Posted February 28, 2022 by
In her 103rd year, our Vancouver music community’s legendary Eleanor Collins has been honored with a Canada Post stamp commemorating her lifetime of musical and personal achievements. Previously, on her 95th birthday, Ms. Collins was invested as a Member of the Order of Canada.
Artist David Bell...Read More >>
Posted November 11, 2021 by
We recently interviewed VMA member Malcolm Armstrong about climate change and his involvement in the Fairy Creek Logging Protests.
Malcolm Armstrong joined the VSO in June of 2019. Prior to his arrival in Vancouver he served for 3 years as principal bass of the Hawaii Symphony Orchestra. A na...Read More >>
Posted September 30, 2021 by
Dear Musicians,September 30, marks Canada’s first National Day of Truth and Reconciliation. In 2015, the Truth and Reconciliation Commission of Canada (TRC) recommended that the Canadian government establish a statutory holiday so that Canadians may never forget the history and ongoing legacy of ...Read More >>
Posted August 03, 2021 by
We recently sat down with Roger Cole, who has been a VMA member for over 43 years. Roger was appointed Principal Oboist of the Vancouver Symphony by Maestro Kazuyoshi Akiyama in 1976. At age 22 he was the youngest principal player of the VSO. At his retirement, he was the oldest principal player....Read More >>
Posted February 19, 2021 by
Because of the profound cultural and historical effects of Prohibition in the United States, similar movements elsewhere and their own cultural and historical effects have been all too easy to overlook. In Canada, a generally shorter (though in many ways more complicated) Prohibition predated pos...Read More >>