Many thanks to VIBC’s amazing community partners for helping us promote our upcoming fundraiser, “The Business of Culture” on February 19. Recently, VIBC reached out to several local cultural organizations, inviting them to post info about our event on their social media channels, and offering in exchange to post info about THEIR events on ours. Success!
From The Voice and Laura Murray PR to Vancouver Asian Heritage Month Society, to Early Music Vancouver, to the Surrey Symphony Orchestra and Vancouver Opera, we had a great response. In the coming months, you’ll see posts on our Facebook and Twitter feeds about our partners’ events; in the meantime, here’s info about three shows you won’t want to miss!
Yamoto Drummers: The world’s best Taiko drumming company, YAMATO Drummers of Japan, make their hotly-anticipated Vancouver debut for an electrifying, one-night only performance on February 6, 2016 at 8 pm at the Queen Elizabeth Theatre. Described as “the U2 of Taiko drumming,” the masterly YAMATO Drummers of Japan present an athletically charged spectacle that showcases their remarkable strength, expertise, and unmistakable sound. A ferocious mix of theatrics, agility, and rapid-fire speed, audience members will be hypnotized by the impressive display of physicality and profound skill. Tickets from $29 at ticketstonight.ca. For more info visit http://showoneproductions.ca
Vancouver Opera: Madama Butterfly: Fall in love at the opera! From March 5–13, Madama Butterfly returns to the stage in a stunning, full-scale production at the Queen Elizabeth Theatre. Giacomo Puccini’s gorgeously devastating love story is a fabulous first-time experience for newcomers, and a cherished favourite of long-time opera-goers. Tickets from $45 at 604.683.0222 or http://www.vancouveropera.ca.
Surrey Symphony Orchestra Anniversary Celebration:
The Surrey Symphony Society, home to the Surrey Youth Orchestras, celebrates its 40th anniversary this year with our Spring Celebration concert on Sunday, May 17 at 7 pm at the Chandos Pattison Auditorium. Founder and retired conductor Lucille Lewis is organizing a special group of our former students in a performance of Tchaikovsky's Marche Slave. Also included will be year end performances by the Junior Strings, Intermediate Orchestra, and Youth Orchestra. More than 100 students will take the stage in this epic Happy Birthday celebration of the Surrey Symphony and its history in the community. Since 1976, the Surrey Symphony Society has provided young musicians ages 7-20 years with high caliber musical instruction and opportunities for public performance. www.surreysymphony.com Follow us on Facebook https://www.facebook.com/surreysymphonysociety/ and Twitter @SYO92
Blog by Jennifer Webb
Photo courtesy Laura Murray PR