Nov
23
4:00 pm16:00

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

Jan
25
4:00 pm16:00

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

Feb
14
7:30 pm19:30

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.

Feb
15
2:30 pm14:30

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.

Mar
29
4:00 pm16:00

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

Apr
25
7:30 pm19:30

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.”

Apr
26
2:30 pm14:30

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.”


Nov
21
7:00 pm19:00

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

Oct
12
2:30 pm14:30

Welcome to Mountainview

Theatre at Mountainview - 28900 124th Ave SE, Auburn

Mendelssohn, Hebrides Overture
Prokoviev, Violin Concerto No. 2, Brittany Boulding, soloist
Beethoven, Symphony No. 4

Oct
11
7:30 pm19:30

Welcome to Mountainview

Theatre at Mountainview - 28900 124th Ave SE, Auburn

Mendelssohn, Hebrides Overture
Prokoviev, Violin Concerto No. 2, Brittany Boulding, soloist
Beethoven, Symphony No. 4

Aug
7
7:00 pm19:00

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.

Jul
24
7:00 pm19:00

An Evening with Pacific Rims Percussion Quartet

This will be a lively concert of percussion music from around the world. 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.

Jul
10
7:00 pm19:00

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.

Apr
27
2:30 pm14:30

The Farewell

Orchestra Series - Auburn Performing Arts Center
Shostakovich Symphony No. 9
Bruch Kol Nidrei  Brian Wharton, soloist
Haydn Symphony No. 45 "The Farewell"

Apr
26
7:30 pm19:30

The Farewell

Orchestra Series - Auburn Performing Arts Center
Shostakovich Symphony No. 9
Bruch Kol Nidrei  Brian Wharton, soloist
Haydn Symphony No. 45 "The Farewell"

Mar
9
4:00 pm16:00

The Circus Ballet and a Little Jazz

St. Matthew Episcopal Church - Chamber Series
Prokofiev Quintet
Proto Trio for Violin, Viola and Double Bass

Brittany Boulding, violin
Laura Renz, viola
Todd Larsen, bass
Dan Williams, oboe
Kevin Morton, clarinet

Mar
2
4:00 pm16:00

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

Feb
16
2:30 pm14:30

Musical Gems

Orchestra Series - Auburn Performing Arts Center
Nielsen Helios Overture
Weber Clarinet Concerto No. 2  Jennifer Nelson, soloist
Dvorak Symphony No. 7

Feb
15
7:30 pm19:30

Musical Gems

Orchestra Series - Auburn Performing Arts Center
Nielsen Helios Overture
Weber Clarinet Concerto No. 2  Jennifer Nelson, soloist
Dvorak Symphony No. 7

Jan
19
4:00 pm16:00

A Tale of Two Composers

St. Matthew Episcopal Church - Chamber Series
Stravinsky Suite from L'Histoire du Soldat (The Soldier's Tale)
Bartok Contrasts

Brittany Boulding, violin
Denise Lum, clarinet
Tanya Stambuk, piano
 

Nov
24
4:00 pm16:00

From the Classical to the Romantic and Beyond

St. Matthew Episcopal Church - Chamber Series
Schumann's Adagio and Allegro for Cello and Piano
Beethoven's String Quartet No. 6 "La Malinconia"
Dvorak's Piano Quintet in A Major

Michael Lim, violin
Ingrid Fredrickson, violin
Betty Agent, viola
Brian Wharton, cello
Oksana Ezhokina, piano

Oct
13
2:30 pm14:30

The Triumph of Tchaikovsky

Orchestra Series - Auburn Performing Arts Center
Beethoven's Coriolan Overture
Beethoven's Piano Concerto No. 4   Mark Salman, soloist
Tchaikovsky's Symphony No. 4

Oct
12
7:30 pm19:30

The Triumph of Tchaikovsky

Orchestra Series - Auburn Performing Arts Center
Beethoven's Coriolan Overture
Beethoven's Piano Concerto No. 4   Mark Salman, soloist
Tchaikovsky's Symphony No. 4

Sep
15
2:30 pm14:30

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! 

Aug
15
7:00 pm19:00

Animals in Music

Sunsets at Mary Olson Farm - Outdoor Chamber Concert
Saint-Saens' Carnival of the Animals where you hear hens, tortoises, an elephant and a swan, among others. Fun for the entire family!

Aug
1
7:00 pm19:00

Summer Serenade

Sunsets at Mary Olson Farm - Outdoor Chamber Concert
Gems from classical and popular music including Winter by Vivaldi's Four Seasons. 

Jul
18
7:00 pm19:00

A Brassy Night

Sunsets at Mary Olson Farm - Outdoor Chamber Concert
Brass for a summer evening featuring light classical selections including works by John Philip Sousa.