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Symphony Showcase to be presented Saturday and Sunday

Posted: February 28, 2013 - 1:04am

On March 2 and 3, the Juneau Symphony will present their Symphony Showcase, as part of this year’s Chamber Concert series organized in honor of their 50th anniversary. Thirty symphony musicians will perform chamber music pieces by various composers including Brahms, Schubert, Haydn and Liebermann, as well as a brand new work composed by symphony cellist Tyree Pini. Pini teaches music and choir at Thunder Mountain High School.

The concert will be held on Saturday, March 2, at 8 p.m. in the UAS Egan Library, and on Sunday, March 3, at 3 p.m. at Northern Light United Church. No pre-concert talk will be held.

The Symphony Showcase began in 1993 as a venue for Juneau Symphony musicians to perform solo and ensemble chamber music of their choice. Musicians sign up months in advance, assemble their group and rehearse on their own up until the final week before the concerts. The performances are a mix of traditional and modern music that the musicians want to share with Juneau audiences.

The showcase is the second concert in this year’s Chamber Concert series. The final two chamber concerts will be on April 20 and 21 with harpist Candace LiVolsi and on June 29 and 30 with pianist Alexander Tutunov.

Tickets for the Symphony Showcase are on sale now at Hearthside Books and the JACC. There will also be tickets at the door. Seating at both performances is general admission; $15 for adults and seniors and $5 for students.

For more information visit www.juneausymphony.org.

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