The Mukilteo Community Orchestra is wrapping up its season with a musical bow — a performance entitled “Stage and Screen” that may have the audience tapping their toes to the rhythms of familiar tunes.
Trevor Lutzenhiser, the orchestra’s conductor and artistic director, wanted to include a variety of pieces used in movies or theater productions, said Louise Stanton-Masten, who plays cello in the orchestra and serves as its spokeswoman.
Arrive at the concert early — at 1:20 p.m. — to hear more from Lutzenhiser in a pre-concert discussion.
The orchestra’s performance will begin with Mussorgsky’s familiar “Pictures At An Exhibition” and Prokofiev’s “The Wedding of Lt. Kije,” his first composition for film music. Released in 1934, the film with the same name was one of the earliest sound films made in the Soviet Union.
Highlights from the folk opera “Porgy and Bess,” include “It Ain’t Necessarily So,” “Summertime” and “Bess, You Is My Woman Now.”
That will be followed by musical selections from “West Side Story,” including “I Feel Pretty,” “Maria” and “Something’s Coming.”
If the name of the piece, Wagner’s “Ride of the Valkyries,” doesn’t sound familiar, you’ll likely recognize it from its opening notes, used frequently in movies and TV.
The orchestra will perform themes found in two versions of the Disney movie “Fantasia.” The music is an orchestration by Rimsky-Korsakov of Mussorgsky’s “Night on Bald Mountain.”
And the finale to the concert, and the orchestra’s season, is music from Stravinsky’s “Firebird Suite.”
The orchestra was formed in 1997. Its next performance is scheduled on Dec. 18. It will be a holiday-focused concert, Stanton-Masten said.
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If you go
The Mukilteo Community Orchestra’s season-ending performance, titled “Stage and Screen,” is scheduled for 2 p.m. May 20 at the Rosehill Community Center, 304 Lincoln Ave., Mukilteo. The concert is free.
Learn more about the orchestra at www.mukilteoorchestra.org.