Instrumentalists from the Cascade Symphony will showcase their individual talents in small ensembles when they present two evenings of chamber music, April 19 at Edmonds United Methodist Church and April 24 at Edmonds Unitarian Universalist Church.
The concerts will feature varied chamber ensembles from all sections of the orchestra, including a cello trio with piano; a flute, oboe, and piano combination; and a string quartet performing tangos, as well as string trios and quintets. Also included are a violin and guitar duo and a violin, voice, and piano trio.
One of the more unusual offerings will be a repeat performance by the Cascade Percussion Ensemble. Those who attended last year will remember the popular rendition of one of Dvorak’s Slavonic Dances performed by this large group of percussion players. The ensemble specializes in performing familiar orchestral pieces with all of the parts played by percussion instruments. They perform frequently with their own pieces and also as part of the percussion section in various orchestral concerts.
The full orchestra next takes the stage of the Edmonds Center for the Arts on Monday, May 4 under Music Director Michael Miropolsky. Featured soloists will be Concertmaster James Garlick and cellist Amos Yang in the Brahms Concerto for Violin and Cello in A Minor. The orchestra will also perform Grieg’s “Peer Gynt” Suites #1 &2 and Kabalevsky’s “The Comedians.”
Founded in 1962, the Cascade Symphony makes its home in Edmonds and is now in its 47th season. Five subscription concerts, a Children’s concert and one chamber music concert are presented each year.