The North Oregon Coast Symphony continues its 2022-2023 season with two concerts in March. This orchestra, under the direction of conductor Cory Pederson, is an ensemble of North Coast musicians offering live classical music in local venues. Titled “Playful Inspirations”, the afternoon concerts will feature Serge Prokofiev’s “Peter and the Wolf”. This classic children’s tale set to music is the perfect form for introducing young people to the various orchestral instruments, as each character in the story is represented by a musical “voice.” The narrator will be Liz Cole, an award-winning stage and TV actor (“Seinfeld”, “Star Trek”, “ER”) who now lives in Manzanita.
The program will begin with Peter and the Wolf, and children (with adult supervision) are encouraged to attend. Admission is free for children 12 and under. Cookies and refreshments will be available at intermission.
Other highlights of the concerts include a Vivaldi guitar piece performed by Jim Achilles, and solo piano pieces by Bach and Beethoven performed by Diane Amos. The balance of the program will feature full orchestral works by Mendelssohn, Rossini, and Beethoven.
The first concert will take place on Saturday, March 11, at St. Catherine Episcopal Church (36335 N. Hwy 101, Nehalem, OR) beginning at 3:00 pm. Tickets will be sold at the door only for this concert.
The second concert will be on Sunday, March 12, at the Charlene Larsen Center for the Performing Arts (588 16th St., Astoria, OR) beginning at 3 pm. Tickets will be sold online and at the door for this concert. To purchase tickets online, visit LarsenCenter.org., or by phone at 503-338-9132.
Admission for both concerts will be: $10 Adults, $5 students, and children 12 and under (with adult supervision) free.
For more information, please visit northoregoncoastsymphony.org and our Facebook page, North Oregon Coast Symphony 2023