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Victoria Symphony Orchestra

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Address: Victoria, British Columbia, Canada
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Soothe your ears with some of the harmonious melodies played by this...

Soothe your ears with some of the harmonious melodies played by this world-renowned symphony orchestra.

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Symphony Splash

This free event only happens once a year and we were lucky to be there for the 2016 Splash. The orchestra is magnificent - playing classical, movie themes (Star Wars and Star... read more

Reviewed 17 September 2016
MissBonnie310
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Grifton, North Carolina
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Grifton, North Carolina
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Reviewed 17 September 2016

This free event only happens once a year and we were lucky to be there for the 2016 Splash. The orchestra is magnificent - playing classical, movie themes (Star Wars and Star Trek) and one for the little kid in all of us - the Chicken dance. The symphony on a barge with fireworks at the end (during the 1812... More 

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Victoria Capital Regional District, Canada
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Reviewed 15 September 2016

Wonderful evening spent at the Inner Harbour in Victoria listening to the Victoria Symphony playing on a barge. The background of the Victoria Legislature Buildings and the show ending with a spectacular show of fireworks. We look forward to the event every year.

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Thank Melanie S
Toronto, Canada
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Reviewed 31 March 2016

We attended a concert of the Victoria Symphony at Roy Thomson Hall this afternoon. Splendid programme by a very good orchestra: a new work by Michael Oesterle, a spirited rendition of Grieg's Piano Concerto with Stuart Goodyear, Appalachian Spring, and the Firebird. Conductor Tanja Miller leads a very accomplished group of players, who were more than full value for money.... More 

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Thank operalover939
Vancouver Island
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Reviewed 15 December 2015

Every year,just before Christmas,we have the pleasure to welcome the Victoria Symphony Orchestra in Qualicum Beach. In addition,the Victoria Choral Society and the renown soprano Eleanor McCain added to an evening to remember. Tickets were $35 each and well worth it

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Thank fragan1
santa barbara, ca
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Reviewed 11 August 2015

Wow! We stumbled on to this amazing annual event that is worthy of marking on the calendar. It happens the first Sunday of August each year. The Victoria Symphony plays from a barge that a tugboat pulls in to the Inner Harbour. At least 100 kayaks are in the water in front of this floating stage. Locals start claiming prime... More 

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Thank annandned
Victoria, Canada
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Reviewed 29 September 2014

Nothing else needs to be said, very sorry to see their maestro leaving. Wonderful orchestra. Have enjoyed them in their home as well as on the water.

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Thank KitRaetsen
California City, California
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Reviewed 21 August 2014

Wow!!! We lucked out. We just happened to be vacationing in Victoria during their annual SPLASH concert. The Victoria Symphony and its volunteers organize a fabulous day and evening of concerts in the inner harbour. The stage is built upon a barge, so the entertainers are actually on the barge in the water; while the public is sprawled out on... More 

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Victoria, Canada
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Reviewed 25 November 2013

Victoria's symphony is very good for the size of Victoria and sometimes the performances are outstanding! It is well worth checking the schedule to see what's on, they have many performances all year and I'd highly recommend!

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Thank SeeingTHEworld2012
Victoria, Canada
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Reviewed 25 November 2013

Victoria Symphony is better than most medium sized city symphonies. Watch for performances by the Youth Symphony!! They are one of the best anywhere.

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Thank Fred A
Victoria, Canada
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Reviewed 10 October 2013

The Victoria Symphony is always a great way to spend an evening but I particularly love their "Pops" series, the Christmas Sing-a-long and the annual Symphony Splash in the Inner Harbour on the B.C. day weekend. While the sound is terrific anywhere in the Royal Theatre, I suggest you try to sit on the main floor or lower balcony, as... More 

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