See the classic silent film “City Girl” with the Vancouver Symphony Orchestra (VSO) at 3 p.m. on Sunday, May 21, while reclining in cushy seats at the beautifully restored Kiggins Theatre. This performance is the second to the last in the VSO’s 2016-2017 Chamber Music Series and features a live ensemble of soloists conducted by composer John Paul. There will be one more concert in the Chamber Series on June 18 featuring cellist Ko Iwasaki.
The May 21 concert at the Kiggins brings F.W. Murnau’s 1930 silent movie (some of which was shot in Oregon) to the big screen with an original score conducted by the composer himself and featuring four members of the VSO. Paul will lead violinist Tatiana Kolchanova, violist Angelika Furtwangler, cellist Dieter Ratzlaf, and clarinetist Igor Shakhman in this performance, which artfully combines sight and sound. There will be a question-and-answer session with the conductor following the movie.
Tickets are $25 per person, or $10 for students with ID, available online here. Refreshments from the Kiggins will be available before and during the performance. The entire VSO will perform two more concerts this spring, on June 3 and 4, at the Skyview Concert Hall. The orchestra is currently offering discounts on tickets for its upcoming 39th season; to learn more, visit www.vancouversymphony.org or call 360-735-7278. The Kiggins Theatre is located at 1101 Main Street in downtown Vancouver.