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Maestro Schulz and Friends to Play BPA, 4/6

Maestro Schulz and Friends to Play BPA, 4/6

Join Maestro Schulz and Friends for an afternoon of beautiful serenades. A chamber orchestra comprising musicians from the BSO will perform Edward Elgar's Serenade for Strings and Richard Wagner's Siegfried Idyll. At the end of his life Elgar proclaimed that - of all his music - his Serenade was his favorite. Lithe and gracious, this charming work for strings has become a staple of the string repertory.

Siegfried Idyll was composed as a birthday gift for Wagner's wife, Cosima. As she awoke, Richard handed her the score to her "symphonic birthday greeting" and an orchestra that had been assembled on the staircase of their home began to play. This is one of the most intimate and private works by a very public and self-assured man. Other artists appearing on the program include Rachel DeShon, soprano, Amber Rose Johnson, mezzo-soprano, Alysa Trebor, flute, Dwight Beckmeyer and Tom Lee, piano, and students from the Seattle Conservatory of Music.

Join us for "Ser·e·nade: A piece of music sung or played in the open air" on Sunday, April 6 at 3:00 p.m. at BPA. Tickets, $16 for adults, and $12 for seniors, students, youth, military, and teachers, may be purchased online at www.bainbridgeperformingarts.org, by phone at 206.842.8569 or in person at BPA, 200 Madison Avenue North, Bainbridge Island. BPA Box Office hours are 1:00 to 4:00 p.m. Wednesday through Friday, and one hour prior to each performance.

Bainbridge Symphony Orchestra extends thanks to its generous Season Sponsors Columbia Bank, Fletcher Bay Foundation, and Kitsap Community Foundation. BPA is supported, in part, by Bainbridge Community Foundation and One Call for All.

Pictured: Wesley Schulz. Photo by Ben Aqua.

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