(Victoria Symphony / Pacific Opera)

The live sights and sounds of the Victoria Symphony and Pacific Opera have returned once more, this time under the splendor of the summer sky.

Situated on the stunning grounds of St. Ann’s Academy, and the former shores of xwsзyq’әm (Whu-SEI-kum), two picturesque locations will bring you a series of concerts this summer that will surely not disappoint.

Enjoy instrumental chamber music, opera arias, show tunes, and family friendly programs dreamed up to delight your senses spread across ten days of performances.

Tickets are now on sale for the over 50 performances happening this summer, which will feature everything from Baroque era’s greatest hits to the Canadian classical music canon’s newest gems.

Programs feature a combination of Victoria Symphony musicians along with Pacific Opera’s singers Lara Ciekiewicz, Simran Claire, Marion Newman, Kaden Forsberg, Adam Luther, and Bruce Kelly.

The Open Air series will also include Music in the Meadows, which are surprise ‘pop-up’ musical events happening throughout the festival, celebrating the diversity of artists from many cultural traditions that now co-exist on these territories, including Indigenous performers, visiting artists, young musicians, and programs designed especially for families.

The pop-up performances will be up to 10 minutes, and are free for everyone.

The serene sanctuary of The Butler’s Garden will host The Wind in the Woods on Saturday, July 24th, and the Oh the Drama! will be performed on Sunday, July 25th at the Victoria Foundation Courtyard stage.

Tickets for each of the above performances are available now, but even better, we have partnered with Victoria Symphony and Pacific Opera to give away a pair of tickets to each show – contest details are below!

The Wind in the Woods features a trio of wind instruments that explores an array of short chamber works for winds by Bach, Tchaikovsky and Mozart, a few gems by iconic American composers Scott Joplin, Stephen Foster, and George Gershwin, as well as works by Jacques Ibert and Georges Auric.

Oh the Drama! will allow you to let your emotions run wild as the sounds of Stravinsky and Massenet take to the sky. Tunes from Carmen and Tosca will pull your soul through the heat of our hot summer sun, into the cool sting of the ocean’s crisp breeze, and back again.


For a chance to WIN a a pair of tickets to The Wind in the Woods or OH the Drama! from Victoria Symphony and Pacific Opera, complete one or more of the following:

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Contest entries will be accepted from the time and date of publishing until 11:59 pm on July 21st. Two winners will be chosen at random and contacted through the platform they used to enter.

Contest Guidelines

Victoria Symphony presents Open Air concerts

The Wind in the Woods

  • When: Saturday, July 24th – 5 p.m.
  • Where: The Butler’s Garden, St. Ann’s Academy, 835 Humboldt Street
  • Tickets: Tickets are $35 for adults, $15 for students and available online

Oh the Drama!

  • When: Sunday, July 25th – 5 p.m.
  • Where: The Victoria Foundation Courtyard stage, St. Ann’s Academy, 835 Humboldt Street
  • Tickets: Tickets are $35 for adults, $15 for students and available online

Check out Victoria Symphony’s full schedule of Open Air concerts here.

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