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BSO presents ‘Pines of Rome’ at BPO this weekend

Erich Stem’s new work “Bainbridge,” commissioned by the Bainbridge Symphony Orchestra, will premier at the Pines of Rome concert.   - Photo by Randi Underwood Photography
Erich Stem’s new work “Bainbridge,” commissioned by the Bainbridge Symphony Orchestra, will premier at the Pines of Rome concert.
— image credit: Photo by Randi Underwood Photography

“Pines of Rome,” the Bainbridge Symphony Orchestra’s winter concert, will take listeners from the quiet sounds of Schubert’s “Unfinished” Symphony to “Bainbridge” by Erich Stem – a world premiere commissioned by the BSO, to one of Respighi’s most epic tone poems written about his beloved Rome, performed by the BSO and Bainbridge Island Youth Orchestra.

Performances are 7:30 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 22 and 3 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 23 at Bainbridge Performing Arts.

The program also features the winner of the BSO’s 2014 Young Artist Competition.

Competition winner Christopher Son Richardson joins the BSO to perform the first movement of Schumann’s Piano Concerto in A minor.

Composer Erich Stem’s new work “Bainbridge” draws on inspiration from the people, culture and history of Bainbridge Island.

Last, the BSO presents one of Respighi’s most epic tone poems written about his beloved Rome.

Tickets are $19 for adults, and $16 for seniors, students, military and teachers; each youth receives free admission when accompanied by a paying adult, may be purchased online at www.bainbridgeperformingarts.org, by phone at 206-842-8569 or in person at BPA, 200 Madison Ave. North.

Bainbridge Symphony Orchestra extends special thanks to season sponsors Columbia Bank and Fletcher Bay Foundation and season supporter Kitsap Community Foundation.

BPA is supported, in part, by Bainbridge Community Foundation and One Call for All.

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