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Auburn Symphony Orchestra concludes Sunsets series at Olson Farm

Set along the Green River, Mary Olson is one of King County
Set along the Green River, Mary Olson is one of King County's best preserved subsistence farms, the stage for the Auburn Symphony Orchestra's new summer concert series.
— image credit: Shawn Skager/Auburn Reporter

Auburn Symphony Orchestra concludes its outdoor summer chamber series Thursday at historic Mary Olson Farm in Auburn.

The final concert of Sunsets at the Mary Olson Farm presents Animals in Music, featuring Saint-Saens' entertaining Carnival of the Animals, a fun work where you will hear hens, tortoises, an elephant and a swan, among others. The music will be accompanied by the humorous verses of Ogden Nash.

Farm docents give tours of the fully restored farmhouse beginning at 6 p.m. Wine is available for purchase and a shuttle transporting people to and from the parking lot is available one-half hour before and after the concert.

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 Museum and Mary Olson Farm; the Auburn Arts Commission; 4Culture; and Sam's Club.

Founded in 1996, the fully-professional Auburn Symphony Orchestra has over 60 musicians led by Stewart Kershaw, internationally-renowned conductor and former music director for 25 years of the Pacific Northwest Ballet Orchestra.

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Showtime

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

• When: Animals in Music, 7 p.m., Thursday, Aug. 15

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

• Tickets: Single tickets, $17/adults; $10/students. Lawn seating, bring a blanket or chair. Call 253-887-7777 or purchase online at www.auburnsymphony.org

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