The Bainbridge Symphony Orchestra season finale concerts are almost here, and we are celebrating. For four years, the orchestra has had the pleasure of welcoming brilliant musicians to the island to compete in our Young Artist Competition. This year’s winner, pianist Leah Deobald, will make her Bainbridge Symphony Orchestra debut with the first movement of Beethoven’s Piano Concerto No. 3 in C minor.
Leah has won a number of competitions in Washington state as well as around the country with her sensitive playing and brilliant execution. Her performance with BSO will leave you confident that the aspiring generation of young musicians is in good hands.
Another reason we are celebrating is that we are giving the Washington state premiere of “Dreamtime Ancestors” by Christopher Theofanidis. The Bainbridge Symphony Orchestra was selected to represent Washington by New Music for America.
One orchestra from every state was chosen to participate in this commissioning project. Theofanidis is a nationally recognized composer — making this performance opportunity a great honor and responsibility.
The piece is a three-movement tone poem totaling about 18 minutes of music. It is inspired by the Australian aboriginal myth in which we are all connected to each other through our “dreamtime ancestors.”
As a whole, the piece is highly engaging with active rhythms and memorable tunes. Be a part of history and join us in the audience as the first Washingtonians to hear this beautiful music!
The last work on the program is Dvořák’s sunny Symphony No. 8 in G major. This entire symphony sparkles with the flavor of Dvořák’s native homeland, Bohemia. From the rip-roaring finale to the more docile second movement, Dvořák’s personal touch easily connects with all types of classical music fans.
Thank you for joining us all season and we look forward to ushering in summer with our closing concerts. See you in Hodges Hall.