Apr
26
2:30pm 2:30pm

A Grand Tour of Europe

Theatre at Mountainview - 28900 124th Ave SE, Auburn

Mozart, Symphony No. 29
Vivaldi, Bassoon Concerto in A Minor, Mona Butler, soloist
Elgar, Romance for Bassoon and Orchestra, Mona Butler, soloist
Bizet, L'Arlésienne Suites No. 1 & 2

The program opens with Mozart’s Symphony No. 29, a work influenced by the adolescent genius’ second journey with his father to Italy. Vivaldi composed his Concerto for Bassoon in A Minor around 1734. ASO principal bassoon Mona Butler will solo in this work as well as Elgar’s Romance for Bassoon and Orchestra, a beautifully written and sensitive piece that is classically British in style. Bizet’s L'Arlésienne Suites are concert hall favorites—energetic works taken from the incidental music the composer wrote for an Alfred Daudet play. The music is “an introduction to Bizet’s genius for color and melody, and a sample of his sense of atmosphere and theatrical flair.”

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Apr
25
7:30pm 7:30pm

A Grand Tour of Europe

Theatre at Mountainview - 28900 124th Ave SE, Auburn

Mozart, Symphony No. 29
Vivaldi, Bassoon Concerto in A Minor, Mona Butler, soloist
Elgar, Romance for Bassoon and Orchestra, Mona Butler, soloist
Bizet, L'Arlésienne Suites No. 1 & 2

The program opens with Mozart’s Symphony No. 29, a work influenced by the adolescent genius’ second journey with his father to Italy. Vivaldi composed his Concerto for Bassoon in A Minor around 1734. ASO principal bassoon Mona Butler will solo in this work as well as Elgar’s Romance for Bassoon and Orchestra, a beautifully written and sensitive piece that is classically British in style. Bizet’s L'Arlésienne Suites are concert hall favorites—energetic works taken from the incidental music the composer wrote for an Alfred Daudet play. The music is “an introduction to Bizet’s genius for color and melody, and a sample of his sense of atmosphere and theatrical flair.”

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Mar
29
4:00pm 4:00pm

No Passport Required

St. Matthew Episcopal Church - 123 L St NE, Auburn

In addition to performing with the Auburn Symphony, the musicians of the Puget Sound Wind Quintet will be taking you on a musical journey to several far-flung locations - Italy (Guiseppe Cambini), Denmark (Car Nielsen), France (Jacques Ibert), Argentina (Astor Piazzolla), and Egypt (Gamal Abdel-Rahim). This concert is sponsored in part by the City of Auburn and the Garneau-Nicon Foundation.

Karla Flygare, flute
Dan Williams, oboe
Jennifer Nelson, clarinet
Francine Peterson, bassoon
Rodger Burnett, french horn

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Feb
15
2:30pm 2:30pm

A Very Merry Valentine

Theatre at Mountainview - 28900 124th Ave SE, Auburn

Nicolai, Merry Wives of Windsor Overture
Tomasi, Trumpet Concerto, Natalie Dungey, soloist
Delius, The Walk to the Paradise Garden
J. Strauss, Die Fledermaus Overture
Arban, Carnival in Venice, Natalie Dungey, soloist
J. Strauss, Thunder and Lightning Polka

Otto Nicolai’s tuneful and light-hearted overture from his opera, The Merry Wives of Windsor is based on Shakespeare’s play. The comic opera became Nicolai’s masterpiece and this overture a concert favorite. Delius’ The Walk to the Paradise Garden is his most impressive orchestral work. Featured in his opera, A Village Romeo and Juliet, the scene portrays two young lovers in a summer affair who decide they would rather die than be scorned by their families. Tomasi’s Trumpet Concerto and Arban’s Carnival in Venice are perfect vehicles for the now 15-year-old Natalie Dungey, who amazed ASO audiences with her performances of The Trumpeter’s Lullaby in 2009 and Hummel’s Trumpet Concerto in 2011. Topping off this incredible program are J. Strauss’ popular Overture to Die Fledermaus and the showpiece Thunder and Lightning Polka.

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Feb
14
7:30pm 7:30pm

A Very Merry Valentine

Theatre at Mountainview - 28900 124th Ave SE, Auburn

Nicolai, Merry Wives of Windsor Overture
Tomasi, Trumpet Concerto, Natalie Dungey, soloist
Delius, The Walk to the Paradise Garden
J. Strauss, Die Fledermaus Overture
Arban, Carnival in Venice, Natalie Dungey, soloist
J. Strauss, Thunder and Lightning Polka

Otto Nicolai’s tuneful and light-hearted overture from his opera, The Merry Wives of Windsor is based on Shakespeare’s play. The comic opera became Nicolai’s masterpiece and this overture a concert favorite. Delius’ The Walk to the Paradise Garden is his most impressive orchestral work. Featured in his opera, A Village Romeo and Juliet, the scene portrays two young lovers in a summer affair who decide they would rather die than be scorned by their families. Tomasi’s Trumpet Concerto and Arban’s Carnival in Venice are perfect vehicles for the now 15-year-old Natalie Dungey, who amazed ASO audiences with her performances of The Trumpeter’s Lullaby in 2009 and Hummel’s Trumpet Concerto in 2011. Topping off this incredible program are J. Strauss’ popular Overture to Die Fledermaus and the showpiece Thunder and Lightning Polka.

