Sunsets at Mary Olson Farm is the Auburn Symphony Orchestra’s summer chamber concert series for the whole family. REPORTER FILE PHOTO

Sunsets at Mary Olson Farm is the Auburn Symphony Orchestra’s summer chamber concert series for the whole family. REPORTER FILE PHOTO

Sunsets concert series returns to Mary Olson Farm

Auburn Symphony Orchestra begins outdoor chamber performances July 5

  • Thursday, June 28, 2018 11:05am
  • Life

Auburn Symphony Orchestra presents its sixth annual Sunsets at Mary Olson Farm, an outdoor summer music series at historic Mary Olson Farm, 28728 Green River Road.

Each concert is comprised of different musicians and instruments.

• Bernstein, Butler & Brass on July 5 features Pacific Coast Brass, playing an assortment of brilliant brass arrangements, including works from John Phillip Sousa and Leonard Bernstein’s iconic “West Side Story Suite.”

• Summer Dreams on July 19 features the Seattle-based Saint Helens String Quartet, performing gems from their recently-released CD, with commentary by Seattle Symphony violinist Steve Bryant.

• Hot Air Bassoons on Aug. 2 features the Gas Works Winds Bassoon Quartet, led by ASO principal bassoonist Mona Butler, delighting audiences with popular favorites including “Lady Gaga Saga,” “I Was a Teenage Bassoon Player” and “Bassoonicana – A Medley of American Songs.”

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. and also during intermission.

A shuttle will transport people to and from the parking lot from 6 p.m. until the concert start time and also after the conclusion of the concert. Wine will be available for purchase.

Concerts at Mary Olson Farm are festival seating with poor wheelchair and walker access. No dogs will be permitted.

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

Season tickets are $48 general admission. Single-concert tickets are $20 general admission; $10 students; and children 5 and under are free. Call 253-887-7777, purchase online at auburnsymphony.org, or visit the box office at each event.

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