(Vancouver, WA) The Vancouver Symphony Orchestra’s 39th season continues with the first “Pops” concert of 2017, featuring holiday music guaranteed to get audiences in the holiday spirit. Maestro Salvador Brotons conducts a program of Christmas-themed movie favorites and holiday classics on December 9 and 10 at Skyview Concert Hall.
Among the selections will be from the movies Frozen and The Polar Express, as well as selections from Tchaikovsky’s The Nutcracker, Leroy Anderson’s A Christmas Festival and some festive Viennese waltzes and polkas.
“Our Pops Concerts in 2016 were attended by enthusiastic, sold-out crowds, so we knew we had to return with a program to help kick-off the holiday season with our beloved Maestro Brotons again leading the orchestra,” said VSO Executive Director Dr. Igor Shakhman. “It’s exciting to perform these classics along with some songs that might be new to the audience that we know they will love.”
The performances are Saturday, December 9 at 3 pm and Sunday, December 10 at 7 pm at Skyview Concert Hall, located at 1300 NW 139th Street in Vancouver, WA. Tickets are available for this concert and all 2017-2018 events at vancouversymphony.org or (360) 735-7278.
About Salvador Brotons Now in his 27th season leading The Vancouver Symphony Orchestra as Music Director and Conductor, musicians and classical music enthusiasts still delight in having Dr. Brotons lead them. Salvador Brotons was born in Barcelona into a family of musicians. He studied flute with his father and continued his musical studies at the Barcelona Music Conservatory where he earned advanced degrees in flute, composition and conducting. In 1985 he won a Fulbright scholarship and moved to the U.S. where he obtained a doctorate in music from Florida State University.
In addition to The VSO, in Spain he has been the music director and conductor of the Orquestra Simfònica de les Illes Balears “Ciutat de Palma” (1997-2001, 2009-2013) and the Orquestra Sinfónica del Vallés (1997-2002), and is presently the conductor of the Barcelona Symphonic Band. In 2005, he received the “Arts Council” award by the Clark County and the city of Vancouver and the Kiwanis Rose Award. He has guest-conducted orchestras internationally in countries like the US, Israel, France, Germany, China, Poland, South Korea, Mexico, Uruguay, Colombia, as well as the most prestigious Spanish orchestras.
About The VSO Now in its 39th season, The VSO has been a cornerstone of Southwest Washington's arts community, providing world-renowned classical music, promoting young musicians, and opening doors to classical music for young audiences through events such as the annual In-School concerts, Young Artists Competition and various family-styled special events and performances. A full-sized professional orchestra of over 70 core members provides performs a multi-concert classical season every year. Symphony performances are at Skyview Concert Hall, 1300 NW 139th Street, Vancouver.
About our Sponsors The VSO is generously supported by All Classical Portland, Oregon Public Broadcasting, The Community Foundation of SW Washington, The Columbian, and Michelle’s Pianos.