EDMONDS — Ben Lulich, the Seattle Symphony’s principal clarinet, will be the guest artist at the Cascade Symphony’s concert on Monday. He will be performing the Clarinet Concerto No. 2 by Carl Maria von Weber.
The concerto’s coda is enough to “burn the fingers of most clarinetists,” according to Weber’s biographer, John Warrack.
Lulich has studied at the Interlochen Arts Academy, Cleveland Institute of Music, Yale School of Music, Pacific Music Festival and Music Academy of the West.
In the fall of 2016, he was selected as an artist in residence at the University of Washington.
He has been a guest artist for concerts throughout the United States and abroad.
The concert opens with Beethoven’s Egmont Overture, music written for a theater production. The play is about a Dutch resistance fighter bent on the liberation of his country from Spanish occupation, according to a description of the piece by the Utah Symphony.
Following Lulich’s performance, the symphony will perform Jose Pablo Moncayo’s Huapango. The music is called the unofficial second national anthem of Mexico by the website Wind Band Literature. Hupango is a type of dance he saw performed on a trip to the Mexican state of Veracruz.
The concert will end with Rimsky-Korsakov’s Scheherazade, music based on “One Thousand and One Nights.” The evening’s concert is named for the suite.
If you go
The Scheherazade concert begins at 7:30 p.m. Jan. 15 at the Edmonds Center for the Arts, 410 Fourth Ave. N. A pre-concert lecture will be given by KING-FM’s Dave Beck, beginning at 6:30 p.m.
Tickets are $27 for adults, $22 for seniors, $15 for students, and $10 for youths. Call 425-275-9595 or go to ec4arts.org for tickets. More information at cascadesymphony.org.