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The Vancouver Symphony Orchestra Chamber Orchestra
    The 2016-17 VSO Chamber Music Series to be hosted by Vancouver's Historic Kiggins Theatre

Now in its sixth 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  
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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, September 18, 2016

On the heels of its successful debut in 2015, the VSO Piano Extravaganza returns for its second season!


This year it will feature Northwest favorites Cinda Redman, Lena Vozheiko-Wheaton and Dr. Michael C. Liu, among other piano virtuosi.


Special guest will be Vancouver's own Dimitri Zhgenti, who made his celebrated debut with the VSO in January 2015.


Audiences will be treated to solo and ensemble performances.

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Cinda Redman, Lena Vozheiko-Wheaton

        Cinda Redman and
     Lena Vozheiko-Wheaton

Dr. Michael C. Liu

        Dr. Michael C. Liu

Dimitri Zhgenti

         Dimitri Zhgenti


Sunday, November 20th, 3pm
This concert highlights one of Igor Stravinsky's best known chamber works: L'Histoire du Soldat (Soldier's Tale) and features a seven piece instrumental ensemble comprised of VSO soloists and an Actor. Based on a Russian folk tale (The Runaway Soldier and the Devil) that tells the parable of a soldier who trades his fiddle to the devil in return for unlimited economic gain.



Sunday, March 19th, 3pm
Film score arranger Rodney Sauer, with an ensemble of VSO soloists, Buster Keaton, in 'The Scarecrow'presents:

  • The Scarecrow, written, directed by and starring the incomparable Buster Keaton.
  • What Price Goofy? where main star (Charlie Chase) tries to convince his jealous wife that he is innocent, but keeps finding himself in hilarious situations.
  • Gertie the Dinosaur, one of the earliest animated films in history and the first film to use advanced animation techniques. This film had a major influence on the next generation of animators, including Walt Disney.



Poster for 1929 movie 'City Girl'



Sunday, May 21st, 3pm

Following its triumphant premier in 2009, local composer John Paul's original score for City Girl (shot in Oregon in 1929), resonated throughout the Pacific. Prominent Northwest music critic James Bash in his blog Northwest Reverb wrote, "The audience went wild afterward: foot-stomping, whistling, cheering, clapping and a hearty chorus of huzzahs greeted the composer after the lights came back on..."



Ko Iwasaki, cello


Sunday, June 18th, 3pm
After a spectacular debut in November 2015, cellist Ko Iwasaki returns to the Kiggins stage to close the Chamber season with a bang. Joining Mr. Iwasaki is VSO pianist Dr. Michael C. Liu and VSO soloists. Mr. Iwasaki has performed with leading orchestras around the globe and was a medalist of the prestigious Tchaikovsky Competition in Moscow.


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