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02augAll DayVancouver USA Arts & Music FestivalAugust 2-4, 2024Free Event:Free Event


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Presented by the Vancouver Symphony Orchestra USA and the City of Vancouver, the Vancouver USA Arts & Music Festival, August 2–4, is a celebration of culture, community, and the unbridled joy of experiencing the arts together. Free and open to all ages, the Vancouver Arts & Music Festival features award winning musicians, visual artists from across the region and talented local performers. Explore stages, pop-up galleries, art demonstrations, family activities and local food vendors in Esther Short Park and downtown Vancouver.

On Friday, August 2, GRAMMYⓇ Award-winning cellist Zuill Bailey will perform Tchaikovsky’s Variations on a Rococo Theme, Op. 33, under Maestro Brotons, the Music Director and Conductor of the Vancouver Symphony Orchestra USA. The VSO will also perform Tchaikovsky’s iconic 1812 Overture.

On Saturday, August 3, Maestro Schwarz, a GRAMMYⓇ nominee and Emmy Award winner, will partner with the orchestra and pianist Olga Kern, the Van Cliburn International Piano Competition 2001 Gold Medalist, to perform the “Emperor Concerto,” Beethoven’s Piano Concerto No. 5. After the intermission, Schwarz and the VSO perform Beethoven’s beloved Symphony No. 5.

On Sunday, August 4, Schwarz and the orchestra pay tribute to Leonard Bernstein, inspired by the recent biopic Maestro . The program consists of iconic masterworks, including the Suite from West Side Story, as well as Mahler: Symphony No. 2 in C minor 1: Allegro maestoso (Totenfeier). Schwarz knew Bernstein personally, and played under him as co-principal trumpet of the New York Philharmonic.

For concert dates, details, and updates, visit the websites for the Vancouver USA Arts & Music Festival and Vancouver Symphony Orchestra USA. All concerts are free and open to all ages.


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Esther Short Park

605 Esther Street Vancouver, WA 98660

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