Auburn Symphony Orchestra

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Phone: 253-939-8509 Phone: 206-283-2404

AUBURN SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA LAUNCHES CHAMBER ENSEMBLE –

FIRST CONCERT ON JANUARY 21, 2006

Auburn, WA, January 5, 2006: The Auburn Symphony Orchestra (ASO) announced today the launch of a new Chamber Ensemble, in a move designed to expand awareness of this fully professional orchestra. The Ensemble’s first performance will take place at 7:30 p.m. on Saturday, January 21, with a concert for strings with works by Beethoven, Debussy and Schumann. Its second chamber concert, dedicated to wind instruments, will be on May 21. Concerts will be held at the new Auburn Mountainview High School auditorium, 28900 124th Ave SE, Auburn, WA 98092. Free parking is available.

The program for the January 21 concert is:

Debussy Sonata for Cello and Piano in D Minor

Beethoven Piano Trio in D Major, Op 70, No. 1

Schumann Piano Quintet in E Flat Major, Op. 44

The string ensemble will feature Lynn Bartlett-Johnson and Tina Lowe on violin, Joyce Ramee on viola, Brian Wharton on cello and Matt Goodrich at the piano.

Tickets for Ensemble concerts are $10 and can be obtained either by calling 253-939-8509 or at the door. Pre-concert and intermission refreshments will be provided by the Auburn Symphony Orchestra Guild

Led by Stewart Kershaw, co-founder and music director of the Pacific Northwest Ballet, the Auburn Symphony Orchestra is gaining significant acclaim as one of the region’s top professional orchestras. Its mission is to foster the joy of music in the region through performances of unsurpassed quality.

ASO’s next symphony concert is on February 18 & 19 playing Wagner’s Overture to The Flying Dutchman; de Falla’s Nights in the Gardens of Spain with piano soloist Allan Dameron; local composer Brent Irwin’s The Reluctant Storm (World Premiere), and Rachmaninoff’s Symphonic Dances. This concert is part of the City of Auburn’s Arts Commission’s Bravo! Series.

For further details visit www.auburnsymphony.org or e-mail auburnsymphony@trillium.org

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