The Vancouver Symphony Chamber Music Series is back for its highly-anticipated seventh season filled with familiar favorites and new surprises for music lovers of every age and the return of our live music-to-film series. The first concert of 2017-2018 is a Piano Extravaganza at 3 p.m. on Sunday, Oct. 22, at Vancouver’s historic Kiggins Theatre. As part of this innovative program of piano virtuosi, the audience will be treated to two-piano groupings and even a rousing conclusion of all the pianists playing at the same time on the same stage.
The audience will enjoy the rich sounds of grand pianos on the Kiggins stage with world-class pianists Cinda Redman, Elena Vozheiko-Wheaton, Kathy Edsill-Charles, Kathryn Hobbie and Dr. Michael C. Liu. Among the pieces to be performed are Leonard Bernstein’s Symphonic Dances from West Side Story for two pianos, Georges Bizet’s Carmen Fantasy for two pianos, Arthur Benjamin’s Jamaican Rumba for two pianos, and selections from Edvard Grieg’s Peer Gynt Suite Op. 46 for two pianos.
All performances are at the Kiggins Theatre at 1011 Main St. in Vancouver. Prices per concert are $25 for adults and $10 for students. Tickets are available for these and all 2017-2018 events at vancouversymphony.org or by calling 360-735-7278. Chamber Music Series season ticket packages are also available for $120 for six concerts, $100 for five concerts, or $80 for four concerts.