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    A Reception For
Thomas Lauderdale and A Benefit for The VSO
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Sat, February 20th 6:30 pm  at a Private Home following the VSO Concert Performance
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    An Afternoon with Samual Barber - February 28  3:00 pm at Michelle's Piano Company on Stark. Jim Quackenbush, piano; Jessica Israels, Sporano. $20 Recommended Donation; Wine & light hors d'oeuveres
    Preview our 2015-16 Chamber Music Series, hosted by the historic Kiggens Theatre
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The Vancouver Symphony Orchestra Chamber Orchestra
    The 2015-2016 VSO Chamber Music Series to be hosted by Vancouver's Historic Kiggins Theatre

Now in its fifth season, the series was co-created by Dr. Michael C. Liu, the VSO pianist and board member, and Dr. Igor Shakhman, VSO Executive Director and Principal Clarinet, to present great musicians playing in a very intimate setting. The content of each concert is unique, and most of the participating musicians are members of The Vancouver Symphony.


Prices are $25 for adults and $10 for students. Save money with one of the ticket packages!

Primarily known as a movie theater, the Kiggins was designed in the Art Deco style by architect Day Walter Hilborn and named for former Vancouver mayor and businessman John P. Kiggins. Opened in 1936, the theater was renovated and reopened in September 2011. It was added to the National Register of Historic Places in 2012. The theatre is owned and operated by Dan Wyatt.

The Historic Kiggins Theater


The Historic Kiggins Theatre
1011 Main Street
Vancouver, WA  (CLICK for a map)

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Join us for a full season of family concerts, incredible guest artists, and unparalleled musical artistry! All concerts begin at 3:00 pm.


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Season Ticket Packages are available now! Why are the Chamber Series ticket packages such a good idea? Because they can be applied within this season any way you wish – share with friends (a concert party!) or enjoy multiple concerts on your own. Either way, you save money.

Sunday, March 20, 2016

In what will be a first at the historic Kiggins Theatre in downtown Vancouver, the five year-old Vancouver Symphony Chamber Series will present The Magic of Opera with the Portland Opera on Sunday, March 20 at 3 pm.


Included in the program will be arias from W.A. Mozart's The Magic Flute, Stephen Sondheim's Sweeney Todd, P.I Tchaikovsky's Eugene Onegin and Gioachino Rossini's The Italian Girl in Algiers.


The performance will feature distinguished resident artists Katrina Galka, Felicia Moore, Abigail Dock, Aaron Short and Ryan Thorn, accompanied by Assistant Conductor and Chorusmaster Nicholas Fox, who also will serve as master of ceremonies.


Introducing the performance and welcoming the audience will be Portland Opera's General Manager Christopher Mattaliano. Portland Opera begins its 2016 season on May 6.

Portland Opera
The Magic Flute Sweeney Todd Eugene Onegin The Italian Girl in Algiers
Our guest singers from the Portland Opera

"The VSO is thrilled to welcome our colleagues from Portland Opera as part of our Chamber Series here in Vancouver," said Vancouver Symphony Executive Director Dr. Igor Shakhman. "Offering such spectacular performances in such an intimate setting really takes the magic of these masterpieces to another level."


"We are delighted to be working with The Vancouver Symphony Orchestra to present this program and share our excitement about Portland Opera's 2016 season," says General Director Christopher Mattaliano. "The Magic Flute is Mozart's most radiant music. Sweeney Todd, Stephen Sondheim's classic American work, features extraordinarily sophisticated music. Tchaikovsky's Eugene Onegin – really the La Boheme of Russia – is subtle and intimate. And The Italian Girl in Algiers is Rossini's wildest and craziest comedy, full of music with boundless energy. It will be a wonderful opportunity to experience all these works in one afternoon."

Sunday, April 17, 2016 at 3 pm

Guest artists Barbara Choltco, soprano and Thomas Hwang, violin in a concert of Hungarian music.


Sunday, May 15, 2016 at 3 pm

The return of "The Great Stoneface" when live music accompanies the Buster Keaton silent film classic, "Steamboat Bill, Jr." (1928) with Rodney Sauer conducting members of The VSO.


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