Cascade Symphony features works from two composers
The concert has drama as well as amazing beauty when the orchestra performs Debussy's "Afternoon of a Faun."
Then a featured soloist will provide a Camille Saint-Saens cello piece to fill the concert hall once again with the dramatic sounds of this well-known work.
The concert opens with Rimsky-Korsakov's "Procession of the Nobles." From the second act of the opera "Mlada," this piece has trumpet fanfares, percussion and brass to create a majestic sound as is appropriate for the entrance of a prince.
The ethereal "Afternoon of a Faun" follows as the audience is swept into a pastoral daydream.
Then, soloist Page Smith will perform the Cello Concerto in A minor, Op. 33, No.1 with the symphony. Smith is solo cellist of the Pacific Northwest Ballet Orchestra and performs quite a bit locally.
Then the orchestra performs Symphony No. 2 by Sibelius, who once described this triumphant work as "a struggle between death and salvation" and "a confession of the soul," according to the Cascade website.
The evening will begin with a 6:30 p.m. lecture by Dave Beck of radio station KUOW (94.9 FM) at 6:30 p.m. Monday. The concert itself begins at 7:30 p.m. at the Edmonds Center for the Arts, 410 Fourth Ave. N., Edmonds.
General admission tickets are $25. Call 425-275-9595 or online at www.ec4arts.org. For more information, go to the Cascade Symphony website at www.cascadesymphony.org.
Theresa Goffredo: 425-339-3424; firstname.lastname@example.org.
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