Cecilia String Quartet & Arthur Rowe August 3rd – Very Few Tickets Left!!

We’ve closed the online box office for the August 3rd concert featuring the Cecilia Quartet and Arthur Rowe because we have so few tickets left available to sell. If you wish to purchase ticket(s) for that event, please either e-mail us at or phone our message centre 250-294-7778, and we’ll do our best to help you! Once our available tickets are gone, we’ll set up a waiting list, because almost always, last-minute tickets do become available. We’ll get back to you to let you know the status of your request.

There are still a few remaining tickets for other 3 fabulous concerts this season, and the easiest way for you to avoid disappointment is to make your purchase online from this website. Just follow this link: Concerts.

Ivy’s Bookshop on Oak Bay Avenue may still have some available for sale.

Lafayette String Quartet – Waiting List Now Being Taken

All of our 2016 concerts have proven to be very popular, and now the Lafayette String Quartet Concert for July 28th is officially “sold out”.

As of July 26th, we began accepting names for our waiting list, and you’re welcome to leave your name by emailing to us at Sometimes tickets do become available,  and we try our best to help everyone. We’ll get back to you to confirm whether any tickets have become available for sale.

If you’re hoping to attend any of the other 4 fabulous concerts, you’d be well advised to make your ticket purchase right away from this website!

Here’s the link: Concerts

Basses Loaded – Sold Out! – Waiting List Being Taken

Ticket Sales have been very brisk for all of this summer’s concerts, and Basses Loaded XX is  now  “sold out” ! We already have several people on our waiting list, and it’s not very likely that you’ll be able to get in.   If you wish to add your name to the list,  please e-mail us at,  or just come to the Phillip T. Young Recital Hall, and hope for the best!

Mid-Summer Music, Art and Nature! Brasstastic – Brass Quintet Mid-Day Concert at The Robert Bateman Centre July 23, 2016, 12:00 – 1:00 pm.

Brasstastic – an ensemble of five fabulous brass players will be featured in our second public outreach event at the Robert Bateman Centre this summer! We were so impressed with the outdoor concert they did for us in 2015 that we invited them back!

The Victoria Summer Music Festival has partnered with the Robert Bateman Centre to present a second summer outreach program for the public and the Centre has generously offered entry by freewill donation for this event from 11:50 am until 12:30. Space is limited.

2016 Season – Box Office is Open!

Victoria Summer Music Festival returns with 6 fabulous mid-summer concerts from July 26 to August 11.


2016 Season brochures and information about the special fall James Ehnes concert have been mailed out to everyone on our mailing list. If you’re on our list,  the materials should reach Canadian addresses in time for the long weekend!

If you’re not already on the mailing list,  you can  your name, and we will be happy to send them out to you.

Save the Date! James Ehnes Recital, October 20, 2016

VSMF is thrilled to bring James Ehnes to Victoria on Thursday, October 20, 2016, at Oak Bay High School’s Dave Dunnet Community Theatre (2121 Cadboro Bay Road), as part of the James Ehnes@40: Canada 2016 tour.