The Auburn Symphony Orchestra concludes its first season with new music director Wesley Schulz by throwing a party.
The orchestral party begins with Anna Clyne’s raucous, Masquerade! Then, South African pianist Johan Botes performs Tchaikovsky’s towering Piano Concerto No. 1, among the best known of all piano concertos.
The second half of the program features the Auburn Symphony premiere of Rachmaninoff’s Symphonic Dances, a favorite of Maestro Schulz. The work is in three movements with each movement comprising a dance. The first is bold, and highly expressive, especially when a saxophone enters with an intoxicating melody. The second movement waltz contains quirks and twists while the last movement rushes toward an ending that leaves the listener breathless.
Concert attendees will get a glimpse of the soon-to-be-announced 2019-20 Season.
Before the concert, catch a free music talk with Schulz and KING FM’s Dave Beck at 1:30 p.m.
Reserved seats – $37 general, $30 senior, $10 student – may be purchased in advance or on the day of the concert. Parking is free. The concert is sponsored in part by the City of Auburn.
Call 253-887-7777 to order or purchase at auburnsymphony.org by noon April 26.
Box office ticket sales begin at 1:30 p.m.