Cascade Symphony to perform Tchaikovsky

Seattle Symphony concertmaster Alexander Velinzon is featured in the Cascade Symphony Orchestra’s first concert of the new year.

Velinzon is playing the Tchaikovsky Violin Concerto in D Major on Jan. 20 at the Edmonds Center for the Arts.

KING-FM classical music radio’s Dave Beck offers a pre-concert lecture at 6:30 p.m. and the concert starts at 7:30 p.m.

The program also includes Leonard Bernstien’s Overture to “Candide,” Johann Sebastian Bach’s Fantasia and Fugue in c minor transcribed by Edward Elgar and “Till Eulenspiegel’s Merry Pranks” by Richard Strauss.

Velinzon joined the Seattle Symphony in 2012 after serving years in the Boston Symphony Orchestra. He has performed with such conductors as James Levine, Kurt Masur, Sir Colin Davis and Michael Tilson Thomas and with orchestras throughout the world.

A Russian native, Velinzon began violin lessons at age 6. After moving to the U.S. in 1990, he studied with Dorothy DeLay at the Juilliard School, where he earned his bachelor’s and master’s degrees. He made his New York recital debut at Carnegie Hall. His New York concerto debut was in 1999 with Jupiter Symphony.

Though now frequently performed and widely enjoyed, the concerto Velinzon will perform was dismissed as unplayable by violinist Leopold Auer, to whom Tchaikovsky dedicated the concerto in 1879.

General admission to Cascade Symphony concerts is $25. Seniors pay $20, students $15 and children 12 and younger are admitted for $10. People who don’t have tickets by the night of the concert are encouraged to sign up at 6:15 p.m. for unclaimed tickets.

Edmonds Center for the Arts is at 410 Fourth Ave. N.

More information is available at cascadesymphony.org.

More in Life

New documentary chronicles Obama’s last year in White House

“The Final Year” doesn’t paint the administration in rosy colors, but it isn’t too critical either.

‘Forever My Girl’ takes a page from the Nicholas Sparks genre

The film based on a novel by Heidi McLaughlin is a well-worn tale of lost love and redemption.

Curries continues home-cooked Indian cuisine at new location

The restaurant, now located on Evergreen Way, also puts an Indian spin on Northwest cooking.

International guitar tour led by Lulo Reinhardt stops in Edmonds

International Guitar Night, now in its 18th year, is Jan. 24 at the Edmonds Center for the Arts.

New Cascadia Art Museum exhibit showcases mid-century designs

The exhibition includes ceramics, furniture, clothing, sculpture and jewelry from 1948 to 1966.

This beefy ex-cop has a delicate hobby: intricate paper-cut art

You can see Tom Sacco’s creations at the upcoming Everett Art Walk.

Slow-roasted vegetables make sumptuous sauce for pasta

Make the basic but good spaghetti with red sauce blissfully better with this recipe.

Mocking meatloaf: One man’s loaf is another man’s poison

Some don’t like it and some do. Here are six meatloaf recipes to try.

Roasted Brussels sprouts can be the apple of picky eater’s eye

Toasted sesame seeds and diced apple add flavors that compliment the sprouts’ earthiness.

Most Read