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“Symphony Splash”

Victoria Symphony Orchestra
Ranked #69 of 139 things to do in Victoria
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Owner description: Soothe your ears with some of the harmonious melodies played by this world-renowned symphony orchestra.
Reviewed September 29, 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.

Thank KitRaetsen
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Reviewed August 20, 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 the Parliament lawn, the Empress Hotel's lawn, all around the inner harbour and even in kayaks and canoes in the water.

Evidently it's the Symphony's way to thank the residents and visitors for supporting them. It's a free event, though they do request donations. Some 40,000 people attend the SPLASH event. It started with a boat ballet in the late morning in the inner harbour, then progressed to an opening band in the early afternoon, then a scavenger hunt, booths and concerts in the afternoon, then at 6:15 there was a parade of the Victoria Symphony, to the concert stage (barge in the harbour) where they offered a fabulous concert; and the evening ended with a nice fireworks display in the inner harbour. Such a lovely day!

Note: it's an annual summer event. Though there were thousands of people, everyone seemed to have a great attitude....very respectful of people and the lawns and such. We were fortunate, as we were staying in the inner harbour area. When we were informed about the Splash event, we decided not to even try to take our car out that day. If you're not staying in Victoria, I would recommend taking public transit or a tour bus to the event, as several of the streets were closed and I'm sure ingress/egress was difficult that day.

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Reviewed November 25, 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!

Thank SeeingTHEworld2012
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Reviewed November 25, 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.

Thank Fred A
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Reviewed October 10, 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 the upper balcony seats provide very little legroom. While the "Splash" is free they do hope you will donate $5.00 or more. There is a cost for the various concerts at the Royal Theatre.

Thank SMMaxwell
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