The Kessler Academy 2020

Saturday, August 15, 2020
Microcosmos Quartet
Marc Destrubé, violin
Andrea Siradze, violin
Tawnya Popoff, viola
Rebecca Wenham, cello
with the Kessler Academy String Orchestra

Pyatt Hall (VSO School of Music)
843 Seymour Street, Vancouver | google map

Doors open at 7:00 pm | Concert starts at 7:30 pm
General admission seating. All ages welcome.

There’s no better way to learn than with help from the greats – and, it’s even more fun with beautiful music. The Kessler Academy 2020 features a musician-led string orchestra mentorship program with the Microcosmos Quartet, in cooperation with Music on Main.

This intergenerational project is dedicated to keeping classical music alive and vital in the 21st century. After five days of intensive rehearsal, these exciting young performers will take the stage at the intimate Pyatt Hall to perform great 20th– and 21st-century works for string orchestra.

The Kessler Academy is named for Vancouver’s legendary centenarian Mrs. Susan Kessler.

The Kessler Academy’s 2020 program cycle has been generously supported by grants from the KPMG Foundation, the Edith Lando Charitable Foundation, the Lloyd Carr-Harris Foundation, Hamber Foundation, The McLean Foundation, The Greygates Foundation, and Beech Foundation.

Would you like to make a tax-receiptable gift of any amount in support of this program? Individual generosity represents the lifeblood of The Kessler Academy each year. Every dollar makes an impact, and every donor makes a difference. Contact us to learn more.


$29/$10 single tickets (regular/student)

Available as part of a Pick-3 Ticket Pack or a Pick-6 Ticket Pack.

All prices include service charges and fees. Call Music on Main at 604.879.9888 to purchase over the phone. Questions? Email us at

Pyatt Hall is wheelchair accessible. Please inform Music on Main of any mobility needs when booking your tickets.