The Vancouver Symphony Orchestra ushers in its 2017-2018 season with a family-friendly free outdoor concert in downtown Vancouver’s lovely Esther Short Park. The VSO will be led by critically acclaimed Conductor-Composer, Dr. Donald Appert, Chair of the Music Department at Clark College. The master of ceremonies will be OPB State of Wonder’s award winning producer/reporter – Aaron Scott. Renowned soprano, Linda Appert, will make a special appearance. The VSO will perform selections that include audience favorites such as Overture to Die Fledermaus by J. Strauss, Dvorak’s Slavonic Dances, Sousa’s Stars and Stripes Forever, Copland’s Hoedown as well as stirring film scores from Gladiator, Lord of the Rings and Star Wars. The concert is July 20 at 6 pm at Esther Short Park, 605 Esther St., Vancouver, WA. For details, click here.