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Helios Symphony Orchestra: The First Dance

Past event
$15 / $12.50 / $10 (youth free in adv.)

Saturday, August 17, 2019 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm

Helios Symphony Orchestra

DG Kim, conductor
Luke Fitzpatrick, violin

Antonín Dvořák – Carnival Overture
Astor Piazzolla – Four Seasons of Buenos Aires (Luke Fitzpatrick, violin; arr. Leonid Desyatnikov)
Arturo Márquez – Danzon No. 2
Johannes Brahms – Symphony No. 3

Please join us for the inaugural performance of Helios Symphony Orchestra!

To start our inaugural program, we have the lively, much-beloved, Carnival Overture by Antonín Dvořák. We then continue with one Argentine and one Mexican composer to transport Seattle audiences a few thousand miles south. The Four Seasons of Buenos Aires, featuring Luke Fitzpatrick on the violin, is an arrangement by Leonid Desyatnikov of four tangos written by Astor Piazzolla into one cohesive work for solo violin and string orchestra. The arrangement cleverly interweaves Piazzolla’s music with Antonio Vivaldi’s Four Seasons violin concerti for an exciting musical experience.

The Danzon No. 2 by Arturo Márquez is a much beloved modern classic, originally popularized by the Simon Bolivar orchestra under Gustavo Dudamel. The beautiful lyrical and wildly exciting dance passages of the Danzon have made it one of the most popular pieces of contemporary Mexican music.

We conclude the program with one of the titans of the standard symphonic repertoire: Johannes Brahms’ Symphony No. 3 in F major. Perhaps one of Brahms’ most personal works, the symphony will be a beautiful and majestic ending to our first year.

About the orchestra

Helios Symphony Orchestra, founded early 2019, is an exciting new ensemble in the Seattle area. We are committed to creating beautiful music for the greater Seattle community during the summer while almost all other orchestral ensembles in the area are on hiatus. Helios will both provide an engaging musical experience for the musicians involved and lift the spirit of the Seattle community through affordable and high-quality concerts.

Online tickets: $12.50 ($10 seniors, youth 12 & under FREE)
At the door: $15

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