THE VANCOUVER SYMPHONY ORCHESTRAL INSTITUTE AT WHISTLER offers young musicians an experience and education like no other, joining together the GRAMMY® and JUNO Award-winning VSO with Whistler, one of the world’s finest mountain resorts. Students will be immersed in a collaborative musical environment alongside and mentored by a world class symphony orchestra, under the direction of the VSO’s internationally acclaimed music director, Maestro Bramwell Tovey. Participation in the Whistler Institute Orchestra, chamber music, instrumental coachings, as well as a variety of unique performance opportunities will fill students’ warm summer days and cool, refreshing evenings in the mountains of beautiful British Columbia in Canada.

VSOIW 2016 Thank you to all the students, faculty, and staff that made the 2016 Vancouver Symphony Orchestral Institute at Whistler such a resounding success! Ten days of your intense focus in countless rehearsals, sectionals, masterclasses, and chamber ensembles culminated in a spectacular performance of Stravinsky’s The Rite of Spring, along with Khachaturian’s Adagio from Spartacus and R. Strauss’s Don Juan. A heartfelt congratulations to all for your wonderful accomplishments in Whistler!

LIVE and EXPLORE photos: Mike Crane