Youngjin Joo will be the organ soloist at Sunday’s Pacifica Chamber Orchestra concert in Everett.

Pacifica Chamber Orchestra to perform spring concert Sunday

  • By Gale Fiege Herald Writer
  • Wednesday, April 6, 2016 3:55pm
  • LifeGo-See-Do

EVERETT — Pacifica Chamber Orchestra offers its spring concert Sunday afternoon in Everett.

Director Fred Chu conducts the chamber group at 3 p.m. April 10 at First Presbyterian.

The concert features the orchestra’s woodwind quintet, whose members are Lynn Douglas-Nicolet on flute, Christie Cabrera playing oboe, clarinetist Cindy Olsen, bassoonist Brian Wirt and Michelle Rockwood on horn.

They will perform the Wind Quintet, Op. 79, by German composer August Klughardt. The piece was composed in 1898 during the Romantic period.

The quintet also will play Six Bagatelles for Winds by Hungarian composer Gyorgy Liget, the contemporary classical (read avant garde) composer who also provided music for films by Stanley Kubrick and Martin Scorsese, among other filmmakers.

Also on the program is Dutch composer Hendrik Andriessen’s Variations and Fugue on a Theme by Johann Kuhnau for string orchestra, written in 1935.

The highlight of the concert will be the Concerto for Organ, Timpani and Strings in G minor composed by Francis Poulenc during the mid-1930s in France. It is one of the most frequently performed organ concertos not written in the Baroque period.

“It’s one of the greatest compositions written for the organ,” said Chu.

The organ soloist is Youngjin Joo, who is pursuing her master’s degree in organ performance under the guidance of Carole Terry at the University of Washington. Also a pianist, she earned a bachelor’s degree in music theory at Seoul National University.

“Youngjin has lots of talent and superb technique on the organ,” Chu said. “And First Presbyterian has a beautiful organ, which I determined many years ago that we had to perform a piece with this organ.”

Youngjin has earned collegial certifications from the American Guild of Organists and the National Association of Pastoral Musicians. She currently serves as an organist at Holy Rosary Church in Edmonds and as an accompanist at Olympic Ballet School in Edmonds.

Pacifica Chamber Orchestra’s summer concert is June 5 and will feature Bloch’s Concertino for Flute, Viola and Strings, with soloists Lynn Douglas-Nicolet on flute and violist Agnes Chen.

Gale Fiege: 425-339-3427; gfiege@heraldnet.com.

If you go

Pacifica Chamber Orchestra, 3 p.m. April 10, First Presbyterian Church, 2936 Rockefeller Ave., Everett. Tickets will be available at the door for $20 general admission or $15 students and seniors. More at www.pacificachamberorchestra.org.

The story has been modified to correct the name of the orchestra.

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