Oregon East Symphony to perform ‘Scheherazade’ Saturday

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PENDLETON — The Oregon East Symphony will present “Scheherazade” and performances by four young soloists at 7:30 p.m. Saturday in Vert Auditorium, 480 S.W. Dorion St.

Four soloists who recently auditioned with the orchestra will perform, followed by the orchestra playing Scheherazade by Rimsky-Korsakov. Dr. Beau Benson will conduct.

Sidney Tovey, violinist, will perform the Bach Violin Concerto in A Minor — Allegro, by Johann Sebastian Bach. Tovey is an eighth grader at Armand Larvie Middle School in Hermiston.

Sonja Carlson, a senior at Pendleton High School, will perform George Frideric Handal’s “Oh, Had I Jubal’s Lyre” from “Joshua.”

Joanna Wolotira, violinist, is a junior attending Pendleton High School and Blue Mountain Community College. Wolotira will perform Antonio Vivaldi’s Summer Movement — Allegro, from “The Four Seasons.”

She currently plays with Oregon East Symphony in the Raising the Bar program.

Kyli Humphreys, a senior at Walla Walla High School, will perform “Horn Concerto Op. 8,” First Movement, by Franz Strauss.

Humphreys has studied the French horn for 7 years. She plays with the Walla Walla Symphony, Walla Walla University Wind Symphony and Oregon East Symphony.

A reception for the young artists will be held following the concert.

Tickets are available at Armchair Books, the Oregon East Symphony office at 345 S.W. Fourth St. (Vert Basement) or at the door.

Tickets are $20 for adults; $15 for seniors and students; and $45 for families. For more information, call 541-276-0320 or visit oregoneastsymphony.org.

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