Walla Walla Symphony, Eugene Ballet, local dancers team for Saturday shows


WALLA WALLA — The Walla Walla Symphony will come together with dancers from the Eugene Ballet Company, Toni Pimble, artistic director, and from The Dance Center, Idalee Hutson-Fish, artistic director and choreographer, to present two performances, each featuring the fully-staged ballets Scheherazade and Boléro. The event will be at 2 and 7:30 p.m. March 29 at Cordiner Hall, Park Street and Boyer Avenue, on the Whitman College campus.

The professional, staged ballet includes a full company of dancers, costumes, sets, lights, props and a symphony orchestra.

Rimsky-Korsakov’s Scheherazade tells the story also known as “The Arabian Nights” with dazzling, colorful music.

The program will also include Ravel’s “Boléro,” Stravinsky’s “Petit Suite No. 1” and a movement of Dvorák’s “String Quartet No. 12, Op. 96,” the “American” quartet, arranged for string orchestra.

Before the concert and during intermission, wine from Waterbrook Winery for the matinee, Robison Ranch Cellars for the evening will be $5 a glass with all proceeds to benefit the Symphony.

Tickets for youth 18 and under are $5. Adult tickets are $20/$28/$35 and student tickets (with ID) are $15/$20/$25.

Tickets to both performances can be purchased online at wwsymphony.org, by calling 509-529-8020, in person at the Symphony office, 13-1/2 E. Main St., Suite No. 201, or at the door.

Doors for these concerts open at 1:15 p.m. for the matinee and 6:45 p.m. for the evening performance.


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