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    2014-15 VSO Chamber Music Series to be hosted by Vancouver's Historic Kiggins Theatre

Once again the Kiggins Theatre, located at 1011 Main Street in downtown Vancouver will host The VSO's Chamber Music Series. The VSO Chamber Music Series is under the direction of VSO pianist Dr. Michael C. Liu, with the collaboration of renowned pianist, Cary Lewis.

The collaboration with Kiggins is part of the city's effort to revitalize downtown Vancouver. The theater is operated by Dan Wyatt, also the owner of downtown soda shop Pop Culture, an Uptown Village venue that also features live music nights and movie nights, and showcases local artwork. Wyatt became the Kiggins' new owner in 2012.


The Historic Kiggins Theater


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

May 3, 2015     3:00 pm


The American Film Institute names it the 19th best movie ever made and now you can see it on the big screen, accompanied by a live orchestra. "The General" stars (and was co-directed by) Buster Keaton, and is his most well-known film, presented with a score by a five-piece orchestra and conducted by pianist Rodney Sauer, who also arranged the music.


Railroad engineer Buster Keaton is rejected by the Confederate Army and by his sweetheart, Annabelle (Marion Mack). But when Northern spies kidnap both Annabelle and The General (his beloved train engine), it sets in motion cinema's most perfectly structured comic epic. This 1926 silent film is presented in a beautiful transfer from an archival print. The five-piece orchestra uses historic "photoplay music" to create an authentic, exciting, and compelling score of the kind heard in movie theaters in the 1920s.

The General, silent music classic by Buster Keaton


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