Present VMO at Jack Poole Plaza
FREE Outdoor Concert

Conductor/Host - Ken Hsieh
The Vancouver Metropolitan Orchestra

Jack Poole Plaza at Burrard Landing
July 25, 2024 at 7:00pm

The Vancouver Metropolitan Orchestra Society is pleased to be bringing back the PCI/LEDCOR Free Orchestra outdoor concert at the Jack Poole Plaza (Burrard Landing) this year. The event has become one of Vancouver’s downtown summer highlight events where thousands of delighted audiences come and enjoy the VMO perform through great classics and popular tunes.

As this date coincides with Bastille Day (National day of France), for the first half, the VMO has made a programme that celebrates several notable French composer and their works, including: Saint-Saens: Danse Bacchanale, Selections from the ever popular opera, “Carmen”, by George Bizet; Berlioz’s Hungarian March, as well as Meditation from Thais by Massenet. Other works includes: Shostakovich Festive Overture, and the Triumphal March by Verdi to mark the return of this great concert.

For the Second half, the orchestra will delight its audiences with familiar tunes like John William’s Star Wars, Raiders March from Indiana Jones, as well as music from Ghibli Studio, Castle from the Sky by Joe Hisaishi. As always, the tradition of this fun concert, the orchestra will conclude the concert with Tchaikovsky’s 1812 Overture filled with Canon shot to complete the evening.

Audiences are asked to bring their own lawn chairs/blanket for comfort seating, and seating is done first come first serve. We encourage audiences to come early and have a dinner picnic at this beautiful venue. This event is a very family oriented and kids’ friendly concert, and the VMO is delighted to have PCI/LEDCOR as presenters of this concert. Come and join us at Jack Poole Plaza to enjoy the music in the most beautiful setting of Vancouver, featuring scenery of both the mountain and ocean that is going to make this concert a memorable evening for everyone.

Conductor: Ken Hsieh
Soprano: Emma Jung
Tenor: Kiho Sohn

Bernstein: Candide overture

Tchaikovsky: Selections from Swan Lake

I. Scene

II. Spanish Dance

III. Dance of the Swans

IV. Waltz

Hisaishi: Howl’s Moving Castle: Merry Go round of Life

Strauss: Die Fledermaus: Mein Herr Marquis 

Williams: Theme from ET 

Sibelius: Finlandia 

Rimsky Korsakoff: Capriccio Espagnol 

Williams: Star Wars: Main Title 

Puccini: Turandot: Nessun Dorma 

Gimenez: La Boda de Luis Alonso 

Puccini: O’Mio Babbino Caro 

Tchaikovsky: 1812 Overture Op. 49