With the anticipation of Phase 3 of the Government of British Columbia’s re-start plan, the Vancouver Island Symphony, under the artistic direction of Pierre Simard, is offering a series of four (4) summer Pop Up Concerts featuring different ensembles from the Vancouver Island Symphony in July and August.

These ensembles include:

  • Trio of Flute, Violin and Bass
  • String Quartet with two French Horns
  • Brass Quintet
  • Trio of Oboe, Clarinet and Bassoon

Several of these four (4) concerts series packages have been sold out. Single Tickets are available for some performances of the Friday and Saturday Pop Up Concerts – please email or call the office to book: 250-754-0177. See the availability options in the right column.

Check out Required Information for Booking Concert Seats and issuing tax receipts. .

The VIS will present these concerts using health regulations as outlined by the Government of British Columbia. There are specific rules and we will be following them for everyone’s safety.

CONCERT INFORMATION

  • Concerts will be held outside on private property and can accommodate 40 audience members that will be seated with social distancing in place.
  • The exact concert location address will be provided once you book your ticket.
  • Concerts will be one hour (60 minutes) in length with audience members arriving no more than 30 minutes ahead and leaving no later than 30 minutes after the concert.
  • Audience Members need to bring their own chairs, masks (optional), hand sanitizer, gloves (optional), beverage (no food or alcohol please).
  • A washroom will be available for Emergencies ONLY.
  • Parking is on the street.
  • Audience members will be asked to line up prior to entering the yard. They will then be directed to move to a space where they can place their chairs for seating. Audience members may sit in their COVID Bubbles.
  • Audience members agree to not attend if they are sick or not feeling well.
  • The concert series packages are non-refundable but they are transferable. The Purchaser may sell or give their concert space to someone else. When packages are resold or transferred, we must be notified and the new package owners must provide their contact information in order for the VIS to remain compliant with health regulations and COVID-19 Tracking.
  • We are unable to reschedule these concerts. If it rains the show will go on. In the event of rain, the musicians will be under tents however audience will not. Please bring your umbrellas.

CONCERT BONUS! The VIS will be selling subscriptions to a Streaming Concert Series featuring these four summer concerts. Everyone who attends the live concerts will receive a FREE SUBSCRIPTION to the Streaming Concert Series. Details will be sent to attendees as they become available.

Please Note: Single Tickets are unavailable at this time.

Musicians have been hard hit financially by the pandemic and will continue to be challenged to make a living in the next 18 months. These Summer Pop Up concerts will support our VIS musicians and allow the VIS to re-launch when safe to do so. Your support is so important in ensuring that the VIS will be able to continue to operate.

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HOTEL SPONSOR

WEDNESDAYS @ 7:00 PM
CEDAR BY THE SEA

July 8 | July 22 | Aug 5 | Aug 19

Exact location address will be sent via email after purchase

THURSDAYS @ 11:00 AM
PARKSVILLE

Aug 6 | Aug 20

Exact location address will be sent via email after purchase
Property is flat, paved and accessible

or call Symphony Office 250-754-0177 to order single tickets

THURSDAYS @ 3:00 PM
UPPER LANTZVILLE

July 23 | Aug 6 | Aug 20

Exact location address will be sent via email after purchase

THURSDAYS @ 7:00 PM
NORTH NANAIMO

July 23 | Aug 6 | Aug 20

Exact location address will be sent via email after purchase
Property is flat, paved and accessible

FRIDAYS @ 11:00 AM
NANOOSE BAY

Aug 7 | Aug 21

Exact location address will be sent via email after purchase

or call Symphony Office 250-754-0177 to order single tickets

FRIDAYS @ 3:00 PM
SALTAIR

Aug 7 | Aug 21

Exact location address will be sent via email after purchase

or call Symphony Office 250-754-0177 to order single tickets

FRIDAYS @ 7:00 PM
Aug 7 | Aug 21

Exact location address will be sent via email after purchase
Property is flat and accessible

or call Symphony Office 250-754-0177 to order single tickets

SATURDAYS @ 3:00 PM
COURTENAY/COMOX

July 25 | Aug 8 | Aug 22

Exact location address will be sent via email after purchase

or call Symphony Office 250-754-0177 to order single tickets

SATURDAYS @ 7:00 PM
FAIRWINDS, NANOOSE

July 25 | Aug 8 | Aug 22

Exact location address will be sent via email after purchase
*Note: this property has 20 steps to access the back yard

INFORMATION REQUIRED FOR EACH TICKET HOLDER

The VIS is working within the BC Health Regulations regarding public events and in order to be COVID-19 compliant we require the following information from each person attending our events.

The Summer Pop Up Concert Series bookings are secured with a $250 donation per seat. The VIS will issue a Tax Receipt for these donations. We require the following information for each booking in order to issue the receipt.

CONCERT #1
Paolo Bortolussi, Flute - Calvin Dyck, Violin - Mark Beaty, Bass

Piazzolla - Histoire du Tango

Gardel - Por Una Cabeza

Piazzolla - Oblivion

Telemann - Trio Sonata in e minor

Mozart - "Adagio" from Mozart's Quartet in D

Traditional Irish Tunes

 

CONCERT #2
Andrew Clark, Heather Walker, French Horns
Alana Lopez, Samuel Tsui, Violins; Manti Poon, Viola; Minjee Yoon, Cello

Handel - Selections from Water Music (selections) arr. Clark

Beethoven - Sextet for 2 horns and strings Op.81b

Mozart - Musical Joke K.522

 

CONCERT #3
VIS Brass Quintet with Stevan Paranosic, Mark D’Angelo, Trumpets; Karen Hough, French Horn,
Scott MacInnes, trombone Nick Atikinson, Tuba

  1. Koestier- Kinderzirkus - Kleiner Zirkusmarsch
  2. Plog - Animal Ditties
  3. Buckley - Hope Springs Eternal
  4. Kompanek - Killer Tango
  5. Joplin, arr. Iveson - The Entertainer
  6. Barbarin, arr. Snyder - Bourbon Street Parade
  7. McCartney & J. Lennon arr. Paranosic - Penny Lane
  8. Lennon, arr. Skelly - Imagine

Various, arr. Paranosic, - Movie Theme Quiz>/p>

Various, arr. Hurn -  Golden Age Disney Medley

 

CONCERT #4
VIS Wind Trio with Geronimo Mendoza, Oboe; Christopher Lee, Clarinet; Anthony Averay, Bassoon

J Ibert -  Cinq Pieces en Trio

J S Bach - Oboe & Violin Concerto 1st Mov.

G F Handel - Water Musick Suite 1 No 7 Minuet

Suite 1 No 4 Andante

W A Mozart - Eb major Serenade Andante

Gran Partita Finale

S Joplin - Eugenia Rag

S Joplin - Paragon Rag

 
 

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