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Thursday, July 11, 2013

Get up close and personal with the VSO in Whistler – VIP package provides front-row seats and private reception

Tourism Whistler media release
For immediate release - July 11, 2013

Get up close and personal with the VSO in Whistler – VIP package provides front-row seats and private reception

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Whistler, B.C. – Elevate your summer experience as a Vancouver Symphony Orchestra VIP in Whistler.

The VSO returns to Whistler this month, with an expanded lineup of performances in the unforgettable and breathtakingly stunning outdoor setting of Whistler Olympic Plaza. The 2013 program features a variety of concerts over several days. Guests who opt for the special VIP ticket package will have the opportunity to meet the performers.

Book two nights’ accommodation with and receive complimentary VIP tickets for access to special seating and exclusive after-show events. The VSO VIP ticket includes:

• Special section chair seating at the front of the Whistler Olympic Plaza for performances on Friday, July 19 and Saturday July 20
• Entry to the private VIP reception following Friday evening’s performance with guest conductor Sean Newhouse and violinst Mayuko Kamio

The full VSO Whistler schedule includes afternoon quartets and quintets at various times on July 16 and 17, the Light Classics at 8 p.m. Friday July 19, Masterworks at 8 p.m. on Saturday July 20 and the children’s concert: Beethoven Lives  Upstairs at 2 p.m. on Sunday, July 21.

For the inside scoop on last year’s Whistler VSO performance, read the Whistler Insider.

Whistler-based travel consultants at can also customize a vacation package, taking care of flights, transportation, accommodation and activities. Call 1.800.WHISTLER (1.800.944.7853) to request a no-obligation quote or visit for more details and offers.




About the FE&A Program
Celebration has always been an important aspect of Whistler culture as was highlighted during the 2010 Winter Games when the community presented the most outstanding display of sport, entertainment and culture the town had ever seen. The Resort Municipality of Whistler (RMOW) and resort partners have continued to build on this momentum by coming together to develop quality year-round, programming to help ensure Whistler offers a non-stop line-up of festivals, events and resort animation. Complementing the many great events the resort has become known for, the Festivals, Events and Animation (FE&A) program showcases a variety of events, concerts and lively village entertainment for all ages. The FE&A program is financed by the funds it receives from the Province of British Columbia’s Resort Municipality Initiative (RMI) designed to invest in programs and projects to build tourism in the province. The program is overseen by the FE&A Oversight Committee, which is comprised of staff members from the RMOW and Tourism Whistler, a community member at large and one member of Whistler Council.

Whistler is Canada's premier year-round leisure and meeting destination located in the Coast Mountains 120 kilometres (75 miles) north of Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada. Consistently rated the top ski resort in North America, Whistler was the Host Mountain Resort of the 2010 Olympic and Paralympic Winter Games. The resort offers an extensive range of accommodations totaling 10,000 bedrooms among 24 hotels as well as townhomes, condos, B&Bs and chalets. Whistler also boasts more than 100 restaurants and bars, 200 retail shops, 25 spas and countless activity options from world-renowned skiing and snowboarding, mountain biking and golf, to hiking, rock climbing, and watersports. The Resort Municipality of Whistler is home to a diverse community of more than 10,000 permanent residents.

Tourism Whistler is the member-based marketing and sales organization representing Whistler, operating the Whistler Conference Centre, Whistler Golf Club, Whistler Visitor Centre, as well as 1.800.WHISTLER and - Whistler's official source for visitor bookings and information. As the convention and visitors bureau for the Resort Municipality of Whistler, Tourism Whistler represents more than 7,000 members who own, manage and operate properties or businesses on resort lands including hotels, restaurants, activity operators and retail shops.

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