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Jan
25
4:00pm 4:00pm

Fearless but Friendly Masters

St. Matthew Episcopal Church - 123 L St NE, Auburn

Lou Harrison, Varied Trio for Violin, Piano, and Percussion
Karlheinz Stockhausen, Tierkreis (Zodiac)
Anton Webern, 4 Pieces Op. 7 (arranged for marimba and piano by Matthew Kocmieroski)

This concert includes works from (sometimes) “notorious” composers including Lou Harrison’s charming Varied Trio for violin, piano, and percussion; Karlheinz Stockhausen’s Tierkreis, consisting of 12 pieces after the signs of the Zodiac originally written for 12 music boxes; and Anton Webern’s 4 Pieces Op. 7, a striking and evocative post-romantic work written before this composer turned to the 12 tone serial method pioneered by Schoenberg. Originally composed for violin and piano, this arrangement for marimba and piano is by Matthew Kocmieroski. This concert is sponsored in part by the City of Auburn and the Garneau-Nicon Foundation.

Brittany Boulding, violin
Christina Siemens, piano, voice
Matthew Kocmieroski, percussion

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Nov
23
4:00pm 4:00pm

A Lot of Night Music

St. Matthew Episcopal Church - 123 L St NE, Auburn

Mozart, Eine Kleine Nachtmusik (A Little Night Music)
Mozart, Viola Quintet in G Minor
Schoenberg, Verklärte Nacht (Transfigured Night)

Mozart’s famous and light-hearted Eine Kleine Nachtmusik is “supreme entertainment on an artistic level that only Mozart could attain” while his Viola Quintet in G Minor is “startlingly dramatic and vivid in both personality and form.” Schoenberg’s Verklärte Nacht is based on a poem of betrayal, acceptance, and forgiveness by Richard Dehmel. This concert is sponsored in part by the City of Auburn and the Garneau-Nicon Foundation.

Brittany Boulding, violin
Natasha Bazhanov, violin
Betty Agent, viola
Scott Ligocki, viola
Brian Wharton, cello
Meg Brennand, cello

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Nov
21
7:00pm 7:00pm

Old World Masters

The First Christian Church of Kent - 11717 SE 240th, Kent

Dvorak, String Quartet in F Major
Haydn, String Quartet in D Major
Mozart, String Quartet in B Flat Major

Also known as “The American Quartet”, Dvorak’s String Quartet in F Major was written when the composer was in the United States in the early 1890’s. Haydn’s String Quartet in D Major is primarily referred to as The Lark because of the violin’s high bird-like melody at the very beginning. And Mozart’s String Quartet in B Flat Major is known as The Hunt because the music in the first movement was said to evoke the sound and the mood of the chase. This is our first chamber concert in Kent, sponsored in part by the City of Kent Arts Commission and the Garneau-Nicon Foundation.

Ingrid Fredrickson, violin
Rebecca Lowe, violin
Betty Agent, viola
Brian Wharton, cello

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Aug
7
7:00pm 7:00pm

String Serenades

This concert features the works of favorite composers from the classical music repertoire - Tchaikovsky, Mozart, and Benjamin Britten. Sunsets at Mary Olson Farm is a summertime outdoor concert series for the entire family. They're festival seating and on the lawn so bring a blanket or a low-back chair, a picnic basket and something to drink. Wine will be available for purchase.

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Jul
10
7:00pm 7:00pm

Fun Brass!

This will be a fun evening of exciting brass music from Sousa to Bernstein. Sunsets at Mary Olson Farm is a summertime outdoor concert series for the entire family. They're festival seating and on the lawn so bring a blanket or a low-back chair, a picnic basket and something to drink. Wine will be available for purchase.

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Mar
2
4:00pm 4:00pm

The Bremen Town Musicians

St. Matthew Episcopal Church - A Special Chamber Concert!
A musical event for the entire family where children associate different instruments with animals. Based on the Brothers Grimm fairy tale.

Paige Stockley, cello
Gunnar Folsom, percussion
Michael Nicolella, electric guitar
Sean Osborn, clarinet
Marta Zekan, narrator

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Sep
15
2:30pm 2:30pm

Music Especially for You

Orchestra Series - Auburn Performing Arts Center
Your favorite composers and music from ballet, movies, opera and the classical music repertoire including Wagner's Ride of the Valkyries, Handel's Water Music  and Bernstein's West Side Story

ONE PERFORMANCE ONLY! 

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