Symphony in the Park marks 32nd year at Deer Lake with free concert

Symphony in the Park marks 32nd year at Deer Lake with free concert

A chance to hear popular classics in a setting unlike any other


Burnaby, BC – The Vancouver Symphony Orchestra returns to Deer Lake Park on Sunday, June 30 for a memorable night of classical favourites for the whole family – all for free.

This year’s 32nd 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).

“I am delighted to conduct the program at Deer Lake Park this summer,” said VSO Conductor Otto Tausk.  “This concert tradition is something the VSO looks forward to each year and any opportunity to connect the symphony with the community is one that we are thrilled to embrace. Our concert this year features some fantastic pieces that we look forward to performing for the community.”

Tausk is a respected conductor on the world stage and has appeared with the Los Angeles Philharmonic, the Rotterdam Philharmonic, the Danish National Symphony Orchestra and more.

Symphony in the Park will also feature a solo performance from an up-and-coming young musician. This year’s feature soloist will be chosen during the VSO Orchestral Institute’s concerto competition in late June. New this year is an opening performance from the VSO Orchestral Institute which includes students from the orchestral training program.

Bring family, friends and a blanket to beautiful Deer Lake Park on June 30 for an evening of wonderful music! The City of Burnaby would like to thank TD Bank Group and media partner the Burnaby Now for their support of Symphony in the Park.

Symphony in the Park is Sunday, June 30 at Shadbolt Centre for the Arts (6450 Deer Lake Ave., Burnaby).  The prelude performance begins at 6 p.m., followed by the feature concert at 7 p.m. Admission is free.

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