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    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)

Save the Date!

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.

October 18, 2015  3:00 pm

Dr. Michael C. Lieu and Kate Hobbie

  Kate Hobbie and Dr. Michael Liu


It's a piano extravaganza featuring Northwest favorites Cinda Redman, Lena Vozheiko-Wheaton, Kathy Edsill-Charles, Kathryn Hobbie and Dr. Michael C. Liu.


As part of this innovative program of piano virtuosi, the audience will be treated to two-piano groupings and even a rousing conclusion of all five pianists (each from Vancouver) playing at the same time on the same stage.



Cinda Redman, Lena Vozheiko-Wheaton Kathy Edsill-Charles
        Kathy Edsill-Charles

Cinda Redman,
Lena Vozheiko-Wheaton

November 22, 2015  3:00 pm

Guest artist Ko Iwasaki, cello performing with Dr. Michael C. Liu, piano and Dr. Igor Shakhman, clarinet

A native of Japan, Ko Iwasaki graduated from the Toho Conservatory and has appeared as a soloist with all of Japan’s leading orchestras.

Ko Iwasaki, cello

               Ko Iwasaki

Mr. Iwasaki has performed with the London Symphony Orchestra, Polish National Radio Orchestra, Buffalo Philharmonic, Vancouver Symphony, Dallas Symphony Orchestra, and many other orchestras in the US, Europe and Asia.


Currently, he teaches cello and chamber music at Southern Methodist University, is an active soloist as well as chamber musician, and gives master classes for cello or chamber music at many festivals and universities. He is the music director of the Okinawa International Music Festival and the Kurashiki International Music Festival

Save the Date!
Sunday, January 24, 2016 at 3 pm

Live music accompanies three very funny silent film comedies:
     "Never Weaken" (1921) with Harold Lloyd

     "In The Goat" (1921) with Buster Keaton
     "Mighty Like a Moose" (1926) with Charley Chase.
As in May 2015, music will be arranged and conducted by Rodney Sauer and features musicians from The VSO.

Sunday, March 20, 2016 at 3 pm

A family concert featuring The VSO's Kirsten Norvell and the Melegari Chamber Players, along with VSO musicians Eva Richey, Rachel Rencher and Dr. Michael C. Liu on harpsichord. A treat for the whole family!


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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