The Mukilteo Community Chamber Orchestra is going on 13 years old but has never had its own place to play.
Now they do.
And you can catch them Sunday for their final concert of the season at their new venue, the Rosehill Community Center.
Conductor and artistic director Trevor Lutzenhiser said he’s pleased that the orchestra can now perform a full season’s worth of concerts because the group now has a stable performance venue.
“Now that the new Rosehill Community Center has opened in Mukilteo, we have a fantastic opportunity to do what we’ve always wanted to do,” Lutzenhiser said. “We are bringing regular classical music concerts to the community and can participate in the arts community on a regular basis.”
In February, the group played at the grand opening of the new Rosehill center.
Orchestra member Terry Preshaw said the group has grown from five to 50 members since 1998.
“We are matured now and with a mission,” Preshaw said.
The orchestra will present “Songs of Spring.” The program includes “Overture to the Marriage of Figaro” by Mozart, “In the Steppes of Central Asia” by Borodin, Bartok’s “Romanian Folk Dances” and Tchaikovsky’s “Symphony No. 2, Finale.”
The program concludes with “Poet and Peasant Overture” by Franz von Suppe, featuring the orchestra’s principal cellist, Jessie Jensen.
The concert also features guest pianist Philip Saul, performing the first movement of Edvard Grieg’s, “Piano Concerto in A.” Saul is a junior at Kamiak High School and has been playing piano for 13 years.
Looking ahead, the orchestra has set three concerts dates for the 2011-2012 season: Nov. 13 for a “A Classical Christmas”; Feb. 26 for “Viennese Masterworks”; and May 6 for “Modern Masters.”
“Songs of Spring” is at 2 p.m. Sunday at Rosehill Community Center, 304 Lincoln Ave., Mukilteo.
Admission is free. More information about the orchestra can be found on the website, www.mukilteoorchestra.org.
The Pacifica Chamber Orchestra is taking it on the road.
The orchestra’s “mobile education tool” is taking its final concert of the season to Edmonds as the first step toward the group’s goal: to reach its audience in every corner of Snohomish county, artistic director Fred Chu said.
“This event will conclude our free concert season, which already has had a big impact on people’s musical lives here in this region,” Chu said.
The program for the concert includes “12 Country Dances” by Beethoven; “Serenade for 13 Winds” by Strauss; “Rondo Op. 94 for Cello Solo” by Dvorak; “Ancient Dances and Airs for Strings, Suite No. 3” by Respighi; and “Rumanian Dances” by Bartok.
The concert is at 3 p.m. Sunday at Holy Rosary Church, 630 Seventh Ave. N, Edmonds.
Admission is free. For more information go to www.pacificachamberorchestra.org.
Theresa Goffredo: 425-339-3424; firstname.lastname@example.org.