Monday, January 11, 2021

Rush: Geddy Lee to appear in virtual Vancouver Symphony Orchestra event

Rush bassist and vocalist Geddy Lee will participate in a virtual event supporting the Vancouver Symphony Orchestra next month.

The February 18 virtual gala concert – billed as “The Resilient Symphony: The Show Must Go On” – will see Lee and many other artists lending their support to the event, which will benefit the VSO and the VSO School Of Music.

Hosted by Steve Maddock, the concert will feature special guest virtual appearances and stories of resilience from Lee, Maestro Otto Tausk, James Ehnes, Itzhak Perlman, Measha Brueggergosman, K.D. Lang, Steven Page, Jens Lindemann, Stewart Goodyear, Bria Skonberg, Red Robinson, and more.

Stories you never get to hear — the missed flight; the story behind the story of the delayed start; the imposter maestro; what the VSO did when Queen Latifah became ill two days before she was to appear with the VSO; stories of intrigue and mystery — all accompanied by inspiring music, amazing food, wine and ambiance — in the comfort and safety of your own home.

“The Resilient Symphony: The Show Must Go On” will be streamed on February 18 at 6:30 p.m. PT; ticket prices start at $100 and are available via

This past week marked the one-year anniversary of the passing of Rush drummer Neil Peart following the Canadian band’s final concert in Los Angeles in 2015. See also:

Rush: Neil Peart hometown tribute update
Rock News Artist Of The Year No. 7: RUSH
Original Neil Peart Rush drum set up for auction
Rush: Neil Peart Drumset Scholarship announced
Search Rush at hennemusic