The Vancouver Symphony begins its 2015-2016 season with the return of a family-friendly free outdoor concert in downtown Vancouver's Esther Short Park band shell on Thursday, August 6 from 6-8 pm.
The concert, featuring some of the most familiar and popular classical music ever, will feature a 70+ member orchestra led by guest conductor Nir Kabaretti and selections with members of Opera Quest Northwest.
The master of ceremonies will be OPB's April Baer.
Selections to be performed will include highlights from legendary operas such as The Barber of Seville by Rossini, Carmen by Bizet, La Boheme by Puccini, Romeo and Juliet and Faust by Gounod, Cavalleria Rusticana by Mascagni and The Magic Flute by Mozart. The second half will feature a selection of symphonic dances, including Polovetsian Dances by Borodin, Slavonic Dance No. 8 by Dvořák, Hungarian Dance No. 5 by Brahms, Ritual Fire Dance from "El Amor Brujo" by de Falla, Blue Danube Waltz by Strauss and Waltz of the Flowers by Tchaikovsky.
Master of Ceremonies
Major sponsorship for this concert is provided by Loti Christensen. Other sponsors include Ann Bardacke and David Wolf and the City of Vancouver. Major support comes from Oregon Public Broadcasting and Beacock Music.
To enhance the quality of life in Southwest Washington by providing symphonic music of the highest caliber in live performances, through music education in the schools, the concert halls, and throughout the region.
Directions to Skyview Concert Hall: 1300 NW 139th Street. Coming from the south on I-5, take the 134th Street exit. Turn left (west) at the light. Follow this street for 1-2 miles past Fred Meyer - Skyview is on the right. (134th Street curves and turns into 139th Street – stay on this main road as the name changes from 134th to 139th.) (map)
The Vancouver Symphony Orchestra
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- Vancouver, Washington
- Ph: 360-735-7278
- Fax: 360-906-0355
- E-Mail: thevso@VancouverSymphony.org