When spring comes to Kitsap County most residents think of blooming tulips and daffodils. But for fans of the Bremerton WestSound Symphony, spring means it’s time to enjoy the blossoming talent of young musicians.
“The winners of our annual Young Artists Competition — the finest young talent in Kitsap County — get the opportunity to play with the orchestra every spring,” says Music Director Alan Futterman.
Blooming Brilliance & Scheherazade: 3 p.m. May 15 at the Bremerton Performing Arts Center.
- Alec Rodriguez will play Rachmaninoff: Piano Concerto No. 2, First Movement
- Damaris Harvey will play Paganini/Liszt: La Campanella
- Langholm Armstrong will play Creston: Sonata for Saxophone, First Movement
- Elizabeth Stein will play Bruch: Violin Concerto, Finale
After each of the Young Artists Competition winners has performed with the orchestra, audience members will be treated to Rimsky-Korsakov’s Scheherazade.
“Scheherazade is a show piece — it shows all the colors and finery of the orchestra, and every instrument is featured at some point,” Futterman says of the May performance. “It’s based on the stories of Arabian Nights and Sinbad and depicts sorcerers, princes and swashbuckling heroes with some really familiar melodies.”
Bremerton Symphony Chorale presents: Moving Between Light & Darkness: 7:30 p.m. June 3 at St. Gabriel Catholic Church.
Choral singing has been severely limited through the pandemic, but now the Bremerton Symphony Chorale is breaking through the darkness with a concert on Friday, June 3.
Soak in the music of Eric Whitacre’s Five Hebrew Love Songs and Gabriel Fauré’s Requiem in D minor, Op. 48 and enjoy the Bremerton Symphony Chorale’s first live, in-person performance in two years!
“Fauré’s Requiem is one of choral music’s most beloved works. It prayerfully calls for the eternal rest of those who have died and entreats angels to lead their souls into the light of paradise,” says Chorale Director LeeAnne Campos. “Whitacre’s Five Hebrew Love Songs, sung in Hebrew, tell a story of light and darkness, wonder and fulfillment. Glow completes the evening’s narrative with a message of hope and joy.”
Rising Stars Showcase: 3 p.m. June 5 at North Point Church.
Listen to the winners and runners up of the 2022 Young Artists Competition in brilliant performances of solo works by Chopin, Rachmaninoff, Liszt and more!
Reserve your tickets today!
Thanks to the generosity of one donor, the entire 2021-2022 Bremerton WestSound Symphony season is totally free, live and in-person. There’s no guarantee this gift will continue next season, so you’d better take advantage of this incredible opportunity while you can!
While state mandates have recently been dropped, Bremerton WestSound Symphony will be following COVID protocols through June 30, 2022. Proof of COVID-19 vaccination or negative test required for entry, all patrons must wear face masks at all times. Read the full COVID-19 policy at bremertonwestsoundsymphony.org/covid-19-update.