VMO 2023 - 2024 SEASON

Upcoming Concerts & Events


Chan Centre at UBC

21st Season Finale

"All that Rhythm"

UBC Chan Centre

21st Season
Spring Concert

"Mi Alma Por Amor"

Orpheum Theatre

Vancouver Chinese Choir and VMO

Conductor: Ling Lu

Chan Centre for the Performing Arts

PCI/Ledcor proudly presents:
Vancouver Metropolitan Orchestra Free Outdoor Concert
at Jack Poole Plaza

Conductor: Ken Hsieh

Jack Poole Plaza (Burrard Landing)

VMO Ensemble at South Granville

Leader/Violin: Esther Hwang (Concertmaster)

Third Annual "Meet in Gastown" Free Outdoor Concert

Conductor: Clyde Mitchell (Principal Guest Conductor)

South Granville Outdoor Concert

Conductor: Clyde Mitchell (Principal Guest Conductor)

Location: Open Park at Fir and Broadway

2024 VMO Golf Tournament

UBC University Golf CLub

Winter Concert

Orpheum Theatre

Event featuring a talented award-winning pianist Sunny Zhang.

Spring Concert

Chan Centre - UBC

Event featuring the world famous Japanese pianist Hayato Sumino. This is a concert that you definitely don’t want to miss. Not only is he a successful award-winning classical pianist, he also writes, arranges, and publishes his music under the name “Cateen” with over 1.2 million subscribers around the world. Sumino will be playing Gershwin Piano Concert in F with VMO.


On Nov 10, 2023 a series of power outages occurred at UBC Vanocuver affecting the entire academic campus.

The outage occurred right before the intermission, and the second half of the Vancouver Metropolitan Orchestra performance on this date was cancelled due to safety reasons. We thank all guests for their understanding.

All ticket holders will be refunded the full value of their tickets within the next 30 days. No further action is required by ticket holders.

Refunds will be processed through the Chan Centre directly.  Please contact the customer service team from the Chan Centre if you have any further questions.

604 822 2697 | [email protected]
Ticket Office Hours: Tuesday – Friday, 12pm – 4pm

VMO would like to offer patrons who attended this event a special discount for one of VMO’s future concerts for your understanding to the situation. Guests will receive an email from the VMO team regarding this special offer. Thank you again for your continued support and understanding! We hope to see you at our next concert! 


Chan Centre at UBC


"Striving for Recognition"

Orpheum Theatre

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About the VMO

The Vancouver Metropolitan Orchestra is a non-profit society founded by Maestro Kenneth Hsieh. Since its inception in 2003, the Vancouver Metropolitan Orchestra (VMO) has been dedicated to providing superior orchestral mentorship for talented music graduates, helping them move from student to professional.

The VMO is dedicated to the artistic, personal and professional development of outstanding young musicians. We strongly believe that by providing such development opportunities, we are preparing our young musicians for leadership opportunities in orchestras and ensembles around the world, and empowering them to enrich the cultural life of their communities.

Find out more about the VMO here

Ken Hsieh

Music Director/Principal Conductor

Hailed for his charming, passionate, and compelling podium presence, award-winning conductor Kenneth Hsieh has garnered widespread praise for his vibrant performances, making him one of the most exciting and versatile conductors on the international stage.

Resident Conductor


Concertmaster Emeritus


Principal Guest Concertmaster


2023 - 2024 Season Featured Soloists

Piano Soloist

Violin Soloist

Piano Soloist


Sumino Hayato

Piano Soloist


The Vancouver Metropolitan Orchestra is led by staff comprised of members of the community who are dedicated to the uncompromising pursuit of artistic excellence and the development of an outstanding professional development program.

Angela Chen


Katio Ho

Personnel Manager

Peter Johnson

Artistic Administrator

Jason Hsu

Graphic Designer

Board of Directors

The Vancouver Metropolitan Orchestra is led by a Board of Directors comprised of members of the community who are dedicated to the uncompromising pursuit of artistic excellence and the development of an outstanding professional development program.

2023-24 Board of Directors

Diana Chan

Vice President

Alysia Kerr

Vice President

Graham Blank


Megan Pate


Sonia Tang



Lawrence Wong

Pearl Hsieh

Ruby Ba

Tanya Phelps

Ted Ma


Eva Lee

Tristin Lee (Attorney)

Kim Leclercq​

VanDoran Chan


Marie Cahill

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