The Wild Rivers Symphony and Wind Ensemble is pleased to announce “Winter Canyon,” its upcoming winter concert series at Crescent City, California, and Brookings, Oregon on Dec. 4 and 5. The Crescent City concert will begin at 3 p.m. on Sunday, Dec. 4, at the Elk Valley Rancheria auditorium, 2332 Howland Hill Road, in Crescent City. The Brookings concert begins at 7 p.m. on Monday, Dec. 5, at Trinity Lutheran Church, 1200 Easy Street, in Brookings.
Concert tickets are $10 if purchased in advance, or $12 purchased at the door. Youth through grade 12 are admitted free. Tickets can be purchased in advance at Del Norte Office Supply in Crescent City, Wright’s Custom Framing in Brookings, and at Gold Beach Books and Art Gallery in Gold Beach. Tickets are also conveniently available online at: www.WildRiversSymphony.org
The Wild Rivers Symphony, a non-profit volunteer community orchestra led by Daniel Sedgwick, is comprised of more than fifty Del Norte County and Curry County musicians devoted to live performance of orchestral music from classical to cutting-edge. Taking advantage of the wealth of talented wind and brass players in our communities, Wild Rivers Symphony also features a full wind ensemble in addition to the symphony orchestra.
The “Winter Canyon” concerts feature Ferde Grofe’s Grand Canyon Suite, the famous musical portrait of one of America’s most beautiful natural wonders. Concert attendees will also be treated to Premiere Rhapsody for Clarinet (Claude Debussy) featuring clarinet soloist Kristin Volta. Another highlight, just in time to get everyone in the mood for the holidays, will be The Night Before Christmas (Randol Alan Bass). This magical orchestration of a timeless classic will feature the story-telling talents of John Pritchett. Additional selections include: Danzón No. 2, a dazzling wind ensemble whirlwind by Mexican composer Arturo Márquez, the bold Khan, by Julie Giroux, and Winter Wonderland by Felix Bernard and lyricist Richard Bernhard Smith.
An annual tradition for many, Wild Rivers Symphony’s winter concerts are a grand way to usher in the holiday season! In addition, all should mark their calendars for the symphony’s Spring 2023 concerts to be held on April 16, 2023, (Sunday) in Crescent City and April 17, 2023 (Monday) in Brookings. Take advantage of these wonderful opportunities to enjoy live music at its best. Ticket sales and patron donations help support not only the symphony’s growth and repertoire, but also its commitment to fostering the music education, talents and aspirations of community youth.
For more information and news about the Wild Rivers Symphony, explore their website at: www.wildriverssymphony.org or on Facebook @WildRiversSymphony.