Vancouver Symphony’s season-opening concerts move to new venue, following Skyview Concert Hall’s closure to in-person audiences

Posted on: September 15, 2021

The Vancouver Symphony Orchestra in Washington State has changed the venue for its season-opening September 25 and 26 concerts, following a decision from Vancouver School District prohibiting in-person audiences at Skyview Concert Hall. The new venue will be the 800-seat Newmark Theatre, located inside Antoinette Hatfield Hall in Portland, Oregon. As previously planned, both performances will also be available as livestreams. “We found out about Skyview’s unavailability just a few days ago, very short notice to locate a new venue,” said VSO Executive Director Igor Shakhman. “We are determined to keep our commitment to present world-class concerts with in-person audience even if it means relocating this concert to Portland. We are hopeful that we will be able to return to Skyview for our October concerts.” Music Director Salvador Brotons will conduct the September concerts, featuring Beethoven’s “Coriolan” Overture, Schubert’s Symphony No. 4 (“Tragic”), and Saint-Saëns’s Violin Concerto No. 3 with Francisco Fullana as soloist.