Northwest NEWS

September 27, 1999

Entertainment

Adam Stern to conduct Seattle Symphony at Cedarcrest

Seattle Symphony

Seattle Symphony at Benaroya Hall, Gerard Schwarz, music director.
Photo courtesy of KCTS-TV.

   DUVALL--Adam Stern, associate conductor of the Seattle Symphony, will take the podium at Cedarcrest Performing Arts Center on Friday, Oct. 8, at 8 p.m.

   Founded in 1903, the Seattle Symphony has risen to world-class status. The Musical America International Directory of the Performing Arts commended conductor Gerard Schwarz for "bringing the Seattle Symphony to the upper echelon of American orchestras." The Seattle Symphony has long shown imagination and daring in its programming, promoting 20th century music in general and American composers in particular.

   The Seattle Symphony has received numerous Grammy award nominations, a "Recording of Distinction" honor from Ovation, and a "Record of the Year" award from Stereo Review. Often referred to as one of the "most recorded orchestras in the world," to date, Gerard Schwarz and the Seattle Symphony have recorded more than 70 compact discs.

   The Orchestra's schedule of concerts has grown in parallel with the development of Seattle's cultural life and appreciative audiences. With this performance in Duvall, as well as concerts in other rural areas of King County, the Seattle Symphony brings great classical music to an even wider audience.

   Arts Onstage, the performance series presented by the Duvall Arts Commission and the Duvall Foundation for the Arts, is proud to present the Seattle Symphony as the opening performance in its six-show season. Patrons can subscribe to all six performances or they may create their own series with a 3, 4 or 5 show subscription.

   New this season is the Flex-Pass option. For those who want to be sure to have tickets, but can't decide which shows to attend, a Flex-Pass allows them to choose the dates later. This is a convenient option for busy families who may not know their schedules very far in advance.

   Save up to 20 percent by buying season tickets. Single tickets will go on sale Sept. 27. Individual ticket prices are $8 for adults, $5 for students and seniors, and free for children under five (ticket required).

   Single tickets will be available at Gardens & SunSpaces, Pumps & Grinds, and Main Street Music in Duvall; by mail order; or at the box office one hour before each performance.

   For more information on purchasing season tickets, call 425-844-8516, or visit www.cityofduvall.com.