Symphony to host gourmet chocolate tasting Saturday

The Juneau Symphony will continue its Gourmet Food Series this weekend with Chocolate at the Rookery, scheduled for Saturday, Jan. 19 from 7-9 p.m. This chocolate tasting will feature an all-you-can-eat buffet of chocolate truffles served with your choice of wine, champagne, coffee, or tea. Juneau Symphony conductors Kyle Wiley Pickett and Todd Hunt will be present to answer questions about the symphony and to provide a sneak preview of the upcoming concerts later this month.

Chocolate at the Rookery is the second event in the food series, following Dinner at the Gold Room on Oct. 6. The next event, Wine Tasting at the Hangar Ballroom, will be held March 30, and will feature wines from Specialty Imports, appetizers by the Hangar, and live chamber music in the ballroom. The final event in the series is Barbeque at the Yacht Club June 8.

Also coming up: the next mainstage concert, The Tender Land, scheduled for Jan. 26 and 27 at the JDHS auditorium. This program will feature Copland’s “Appalachian Spring” and “The Tender Land Suite,” Torke’s “Bright Blue Music,” and Bruch’s “Violin Concerto No. 1” with youth soloist David Miller. That same weekend, the symphony will host a Family Concert with Doctor Noize. This show will be held Jan. 25 at the JDHS auditorium and is pay as you can.

And this weekend, Pickett will be presenting “The Symphony and Multimedia,” with JSO Resident Artist Roald Simonson at Friday’s Sound and Motion lecture at UAS. This event, the first in UAS’ spring series, will be held Friday, Jan. 18, at 7 p.m. in the Egan Lecture Hall.

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