VMO News

VMO Press Release: 10th Anniversary Season Opener

On July 24th, 2012, Filed in: Press Releases

July 14, 2012 (Download PDF)

Vancouver, BC – The 2012-2013 season marks the Vancouver Metropolitan Orchestra’s 10th Anniversary season. The VMO will open its 10th Anniversary season with its Opening Concert on September 9th, 2012, featuring Maestro Hsieh with four of Vancouver’s Young Elite Musicians: Su-Fan Yiu (Violin), Emiy Yu (Oboe), Luke Kim (Cello), and Tristian Lambert (Bassoon) through Haydn’s Sinfonie Concertante. The Orchestra will also perform works by Beethoven, Mendelssohn, as well as a brand new commission work by Composer-in-residence Alain Maynard.

CONCERT DETAILS:
Vancouver Metropolitan Orchestra

September 9, 2012
Michael J. Fox Theatre
7373 MacPherson Ave
Burnaby, BC V5J 4N6

Time: 2:00pm (doors open at 1:15pm)
Pre-Concert Greeting – Join Kemuel Wong in the Hall at 1:30pm preceding the concert for a delightful and informal pre-concert talk.

PROGRAMME:
10th Anniversary VMO “New Commission”
Alain Mayrand: 10
Haydn: Sinfonie Concertante
Mendelssohn: Scherzo from Midsummer Night Dream
Beethoven: Symphony 7

FEATURED ARTISTS:
Ken Hsieh, Conductor
Su-Fan Yiu, Violin
Luke Kim, Cello
Emily Yu, Oboe
Tristian Lambert, Bassoon
Vancouver Metropolitan Orchestra

TICKETS:
Tickets are $25 each or $20 each for groups of 10 or more.

Tickets available through:
Visiting the VMO website: www.vmocanada.com
Calling the VMO office: (604) 876-9397
Emailing the VMO office: info@vmocanada.com
Tickets are on sale now.

The VMO is generously supported by:
Tom Lee Music
CDS Company
Keyboard Moving Company
Hamber Foundation
Borden Ladner Gervais
Allcity Importers
EVA Airlines
LinHaw

The VMO Society is dedicated to the artistic, personal and professional development of outstanding young musicians. Our goal is to create opportunities for talented young musicians to perform with the mentorship of seasoned professionals for live audiences; these are opportunities these young gifted musicians may not have otherwise had. We felt there was untapped potential in people caught between being professional musicians and music students. Many of these young musicians need a stepping-stone to embark on their professional musical career.

We perform music from the Baroque, Classical, and Romantic periods. We also perform contemporary and popular music in special concerts with opera companies, choirs, and traditional folk music groups. Our choice of repertoire focuses on music that is commonly asked for in Orchestra Auditions.

VMO Newsletter: April 2012

On May 2nd, 2012, Filed in: Newsletters

The Vancouver Metropolitan Orchestra takes to the stage one last time in the 2011/12 Season with the season finale Strings Galore at the Shaughnessy Heights United Church. Joining Maestro Ken Hsieh and the VMO orchestra are soprano Caroline Jang and flautist Laura Vanek.

25 May 2012 | 7:45pm | Shaughnessy Heights United Church

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Early-Bird Special: Save 20%

Purchase your tickets online before May 11, 2012 to enjoy our 20% off early bird discount – $20 per ticket (regular price: $25.00).

This early bird offer is only available through our Online Box Office.
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Featured Artists, Programme and Venue

Caroline Jang, soprano

Soprano Caroline Jang has recently performed the role of Gretel from Hansel and Gretel with the Vancouver Opera in Schools (VOIS). She has completed her Bachelor and Master’s degrees from the University of British Columbia where she sang numerous operatic roles include Adele (Die Fledermaus), Zerlina (Don Giovanni) and more. She has achieved grade 10 in both Voice and Piano at the Royal Conservatory of Music. On May 25, Caroline will sing arias by Handle, Giordani, Zeller and Lehar.

Laura Vanek, flautist

Laura Vanek is an active solo and orchestral musician and performs frequently with her trio, NOVO Ensemble. She has won numerous competitions and has recently received her masters in music performance from the University of Victoria. Laura will perform Michael Conway Baker’s Flute Concerto.

Also planned for the evening are Grieg’s Holbert Suite and Bartok’s Divertimento. For more information, including artists’ biographies, please visit our website.

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Buying Tickets

Purchase your tickets online before May 11, 2012 to enjoy the Early Bird Special! This special is exclusive to online ticket purchases.

www.VMOCanada.com/vmo-box-office

If you prefer buying your tickets in person or by phone, you can contact your VMO Box Office sales representative for more information.

