"Water, water everywhere," wrote Coleridge in The Rime of the Ancient Mariner in 1797. It certainly is true here in the Northwest. Now, The Vancouver Symphony offers a musical tribute to the irreplaceable and ubiquitous liquid to begin its 36th "Season of Stars" on Saturday, October 4 and Sunday, October 5 at Skyview Concert Hall. Maestro Salvador Brotons begins his 24th consecutive season as music director and conductor.
"Since the beginning of time, musicians, artists and writers have been mesmerized by the romanticism of water," said Maestro Brotons. "Each composition is musically unique, but there is a common beauty and power that each of the four pieces possesses."
This concert is the initial offering of a season of six to be presented during the 2014-2015 season, and for the first time all will be conducted by Maestro Brotons. One of the highlights of these concerts will be the multimedia video presentation on the Skyview screens, in October featuring breathtaking footage of rivers and oceans in glorious high definition.
As it does every season, each concert will be preceded one hour before the start time by "Opening Notes" with VSO Principal Trombone Gregory Scholl. In his pre-concert talk, Mr. Scholl offers valuable insights into the music and its composers.
To enhance the quality of life in Southwest Washington by providing symphonic music of the highest caliber in live performances, and through music education in the schools, the concert halls, and throughout the community.
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)
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