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Preview the Vancouver Symphony Orchestra's 2015-2016 Season
October 3 & 4, 2015    
Skyview Concert Hall, Vancouver WA
Candide - Bernstein
Serenade for Violin, Orchestra, Harp and Percussion - Bernstein
	Featuring Anne Akiko Meyers, violin
Romeo and Juliet (Suites 1 & 2)	- Prokofiev
November 14 & 15, 2015
Skyview Concert Hall, Vancouver WA

Essay No. 2 - Barber
Triple Concerto	- Beethoven
   Featuring Jolán Friedhoff, violin; Mark Friedhoff, cello and Isaac Friedhoff, piano 
Symphony No. 7 - Beethoven
January 16 & 17, 2016  
Skyview Concert Hall, Vancouver WA

Prometheus - Liszt 
Piano Concerto No. 1 - Prokofiev
      Featuring Dimitri Zhgenti, piano
Concerto for Orchestra - Bartók
February 20 & 21, 2016
Skyview Concert Hall, Vancouver WA

Porgy and Bess - Gershwin
Rhapsody in Blue - Gershwin
         Featuring Thomas Lauderdale, piano
Appalachian Spring - Copland
El Salon Mexico	- Copland
April 9 & 10, 2016 
Skyview Concert Hall, Vancouver WA

2015 Young Artists - TBA  
Mother Goose Suite - Ravel
The Sorcerer's Apprentice - Dukas
Till Eulenspiegel - Strauss
May 21 & 22, 2016
Skyview Concert Hall, Vancouver WA

Audience Choice - TBA
Symphony No. 1 - Shostakovich
Symphony No. 15 - Shostakovich

August 6 6:00 - 8:00 pm
Outdoor Concert at Esther Short Park 
A free concert as part of the City of Vancouver's 'Six to Sunset' series

The Vancouver Symphony begins its 2015-2016 season with the return of a family-friendly free outdoor concert in downtown Vancouver's Esther Short Park band shell on Thursday, August 6 from 6-8 pm.


The concert, featuring some of the most familiar and popular classical music ever, will feature a 70+ member orchestra led by guest conductor Nir Kabaretti and selections with members of Opera Quest Northwest.


Opera Quest NW


The master of ceremonies will be OPB's April Baer.


Selections to be performed will include highlights from legendary operas such as The Barber of Seville by Rossini, Carmen by Bizet, La Boheme by Puccini, Romeo and Juliet and Faust by Gounod, Cavalleria Rusticana by Mascagni and The Magic Flute by Mozart. The second half will feature a selection of symphonic dances, including Polovetsian Dances by Borodin, Slavonic Dance No. 8 by Dvořák, Hungarian Dance No. 5 by Brahms, Ritual Fire Dance from "El Amor Brujo" by de Falla, Blue Danube Waltz by Strauss and Waltz of the Flowers by Tchaikovsky.

Guest conductor Nir Kabaretti

          Guest Conductor
            Nir Kabaretti


Master of Ceremonies, April Baer

     Master of Ceremonies
     April Baer from OPB



Also returning this year will the Beacock Music instrumental "Petting Zoo" where all kids can play a wide variety of musical instruments. Get to the park early so your kids can try out their favorite instruments.


Major sponsorship for this concert is provided by Loti Christensen. Other sponsors include Ann Bardacke and David Wolf and the City of Vancouver. Major support comes from Oregon Public Broadcasting and Beacock Music.

A Musical Journey Over the Rainbow
Saturday, September 26, 2015

The Vancouver Symphony Orchestra Annual Fundraising Gala
Maestro Salvador Brotons' Silver Anniversary Celebration

Follow the Yellow Brick Road to 
Royal Oaks Country Club, Vancouver


Our Mission

To enhance the quality of life in Southwest Washington by providing symphonic music of the highest caliber in live performances, through music education in the schools, the concert halls, and throughout the region.


A view of the interior of Skyview Concert Hall

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)



The Vancouver Symphony Orchestra

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  2. Vancouver, Washington
  3. 98666-0525
  4. Ph: 360-735-7278
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