New Beginnings: A debut concert by Bridges at BPA November 2

Bainbridge Performing Arts (BPA) presents
New Beginnings: A debut concert by Bridges, a String Orchestra
Benefit for the Bainbridge Symphony Orchestra
Friday, November 2 @ 7:30 p.m. @ BPA

Bridges, a newly-formed string orchestra, will perform its debut concert program, “New Beginnings,” on November 2 at Bainbridge Performing Arts beginning at 7:30 p.m. Violinist and founder Pat Strange leads the 13-member conductor-less ensemble made up of musicians from the Bainbridge Island community.

String orchestra music has been missing from Bainbridge Island’s classical music scene, and Bridges aims to fill the void. Pat Strange states: “We are excited by the string orchestra literature we are discovering and are eager to share our enthusiasm with our audiences. Bridges is about making new connections among composers, musicians, and audience members.”

“New Beginnings” will feature music by composers who differ in nationality, style, and time period, yet they are united in their love for the string orchestra sound. The composers include Janacek, Nielsen, Khachaturian, Part, Gardel, and Whitacre.

Join us for “New Beginnings” at BPA on Friday, November 2 at 7:30 p.m. Patrons are requested to arrive no later than 7:20 p.m. prior to each performance. Admission is by donation, and proceeds will benefit the Bainbridge Symphony Orchestra. Information is available online at, by phone at 206.842.8569 or in person at BPA, 200 Madison Avenue North, Bainbridge Island.

BPA is supported, in part, by Bainbridge Community Foundation, the City of Bainbridge Island, and One Call for All. Bainbridge Performing Arts is pleased to offer an “Open Doors” program. Free and reduced-cost tickets to most events are available to community members in need through our partner Helpline House thanks to a grant from the Mabee Family Foundation. Please contact the BPA Box Office at 206.842.8569 or Helpline House to reserve tickets today.

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