Ignite your Christmas spirit at this enchanting musical score of The Polar Express


All aboard! Be immersed in the magic of Christmas at the world premier musical score of the iconic film The Polar Express.

Be immersed in the musical magic of Christmas at the world premier live score of the iconic film The Polar Express. Photo: VSO

Vancouver Symphony Orchestra is kicking off the festive season with the enchanting concert Nov. 19 at Orpheum Theatre.

The Polar Express is a 2004 computer-animated adventure film based on the 1985 children’s book by Chris Van Allsburg. The film follows the adventures of a young boy who boards a train and embarks on an extraordinary journey to the North Pole to meet Santa Claus.

Witness composer Alan Silvestri’s unforgettable score and watch as The Polar Express adventures up and down mountains, slip-slides over ice fields and teeters across mile-high bridges.

The 1 hour and 40 minute concert is sure to ignite your Christmas spirit.

Silvestri is a two-time Academy Award and Golden Globe Award nominee. During his career he’s crafted music for many blockbuster movies, including the Avengers, Forrest Gump, Back to the Future 1 to 3 and Predator. Silvestri is giving an exclusive pre-show discussion about the score and his career, moderated by conductor Justin Freer at 6 p.m. at Pyatt Hall (limited to 100 seats), anyone interested in attending should RSVP here.

Tickets to the concert are on sale now and can be purchased here.

The Polar Express in Concert

When: November 19 at 7 p.m.
Where: Orpheum Theatre – 601 Smithe Street