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Orchestra presents Tchaikovsky’s Fifth

Sarah Mattox, mezzo soprano, will perform with the Bainbridge Symphony Orchestra at it presents Tchaikovsky’s Fifth Symphony at 7:30 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 10 and 3 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 11 at Bainbridge Performing Arts.   - Photo courtesy of Bainbridge Performing Arts
Sarah Mattox, mezzo soprano, will perform with the Bainbridge Symphony Orchestra at it presents Tchaikovsky’s Fifth Symphony at 7:30 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 10 and 3 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 11 at Bainbridge Performing Arts.
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The Bainbridge Symphony Orchestra will present Tchaikovsky’s Fifth Symphony at 7:30 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 10 and 3 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 11 at Bainbridge Performing Arts.

Maestro Wesley Schulz launches the Bainbridge Symphony Orchestra’s 40th anniversary season with “Tchaikovsky’s Fifth Symphony,” featuring works by Copland, Tchaikovsky, and Berlioz, with Sarah Mattox, mezzo soprano.

One of Tchaikovsky’s most endearing gifts was his penchant for melody. His Fifth Symphony is a virtual bounty of intoxicating themes including the second movement’s famous melody for French Horn.

Berlioz’s six songs for mezzo soprano, Les nuits d’ete (Summer Nights), radiate tenderness, sensuality, and like Tchaikovsky, gives voice to inspired melodies. Aaron Copland’s Outdoor Overture opens the program with spirited brass playing an invigorating rhythm.

Schulz will lead a pre-concert chat 45 minutes ahead of each performance, on Saturday at 6:45 p.m. and Sunday at 2:15 p.m. Tickets are $19 for adults and $16 for seniors, students, military and teachers, and may be purchased online at www.bainbridgeperformingarts.org, 206-842-8569 or in person at BPA.

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