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VSO (Vancouver Symphony Orchestra) chamber concert at VanDusen

This event is now sold out and tickets will not be available at the gate.

The VSO Chamber Players return to VanDusen Botanical Garden for an intimate 19+ musical soirée with beer, wine, cocktails, and food truck fare on:

  • Sunday, August 11
  • 5pm to 8pm

Pack a blanket and bring your friends to enjoy a late-afternoon concert in the garden with a refreshing twist. Romantic favourites by Mendelssohn and Ravel are featured alongside engaging works by popular contemporary composers.

Spend the day at the garden

Present your ticket during regular garden hours between Friday, August 9 to Sunday, August 11 for one complimentary entry into the 55-acre botanical garden. 

 This event is licensed and only open to those 19 years and over. No outside food or drink is permitted.

 Concert is weather dependent, please check our social media accounts on the day of the event for programming changes.

Additional information

Program Time
Pre-concert happy hour with DJ 5pm - 5:45pm
Set 1 with VSO Chamber Players 5:45pm - 6:30pm
Intermission with DJ 6:30pm - 6:50pm
Set 2 with VSO Chamber Players 6:50pm - 7:35pm
Post-concert mingler with DJ 7:35pm - 8pm


About the artist

Caroline Shaw is a New York-based musician-vocalist, violinist, composer, and producer who performs in solo and collaborative projects. She was the youngest recipient of the Pulitzer Prize for Music in 2013 for Partita for 8 Voices. Alongside commissions for the likes of Renée Fleming, the Orchestra of St. Luke's and the LA Phil,  she has written music for films and produced for Kanye West (The Life of Pablo; Ye) and Nas (NASIR), and has contributed to records by The National, and Arcade Fire's Richard Reed Parry. Caroline Shaw has studied at Rice, Yale, and Princeton; currently teaches at NYU; and is a Creative Associate at the Juilliard School.

You know that thing when you catch something on the radio, and you love it, but don't know who what it is, and you sit in the car in some parking lot waiting to hear the announcer so you can find out who wrote it? That's the music of Marjan Mozetich! The Canadian composer has often been the subject of roadside revelations. His accessible and engaging work Angels in Flight is built around the same instrumental forces as Ravel's Introduction and Allegro, heard in the first half of the concert. Sometimes referred to as a "minimalist" like composer Philip Glass, Mozetich delivers maximum delight for many listeners.

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