• What we'll do
Enjoy a dinner with other classical music lovers before the show. We have had these gatherings a few times in the last year, and they are popular. Arrive 5:45pm, eat and talk, and finish by 7:30pm. This is in time for The Mahler 8th Symphony performance, by the Vancouver Bach Choir and the West Coast Symphony Orchestra starts at 8pm, and is its own meetup event (https://www.meetup.com/Vancouver-Classical-Music-101/events/247633486/).
The venue is Patron Tacos and Cantina, a lively restaurant serving Mexican food, with plenty of vegetarian and vegan options (http://www.patrontc.com/menus/main/). It is on Robson near Mainland, a 5-block walk to the Orpheum. (The venue is moved from the originally announced location.)
Your host is Jim DeLaHunt, a singer in the Bach Choir. He will bring his Mahler 8 score and can tell you about the work, and the experience of singing it. Sadly, Jim will leave a bit early; he has a 7pm call time at the Orpheum.
You don't need to attend the concert; coming to just this event is fine. You don't need to have dinner, a snack is OK, but it would be nice give the restaurant some business.
If there is interest we can also meet after the concert for drinks at 10pm: see separate meetup event.
• What to bring
• Important to know
Be sure to RSVP soon so that I can make the reservation for the right number of seats. Everyone pays for their own food and drink.