The purpose of the Vancouver Symphony Orchestra is to enrich and transform lives through music by:


  • Presenting passionate, high-quality performances of classical, popular and culturally diverse music 

  • Creating meaningful engagement with audiences of all ages and backgrounds wherever we perform 

  • Developing and delivering inspirational education and community programs.

VSO Board of Directors

Etienne Bruson, Chair

Suzanne Anton. Q.C., Government Relations Committee Chair

Debra Finlay, Governance & Nominating Committee Chair

Cathy Grant, Marketing Committee Chair

Doug Hart, Corporate Giving Committee Chair

Judith Korbin, HR Committee Chair

Sam Lee

Hein Poulus, Q.C.

Stanis Smith

Melvyn R.T. Tanemura, Treasurer

James Carter

Doug Christopher

Doug French

David Garofalo

Alexandra Mauler 

Roy Millen

Ben Mink

Dana Montalbano

Fred Pletcher

Jill Tipping

Lis Welch

Musician Representatives

Olivia Blander, Cello

Michelle Goddard, Clarinet

Honorary Life President

Ronald L. Cliff, C.M.

Honorary Life Vice Presidents

Nezhat Khosrowshahi

Gerald A.B. McGavin, C.M., O.B.C.

Ronald N. Stern

Arthur H. Willms

The Vancouver Symphony Foundation Board of Trustees

Ronald L. Cliff, C.M., Chair
Dallas Brodie

Marnie Carter
Lindsay Hall
Irene McEwen
Gerald A.B. McGavin, C.M., O.B.C
Alan Pyatt
Arthur H. Willms
Fred Withers
Tim Wyman

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