The Hendrick’s Gin 65-foot E.L.E.V.A.T.U.M. hot air balloon and C.O.R.G.A.N. create an unusual and whimsical spectacle of soar and score at the world’s largest jazz festival.

Curators of the Curious have a chance to win the rare and coveted golden tickets by a variety of unusual methods including an online local contest (for residents of Quebec from May 16th to June 16th) as well as onsite at the Hendrick’s Gin Air Departure Lounge on Thursday, June 27thand Friday, June 28th, 2019.  No purchase is necessary and entrants must be of legal drinking age in Quebec.

Relive the legendary music of epic women of rock, soul and pop in ‘Women Rock’ with the VSO, May 24 & 25

Women Rock brings together the music of iconic musicians including Holly Knight, Carole King, Irene Cara, Janis Joplin, Aretha Franklin, Minnie Riperton, Heart, Pat Benatar, Joan Jett and Tina Turner. 

VSO Conductor Laureate Kazuyoshi Akiyama returns with Violin Virtuoso Mayuko Kamio

Enroll in a violin masterclass presented by Japanese violinist Mayuko Kamio. The gold medalist of the 2007 International Tchaikovsky Competition, is widely praised for her luxurious silken tone, long expressive phrasing and virtuoso techniques. The New York Times has called Ms. Kamio an “exciting young musician” and “a radiant talent.” 

Canada’s Only Opera on Film “The Lake / n’-ha-a-itk” Begins Filming At Quails’ Gate Winery

The Lake / n’-ha-a-itk will be the first and only Canadian opera on film. Greatly expanding the scope and reach of the 2014 live production, The Lake / n’-ha-a-itk film incorporates segments about the ongoing collaboration between Astrolabe Musik Theatre and Westbank First Nation.

Refreshing Revamp of a Wild West inspired The Taming of the Shrew kicks off the 30th season of Bard on the Beach

Featuring Jennifer Lines as Kate and Andrew McNee as Petruchio, this season’s production is inspired by the Bard’s beloved 2007 Wild West production of the play, directed by Miles Potter. The 2019 production is directed by Lois Anderson (Lysistrata, 2018; Pericles, 2016).

Shakespeare in Love Takes to the Stage in the 30th Season of Bard on the Beach

Romance & Laughter Take Centre Stage as Shakespeare in Love Joins the 30th Season of Bard on the Beach Bard on the Beach continues its 30th season with a stylish stage adaptation of the lively Oscar-winning romantic comedy, Shakespeare in Love. The play tells the story of Will Shakespeare, who is suffering from temporary writer’s … Read moreShakespeare in Love Takes to the Stage in the 30th Season of Bard on the Beach

Vancouver Symphony Soceity Announces 100th Anniversary “In Concert with the Community” Campaign

The Vancouver Symphony Orchestra announced the 100th Anniversary In Concert with the Community Campaign to raise $30M to help secure the next 100 years of music and ensure the continued accessibility and affordability of VSO programs.

GLOBAL SOUNDSCAPES FESTIVAL 2019 — May 31-June 13: Opening Concert June 5

At eleven concerts primarily held at the Waterfront Theatre as well as other Vancouver venues, with a special concert performance in Ucluelet on Vancouver Island, the festival presents a rich diversity of intercultural works, unique collaborations and world premieres.