Saratoga Orchestra presents “ABCeeS of Chamber Music,” a set of programs on January 21 at 2:30 p.m. at Island Church of Whidbey in Langley and January 22 at 2:30 p.m. in Coupeville’s Nordic Hall. Music director Anna Edwards will lead the orchestra in musical works by Malcolm Arnold, J.S. Bach, Caroline Shaw, and Edward Elgar.
J.S. Bach’s Brandenburg Concerto No. 5 will begin the program and include soloists Wendy Wilhelmi, Saratoga Orchestra’s principal flute, Tekla Cunningham, Whidbey Island Music Festival founder and baroque violinist, and Jonathan Oddie, early music specialist and harpsichordist.
Other works on the program include “Entr’acte” for string orchestra by exciting new American composer, Caroline Shaw, who, at the age of 30, became the youngest ever to receive the Pulitzer Prize for composition in 2013; Sir Malcom Arnold’s “Concerto for Flute and Strings” featuring Wendy Wilhelmi; and Sir Edward Elgar’s “Serenade for Strings,” a very early work of the “Pomp and Circumstance” composer.
General Admission tickets are $25 for adults and $20 for seniors and military personnel. The January 21 concert is a suggested donation. Students under 18 are free (those under 14 must be accompanied by a paying adult). Tickets are available at Moonraker Books in Langley, Bayleaf in Coupeville, Click Music in Oak Harbor, and online at Brown Paper Tickets. Cash/check/CC are accepted at the door.
For more detailed information and tickets please visit www.sowhidbey.com or 360-929-3045.