Allied Arts presents an annual fall concert in Renton featuring the Seattle Philharmonic Orchestra - with prices set low enough to allow more residents of the community of all ages to attend.
Returning from its enforced hiatus, the Philharmonic hits the ground running with a concert that characteristically blends the familiar, the different, and the new. Franz Joseph Haydn’s joyous Symphony No. 73 is a work of unceasing high spirits, capped by a boisterous finale that includes hunting fanfares in winds and brass. Bach’s beloved Concerto for Two Violins is here given in a new version for two violas, featuring the Philharmonic’s co-principal violists Amy Werner-Allen and Jon Epstein. Two unique and distinct voices in contemporary music will be presented: Dutch composer Caroline Berkenbosch is represented by the U. S. premiere of her intriguing Monument 16, and legendary cellist and conductor Frances Walton will be spotlighted as composer of Martin (Andante for Strings), a moving tribute to longtime Seattle-based violinist and educator Martin Friedmann. The program concludes with Béla Bartók’s exhilarating Rumanian Folk Dances.