Night at the Symphony

Four words I never thought I’d utter.

But I’m so happy that I can now say I’ve been. A few weeks ago I was invited by a friend to attend a performance at Vancouver’s Orpheum Theatre.

Originally a vaudeville theatre, the Orpheum has changed hands (and concepts) over the decades. In 1977 it became the permanent home to The Vancouver Symphony Orchestra and was designated as a National Historic Site of Canada two years later in 1979.

I received a couple of odd looks for taking photos of the architecture and decor but how could not?

Check out the coffered ceiling!

Our seats were in the balcony, quite far from the stage. But given the impressive sound quality in the theatre, I don’t think it matters to your experience overall.

I couldn’t help but be reminded of the Marc Chagall ceiling at Palais Garnier when I looked up.

The show itself was spectacular. The orchestra, along with a band, played The Beatles iconic album, Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band exactly as it was recorded. It was so fun to dance in our seats while singing along to familiar tunes. No photos were allowed during the performance but I don’t think I’ll forget the experience any time soon.

Thanks for a lovely evening, Sherry!

Bonne journée!


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