The Walla Walla Symphony Youth Orchestra (WWSYO) is delighted to present their final concert of the 2016-17 season on Monday, April 24th at 7:30p.m. at the Chism Recital Hall in the Hall of Music at Whitman College. Under the direction of Dr. Paul Luongo, Music Director and Conductor, the WWSYO will perform pieces including John Lloyd's A Hectic Overture, Bizet's Suite from L'Arlesienne, Fauré's Pavane, Hans Zimmer's Batman: The Dark Knight Rises, and Rimsky-Korsakov's Capriccio Espagnol: Alborada. This concert is free with a suggested donation of $2/person or $5/family. All proceeds will benefit the Walla Walla Symphony Youth Orchestra.
Parents, musicians or music teachers who are interested in getting involved with and supporting the Walla Walla Symphony Youth Orchestra should contact Nathanael Fleming at firstname.lastname@example.org or at 509-529-8020.
The 2016-17 season of the WWSYO is supported by Columbia Bank and Whitman College. For more information, visit the Symphony’s website at www.wwsymphony.org, call the Symphony office at 509-529-8020, or visit us at 13 ½ E Main St, Suite #201.
Walla Walla Symphony to close 16-17 Season with Beethoven’s 9th: “Ode to Joy”
On May 2, 2017 at 7:00pm, the Walla Walla Symphony will perform the final Symphony Series concert of the 16-17 Season. It will feature one of Beethoven's most famous works, Symphony No. 9, which includes the famous choral finale "Ode to Joy." Vocal soloists include Monica Griffin Hunter, soprano; Angela Niederloh, mezzo; Zach Finkelstein, tenor; and Jeremy Irland, baritone. They will be joined by the Whitman College Chorale, prepared by director Dr. Riikka Pietiläinen-Caffrey.
In addition to this piece, the Symphony will perform Ernst Bloch's Baal Shem Suite with special guest artist and Whitman College student, Anna Okada Burgess Maberry. Ms. Maberry is a student of Dr. Susan Pickett and has recently been accepted to the Jacobs School of Music at University of Indiana for the Performer Diploma in solo violin performance of Early Music program.
Before the concert and during intermission, enjoy a glass of wine from featured wine sponsor Isenhower Cellars for $5 a glass (all proceeds benefit the Walla Walla Symphony).
Single tickets are $18-29 for adults, $10-16 for university/college students (with ID), and $5 for youth 18 & under. Tickets can be purchased online (wwsymphony.org), by calling (509) 529-8020, by visiting us at the Symphony office at 13 1/2 E Main St., Suite #201 or at the door.