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Symphony in the Summer: Victoria Symphony presents 8 concerts over 2 weeks!

Live music summer festival includes 2 free performances + a special Qualicum Beach concert
The Victoria Symphony and The Pacific Opera at the Cameron Bandshell.

The Victoria Symphony prepares to enchant audiences with the annual Symphony in the Summer Festival.

Presented by Huntingdon Hotel and Suites, this year's festival features eight concerts from July 24 to Aug. 3, including two free performances at Beacon Hill Park!! The festival offers music lovers the opportunity to enjoy uplifting live orchestra music at various indoor and outdoor locations around Victoria, in addition to a performance in Qualicum Beach on July 28, bringing the magic of Victoria Symphony to Island audiences.

"Our Symphony in the Summer Festival is always an upbeat celebration that embraces the nature of our warm coastal summers. Mozart and Martinis, Victoria Symphony and the Pacific Opera at the Butchart Gardens, and our free outdoor performances always draw a full audience and really amplify the relaxed atmosphere of a warm summer evening accompanied by live music and good company," says Victoria Symphony's Director of Marketing and Communications Maya Lohcham.

Victoria Symphony: Mozart and Martinis. Photo courtesy of Victoria Symphony | Photo by Kevin Light.

Symphony in the Summer Schedule:

  • Bach's Orchestral Suite in D: July 24 at 7:30 p.m. at Christ Church Cathedral
  • Mendelssohn's Italian Symphony: July 25 at 7:30 p.m. at Christ Church Cathedral
  • Mozart and Martinis (almost sold out!): July 26 at 5 p.m. at The Atrium
  • Victoria Symphony at Qualicum Beach: July 28 at 2 p.m. at Qualicum Beach Civic Centre
  • Victoria Symphony and the Pacific Opera at The Butchart Gardens: Aug. 1 at 8 p.m. at The Butchart Gardens
  • Pacific Baroque Orchestra’s Monteverdi's Vespers of 1610: Aug. 2 at 7:30 p.m. at Christ Church Cathedral

Coming up free VS concerts!

  • VS Pops at the Cameron Bandshell: Join the Victoria Symphony on Friday, Aug. 2 at 5 p.m. for free live performance at the Cameron Bandshell in Beacon Hill Park. Enjoy a bench seat or bring your own chair/blanket for an early-evening concert featuring excerpts from the Victoria Symphony's 2024/25 Pops Series.
  • VS & Pacific Opera Victoria at the Cameron Bandshell: Saturday, Aug. 3 at 6 p.m. This Open Air concert features excerpts from our upcoming Masterworks Series and Pacific Opera Victoria’s 2024/25 Season, plus special pre-concert activities to be announced.

"We're very excited to welcome Pacific Baroque Orchestra’s production of Monteverdi’s Vespers of 1610 to the beautiful Christ Church Cathedral” Lohcham says. "Monteverdi's Vespers is a rarely performed work, especially with ten international soloists of this caliber. The performance is sure to be a spiritual and emotional experience for audiences.It's a true testament to Monteverdi's attention to the power of music."

Learn more about the Symphony in the Summer Festival online at and follow them on Facebook, Instagram and YouTube for performance updates and events.

A glimpse at the  VS 2024/25 Season

Victoria Symphony’s 2024/2025 Season has been announced and is available to view online here. Make the most of the performance season with a season subscription and save 25 per cent!