VMO News

VMO Chamber Orchestra Concert: A Tribute to Louis Royce Liu

On April 14th, 2012, Filed in: Concert

Last season, the VMO was saddened by the tragic loss of Chairman Louis Royce Liu. Mr. Liu, who cherished and valued the Vancouver Metropolitan Orchestra Society to his heart, passed away after a hard fought battle with cancer. The VMO String Chamber Concert I will be a tribute and celebration to the life of Mr. Liu. The Orchestra will play works by Handel, Walton, Gluck, Mozart, Bach JS and Copland.

The concert will take place at Magee Auditorium in Vancouver and will feature pianist Qiao Wang.

Doors open at 1:15pm with Preconcert Talk with Kemuel Wong

Tickets are $20 General Admission. Group Discounts available for 10 or more.

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VMO 2011/12 Season Opens!

On April 14th, 2012, Filed in: Concert

The Vancouver Metropolitan Orchestra will open its 2011-2012 Season with its 9th Annual Chamber Orchestra Concert. The opening concert of this season will feature Maestro Ken Hsieh with Vancouver’s rising soprano, Shannon Chan-Kent and rising violinist, Esther Hwang. Shannon will be performing great works by Mozart and Verdi and Esther will be performing great pieces by Beethoven and Saint-saens. The Orchestra will also perform works by Mozart, Haydn, Mendelssohn as well as a brand new commission work by Composer-in-residence Alain Maynard.

Doors open at 1:15pm with Preconcert Talk with Kemuel Wong

Tickets are General Admission.

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VMO Press Release: VMO Spring – Musical Awakenings

On February 1st, 2012, Filed in: Press Releases 1 Comment

January 16, 2012 (Download PDF)

Vancouver, BC — Maestro Ken Hsieh returns to the podium for the third time this season on March 11th at 2:00 pm at the Michael J Fox Theatre in Burnaby, BC. This spring concert features 18-year old pianist, Hannah Han, performing Schumann’s Piano Concerto in a minor, the only piano concerto Schumann completed. Also included in the program are works by Rossini, Dvorak, Beethoven and a new piece of work by composer in residence, Alain Mayrand.


Vancouver Metropolitan Orchestra
March 11, 2012
Michael J Fox Theatre
7373 MacPherson Avenue
Burnaby, BC

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

Rossini: La scala di seta overture
Schumann: Piano Concerto
Dvorak: Romance for Violin and Orchestra
Mayrand: New Commission
Beethoven: Symphony No.1

(Program Subject to change without notice)

Ken Hsieh, Conductor
Kemuel Wong, Assistant Conductor
Hannah Han, Piano Soloist
Vancouver Metropolitan Orchestra

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
In person at: Tom Lee Music in Richmond and Midtown Business Center

Tickets are on sale now.

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

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.

World Journal Review

On November 29th, 2011, Filed in: Reviews


November 28, 2011