Auburn Symphony concludes its first season with new Music Director Wesley Schulz by throwing a party!
The orchestral party begins with Anna Clyne’s raucous, Masquerade! Then, South African pianist Johan Botes performs Tchaikovsky’s towering Piano Concerto No. 1, among the best known of all piano concertos.
The second half of the program features the Auburn Symphony premiere of Rachmaninoff’s Symphonic Dances, a favorite of Maestro Schulz. The work is in three movements with each movement comprising a dance. The first is bold, and highly expressive, especially when a saxophone enters with an intoxicating melody. The second movement waltz contains quirks and twists while the last movement rushes toward an ending that leaves the listener breathless.
Concert attendees will get a glimpse of the soon-to-be-announced 2019-20 Season.
Before the concert, catch a free music talk with Schulz and KING FM’s Dave Beck at 1:30 p.m.
Reserved seats can be purchased in advance or the day of the concert. Parking is free. This concert is sponsored in part by the City of Auburn.
WHAT: Spring Symphony Concert: DANCE
Featured soloist: South African pianist Johan Botes
PROGRAM: Anna Clyne’s Masquerade!, Tchaikovsky’s Piano Concerto No. 1, Rachmaninoff’s Symphonic Dances
WHEN: April 28, 2:30 p.m.
WHERE: Auburn Performing Arts Center, 702 4th St NE, Auburn, WA 98002
TICKETS: $37 general, $30 senior, $10 student.
Call 253-887-7777 to order or purchase online at auburnsymphony.org by noon on April 26. Box office ticket sales begin at 1:30 p.m.
The above is a press release from the Auburn Symphony Orchestra. The Auburn Examiner has not independently verified its contents.