Symphony presents winter concert series on Feb. 7 and 8

Posted: Friday, January 30, 2009

Next weekend, Feb 7 and 8, the Juneau Symphony will present "Revolutionary Russian," their winter concert series, at the Juneau Douglas High School auditorium. The concerts will feature Shostakovich's controversial "Symphony No. 5" as well as high school soloist Franz Felkl, playing Mendelssohn's "Violin Concerto in E Minor."

Saturday's concert will begin at 8 p.m., and Sunday's show at 3 p.m. Maestro Kyle Wiley Pickett will give his Concert Conversations lectures one hour prior to each performance, Pickett will also give a special lecture at 8 p.m. on Friday, Jan. 30 at the University of Alaska Southeast in the Egan Lecture Hall. The UAS lecture will be focused on the aesthetics of beauty in music, and admission is free.

Tickets to Saturday's concert cost $20 for general admission and $15 for students and seniors, and can be purchased at Hearthside Books, the arts and culture center, or the symphony office. Tickets purchased at the door will cost an additional $2.

Sunday's matinee performance will be pay-as-you-can, a first for the symphony. Both performances are sponsored by K3 Public Radio and UAS.

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