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Cascade Symphony opens season Oct. 21

Music of Copland, Haydn, and Brahms featured


Last updated 10/17/2019 at 12:38pm

Cascade Symphony Orchestra

Amos Yang is the guest soloist for Cascade Symphony Orchestra Oct. 21 concert.

The Cascade Symphony Orchestra, under the direction of Michael Miropolsky, opens its 2019-2020 season – its 58th – 7:30 p.m. Monday, Oct. 21, with its "Brahms' Passion" concert.. The concert, at the Edmonds Center for the Arts, will feature the music of composers Johannes Brahms, Aaron Copland, and Joseph Haydn.

Dave Beck will preview the evening's musical scores.

Guest soloist will be Amos Yang, assistant principal cellist for the San Francisco Symphony and previously a member of the Seattle Symphony. Yang has performed as a soloist and chamber musician throughout the United States, the Far East and Europe, including in concert at the Aspen Music Festival, the American Academy in Rome, Wigmore Hall in London, and Alice Tully Hall in New York City's Lincoln Center.

He will perform Haydn's "Cello Concerto in D Major" with the Cascade Symphony, which will also offer Copland's suite from the ballet, "Billy the Kid," and Brahms's "Symphony No. 1 in C Minor."

"I am happy to welcome back remarkable cellist Amos Yang, who made his debut with us a few years ago," said Miropolsky, starting his 18th season as the Cascade Symphony's conductor and music director.

Yang has won numerous awards, including first prizes in the American String Teacher's Association and Grace Vamos competitions. He also was finalist in the Pierre Fournier International Cello Competition, and was awarded the CD Jackson Prize, for outstanding musical contribution, at the Tanglewood Music Festival.

He holds bachelor's and master's degrees from Juilliard School of Music and the Performer's Certificate from the Eastman School of Music.

Tickets are $27 for adults, $22 for seniors, $15 for students with an ID, and $10 for youth 12 and younger.

Due to the demand for tickets, Cascade Symphony Orchestra (CSO) encourages patrons to return any tickets that they will not be able to use to the ECA box office. Even though a concert may be sold out, returned tickets do become available, including at the door the day of the event.

Patrons can call the ECA at 425-275-9595 or come early (around 6:15 p.m.) on concert night.

More information: http://www.cascadesymphony.org.


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