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July Special Events

Vancouver 125 Summer Live - the VSO at Stanley Park!

Sunday July 10 @ 5:15pm Mainstage (Stage A), in Stanley Park

Conductor / Performers:
Bramwell Tovey conductor

Celebrate Vancouver's 125th birthday with Maestro Bramwell Tovey and the Vancouver Symphony Orchestra! Enjoy popular classics in one of the world's most beautiful city parks, in a FREE outdoor concert designed to celebrate this special birthday with a bang! The concert will be held at Brockton Point in Stanley Park.

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Symphony in the Park - the VSO at Deer Lake

Sunday July 17 @ 7:30pm Deer Lake Park, Burnaby

Conductor / Performers:
Pierre Simard conductor



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Summer Pops: Broadway to Hollywood!

Thursday Jul 21 @ 7:30pm Orpheum Theatre

Conductor / Performers:
Steven Reineke conductor
Ashley Brown vocalist
Ryan Silverman vocalist
New York Pops Music Director Steven Reineke conducts a hot program of the best from Hollywood and Broadway, for a sizzling Summer night with the Vancouver Symphony Orchestra. Selections from Wicked, The Phantom of the Opera, Ragtime, Guys and Dolls, Titanic, Star Wars and more light up the Orpheum in this exciting musical tribute to the greatest music from Broadway and Hollywood!

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Harpists Extraordinaires: Judy Loman, then Jazz

Sunday July, 24 @ 7pm St. Andrew's Wesley Church

Conductor / Performers:
Judy Loman harp
Rennie Regehr viola
Nora Shulman flute
Christa Grixharp
Jodi Proznickbass
Rossitza Milevskaharp
Kristian Alexandrovdrums and keyboard
Enjoy an evening of Canadian masterpieces, followed by some finger-snapping jazz by some of the world's best harpists and musicians!

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International classical prize-winners, then Samba and Pop

Monday, July 25 @ 7:30pm St. Andrew's Wesley Church

Conductor / Performers:
Rino Kageyama harp
Agnès Clément harp
Cristina Braga (harpa bossa) harp
Ricardo Medeiros(Harpa Bossa) bass
Sal Ferreras(Harpa Bossa) drums
Chiara Pedrazetti(Labirinto) harp
Sean Lanigan(Labirinto) electric guitar
A rare opportunity to be entertained by top international players performing classical, samba and pop!

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World of Harp Concertos, Blues and Techno Harp

Tuesday, Jul 26 @ 7:30pm Orpheum Theatre

Conductor / Performers:
Evan Mitchell conductor
Christoph Bielefeld harp
Merve Kocabeyler harp
Katerina Englichováharp
Vilém Veverkaoboe
Baltazar Juarez harp
Ann Hobson Pilot harp
Paula Page harp
Susan Dederich Pejovich harp
A rare opportunity to be entertained by top international players performing classical, samba and pop!

Reinl Competition Prize-winners Christoph Bielefeld and Merve Kocabeyler from Germany and Turkey, international prize-winners Katerina Englichová and Vilém Veverka from the Czech republic, Baltazar Juarez, Principal Harpist of the National Symphony of Mexico, and retired Boston Symphony Principal Harpist Ann Hobson Pilot, Houston Symphony and Dallas Symphony Principal harpists Paula Page and Susan Dederich Pejovich in dazzling harp concertos that will delight you with their variety and colour!

This concert is followed by a Jazz/Pop presentation, featuring Techno Concerto, written and performed by brilliant Canadian harpist Caroline Lizotte with Etienne Ratthé, and the blues played on electric pitch-bending harp with Netherlands harpist Brenda Dor-Groot and Vancouver musicians Laurence Mollerup, Michael Michalkow and Bryan Binnema.

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Gala Harp Concertos and Spindrift

Friday, Jul 29 @ 7:30pm Orpheum Theatre

Conductor / Performers:
Kyo-Jin Lee harp
Elizabeth Hainen harp
Alice Giles harp
Kristan Toczko harp

Prize-winning Kyo-Jin Lee from Korea, Philadelphia Orchestra's Principal Harpist Elizabeth Hainen, Australia's Alice Giles, former first prize winner of the Israel Harp Contest and host of the 12th WHC, and OSM Standard Life Competition prize-winner Kristan Toczko playing the Harp Concerto by Vancouver's own Juno Award-winning Michael Conway Baker.

This concert is followed by a Jazz/Pop presentation, featuring Spindrift: Belgian harpist Maria Palatine with the VSO's Principal Percussionist Vern Griffiths on drums.

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Berlin Philharmonic Harpist Marie-Pierre Langlamet and Friends

Saturday, July 30 @ 4:30pm St. Andrew's Wesley Church

Conductor / Performers:
Marie-Pierre Langlamet harp
Lara St. John violin
Naoko Yoshino harp

Hear the breathtaking artistry of three phenomenal musicians from three countries. Music really is the universal language!

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Chamber Concertos and Fireworks!

Saturday, July 30 @ 7:30pm St. Andrew's Wesley Church

Conductor / Performers:
Kaori Otake harp
Mieko Inoue harp
Willy Postma harp
Belgrade Harp Quartet 4 harps

Hosted by Bill Richardson. Soak up the sounds of fabulous award-winning harpists from Vancouver, Japan, Norway and Serbia, conducted by Vancouver's own Ken Hsieh, and then walk down to English Bay for the Celebration of Light Fireworks!

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