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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

Known for her passionate performances, purity of sound, poetic interpretations, innovative programming and commitment to commissioning new works, Anne Akiko Meyers is one of the most celebrated violinists embraced around the world today. She is a best-selling recording artist who has released 32 albums and was the top-selling traditional classical instrumental soloist on Billboard's charts in 2014.


For the first time ever, the award-winning public radio program, Philosophy Talk is coming to the Northwest in conjunction with the performance of their guest, renowned violinist Anne Akiko Meyers with The Vancouver Symphony.


Taping of the program with hosts Ken Taylor and John Perry will be held in front of a live studio audience at Vancouver's Skyview Concert Hall (map) on Sunday, October 4 from 4:30 to 5:30 pm, prior to Ms. Meyers' appearance as guest artist with The VSO.


Serenade for Violin and Orchestra is a five-movement concerto written by Leonard Bernstein in 1954 that draws inspiration from Plato's Symposium, a dialogue of related statements in praise of love, with each statement made by a distinguished speaker.



Philosophy Talk

Philosophy Talk, hosted by Ken Taylor and John Perry, airs on KOPB Radio (91.5 FM in the Portland area and on-line at Thursdays at 9.


Ticket prices are $15 exclusively for the taping, or $10 with a ticket for either the Saturday or Sunday concert





This timeless masterpiece is a philosophical text dated c. 385 BC which concerns itself with the genesis, purpose and nature of love itself, and is considered one of the most important literary works ever written.


"The VSO invited Philosophy Talk to Vancouver because of the strong connection between Ms. Meyers' performance of Serenade for Violin and Orchestra and Plato's legendary work," said Executive Director Dr. Igor Shakhman. "The continuing popularity of this OPB program truly reflects the love of philosophy that people have in the Northwest, and we're thrilled to reach out to those people."

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


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