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The show goes on for live performances in Clark County

Art groups find ways to cope as pandemic doles out new challenges

By Scott Hewitt, Columbian staff writer
Published: October 10, 2021, 6:02am
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Vancouver Master Chorale member Ryan Allen of Vancouver sings while wearing a face mask designed for singing during rehearsal at First Presbyterian Church. "It feels very different," Allen said. "I can breathe, and I can actually hear my voice going out." (Roberto Rodriguez for The Columbian)
Roberto Rodriguez/ for The Columbian Vancouver Master Chorale member Ryan Allen of Vancouver sings while wearing a face mask designed for singing during rehearsal at First Presbyterian Church. "It feels very different," Allen said. "I can breathe, and I can actually hear my voice going out." (Roberto Rodriguez for The Columbian) Photo Gallery

Taking the 60-piece Vancouver Symphony Orchestra on an open-ended road tour like a fledgling rock band is not what Igor Shakhman, the group’s executive director, had in mind for fall 2021. But that’s what the resurgent coronavirus has forced, he said.

Last month the orchestra scrambled to relocate to the Newmark Theatre in Portland.

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