The following concert is offered for sale to PROBUS

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A MUSICALLY SPEAKING CONCERT – Classical concerts with a twist: VIDEO SCREENS on either side of the stage enhance the concert presentation with fascinating close-ups of the extraordinary musicians on stage, and the conductor gives engaging commentary and insights about the composers and their music from the podium. – Here’s your chance to see the VSO’s new conductor Otto Tausk

Saturday 11 May at 8pm
Tickets $35 (Normally $70)
Section 1 Seating Balcony or Orchestra

Maestro Otto Tausk takes the podium in a concert all about love. The spotlight shines on VSO musicians Julia Lockhart and Jeanette Jonquil in the lovely Duet Concertino for Clarinet and Bassoon by Richard Strauss, and Maestro Tausk presents Prokofiev’s Romeo & Juliet in a way that Vancouver audiences have never heard before, in a suite that features not only the most famous sections, but also some of the rarely-performed music in between that is in fact some of the most beautiful music in the entire work.

Use the order form at the top or watch the newsletter for ticket order details.


PROBUS BOOK CLUBS:  There are two Book Clubs.
1st is filled to capacity and is closed.  Elizabeth Booth is the leader.
The 2nd is headed by Judy Echols.


PROBUS BRIDGE CLUB:  The Probus Bridge Club is alive and well. It serves all three Vancouver PROBUS groups. Anyone in Probus can join. The club generally meets alternate Wednesdays and each member hosts one or two tables three times a year. (No games in the summer). The first and last games of the season are played at Point Grey Golf Club.

We ask that people join together with a partner as we do not usually arrange for permanent partners. There is a fee to join. The leader, if anyone has any questions, is Carl Jonsson <>.



From Happiness Research to Happier Cities
A public panel presented by the Vancouver School of Economics
Thursday, June 7, 2018
3-5pm UBC
Robert H lee Alumni Centre! Jack Poole Hall
Refreshments after

April 30 – VANCOUVER SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA – 8pm Orpeum Theatre
SARAH CHANG Violinist – One of the most dynamic and scintillating performers in the classical world to-day – CONSTANTIN TRINKS Conductor – BRUCH – Violin /concerto No. 1 in G minor Probably his most popular piece of music – SCHUBERT – Symphony No 9. In C Major, The Great


August 8th 2017- ART GALLERY  –  A guided tour of the Monet Exhibit

April 6 – Walking Tour of the New (and In progress) Great Northern Way Campus
and the Centre for Digital Media.  The site is known as the former “Finning Canada – CAT Site”

Orpheum Theatre
HENNING KRAGGERUD Violinist – His lyrical and seductive playing is praised by audiences and critics worldwide.  JAMES GAFFIGAN Conductor – Chief Conductor of the Lucerne Symphony Orchestra – Principal Guest Conductor Netherlands Radio Philharmonic Orchestra  – MOZART Adagio & Fugue in C minor – MOZART sublime Violin Concerto No. 4 in D. Major – Mozart Symphony No. 7 in E. Major


September 23- Rennie Gallery – meet at the Gallery for a guided tour.

August – Regional Recycling Dept – Evans Avenue, Vancouver (Near Terminal) You’ll come away better informed about what, where and how to recycle.  Site is functioning whilst you tour it.  (NO BAD SMELLS!)

28 April – Probus Tour of the   “Ismaili Jamatkhana Burnaby” Centre – Come and learn about the Aga Kahn and and his followers and how they practice Islam, their contributions to Vancouver and their International activities.