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The VSO is honored to welcome Piano Virtuoso Orli Shaham and Marcelo Lehninger, Music Director of the Grand Rapids Symphony, to Skyview Concert Hall for a Beethoven, Bach and Brahms spectacular!


The concert begins with Bach's Suite No. 3 in D Major, BWV 1068, which includes the beloved Air on the G String, followed by Beethoven’s famous symphony No. 8 in F Major – one of the final compositions of his “heroic decade”. Mrs. Shaham takes the stage with Maestro Lehninger and the orchestra to deliver an explosive finale performance of Brahms’ monumental piano concerto No. 2 in B-flat Major, Op 83.


WHEN:  Sat, Jan 21  3:00 pm
            Sun, Jan 22 7:00 pm

WHERE: Skyview Concert Hall
             1300 NW 139th
             Vancouver, WA


TICKETS: $50 Reserved
              $37 General
              $32 Senior (62+)
              $10 Student


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A consummate musician recognized for her grace, subtlety and vitality, Orli Shaham has established an impressive international reputation as one of today's most gifted pianists. She has been hailed by critics on four continents, including the New York Times, which called her a "brilliant pianist". Orli Shaham’s appearance is sponsored in part by a generous gift from Ann Bardacke and David Wolf.


Brazilian-born Marcelo Lehninger is the newly-appointed Music Director of the Grand Rapids Symphony. He previously served as Music Director of the New West Symphony in Los Angeles, for which the League of American Orchestras awarded him the Helen H. Thompson Award for Emerging Music Conductors.


Both Ms. Shaham and Maestro Lehninger are represented by Opus 3 Artists.

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The Vancouver Symphony Orchestra 2016-17 Season Ticket Packages Now Available


February 25 & 26, 2017            BUY TICKETS

Iphigenia in Aulis overture Gluck

Concertino Weber

Introduction, Theme and Variations for Clarinet       and Orchestra Rossini

      David Shifrin, clarinet

Symphony No. 40 Mozart


April 22 & 23, 2017                      BUY TICKETS

Young Artist Winners:

Flute Concerto (Mov 1) Nielsen

     Ashley Teng, flute

Piano Concerto No. 1 (Mov 1) Rachmaninov
      Trevor Natiuk, piano
Carmen FantasySarasate
     Symphony Koss, violin

Lyric Suite Grieg

Pines of Rome Respighi


June 3 & 4, 2017                         BUY TICKETS

Audience Choice TBA

Burleske for Piano and Orchestra R. Strauss

       Sofya Melikian, piano

Symphony No. 2 Khachaturian

David Shifrin, clarinet

Sofya Melikian, piano



The VSO Awarded Grant from Firstenburg Foundation - Grant focuses on the VSO's Education Initative


The Firstenburg Foundation has authorized a grant for $20,200 to The Vancouver Symphony Orchestra to further its Educational Program, announced VSO Executive Director Dr. Igor Shakhman. The grant is The VSO Education Initiative - CLICK to learn more!presented to help advance the VSO's Education Initiative, focusing specifically on working with children from low-income families and expanding its reach to disadvantaged communities.


"We are thrilled to be a part of the monumental effort to improve the quality of life in Clark County in this post-recession environment. As one of the area's main educational institutions, we see our role as one in which to inspire children to continue pursuing the path of knowledge and education. We are grateful to Firstenburg Foundation for their help in this endeavor." states VSO Board Chair Dr. David Smith. CLICK HERE or on the graphic above to learn more about the VSO Education Initiative.


The VSO is committed to the establishment and long-term success of music education programs in the community. The Firstenburg Foundation Grant will help support various educational initiatives including Maestro in the Schools, Student Vouchers and VSO Ensembles Performances in the Schools.


About The Firstenburg Foundation
The Firstenburg Foundation invests in community nonprofits that make a measurable difference within Southwest Washington and the Portland Metropolitan Area, communities formerly served by First Independent Bank, which was founded by Edward. W. Firstenburg. The Foundation supports the legacy of Edward W. and Mary Firstenburg, that of improving the economic conditions and quality of life within our community.


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)



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