“Symphony by the Sea” featuring the Vancouver Island Symphony

August 18, 2024
Time: Gates open at 3:00pm
Concert 4:00-6:00pm

On Parksville Beach Festival’s final day don’t miss the opportunity to experience live orchestral music at the Parksville Outdoor Theatre sponsored by Carol Riera, Personal Real Estate Corporation.

The Vancouver Island Symphony under the direction of Concertmaster Calvin Dyck as Guest Conductor returns to the Parksville Outdoor Theatre with a program that is perfect for a summer day in the park. Highlights include the visceral strength of Beethoven’s “Symphony No. 5”, the enchanting Viennese waltzes from Strauss “Blue Danube” and swashbuckling music from “The Pirates of the Caribbean along with other orchestral favourites.

Tickets available for purchase on line or in person at the McMillan Arts Centre (MAC) – 133 McMillan Street, Parksville, BC V9P 2H5. In person ticket sales at the MAC will close at 3pm Saturday August 17.  Tickets can be purchased at the Gate starting at 3pm day of concert.

Ticket pricing:
Adult $45 + GST
Students (13-18) $10 + GST
Children (12 & under accompanied by an adult)
Note: Processing fees additional

Wristbands available for pickup at the McMillan Arts Centre or at the Box Office which will be located at the festival gate.  Please note that wristbands must be picked up by the purchaser, showing valid identification.

Cancellation Policy: The Parksville Beach Festival Society has a “no refund” policy for cancellations.

Pet Policy: Animals are NOT allowed inside the concert area, regardless if being carried. Service animals specifically trained to aid a person with a disability are welcome.

Please bring your own chair or blanket to sit on.
The Parksville Beach Festival Society is planning for liquor service provision at this event. Please note that concert goers are not allowed to bring alcohol or any other liquids into the venue and our team will screen for this at the entrance gate. Any prohibited items, including outside liquor, will be confiscated. As free potable water will be available on site attendees may however bring empty water bottles. There will be a wide range of alcoholic and non alcoholic refreshments available to purchase. We appreciate your cooperation.

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