Cascade Symphony to present Brahms’ Fourth on March 26

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Cascade Symphony’s 50th “Golden Jubilee” season will continue on Monday, March 26, with Brahms’ Fourth.  The concert will take place at 7:30 p.m. at the Edmonds Center for the Arts, 410 4th Ave. N., and will be preceded at 6:30 p.m. by a lecture featuring KUOW’s Dave Beck.

Performances to date during the symphony’s season have been sold out, so advance purchase of tickets is recommended.

Audiences will recognize familiar melodies filling the hall. The concert will open with the popular “Overture to West Side Story” by Leonard Bernstein. British violinist Emma McGrath, associate concertmaster of the Seattle Symphony, will perform Mendelssohn’s Violin Concerto in E minor. Brahms’ dramatic Fourth Symphony will conclude the concert.

Emma McGrath made her London debut at age 10, and at age 14 performed Bruch’s Violin Concerto #1 with the London Philharmonic Orchestra. She earned her bachelors of music degree from the Royal College of Music in London and her master of music and artist diploma from Carnegie Mellon University in Pittsburgh. She is the recipient of many awards for solo and chamber music performance and has played with many professional ensembles and orchestras around the world.

Cascade’s 50th season continues with a program of small ensemble performances by members of the orchestra on April 15 at the Edmonds United Methodist Church. It will conclude with a collaboration between Cascade Symphony and the Sno-King Chorale in presenting Beethoven’s monumental Ninth Symphony on May 14.

Tickets are available only through the Edmonds Center for the Arts at 425-275-9595 or at www.ec4arts.org. For more information, visit the Cascade Symphony website.

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