibelius Finlandia, op. 26.
    Karelia Suite, op. 11.
    R. Wagner Overture to Tannhäuser.
    Guest conductor: Leslie Dala
    Soloist: Marianne Plenert (Horn)
  • May 27, 2006
    Gluck Alceste Overture.
    Saint-Saens Cello Concerto No. 1 A Minor. Featuring soloist Ariel Barnes.
    Faure Elegie – Opus 24.
    Ravel Mother Goose Suite (“Ma mere l’oye”) .
    Bizet Suite from “L’Arlesienne”.
    Soloist: Ariel Barnes (Cello)
  • April 8, 2006
    W.A. Mozart “Idomeneo” Overture
    Beethoven Piano Concerto No. 1 – Opus 15 in C Major. Featuring soloist Nikolai Maloff.
    Bruckner Symphony No. O (“Die Nullte”)
    Soloist: Nikolai Maloff (Piano)
  • February 18, 2006
    Forsyth Essay for Orchestra’67, Variations on a Groundbass.
    Sibelius Violin Concerto.
    Nielsen Symphony No. 1.
    Soloist: Eugenia Choi (Violin)
  • December 11, 2005
    G. F. Handel Overture to the Music for the Royal Fireworks.
    Choruses from the Messiah (Version arranged: W. A. Mozart) .
    P. I. Tchaikovsky The Nutcracker (Suite No. 1 from the ballet).
    L. Anderson A Christmas Festival (as an opening of the sing-along section).
    F. Mendelssohn Verleih’ uns Frieden (“Grant us Thy Peace”) .
    Featured Guests: Gerald Van Wyck Conducting The VPO joins with the Pacific Spirit Choir and conductor Gerald Van Wyck in this concert of seasonal music. Bring your singing voices to join in with some carols!
  • October 22, 2005
    Cori Caulfield Coriograph Theatre and the Caulfield School of Dance W. A. Mozart Overture to Le Nozze di Figaro (arranged for winds by Jan Vent).
    Serenade for Wind Instruments in E-flat Major, K375.
    Edward Elgar Serenade for Strings in E minor, Op. 20.
    Bela Bartok Roumanian Folk Dances for Small Orchestra
    Beethoven Symphony No. 6, Op. 68, in F major (Pastorale).
    Soloist: Cori Caulfield (Dancer / Choreographer) and Coriograph Theatre and the Caulfield School of Dance
  • May 28, 2005
    Rossini The Barber of Selville.
    Bottesini Grand Duo Concertant for Violin, Double Bass and Orchestra.
    Rachmaninoff Symphony No 1, Opus 13 in D Minor.
    Soloists: David Brown (Double Bass) Mary Sokol Brown (Violin)
  • April 9, 2005
    Faure Masques et Bergamasques, Opus 112.
    Rodrigo Concierto de Aranjuez for Guitar and Orchestra.
    Stravinsky Divertimento from the Fairy’s Kiss
    De Falla The Three-Cornered Hat Suite No 2.
    Rodrigo’s concert suggest times past, in the beautiful gardens of Aranjuez.
    Soloist: Daniel Bolshoy (Guitar)
  • February 19, 2005
    Franck Symphonic Variations for Piano and Orchestra.
    Mendelssohn-Bartholdy Serenade and Allegro gioioso for Piano and Orchestra Opus 43.
    Schumann Symphony No 3 Opus 97 E Flat Major.
    Soloist: Sara Buechner (Piano)
  • December 11, 12, 14, 16/2004
    Offenbach Orpheus in the Underworld. Soloist: Lorna McGee (Flute)
    Fully Staged with the UBC Opera Ensemble.
  • October 23, 2004
    J.C. Bach Symphony in D Major, Opus 18 No 4.
    Reinecke Concerto for Flute and Orchestra in D Major, Opus 283
    Soloist: Lorna McGee (Flute)
    Britten A Young Person’s Guide to the Orchestra
    Brahms Academic Festival Overture, Opus 80