Season tickets are available at a 5 percent discount through June 15. The discounted price of a five-concert ticket is $95 for General Admission and $76 for Seniors. After that date, prices will go up to $100 and $80, respectively. Tickets can be purchased through the Edmonds Center for the Arts box office at 425-275-9595. They are also available online at www.ec4arts.org. Season tickets are recommended, as single concert tickets have been difficult to obtain over the past few seasons.
The season’s first performance, entitled Symphonic Dances, will take place on Oct. 20, 2014. In addition to the Rachmaninoff work of that title, Op. 45, the program will feature Angela Fuller as violin soloist in the Dvorak Violin Concerto, Op. 53 in A minor. Also included will be the Polonaise from Eugene Onegin by Tchaikovsky and “Poem” from At Twilight, Idyll for Orchestra, Op. 39, by Zdenek Fibich.
CSO’s Holiday Concert will be presented on Dec. 15, 2014. Program highlights include excerpts from Tchaikovsky’s The Nutcracker, Leroy Anderson’s “Sleigh Ride” and popular holiday melodies in the form of a sing-along. Michael Miropolsky and Pamela Liu will be featured in the Vivaldi Concerto for Two Violins in A minor. The orchestra will continue with two “Slavonic Dances” by Dvorak. Lighter works by Gershwin, Liszt, Anderson, Glinka, Sousa and others will fill out the program.
The third concert, Hamlet, will take place on Jan. 19, 2015. The concert title refers to the Hamlet Fantasy Overture by Tchaikovsky. Also included are Mozart’s Overture to Don Giovanni and Enesco’s Roumanian Rhapsody, Op. 11, No. 1 in A Major. Angelo Rondello will be featured as piano soloist in Beethoven’s Piano Concerto No.1, Op. 15 in C Major.
CSO’s annual Children’s Concert will be given on Saturday, Feb.21, 2015. This year’s concert will feature Dave Dolacky in a repeat performance as narrator of “The Story of Babar the Little Elephant”. It will also introduce the talents of two young Rising Stars. One Rising Star is Yesong Sophie Lee, violinist. The second is still to be determined … please see future information regarding the Rising Star competition! (Please note that tickets for the Children’s Concert are not included in the Season Ticket price). Finally, the popular Cascade Percussion Ensemble will perform.
On March 16, 2015, the orchestra will present Viva la Orchestra. Sarah Larsen will perform as mezzo-soprano soloist in several selections by composers including Massenet, Sibelius, and Rachmaninoff. The program will also include works by Rimsky-Korsakoff and Offenbach, and the Bartok Concerto for Orchestra.
Small ensembles composed of members of the symphony will perform on April 12, 2014 at the Edmonds United Methodist Church. The program will be announced. Tickets for the ensemble concert (not included in Season Ticket) are $15 for Adults/Seniors, $10 for Students with ID, and $5 for Youth 12 and under.
The season will conclude with Dvorak, the Legend on May 11, 2015. Beginning with the popular Academic Festival Overture by Brahms, the concert concludes with Dvorak’s Symphony No. 7, Op. 70 in D minor. The orchestra will also perform Prelude and Liebestod from Wagner’s Tristan and Isolde. Featured soloist will be Michael Brockman, Saxophone, in Fantasia for Saxophone, Strings, and Horns by Villa-Lobos.
All concerts, with the exception of the Ensemble Concert and the Children’s Concert, are performed at the Edmonds Center for the Arts at 7:30 p.m. They are preceded at 6:30 by a Pre-Concert Lecture given by Dave Beck of KING-FM.