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Do you love music? Come hang out with us and discover some badass classical music. Don't know anything about classical music? NO PROBLEM! This group is the perfect place to encounter some of the world's most incredible music. Events include happy hours, live concerts, and more.

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Olympia Symphony's Concert at the Capitol

Tivoli Fountain

Join the Olympia Symphony on Sunday, July 28 on the lawn of Olympia's Capitol Campus, for a fun (free!) summer evening of classical, popular, and patriotic favorites. Bring a blanket, lawn chairs, picnic food, and your friends! You will hear highlights from Season 66: Highways & Byways, "Themes from 007," "A Salute to the Big Apple," and much more. There will be a special appearance by The Bridge Music Project, performing a collaborative piece with the OSO from a recently-recorded CD. AND...Mayor Cheryl Selby will be our guest conductor, leading the orchestra in "The Stars and Stripes Forever!" See you on July 28! Sponsored by Commencement Bank, Capital Heating & Cooling, and William B. Pope, Attorney at Law

Olympia Symphony: "Corrective Lenses," featuring Ben Albertson

Washington Center for the Performing Arts

The Olympia Symphony opens the[masked] season, "Vision: Through the Lens of Music" with a concert called "Corrective Lenses". The main work is Shostakovich's greatest symphony, his Tenth (1953), written in the wake of Stalin's death. Described as an "optimistic tragedy," it portrays life in Russia during the "reign of terror" -- the second movement is a terrifying portrait of Stalin -- and looks to a hopeful future. We welcome back Olympia native Ben Albertson as a rare harp soloist in a delicate work by Debussy, and the concert opens with Wagner's Prelude to The Mastersingers -- another musical fusion of the old and the new. Program: WAGNER: Prelude to Die Meistersinger DEBUSSY: Dances Sacred and Profane (Ben Albertson, harp) SHOSTAKOVICH: Symphony No. 10 Huw Edwards, Music Director and Conductor

Olympia Symphony: "Seeing is Believing," featuring Adrian Wyard, visual artist

Washington Center for the Performing Arts

The second concert in the Olympia Symphony’s[masked] Season: “Vision: Through the Lens of Music”: Dvorak's beloved "Symphony from the New World" is the centerpiece of this "Seeing is Believing" concert, but this household favorite will be enhanced on the big screen above the Orchestra in a "pictorial choreography" by Adrian Wyard, Visual Artist -- an amazing sequence of pictures and video from all corners of the USA. Violin phenom Kaia Selden will dazzle you with "Winter" from Vivaldi's popular The Four Seasons, and to celebrate the 50th anniversary of the Moon Landing the OSO will perform Starburst by the meteoric Jonathan Leshnoff. Program: SUPPE: Overture to The Beautiful Galatea LESHNOFF: Starburst VIVALDI: “Winter” from The Four Seasons (Kaia Selden, violin) DVORAK: Symphony No. 9 “New World” (featuring visuals by Adrian Wyard, Visual Artist) Huw Edwards, Music Director and Conducto

Olympia Symphony: "Home for the Holidays," free carol singalong!

Washington Center for the Performing Arts

Celebrate the holidays with the Olympia Symphony! This new concert will feature traditional favorites, seasonal classics, and audience carols. Join us for a heartwarming evening of music and cheer, perfect for sharing with family and friends! Free admission, and donations gratefully accepted.

Past events (58)

ALL SIX Bach Solo Cello Suites IN OLYMPIA!!

Washington Center for the Performing Arts

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