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Sunday, February 9, 2020 At 3:00 pm

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The Olympia Symphony’s 2019-2020 Season: “Vision: Through the Lens of Music”

For the first concert in 2020 the Olympia Symphony returns to the “Roaring 20s” with jazz-inspired, Broadway-blockbuster works by George Gershwin: An American in Paris (complete with honking taxi horns!) and the beloved Rhapsody in Blue — with the energetic Portland pianist Sophie Lippert as soloist. “The Chairman Dances” is a Foxtrot for Orchestra, taken from John Adams’ sensational opera Nixon in China. And in honor of Black History Month, the OSO will present the rarely-performed Ballade by English composer Samuel Coleridge-Taylor, who found his biggest fame in the USA.



COLERIDGE-TAYLOR: Ballade in A minor

GERSHWIN: An American in Paris

BEETHOVEN: “Turkish March” from The Ruins of Athens

ADAMS: The Chairman Dances

GERSHWIN: Rhapsody in Blue (Sophie Lippert, piano)


Huw Edwards, Music Director and Conductor


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Sunday, February 9, 2020
3:00 pm
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Washington Center Main Stage
512 Washington St. SE
Olympia, WA 98501 United States
Tickets: $60, $50, $40, $25, $12, $6

Student and Military discounts available
Price above does not include service fee