Vancouver Philharmonic Orchestra

Region: British Columbia
Vancouver Philharmonic Orchestra

Profile Type: Ensemble


The Vancouver Philharmonic Orchestra is a thriving, full-sized community orchestra made up of accomplished and dedicated professional and non-professional musicians. Under the professional music direction of Conductor Jin Zhang, the VPO mounts a five to six concert season presenting programs that include great works drawn from the traditional orchestral repertoire, as well as music for orchestra and soloists, choral, and Canadian works. VPO concerts feature guest soloists who are well-known local professional musicians and gifted young performers.

2014/15 is VPO's 50th anniversary season! As a part of this celebration, the VPO is introducing a Composer-in-Residence position and is featuring two world premieres by BC composers who are members of the CMC: Iman Habiibi and Christopher Tyler Nickel. The initiative intends to provide an opportunity for Canadian composers to write for a full symphony orchestra and to have their work performed for a live audience.

A registered not-for-profit society, the VPO is entirely volunteer-driven, governed by a volunteer Board of Directors and run by its members. In addition to ticket sales, the orchestra relies on the support and generosity of its orchestra members, audience, volunteers, and community partners to ensure that they have the financial resources to produce and present artistically excellent concerts.

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