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Sunsets at the Mary Olson Farm: Auburn Symphony Orchestra announces new chamber series

The Auburn Symphony Orchestra has announced a new outdoor summer chamber series at the historic Mary Olson Farm in Auburn.

Set along the Green River, Mary Olson is one of King County's best preserved subsistence farms, the stage for the launching of a new series.

Sunsets at the Mary Olson Farm features three concerts lead by ASO principals Jerry Oram, trumpet, Brian Wharton, cello, and Betty Agent, viola.

A Brassy Night on July 18 consists of light classical selections, including works by John Philip Sousa. Gems from classical and popular music including "Winter" by Vivaldi's Four Seasons highlight Summer Serenade on Aug.t 1, and Animals in Music features Saint-Saens' "Carnival of the Animals", where hens, tortoises, an elephant and a swan will be heard on Aug. 15.

Concerts begin at 7 p.m.

White River Valley Historical Museum docents will give tours of the farm, including the fully restored house and barn beginning at 6 p.m. Wine will be available for purchase and a shuttle transporting people to and from the parking lot will occur one-half hour before concert start time and one-half hour after the concerts end. Concerts are festival seating so blankets, baskets of food and low chairs are encouraged.

Sunsets at the Mary Olson Farm is made possible with support from the White River Valley Historical Museum, the City of Auburn, and 4Culture.

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• What: Auburn Symphony Orchestra (ASO) Sunsets at the Mary Olson Farm

• When: A Brassy Night - Thursday, July 18 7 p.m.; Summer Serenade – Thursday, Aug. 1, 7 p.m.; Animals in Music, Thursday, Aug. 15, 7 p.m.

• Where: Mary Olson Farm, 28728 Green River Road, Auburn

• Tickets: Season tickets, $45 adults; single tickets, $17 adults, $10 students; festival Seating. Call 253-887-7777 or purchase online at

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