Wenatchee Valley Symphony Orchestra will listen to how dance and song influenced orchestral literature, specifically Johannes Brahms’ use of fraternity drinking songs, Giovanni Pergolesi’s famous chiding opera aria and Charles Gounod’s ballet music from his grand opera, Faust. Washington native Stephen Beus will perform one of the most popular concertos in the repertory, Sergei Rachmaninoff’s Piano Concerto No. 2. Brahms’ boisterous Academic Festival Overture and Gounod’s expressive Faust: Ballet Music are the featured orchestral works. 2016 Young Musician Competition winner Téa Renee Ning LaFleur will be featured as she sings Stizzoso, mio stizzoso from Pergolesi’s comic opera La serva padrona.
The Wenatchee Valley Symphony Orchestra, founded in 1947, is a group of talented North Central Washington musicians – your neighbors and friends. The Orchestra performs four concerts each season and provides a variety of youth and adult education and community engagement programs to the community. Music Director and Conductor Dr. Nikolas Caoile, Director of Orchestras at Central Washington University, leads the Symphony. The Association is proud to provide a platform for area musicians to exhibit their talents for the benefit of the region.