As the leaves turn and the evening air cools, it’s symphony season again. The Wenatchee Valley Symphony Orchestra rolled out four concerts for its 67th season:
- Oct. 12: Movie scores from “West Side Story,” “The Red Pony” and an opera piece, “Lakme Bell Song” by Leo Delibes, featuring soprano Emily Crane, winner of the 2013 Young Musician Competition Winner.
- Dec. 14-15: Tchaikovsky’s “The Nutcracker Ballet,” choreographed by dance instructors Tracy Trotter and Melissa Miller and performed by local ballet dancers.
- March 1: Operas by Mozart, including “The Marriage of Figaro” featuring nine vocalists, including Gayla Blaisdell as the Countess, Ryan Bede as the Count and Micah Parker as Figaro.
- April 12: Shakespeare-inspired music from Beethoven, Shostakovich and Prokofiev including the “Hamlet Suite” and “Romeo and Juliet Suite No. 2.”
All of the symphony’s concerts will be held at the Performing Arts Center of Wenatchee. Season tickets are going fast through the PAC box office. They cost $60-$125 and they’re available for purchase online at pacwen.org or call 663-2787 (ARTS).
The symphony’s best soloists and ensembles will also give two special performances at the Wenatchee Valley Museum and Cultural Center: The Autumn Splendor Musical Soiree Nov. 16 and the Sweetheart Musical Soiree Feb. 8.
If you’re a musician interested in playing for the symphony, the group will host auditions Sept. 7 at Eastmont Presbyterian Church for violin, viola, cello, bass, horn, trombone, harp and percussion. Call 667-2640 to schedule an appointment.