‘Wit and Whimsy’ with Gloria and Elvis, Jan. 23 and Jan. 24

Posted in Community News, Music

Jan. 13, 2016

Saratoga Orchestra presents “Wit and Whimsy,” a set of programs at 7 p.m. on Saturday, Jan. 23 in Langley at South Whidbey High School and at 2:30 p.m. on Sunday, Jan. 24 in Oak Harbor’s First Reformed Church. Music Director Anna Edwards will lead the orchestra in musical works by Stravinsky, Prokofiev, Daughtery, Wittry and Fauré.

Guest soloist, Gloria Ferry-Brennan, will be featured on Serge Prokofiev’s “Violin Concerto No. 2, Op. 63.” Raised on Whidbey Island and a former member of Saratoga Orchestra, Gloria is now in her first year at the prestigious Curtis Institute of Music, and a student of Pamela Frank.

The program also includes Michael Daugherty’s chamber ensemble piece, “Dead Elvis,” featuring Chris “The King” Harshman on bassoon; “Mist” by award-winning composer Diane Wittry and Stravinsky’s “Pulcinella Suite.”

Saratoga Orchestra’s new series of pre-concert “stage-side” chats will be hosted by Eileen Soskin with Music Director Anna Edwards, begin 45 minutes prior to each concert.

General admission tickets are $25 for adults and $20 for seniors and military. Students under 18 are admitted free (under 14 must be accompanied by a paying adult). Tickets are available at Moonraker Books in Langley, bayleaf in Coupeville, and Click Music in Oak Harbor, online at Brown Paper Tickets and cash/check/CC accepted at the door.

For more detailed information and tickets please visit www.sowhidbey.com or 360-929-3045.

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