Mission-born chanteuse and pop darling Carly Rae Jepsen is returning to B.C. for a special show with the Vancouver Symphony Orchestra this month.
The multiplatinum, Grammy-nominated, and Juno-winning artist will perform a slew of hits alongside the ensemble at the Orpheum Theatre on June 25. The concert will include orchestral arrangements of some of the singer/songwriter’s most popular songs, many from her Polaris Prize–shortlisted album E•MO•TION.
Jepsen, who shot to stardom when she came third on the fifth season of Canadian Idol in 2007, is perhaps best known for her impossibly catchy breakout, and undisputed gold standard for summertime bops, “Call Me Maybe”. She’s since gone on to release two studio albums, Kiss and the ’80s-influenced, critically hailed E•MO•TION, proving her chops go beyond Top-40 bubble-gum pop.
The 32-year-old is working on her fourth album, which may or may not be inspired by what she calls an “understated disco” sound. Recently, the artist received the most votes in a poll asking Georgia Straight readers which local figure they'd like to hear voicing TransLink announcements, though it remains unclear whether or not the transit authority will correct its established m.o. of disappointing riders, and finally give the people what they want.
Jepsen’s show with the VSO will be her third time performing with an orchestra; she’s previously presented concerts alongside the Toronto Symphony Orchestra and the Indianapolis Symphony Orchestra.
Carly Rae Jepsen plays the Orpheum Theatre with the Vancouver Symphony Orchestra on June 25. Tickets start at $55 and are available online.