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Skagit Symphony is celebrating its 40th concert season ~ and its new Music Director, Michael Wheatley, DMA. Dr. Wheatley has recently completed his doctorate from the Eastman School of Music in Rochester, New York, and is delighted to move to Washington to join the Symphony as its new conductor. The Symphony is excited to share their love of great orchestral music from a variety of eras and styles, including wonderful works by local composers Saturday, October 19 7:30pm and featuring soloists from near and far. The Skagit Symphony’s 40th Anniversary Season begins with three Through their Education Program, orchestral impressions of highlands. over 18,000 young people have been You’ll be transported to the Orkney exposed to orchestral music and its Islands to crash a rustic wedding, instruments. The Skagit Symphony’s followed by a Scottish Fantasy with Family Concert, outreach to high our guest artist from the Seattle school music students, and now music appreciation classes for adults, Symphony Orchestra, violinist Elisa Barston. Turning south, our new are all part of their commitment to Music Director’s inaugural concert music education opportunities for ends with themes inspired by the our community. Italian Alps in the monumental Be sure to catch Dr. Wheatley’s pre- second symphony of Jean Sibelius. concert talk presented at 6:45pm prior to each evening concert, for an engaging and informative experience Tickets: that enriches a lovely musical Reserved Seating $10 - $45 Subscriptions & Discounts CYO 40 evening.
Christmastime Is Here Friday, December 13
Travel through time with us as we treat you to a millennium of music. You’ll witness a heartfelt moment between composer Richard Wagner and his wife Cosima on Christmas morning in 1879, followed by a scene of love’s longing in a frozen northern castle from Samuel Barber’s opera Vanessa, and then tread icy paths alongside Vivaldi with his Winter of 1717. Finally, we’ll warm your heart with popular and traditional holiday music with the Skagit Symphony Chorus, returning you home again in a festive mood.
Reserved Seating $10 - $45 Subscriptions & Discounts