Cascade Symphony to join Olympic Ballet in Children’s Concert: ‘Peter and the Wolf’

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Cascade Symphony Orchestra will entertain children of all ages at their annual Children’s Concert this Saturday, Feb. 25, joining Olympic Ballet Theatre in a performance of Prokofiev’s classic ballet, “Peter and the Wolf,” with narration by Dave Dolacky. The concert will take place at 3 p.m. at the Edmonds Center for the Arts, 410 4th Ave. N.

Under the direction of Michael Miropolsky, Cascade Symphony Orchestra will feature 11-year-old violinist Ria Honda as this season’s rising star. Ria began playing violin at age 5 in Tokyo and moved to Bellevue in 2006. She has served as concertmaster of the Seattle Youth Symphony’s Symphonette Orchestra, and her accomplishments include placing first in the solo division and second in the concerto division of the Performing Arts of the Eastside Festival. She will play the first movement of Mozart’s Violin Concerto No. 3.

The program will also include a performance by the highly entertaining Cascade Percussion Ensemble, an audience favorite at the annual Cascade Symphony Ensemble Concert.

The orchestra’s 50th season will continue March 26 with British violinist Emma McGrath in a performance of Mendelssohn’s Violin Concerto in E minor, and will conclude May 14 in a performance of Beethoven’s monumental Ninth Symphony with Frank DeMiero and the Sno-King Community Chorale. In addition, the orchestra will present its small ensemble performance on April 15 at the Edmonds United Methodist Church.

Tickets for individual symphonic performances are available only through the Edmonds Center for the Arts at 425-275-9595 or at www.ec4arts.org. To order tickets for the Ensemble Concert, call 425-776-4938. For more information, visit the CSO website.

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