The Auburn Symphony Orchestra began a new season with a stunning visual concert with Seattle artist Adrian Wyard on Sunday, Oct. 13. COURTESY PHOTO, ASO

The Auburn Symphony Orchestra began a new season with a stunning visual concert with Seattle artist Adrian Wyard on Sunday, Oct. 13. COURTESY PHOTO, ASO

Creative collaborations

Auburn Symphony Orchestra kicks off season with emotional music, visual art

  • Thursday, October 17, 2019 4:26pm
  • Life

Art inspires art.

Auburn Symphony Orchestra’s season opened on Oct. 13 with Mussorgsky’s epic “Pictures at an Exhibition” at the Auburn Performing Arts Center.

“First and foremost I want to thank our audience for their enthusiastic reception to our performance. Their ebullience was felt on stage inspiring us to perform at great heights,” said Wesley Schulz, ASO music director. “We were delighted to present Adam Schoenberg’s Grammy-nominated ‘Picture Studies’ and to experience together it’s emotional journey inspired by great visual art.

“Additionally, Adrian Wyard’s visuals were the perfect compliment to Mussorgsky’s ‘Pictures at an Exhibition,’ and we were thrilled to have him back as a collaborator. We are lucky to have the Auburn Symphony in our back yard, stocked with some of the greatest musicians in the Pacific Northwest.”

Auburn School District students’ artwork filled the lobby of the PAC. Colorful pictures by 150 children at Arthur Jacobsen Elementary and Pioneer Elementary were created with the help of Art Docents Heather Clark, Nicole King, Paul Nunn, Lori and Marco Roman, and program director Monica Tolas thanks to the partnership between Interurban Center for the Arts and Auburn Symphony Orchestra.

The concert was sponsored in part by the City of Auburn.

ASO’s next symphony series concert, An Auburn Holiday Celebration, is at 7:30 p.m. Monday, Dec. 9 at the PAC.

For more information or to order tickets, visit auburnsymphony.org.


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In partnership between the Auburn Symphony and Interurban Center for the Arts, Auburn School District students created art inspired by Mussorgsky’s enduring work. The artwork was on display in the lobby at the concert for all to enjoy. COURTESY PHOTO, ASO

In partnership between the Auburn Symphony and Interurban Center for the Arts, Auburn School District students created art inspired by Mussorgsky’s enduring work. The artwork was on display in the lobby at the concert for all to enjoy. COURTESY PHOTO, ASO

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