West Seattle Kiwanis brings back free Seattle Symphony concert

February 18, 2013 at 4:31 pm | In West Seattle news, WS culture/arts | 1 Comment

(January 2011 photo)
Two years after the last Kiwanis Club of West Seattle-presented free concert by the Seattle Symphony, the orchestra is coming back next week – Tuesday, February 26th. Here’s the announcement:

The Seattle Symphony will perform a free Community Concert this month as, part of the Orchestra’s ongoing commitment to provide free opportunities for West Seattle to experience the transformational and inspiring impact of live music. The program, while sure to delight symphony fans of all ages, should have special appeal to youngsters.

The evening concert will take place at West Seattle’s Chief Sealth International High School, 2600 SW Thistle St. at 7:30 pm on February 26. Ample parking is available onsite. Admission to the Community Concert is free and tickets are not required.

Assistant Conductor Stilian Kirov will lead the Orchestra in a charming program of 19th- and 20th-century masterworks, including Béla Bartók’s Rumanian Folk Dances for Orchestra; Maurice Ravel’s Le tombeau de Couperin; and Johannes Brahms’ popular Hungarian Dances Nos. 5 & 6.

Talented 16-year-old violinist Amelia Sie, who hails from Bellevue, will also perform the first movement of Sergey Prokofiev’s virtuosic Violin Concerto No. 2 in G minor.

The announcement continues ahead, including the full program:

For the seventh time, the free Community Concert is hosted by Kiwanis of West Seattle and presented as part of the Seattle Symphony’s Community Connections program, which is partially supported with funding from the Seattle Office of Arts & Cultural Affairs, 4Culture and ArtsWA. Special thanks to The Bank of America for its corporate support of Seattle Symphony community programs.

PROGRAM:

Stilian Kirov, conductor
Amelia Sie, violin

Seattle Symphony

BÉLA BARTÓK
Rumanian Folk Dances for Orchestra

SERGEY PROKOFIEV
Allegro moderato from Violin Concerto No. 2 in G minor, Op. 63
Amelia Sie, violin

MAURICE RAVEL
Le tombeau de Couperin

JOHANNES BRAHMS / orch. by Albert Parlow
Hungarian Dance No. 5 in G minor

JOHANNES BRAHMS / orch. by Albert Parlow
Hungarian Dance No. 6 in D major

1 Comment

  1. There is ample parking and the neighbors welcome you but please, please, please observe and respect the posted No Parking areas on the south side of Thistle! Please!

    Comment by LAP — 7:18 pm February 18, 2013 #

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