Cacade Symphony to present holiday concert in Edmonds Dec. 16

cascade symphony logoEnjoy Handel’s Hallelujah Chorus, Berlin’s White Christmas, and several favorite holiday melodies, including an audience sing-along during the Cascade Symphony Orchestra’s 2013 “Happy Holidays” concert at 7:30 p.m. Monday, Dec. 16, at the Edmonds Center for the Arts. Popular works by Brahms, Strauss, Bizet, and Leroy Anderson as well as Offenbach’s Overture to Orpheus in the Underworld and selections from Phantom of the Opera will fill out the program.

While this concert is currently sold out, anyone wishing to obtain tickets is encouraged to contact the Edmonds Center for the Arts on the day of the performance to see if any tickets have been returned.

The Cascade Symphony’s season will continue on Jan. 20 with “Tchaikovsky Violin Concerto”, featuring Alexander Velinzon in the title work. Also included will be Bernstein’s Overture to Candide, the Fantasia and Fugue in C minor by Bach-Elgar, and Till Eulenspiegel’s Merry Pranks by Strauss.

CSO’s annual Children’s Concert, “Paddington Bear’s First Concert” will be presented on Saturday, Feb. 22, and will feature Dave Dolacky in a repeat performance as narrator.  It will also introduce the musical talent of a young Rising Star. (If you have season tickets to the symphony, note that tickets for the Children’s Concert are not included in the season ticket price). At this concert, the orchestra will collect donations of non-perishable food items to distribute to the two Edmonds food banks.

On March 17, the orchestra will present “Beethoven’s Fourth”, featuring Demarre Mcgill, flute soloist in the Flute Concerto in D minor by Carl Reinecke.  The program will also include the Polonaise Op. 49 In Memory of Pushkin by Liadov and the Masquerade Suite by Khachaturian.

The CSO annual Ensemble Concert, featuring small ensembles composed of members of the symphony, will take place at 3 p.m. April 13 at the Edmonds United Methodist Church.  Tickets for the ensemble concert (not included in season ticket pricing) are $15 for General Admission and $10 for Children 12 and under.

The season will conclude on May 12 with “Rachmaninoff”, featuring Natalya Ageyeva in a performance of Rachmaninoff’s Piano Concerto No. 3.  Wagner’s Overture to the Opera Rienzi and the Classical Symphony by Prokofieff will complete the program.

Since CSO concerts are routinely selling out, you are encouraged to get tickets early while they are still available. Visit the Edmonds Center for the Arts website to purchase.

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