VSO Live Stream Performances

Join us for an unforgettable 2020/21 concert season!

Experience the Vancouver Symphony Orchestra's 2020/21 Season - Digitally! Audience members can now experience VSO concerts LIVE from their home.

2020/21 Season Ticket Holders = Free
Individual Tickets = $30*
Student Tickets = $10*

*Additional $2.50 service fee per ticket

The VSO season begins with inaugural live stream performances:

Saturday, September 26, 2020
6:30 pm VSO Pre-Show
7 pm Live Stream Performance

Re-Broadcast: Sunday, September 27, 2020
2:30 pm VSO Pre-Show
3 pm Re-Broadcast of Live Stream Performance

September Repertoire

Performances will feature a reduced orchestra and will be streamed live from Skyview Concert Hall. The Vancouver Symphony Orchestra will be led by award-winning conductor Maestro Ken Selden (more info). Maestro Selden made his Vancouver debut in the summer of 2018 leading the VSO in the critically acclaimed open-air Summer Concert as part of the “Six to Sunset” Series.

Steve Bass, Oregon Public Broadcasting's President and CEO, will emcee the performance which includes works by two prominent African American composers – William Grant Still and Pulitzer Prize winner George Walker – as well as audience favorite Elgar’s Serenade, Vivaldi’s Concerto Alla Rustica and Vaughan Williams’ Five Variants of “Dives and Lazarus”. The concert will culminate with the performance of Shostakovich’s monumental Chamber Symphony, Op. 110a (arr. Barshai) composed “in memory of victims of fascism and war.”

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VSO Pre-Show

September 2020 marks the debut of a new, highly anticipated video series from the VSO! Hosted by Greg Scholl and Ashley Hall, this exciting pre-show will broadcast on the VSO concert live stream 30 minutes before the concert performance. Full of fascinating information about the repertoire and plenty of laughs, you won’t want to miss it!

Ashley Hall

Ashley Hall has been with the Vancouver Symphony Orchestra since October of 2019. Since December of 2019 she has been the host and producer of The Vancouver Symphony Orchestra Podcast, interviewing prominent VSO figures and guests as well as sharing past VSO performances in the special series VSO Encore. Ashley graduated from Western Washington University in 2013 with a degree in English Literature, and has been active in the Vancouver arts community for over 15 years. She was formerly the music director for the Young Slocum House Players in 2011, and has been on the Board of Pacific Stageworks Theater Company since August of 2019.

Outside of saying flowery things about recordings of classical music Ashley produces two other podcasts, acts and sings in community theater productions, and plays nerdy tabletop games with her husband Will Johnson (the superhero who keeps Skyview Concert Hall running). It’s also rumored that she’s the girl who answers the phone when you call the VSO office, but none can say for certain.

Greg Scholl

Greg Scholl has played trombone in the VSO since 1993 - he became principal trombone in 1995. He is also principal trombone in the Portland Columbia Symphony and the Newport Symphony. Greg also plays locally in the Portland Brass Quintet and the Portland Festival Symphony. He has performed with the Oregon Ballet Theater, the Oregon Symphony, the Portland Opera, the Salem Chamber Orchestra, the Portland Chamber Orchestra, the Portland Symphonic Choir, the Willamette Master Chorus, and the Portland Gay Men's Chorus. He has performed with the Oregon Repertory Singers and the Portland Symphonic Choir. Greg was formerly second trombone in the Austin Lyric Opera.
Greg is the trombone and low brass instructor at Pacific University. He obtained a trombone performance degree at the University of Texas at Austin, where he studied with Donald Knaub. Prior to that he studied with Peter Kline and David Brown in San Antonio, TX. Greg plays in the Portland modern jazz duo Dos Hermanos de Hale Bopp. He also plays guitar and trombone in a variety of styles with local bands and performers such as the Rhythm Dogs, Goombahttsi, and Elvis Presley Tribute Artist Justin Shandor.
After rejecting the millions of dollars people offered him to play the trombone, Greg obtained a law degree in 1995 from Lewis & Clark Northwestern School of Law. During most business days he can be found practicing law as the director of the capital case team at the Metropolitan Public Defender. He enjoys spending time with his family and dogs, reading, camping and hiking, collecting things like Conan the Barbarian comic books, LP records, and concert recordings of the Grateful Dead, and being married to incredible principal bassoonist Margaret McShea. Their son Ben is now in college - he was practically raised at VSO rehearsals back in the day.

2020-21 Season Repertoire

Maestro Salvador Brotons celebrates his 30th anniversary with the Vancouver Symphony Orchestra presenting both new and familiar music from around the world. The 2020/21 season features timeless masterpieces by Beethoven, Sibelius and many more, as well as brilliant and renowned guest artists from near and far. Join us as we experience the world through music.

September Live Stream Performance

September 26-27, 2020
Maestro Ken Selden, conductor

Vivaldi Concerto Alla Rustica; George Walker Lyric for Strings;
Elgar Serenade; Vaughan Williams Five Variants of “Dives and Lazarus”; William Grant Still Serenade; Shostakovich Chamber Symphony Op. 110a (arr. Barshai)


Beethoven Symphony No. 5

November 7-8, 2020

Brotons Symphony No. 4
Beethoven Symphony No. 5

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A Broadway Holiday Celebration

December 12-13, 2020
Guest Artist: Liz Callaway

Sibelius Symphony No. 1

January 16-17, 2021

Sibelius Symphony No. 1
Young Artist TBA

Adam Levin

Rodrigo Concierto De Aranjuez

February 27-28, 2021
Guest Artist:Adam Levin, Classical Guitar

Chabrier Fete Polonaise
Rodrigo Concerto de Aranjuez
Berlioz Symphonie Fantastique

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Russian Extravaganza

April 24-25, 2021
Guest Artist: Alexander Toradze , piano

Stravinsky Piano Concerto Shostakovich Piano Concerto No. 2 Tchaikovsky Symphony No. 2

Guest Artist: Rachel Barton Pine

Korngold Violin Concerto

May 22-23, 2021

Guest Artist: Rachel Barton Pine, violin
Chadwick Melpomene Overture
Korngold Violin Concerto
Hovhaness Symphony No. 50

Safety Precautions

  • Two physicians on the VSO board of directors – Drs. Michael Liu and David Smith – helped to develop the safety protocols for the musicians in coordination with the Washington Health Department.
  • In order to minimize the risk of infection among musicians, wind and brass instruments will not be included for September's performance.
  • Musicians will perform at an appropriate distance and wear face masks.
  • The size of the orchestra will be reduced to ensure appropriate distancing.

The VSO would like to thank all of our generous individual donors and season sponsors