Saratoga Orchestra “Soars” in season opener

Posted in Member News, Music

Oct. 29, 2014

Whidbey Island’s Own Saratoga Orchestra presents “Curtains Up!” a concert welcoming Anna Edwards, Saratoga Orchestra’s new Music Director and Conductor. After a two-year national search, Ms. Edwards will lead the orchestra in her inaugural season “Soaring to New Adventures.” Featuring works by Rossini, Mendelssohn and Beethoven, the concert is at 2:30 p.m. on Sunday, Nov. 2  at South Whidbey High School in Langley.

The Saratoga Orchestra, now celebrating its eighth season, will commence the program with Overture to “The Barber of Seville” one of music’s most iconic pieces. Celebrated pianist, Mark Salman will join the orchestra as soloist in Felix Mendelssohn’s “Piano Concerto no.1, Op.25, G minor.” Mr Salman, hailed as a “heroic virtuoso,” has performed in Europe, Asia, Canada and throughout the United States, including Carnegie and Alice Tully Hall in New York, in performances described as “powerful,” “astonishing, exacting, evocative,” “wildly imaginative” and “touchingly lyrical. The concert will conclude with the “Symphony no.7, Op. 92 in A Major” by Ludwig van Beethoven.

General Admission tickets are $25 Adult and $20 Senior/Military. Students under 18 are admitted free (under 14 must be accompanied by a paying adult).

Tickets are available at Moonraker Books-Langley, Vino Amore-Freeland, Bayleaf-Coupeville, and Click Music-Oak Harbor. On-line at Brown Paper Tickets. Cash/check/credit card accepted at the door. For more information please visit our website or call 360-929-3045.

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