VMO Press Release: 10th Anniversary Season Opener

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.

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.

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

Ken Hsieh, Conductor
Su-Fan Yiu, Violin
Luke Kim, Cello
Emily Yu, Oboe
Tristian Lambert, Bassoon
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: 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

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.