Saratoga Orchestra of Whidbey Island presents “Friday Night at the Movies,” a salute to the cinematic soundtrack at 7 p.m. Friday, March 15 at South Whidbey High School in Langley.
Celebrating its sixth season under the artistic direction of Legh W. Burns, the orchestra will welcome guest conductor Dr. Paul-Elliott Cobbs and will feature the award-winning South Whidbey HS Jazz Ensemble under the direction of Chris Harshman.
From Bernstein to Beethoven and “007” to “R2D2,” the evening will include music from “My Fair Lady,” “Les Misérables,” “The King’s Speech,” “West Side Story,” “Amadeus,” and “The Sound of Music,” among others.
Local media maven Sue Frause will host the evening’s festivities and Kate “von Trapp” Matteson will lead a special sing-along version of “The Sound of Music.”
Cobbs currently serves as music director of the Everett Philharmonic Orchestra, guest conductor with the Sussex Symphony Orchestra in Brighton, England, and music director for the Tacoma Youth Symphony Association, one of the largest in the United States. Cobbs frequently appears with orchestras and ensembles in Europe, Asia and the United States including Vienna’s Festival Chamber Orchestra, members of the Dresden and Leipzig Opera, the Kamimura Wind Ensemble in Kagoshima, Japan and with the Seattle Symphony.
General admission tickets are $20 for adults and $18 for seniors/Military. Students 18 and younger are admitted FREE (Those under 14 must be accompanied by a paying adult). Tickets are available at Anchor Books-Clinton, Moonraker Books-Langley, Vino Amoré-Freeland, Bayleaf-Coupeville/Oak Harbor, and Click Music-Oak Harbor. Cash/check and MC/V/Discover accepted at the door.
For more information and online tickets, visit www.sowhidbey.com.
(Pictured at top is guest conductor Dr. Paul-Elliot Cobbs.)