BSO Latin music spectacular stars Emma McGrath May 31 & June 1

Bainbridge Symphony Orchestra presents Pura Vida!
A toe-tapping Latin music spectacular starring Emma McGrath
May 31 & June 1: Saturday @ 7:30 p.m. & Sunday @ 3:00 p.m.
At Bainbridge Performing Arts (BPA)

Get out your dancing shoes! Bainbridge Symphony Orchestra’s season finale is going to be a toe-tapping Latin spectacular. Bainbridge Symphony Orchestra will perform some of the best Latin classical music of all time, and the program will showcase British violinist and rising star Emma McGrath. “Pura Vida!” was taken from a Costa Rican expression that literally means “pure life,” and it is in this spirit that Maestro Wesley Schulz and the BSO invite patrons to spend an evening or afternoon celebrating life-giving jewels from the Latin classical-music repertoire.

The program features works from Spain, Mexico, and Chile by Marquina, Chabrier, Leng, Lalo, Turina, De Falla, and Moncayo. Appearing in her Bainbridge Symphony Orchestra debut is violinist Emma McGrath performing Lalo’s Symphonie espagnole. Heralded as a “First-magnitude star in the making” by the Seattle Times, McGrath is associate concertmaster of the Seattle Symphony, has been in demand as a soloist and chamber musician throughout the Pacific Northwest, and is making headlines with her beautiful tone and inspiring interpretations.

Bainbridge Symphony Orchestra presents Pura Vida! May 31 and June 1 at BPA, with concerts Saturday at 7:30 p.m. and Sunday at 3:00 p.m. Patrons are invited to drop in for a pre-concert chat on Sunday at 2:15 p.m. Tickets are $19 for adults, and $16 for seniors, students, military, and teachers; each youth receives free admission when accompanied by a paying adult. Tickets may be purchased online at, 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 Performing Arts and Bainbridge Symphony Orchestra extend special thanks to the BSO’s 2013 – 2014 sponsors Columbia Bank, Fletcher Bay Foundation, and Kitsap Community Foundation. BPA is supported, in part, by Bainbridge Community Foundation and One Call for All.

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