This year's 33rd anniversary performance of Symphony in the Park will transport listeners to other worlds, whether it’s the gritty streets of New York (Leonard Bernstein’s West Side Story), the story of an alien visitor (Adventures on Earth (Theme from E.T.) by John Williams) or one of the greatest love stories of all time (Tchaikovsky’s Romeo & Juliet - Fantasy Overture).
Come early for free family activities and food trucks, bring a blanket or chair and a picnic and settle in for a wonderful evening with the Vancouver Symphony Orchestra.
Just a reminder that parking in the vicinity is limited, so alternate transportation is recommended.
- 2-7 pm: Musical Play Zone—Try your hand at traditional Chinese instruments, plus a colouring station!
- 5:30-6 pm: Prelude Concert featuring the VSO School of Music’s Azalea Chinese Music Ensemble
- 7 pm: Main Concert with the VSO led by Associate Conductor Andrew Crust
- Coast Salish Anthem
- Oh Canada
- Bernstein: Candide: Overture
- Bernstein: West Side Story, Selections (Mason)
- Williams: Adventures on Earth (Themes from E.T.)
- Donkin: Hopewell Cape
- Stravinsky: Firebird: Berceuse and Finale
- Smetana: Ma Vlast: No. 2 The Moldau (Vltava)
- Tchaikovsky: Romeo & Juliet Fantasy-Overture
- Tchaikovsky: 1812 Overture (with cut)
- Brahms: Hungarian Dances: No. 5
Yes, there will be a number of food trucks on site!
- Rocky Point Ice Cream
- The JerkShack
- Groovin Grills
- Cravings Kettle Corn
- Yo Bones
- Reel Mac & Cheese
- Green Coast Coffee
- Lemon Heaven
This event draws a very large crowd to the park. Visitors are encouraged to leave their pets at home. Service animals with proper identification are permitted.
- lawn chairs
- refillable water bottles
- dress for the weather – jackets, hats, sunscreen and sunglasses
- outside food is permitted
- large tents, tarps, umbrellas, or other items that will block the view of others
- barbeques or fires
- professional video or audio recording devices
From 4-11 pm, Deer Lake Ave will be closed to eastbound traffic between Deer Lake Parkway and Sperling Ave. Bus service will continue in both directions during this time. Traffic coming onto Deer Lake Ave will enter at Canada Way and Deer Lake Ave (by the Burnaby Village Museum) and proceed west with the option to exit at either Century Park Way or Deer Lake Parkway.
The dropoff/pickup zone will be designated in the parking stalls on the north side of Deer Lake Ave directly across from the North Lot at the Shadbolt Centre for the Arts.
SPARC permit parking (accessible) will be available in Shadbolt North Lot as space permits