Kiggins to host VSO chamber groups

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Downtown Vancouver's Kiggins Theatre will become a classical concert hall on a series of upcoming Sundays as the Vancouver Symphony Orchestra brings small chamber groups to the auditorium. Special prices are available to people who buy tickets before or on Oct. 1.

"This season the Chamber Music Series features VSO musicians as well as renowned guest artists. If you haven't had a chance to see us in person, these prices may be just the ticket," VSO Executive Director Igor Shakhman said.

The early-bird prices start at $20 for a ticket to one concert, and go up to $108 for all six concerts. As of Oct. 2, the price is $25 for a single ticket and $120 for the entire series.

Here is the schedule. All concerts are at 2 p.m. Sunday and feature members of the Vancouver Symphony as well as special guests:

Oct. 13: "Autumn Glory" featuring the Douglas Fir Trio.

Nov. 17: "A Bountiful Harvest" with special guest Nancy Ives, principal cello with the Oregon Symphony, and pianist Cary Lewis of the Douglas Fir Trio.

Jan. 12: "A Bright New Year" with special guest Christina Kowalski, renowned German soprano.

March 16: "Easter Parade," a family concert featuring "All Classical Portland" radio personality Edmund Stone.

April 27: "Signs of Spring" featuring Oregon Symphony Concertmaster Sarah Kwak, violin, with Cary Lewis on piano.

May 18: "Sunbreaks," live music accompanying a yet-to-be-announced film showing.

To learn more and buy tickets, call 360-735-7278 or visit www.vancouversymphony.org.