Dear Symphony Friends,
We are pleased to announce that we have a new conductor for the 2013-14 Concert Season. Dr. Robert Davis, music professor at Lower Columbia College, comes to us as an experienced orchestra conductor with an extensive background as a performing and recording musician on French horn.
Our 47th season will open with a fall Pops Concert at the Columbia Theatre featuring Bonnie Boss, a professional percussionist from the Los Angeles area, a native of Castle Rock, and sister to our principal oboe, Roxanne Knutson. With Bonnie we will be playing a series of entertaining works including “Cumana,” “Chopin Medley,” “Dueling Marimba,” “Galloping Comedians,” “Stardust,” “I Got Rhythm,” “Ritual Fire Dance,” “Americana,” and “Sabre Dance.” We are also playing the much loved "Grand Canyon Suite" by Ferde Grofe and the John Williams “Olympic Spirit” theme performed by our brass section.
The Christmas Concerts in Late December at Longview Community Church will again be filled with seasonal favorites and sing-along carols. This is a non-ticketed event with a free-will offering to support our local charities.
The Winter Concert at Lower Columbia Rose Center for the Arts is built around the theme, "Around the World in 80 Minutes," with a series of compositions representing a world view of classical music including "Five Greek Dances," Eight Russian Folksongs," "Huopango," "Finlandia," and more.
The Young Artist Concert in April is also at Lower Columbia College. It will include the "Flying Dutchman Overture," Haydn "Surprise" Symphony, a Haydn "Missa Brevis" sung by the high school choirs, "Crown Imperial March" by Walton , and of course, a featured young artist from our community.
Circle of Friends
We invite you to read the information about the “Circle of Friends” and join us in sustaining the musical growth of audiences and musicians of all ages. The performing arts are important to our community’s cultural and economic life. Enjoy the benefits of becoming a “Friend” this season! Your donation is tax deductible.
Website Services and On-Line Ticket Sales
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