The Vancouver Symphony Orchestra is happy to return a beloved Vancouver tradition to Esther Short Park at 3 pm on Sunday, September 8.
For the first time ever, the orchestra will be conducted by acclaimed conductor, pianist and violinist, Awadagin Pratt and guest baritone Stephen Salters. Oregon PUblic Broadcasting's April Baer will be master of ceremonies.
The program will feature the overture from La forza del destino by Verdi, Old American Songs by Copland, Slavonic Dances by Dvořák, some stirring gospel spirituals and ends with Beethoven's majestic Symphony No. 5.
The event is free and includes a special Musical Instrument "Petting Zoo" at 1:45 p.m. sponsored by Beacock Music, where children can get up close and person with the orchestral instruments they will see played on stage.
Taga's Espresso and Too Twisted Sisters will be at the park selling food and beverages as well.
More information: www.vancouversymphony.org