Friday, May 19, 2017 at 7:30pm
Sunday, May 21, 2017 at 3:00pm
Join Music Director Travis Hatton 30 minutes before each performance for a fun and enlightening conversation about the music we will be performing. You'll learn something new, we promise!
Throw open the windows and welcome spring!
The BSOconcludes its 2016-2017 Season with an exuberant symphony of rebirth and renewal, Robert Schumann’s Symphony No. 1“Spring.”
Schumann wanted the music “to suggest the world’s turning green, perhaps with a butterfly hovering in the air, and then, in the Allegro, to show how everything to do with spring is coming alive.”
Also on the program is Emily Doolittle’s composition green/blue, which, fittingly, captures the textures of spring. Ms. Doolittle is the latest artist in the BSO’s NW Composers Project. Emily taught at the Cornish College of the Arts in Seattle where she “enjoyed the great variety of musical activities and the rich environment for the exchange of ideas.”
And finally, the Young Artist Concerto Competition winners appear on stage with the BSO like a breath of fresh air, full of promise like spring itself. The BSO is proud to sponsor this annual performance showcase and scholarship opportunity for the best young musicians in Washington County, made possible in part by a grant from the Cultural Coalition of Washington County.
The winners this year will perform movements from the Wieniawski, the Saint- Saëns, and the Popper concertos.
Kaylee Jeong, a freshman at Jesuit High School who has played cello for eight years, performing the Saint-Saëns Cello Concerto No. 1
Alison Mills, a junior at Westside Christian High School who began playing the violin at age three, performing the Wieniawski Violin Concerto No. 2.