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The Victoria Symphony is a Victoria-based orchestra. Founded in the early 1940s, it performs at the Royal Theatre as well as other venues.


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The Victoria Symphony

Victoria is home to a number of performing arts organizations. Arguably the most famous of these is the Victoria Symphony Orchestra.

The symphony has around 40 members who play everything from flutes to trumpets to strings. It’s a very good orchestra.

The Music Director is Maestro Christian Kluxen. The Principal Pops Conductor is Sean O’Loughlin and the Associate Conductor is Giuseppe Pietraroia.


Victoria Symphony Concerts

During the COVID-19 pandemic between 2020 and 2021, the only concerts the Symphony played were virtual events. When COVID-19 isn’t a problem, however, the Victoria Symphony puts on concerts throughout the year.

In addition to performing at venues like the Royal Theatre and the University of Victoria’s Farquhar Auditorium, once a year the symphony performs from a barge in Victoria’s Inner Harbour. Symphony in the Summer Festival (formerly known as Symphony Splash) happens on the BC Day long weekend. It’s a tremendously popular event and highly recommended.

Symphony in the Summer Festival didn’t happen in 2020 because of the pandemic. It was also cancelled in 2021. The festival took place in 2023 and was held from July 27 to August 5th.

In 2021, instead of Symphony in the Summer Festival, the symphony hosted a music festival at St. Anne’s Academy. The Open Air Music Festival happened from July 22nd to 26th and then again from July 29th to August 2nd.

To learn about where and when there are concerts throughout the year, see the Victoria Symphony’s Concert Calendar.


Other Information

To learn more about the organization, see the Victoria Symphony Orchestra website.

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