The Resilient Symphony: 
A VSO Virtual Gala Concert

The Show Must Go On


Thank You - Together we raised over $500,000!

On February 18, the VSO, VSO School of Music, and our community came together to celebrate Music and Resilience. Together we raised over $500,000 in support of the VSO and VSO School of Music.

Itzhak Perlman
James Ehnes
k.d. lang
Measha Brueggergosman
Steven Page
Jens Lindemann
Red Robinson
Stewart Goodyear
Geddy Lee
Bria Skonberg

These are imperfect times. It takes courage, imagination, and sheer determination to navigate this new world.  The VSO and VSO School of Music are steadfastly committed to keeping the music alive and thriving. We cannot thank our sponsors, donors, special guests, attendees and auction bidders enough for their support.

Thank You To Our Sponsors!

The VSO sincerely appreciates the generosity of the following supporters who are ensuring The Show Must Go On.

Presenting Sponsor



Maestro's Circle

BMO Capital Markets
PH&N Institutional

Concertmaster's Circle

CIBC Capital Markets
First Light Foundation
Genus Capital Management Inc.
Glotman Simpson Consulting Engineers
Image Group Inc.
McLean Group
Omicron Canada Inc.
TD Bank Group

Gala Box Sponsors

Corporate Supporters

Odlum Brown

Sponsor Highlight

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VSO Virtual Gala Committee

Christin Reardon MacLellan
Angela Elster
Etienne Bruson, Co-Chair
Cheryl Hudson
Gillian Hunter-Gibbs
Jill Tipping, Co-Chair
Cathy Grant
Dana Montalbano
Lis Welch
Ben Mink
Alexandra Mauler
Carey Summerfelt
Leanne Davis