Walla Walla Symphony offers Midsummer Night Music

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WALLA WALLA - The Walla Walla Symphony will present Midsummer Night Music, a concert weekend July 13-15, at the Power House Theatre, 11 N. Sixth Ave.

Yaacov Bergman will conduct three performances with a chamber-sized Walla Walla Symphony joined by world-renowned violinist Lindsay Deutsch and soprano Nicole Greenidge Joseph. Concert times are at 7:30 p.m. July 13-14 and at 3 p.m. July 15.

Deutsch will perform Mozart's "Violin Concerto No. 3 in G Major" with the orchestra as well as Gershwin's "Rhapsody in Blue."

Greenidge Joseph will perform Mozart's "Non piu, Tutto ascoltai" from Idomeneo and "Mi tridi quell'alma ingrata" from Don Giovanni, Barber's "Sure On This Shining Night," "The Trees on the Mountain" from Susannah by Carlisle Floyd, and Gershwin's "Oh Bess, Where's My Bess," "It Ain't Necessarily So" and "Summertime" from Porgy and Bess.

Also on the program is "Overture from Don Giovanni" by Mozart.

Deutsch's solo orchestral debut was at age 11 with the Clear Lake Symphony in Texas. She is principal guest artist with Orchestra Nova in San Diego and has soloed with orchestras all over the U.S. and Canada, as well as performing in recital series in major cities in the U.S.

Her newly commissioned "Rhapsody in Blue" for violin and orchestra was recently premiered with the National Academy Orchestra in Toronto and will see its U.S. premier this season at the Walt Disney Concert Hall in Los Angeles.

Deutsch was a featured artist in the January 2010 issue of Symphony magazine and Strad Magazine featured her as their pick of "Up-and-Coming Musicians" in their April 2007 issue. Her movie credits include playing the solo violin sound track for the 2006 movie "The Good Shepherd" starring Robert De Niro. She plays on an 1845 Jean-Baptiste Vuillaume violin.

Originally from Portland, Greenidge Joseph received her bachelor of music in voice from Pacific Lutheran University and her master's and specialist degrees in voice from the University of Michigan. She most recently performed Susanna in Le Nozze di Figaro with the UM Opera Theatre. Other opera credits include Musetta in La Bohme and also Despina in Cosi fan tutte. Her concert credits include Handel's Messiah with Portland Chamber Orchestra, Brahms' Requiem with UM Symphony Orchestra, soloist with The Musicians of the Detroit Symphony Orchestra, soloist for UM as part of the Kennedy Center Conservatory Project, soloist with the Walla Walla Symphony and Oakland University, Rochester, Mich. In June 2011 she was featured as a young artist with the Victoria Bach Festival. She was the second place winner in the National Bel Canto Vocal Foundation Competition in 2009 and a Michigan District winner of the 2011 Metropolitan Opera National Council Auditions.

Tickets are $25 for adults and $10 for students and youth under 18 and are online atwwsymphony.org; at the Symphony office at 13-1/2 E. Main, Suite 201, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday to Friday; at the downtown information booth; and at the door. Call the Symphony office at 509-529-8020.

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