Cascade Symphony season begins Oct. 24
Cascade Symphony has announced its 2016-17 season. Season tickets are now available.
Full orchestra concert dates for the season are Oct. 24, Dec. 11-12, Jan. 9, March 13 and May 8. In addition, CSO will present its annual Children's Concert Feb. 11 and its Ensemble Concert April 23.
The season begins with “Opening Night - with a Bit of Halloween.” This concert will feature soloist Yuka Sasaki in the Liszt Piano Concerto No. 1 in E-flat Major. The orchestra will begin with the overture to Lehar's “The Merry Widow.”
It will continue in a seasonal theme with the Skeleton Dance from “Danse Macabre” by Saint-Saens, “Night on Bald Mountain” by Mussorgsky, and Ravel's ever-popular “Bolero.”
The Holiday Pops concert will again be offered in two performances. Pieces will include excerpts from “The Nutcracker,” Strauss dances, light selections by Leroy Anderson, a holiday sing-along and the now-familiar Chanukah Medley, among others.
Music director Michael Miropolsky will also be featured on violin.
The season continues in January with “Pathetique,” including Tchaikovsky's 6th Symphony. French horn soloist Jeffrey Fair will perform the Morceau de Concert by Saint-Saens and the Mozart Horn Concerto No.3 in E-flat Major. The concert will include “The Iron Foundry” by Mosolov.
In March, CSO will present “A Violin Festival,” introducing the 2015 winners of the Seattle Music Teachers Association Simon-Fiset String Competition in various violin virtuoso pieces. The orchestra will also play Dvorak's 6th Symphony in D minor.
Finally, “Pictures at an Exhibition” will be performed in May. In addition to the title work by Mussorgky, the program includes “Marche Slave” by Tchaikovsky. Meeka Quan DiLorenzo will be cello soloist in the Haydn C Major Cello Concerto.
The 2017 Children's Concert will include a new selection for CSO, “The Tortoise and The Hare,” narrated by Dave Dolacky. The concert will also include the Cascade Percussion Ensemble and a performance by a young rising star.
The CSO Ensemble Concert features performances by members of Cascade Symphony in small ensembles in a more intimate setting.
Season tickets include all full orchestra concerts, but tickets to the Children's and Ensemble concerts are purchased separately.
Season ticket prices are $115 for adults and $95 for seniors.
All full orchestra concerts are presented at Edmonds Center for the Arts, 410 Fourth Ave. N, Edmonds. They begin at 7:30 with a 6:30 pre-concert lecture by KING-FM's Dave Beck.
More information is available at cascadesymphony.org or by calling 425-776-4938. Tickets are available through the CSO website, through ec4arts.org or through the ECA box office at 425-275-9595.