Bainbridge Symphony Orchestra presents Tchaikovsky’s Fifth Symphony November 10 & 11


Bainbridge Symphony Orchestra presents Tchaikovsky’s Fifth Symphony

November 10 & 11: Saturday @ 7:30 p.m. & Sunday @ 3:00 p.m.

At Bainbridge Performing Arts (BPA)

Maestro Wesley Schulz launches the Bainbridge Symphony Orchestra’s 40th Anniversary Season with “Tchaikovsky’s Fifth Symphony,” featuring works by Copland, Tchaikovsky, and Berlioz, with Sarah Mattox, mezzo soprano.

One of Tchaikovsky’s most endearing gifts was his penchant for melody. His Fifth Symphony is a virtual bounty of intoxicating themes including the second movement’s famous melody for French Horn. Berlioz’s six songs for mezzo soprano, Les nuits d’ete (Summer Nights), radiate tenderness, sensuality, and like Tchaikovsky, gives voice to inspired melodies. Aaron Copland’s Outdoor Overture opens the program with spirited brass playing an invigorating rhythm. This work provides the perfect opening to our 40th Anniversary in which we celebrate the orchestra’s vitality and contribution to the arts on Bainbridge Island.

Conductor Wesley Schulz has been lauded by musicians for his “intensity and emotion” in performances and for his “approachable and inspiring” leadership. Whether in regards to new music, opera, or ballet, Schulz’s “passion for music…is contagious.” Sarah Mattox is a founding member and composer for TangleTown Trio, a group specializing in accessible new music in a chamber setting, as well as classical crossover music. The group’s first album, Song Nouveau, has been broadcast internationally to critical acclaim, and is lauded for its “…original music, captivating stories, and virtuosic performances.” 

Bainbridge Symphony Orchestra presents Tchaikovsky’s Fifth Symphony” Saturday, November 10 at 7:30 p.m. and Sunday, November 11 at 3:00 p.m. Maestro Schulz leads a pre-concert chat 45 minutes ahead of each performance, on Saturday at 6:45 p.m. and Sunday at 2:15 p.m. Tickets, $19 for adults, and $16 for seniors, students, military, and teachers, 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. Each youth receives free admission when accompanied by a paying adult.

Bainbridge Performing Arts extends special thanks the BSO’s Corporate Sponsor Kitsap Bank; The BSO is supported, in part, by Bainbridge Island Parks Foundation, Fletcher Bay Foundation, and Kitsap Community Foundation. BPA is supported, in part, by One Call for All.

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