Vancouver Metropolitan Orchestra Takes Over Jack Poole Plaza
If you love warm summer nights, beautiful vistas and live music, we have just the event for you. Now in its second year, Live Symphony Performance at Jack Poole Plaza featuring the Vancouver Metropolitan Orchestra takes place on Friday, August 7, 2015 at 7:30 p.m. The free two-hour concert overlooks Coal Harbour towards the North Shore Mountains and Stanley Park. For classical music lovers, it doesn’t get much better than this. If you are not convinced about orchestral music, it is free so you really have nothing to lose by giving it a try.
The Vancouver Metropolitan Orchestra performs music from the baroque, classical, and romantic periods, as well as contemporary and popular music in special concerts with opera companies, choirs, and traditional folk music groups. The VMO was founded by award-winning Canadian conductor Maestro Kenneth Hsieh, past conductor of the VSO and current conductor with orchestras worldwide. Hsieh is the featured artist in this show.
The VMO also features 16 violinists, 6 violists, 6 cellists, 4 bassists, 4 flutists, 3 oboe players, 3 clarinetists, 4 bassoon players, 5 horn players, 2 trumpet players, 1 timpanist and 3 trombonists.
For more information on the orchestra, please visit vmocanada.com.
The event takes place at Jack Poole Plaza in Burrard Landing. Burrard Landing is the retail, office and parking surrounding the perimeter of the Vancouver Convention Centre West in Downtown Vancouver, overlooking Coal Harbour and the Burrard Inlet. The space is open with concrete floors. Seating is first-come, first-serve so get there early to find a good spot. Spectators are encouraged to bring blankets or lawn chairs for their own comfort.
This free family is brought to you by PCI Development Corp. and Ledcor Group with instruments supported by Tom Lee Music.
Friday, August 7, 2015 from 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Burrard Landing on Jack Poole Plaza