This Valentine’s Day â€“ Friday, Feb. 14 â€“ Northwest Symphony Orchestra will present its popular Valentineâ€™s Concert, featuring Salsa by Northwest student composer Ian Guthrie, alongside Capriccio Italien by Tchaikovsky, Carmen Suite #1 by Bizet, Aaron Coplandâ€™s El Salon Mexico, and Ravelâ€™s Bolero. All of the pieces have elements that fit this yearâ€™s theme, â€œLatin Passion.â€ “The Northwest Symphony Orchestraâ€™s annual Valentineâ€™s concert has become a popular concert in the area-judging by our increased audience attendance each season,” said NWSOÂ Conductor Anthony Spain. “Feeling a bit chilled by a northwest winter?- then this Latin Passion concert is sure to make anyoneâ€™s temperature rise. The concert includes a Salsa, music from Bizetâ€™s Carmen, and we conclude with Ravelâ€™s famous Bolero.” Ian E. Guthrie began studying the piano at age 7 and began composing at the age of 9. Many of his works have been performed around the Pacific Northwest, some by the composer himself, some by Northwest ensembles, including Northwest Symphony Orchestra and Portlandâ€™s Metropolitan Youth Symphony. Ian Guthrie applies the term â€œNeopost-Romanticism,â€ to his work as a way of explaining his use of Romantic style as well as the dissonant and modern compositional elements that he sometimes deploys in composition. Here are the details: WHAT: Valentineâ€™s Concert â€“ Latin Passion WHEN: Friday, February 14th, 2014 at 7:30pm WHERE: Highline Performing Arts Center INFO: Salsa, Ian Guthrie (Northwest Student Composer), Capriccio Italien, Piotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky Carmen Suite #1, Georges Bizet El Salon Mexico, Aaron Copland, Bolero, Maurice Ravel
TICKETS: Tickets are available through Brown Paper Tickets.Under NWSO’s Educational Outreach Symphony for Students program, students receive free tickets to performances at the Highline Performing Arts Center, Burien, Washington. Please see Symphony for Students Program for more information.
- Adult – $15
- Senior (Over 60) – $12
- Student – $12
- Group Rate – $10 per person when total ticket purchase is 10 tickets or more