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Start 2022 With An Exhilarating Auburn Symphony Orchestra Concert


aso 25th anniversary logoThis music will exhilarate you! Auburn Symphony Orchestra will perform  three magical works by Huang Ruo, Florence Price, and Piotr Tchaikovsky on Sunday, January 30, 2022 at 2:30 PM at Federal Way Performing Arts and Event Center.

Auburn Symphony is pleased to present a program featuring composers from around the world. Piotr Tchaikovsky’s Symphony No. 6, commonly titled Pathétique, is one of the most compelling musical portraits of the human condition. Tchaikovsky made this statement about the symphony, “Without exaggeration, I have put my whole soul into this work.” From brooding to melancholic and feverish to ecstatic, this Symphony is a journey through all the emotions we feel as humans. Experience what it is like to let this music wash over and through you.


 Auburn Symphony is also pleased to present on this program Folk Songs for Orchestra by Chinese composer Huang Ruo as well as violinist Bella Hristova performing Florence Price’s vivacious Violin Concerto No. 1. Gwynne Kuhner Brown, Professor of Music at the University of Puget Sound, will discuss the music before the concert at 1:30 PM.

Tickets and information can be found at or by calling the FWPAEC Box Office at 253-835-7010. Ticket prices are $40 general, $32 seniors, and $12 students.

A brunette woman holding a violin at the top of its neck looks toward the camera, her cheek resting against her wrist
Bella Hristova by Lisa Marie Mazzucco

About Bella Hristova

Bulgarian-born violinist Bella Hristova combines a storyteller’s approach to programming with a staggeringly broad repertoire that ranges from core to contemporary, including numerous works that she herself has commissioned. Praised for her “expressive nuance and a rich tone” (New York Times) and “impressive power and control” (Washington Post), Hristova is the recipient of the prestigious Avery Fisher Career Grant and numerous awards including First Prize in the Young Concert Artists International Auditions, and First Prize in the Michael Hill International Violin Competition.

Healthy and Safety

ASO is committed to creating a safe and healthy environment to enjoy live performances again. To that end, proof of vaccination OR a negative COVID-19 test with proof of identity are required for entry, as well as masks at all times except when actively eating or drinking. For more details visit the Health & Safety page at


About Auburn Symphony Orchestra

Auburn Symphony Orchestra changes lives and our South Puget Sound community through the shared experience of live orchestral music performances and by nurturing the relationship between our audience and our artists. Learn more at and social media pages Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, YouTube.

The above is a press release from the Auburn Symphony Orchestra. The Auburn Examiner has not independently verified its content. 

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