VMO Box Office
P: 604.876.9397
E: tickets@vmocanada.com
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Getting to the Concert

The Strings Galore concert will be held at the Shaughnessy Heights United Church in Vancouver.

Shaughnessy Heights United Church
1550 33 Ave W, Vancouver, BC
P: 604.261.6377
www.shuc.ca
(map and directions)

Street parking is available along W 33rd Ave as well as along Connaught Drive.
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Support the VMO

Over the past 10 years, the VMO has gained local acclaim for its performances and unique mentorship-based mission. Our donors and patrons share in these achievements. Whether you give as an individual, through a foundation or corporation, or attend a VMO concert, your support is crucial.

You have the power to light up the stage, provide a mentorship opportunity and help in the professional growth of a young musician. Your tax-deductible contribution of $20 or more will help ensure our ability to excite, engage, and stimulate our audiences now and in the future.

Donate Now
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Sponsorship Opportunities for Season 2012/13

If you are interested in becoming a VMO Sponsor in the upcoming 2012/12 Season, please contact Jim Thorp at 604.876.9397 or email Jim at jthorp@vmocanada.com.

All VMO Sponsorship packages can be tailored to your specific needs.

VMO Press Release: Strings Galore

On April 14th, 2012, Filed in: Press Releases

April 10, 2012 (Download PDF)

Vancouver, BC – The Vancouver Metropolitan Orchestra takes to the stage one last time this spring at the Shaughnessy Heights United Church. Joining Maestro Ken Hsieh are soprano Caroline Jang and flautist Laura Vanek for a Friday evening concert. Caroline will sing arias by Handel, Giordani, Zeller and Lehar. Laura will perform Michael Conway Baker’s Flute Concerto. The orchestra will perform Grieg’s Holberg Suite and Bartok’s Divertimento.

CONCERT DETAILS:
Vancouver Metropolitan Orchestra

May 25, 2012
Shaughnessy Heights United Church
1550 West 33rd Avenue,
Vancouver, BC V6M 1A7

Time: 7:45 pm (doors open at 7pm)
Pre-Concert Greeting – Join Kemuel Wong in the Hall at 6:00pm preceding the concert for a delightful and informal pre-concert talk.

(Program Subject to change without notice)

FEATURED ARTISTS:
Ken Hsieh, Conductor
Christopher Lee, Assistant Conductor
Caroline Jang, Soprano
Laura Vanek, Flute
Vancouver Metropolitan Orchestra

TICKETS:
Tickets are $25 each or $20 each for groups of 10 or more.

Tickets available through:
Visiting the VMO website: www.vmocanada.com
Calling the VMO office: (604) 876-9397
Emailing the VMO office: tickets@vmocanada.com
Tickets are on sale now.

The VMO is generously supported by:
Tom Lee Music
Borden Ladner Gervais
Allcity Importers
EVA Airlines
LinHaw
Paramount Furniture
Daphne Wu
CDS Keyboard Moving
CIBC

The VMO Society is dedicated to the artistic, personal and professional development of outstanding young musicians. Our goal is to create opportunities for talented young musicians to perform with the mentorship of seasoned professionals for live audiences; these are opportunities these young gifted musicians may not have otherwise had. We felt there was untapped potential in people caught between being professional musicians and music students. Many of these young musicians need a stepping-stone to embark on their professional musical career.

We perform music from the Baroque, Classical, and Romantic periods. We also perform contemporary and popular music in special concerts with opera companies, choirs, and traditional folk music groups. Our choice of repertoire focuses on music that is commonly asked for in Orchestra Auditions.

Season 2011/12 Finale: Strings Galore

On April 14th, 2012, Filed in: Concert
25 MAY 2012 | 7PM | SHAUGHNESSY HEIGHTS UNITED CHURCH

The VMO 2011/12 Season concludes with the VMO Chamber Orchestra Concert – Strings Galore

Maestro Ken Hsieh returns to the podium for the final time this season on May 25 at 7pm at the Shaughnessy Heights United Church in Vancouver. This spring concert features flutist Laura Vanek and soprano Caroline Jang. The Orchestra will play works by Handel, Grieg and VMO Composer Laureate, Michael Conway Baker.

Doors open at 6:15pm with Preconcert Talk with Kemuel Wong

Tickets: $25 General Admission (Child: $20; Group Rate $20 for groups of 10 or more)

The Orchestra will play works by Handel, Grieg and VMO Composer Laureate, Michael Conway Baker. More information, including full program details, will be available shortly.

More information