IF YOU GO
- WHAT: Washington Idaho Symphony
- WHEN: 7:30 p.m Jan. 28; 3 p.m. Jan. 29
- WHERE: Jan 28 Gladish Auditorium; Jan 29 Clarkston High School
- COST: $20 general admission; $6 students; $12 groups of 10 or more; 5 orchestra view seats at $100 each
The Washington Idaho Symphony will salute the “Red, White, and Blue” as it explores the music of American composers and celebrates the winners of the 2011-2012 Domey/Gillespie Fund Young Artist Competition.
The concert will take place at 7:30 p.m. Jan. 28 at Gladish Auditorium in Pullman, and at 3 p.m. Jan. 29 at Clarkston High School in Clarkston, Wash.
The musical journey will begin with a world premiere by the Washington Idaho Symphony under the direction of Music Director Jeremy Briggs Roberts of “Blacktop Mirage” composed by Ted King-Smith, the composition winner of the 35th Annual Domey/Gillespie Fund Young Artist Competition. The journey continues with the two talented winners of the performance division, violinists Jae-In Shin and Christopher Scherer performing the romantic opening to the “Violin Concerto in D minor, Op. 47” by Jean Sibelius and the passionate first movement of the “Violin Concerto in D Major, Op. 35” by Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky respectively.
The second half of the program opens with a bang and a rousing samba via the much-anticipated world premiere commissioned by the Washington Idaho Symphony of “Maracanazo” by Composer-in-Residence Ryan M. Hare. The program will conclude with a good, old fashioned rodeo and hoe-down with selections from the ever-popular “Rodeo” by Aaron Copland.
Wines from Pullman’s Merry Cellars will be featured and poured by winemaker Patrick Merry at the Saturday concert in Pullman at both intermission and after the concert in a reception where audience members can meet and mingle with the musicians, the composers, and the conductor.
A pre-concert lecture on the works to be performed will be given 45 minutes prior to each performance by both Roberts and Hare.
Tickets are $20 for general admission, $6 for students (available 30 minutes before each concert), $12 for groups of 10 or more, and children 17 and under are admitted free with a paying adult. Five orchestra view seats will be available at each concert for $100 each.
For tickets and more information, visit www.washingtonidahosymphony.org, or call the symphony office at (509) 332-3408 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.