WENATCHEE — A star high school cellist will be showcased in the Wenatchee Valley Symphony Orchestra’s season premiere Oct. 13.
Janaesha Iwaasa won the symphony’s Young Artist Competition in April and was the runner-up in 2011. The Eastmont senior is the daughter of Juel Iwaasa, head of the music department at Wenatchee Valley College.
Iwaasa will perform movements I and IV of Edward Elgar’s dramatic, “Cello Concerto in E Minor” at the October concert.
The concert, titled “Russia,” includes pieces by two Russian composers: Alexander Borodin’s “In the Steppes of Central Asia” and Pyotr Tchaikovsky’s “Romeo and Juliet Fantasy-Overture.” Conductor Nikolas Caoile will talk about the selections in the concert prelude at 6 p.m.
The symphony implemented four-tier pricing for this season. Tickets range $16-$35, depending on seat location within the PAC. Season tickets are $60-$125.