Tukwila, Washington/November 3, 2003 – The Rainier Symphony invites you to join us and start the holiday season with a little musical cheer. The Rainier Symphony’s annual Holiday Concert on Saturday, December 13 and Sunday, December 14 includes Symphony No. 88 by Haydn, Concertino for Clarinet and Orchestra by Weber featuring soloist Eric Tishkoff and of course, a great selection of popular Holiday favorites.

Guests were remarking that “the Rainier Symphony never sounded better” after the Fall Concert in mid-October. Rehearsals started immediately afterwards for the dedicated musicians of the Rainier Symphony. David Wayne Waltman, the Rainier Symphony Music Director and Artistic Advisor adds, “I am very proud of the Rainier Symphony musicians who dedicate their time and talent to bring great music to South King County. Come and show your support while enjoying the rich sounds of this great local symphony”.

Order tickets online www.rainiersymphony.org/tickets , call 206.781.5618 or email: tickets@rainiersymphony.org. Visit our website at http://www.rainiersymphony.org

Holiday Concert

Saturday, December 13, 2003 7:30 p.m.

Renton IKEA Performing Arts Center

400 South Second Street

Renton, WA

Sunday, December 14, 2003 3:00 p.m.

Foster Performing Arts Center

4242 South 144th Street

Tukwila, WA

Individual tickets are $15 for general admission and $10 for students and seniors. A 20% discount is available for Group sales of 10 or more. 10 Adults tickets are available for $120 or 10 Student/Senior Tickets for $80. Season Tickets are available for $49 for general admission and $32 for students and seniors. Tickets are available online at www.rainiersymphony.org/tickets, by calling the Symphony office at 206-781-5618, emailing tickets@rainiersymphony.org and at select music stores in Kent, Tukwila, and Renton.

Five pairs of concerts are scheduled for the 23rd Season including a special family concert and the ever popular pops concert featuring Hollywood favorites and lighter classical selections. Other concerts throughout the season feature Beethoven’s 8th Symphony, Concierto De Aranjuez by Rodrigo featuring guitar soloist, Michael Partington, and Grieg’s Piano Concerto in A minor with soloist, Jeffrey Gilliam.

The complete schedule of concerts and music selections are available online at www.rainiersymphony.org.

The Rainier Symphony, founded in 1981, is the premier all-volunteer orchestra in King County providing classical symphonic music for the enjoyment and education of the community. The non-profit organization is able to provide great music through the generosity of its audiences along with the support of the Tukwila Arts Commission, the City of Tukwila, and the cooperation of the Tukwila School District.

Contact:

Scott Moline, (206) 790-5702

Main Office: (206) 781-5618

Email: scott@rainiersymphony.org

http://www.rainiersymphony.org

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