Cascade Symphony Orchestra to perform 2 ‘Holiday Pops’ concerts

Shows Dec. 9 and 10 at Edmonds Center for the Arts
Dec 07, 2018
Courtesy of: Cascade Symphony Orchestra George Steward is the featured soloist with the Cascade Symphony Orchestra’s “Holiday Pops Concert.”

Washington trumpeter George Steward will be the featured soloist when the Cascade Symphony Orchestra – under the direction of Michael Miropolsky – performs the “Holiday Pops Concert” on two consecutive evenings – Sunday, Dec. 9, and Monday, Dec. 10.

Both performances will begin at 7:30 p.m. and will be held at the Edmonds Center for the Arts (ECA), 410 4th Ave. North, Edmonds.

A pre-concert lecture at 6:30 p.m. by KING-FM’s Dave Beck will preview the musical highlights for that evening.

Seattle area radio and television personality Dave Dolacky will serve as narrator when the orchestra performs the Northwest premier of “Santa’s Reindeer Team, a Christmas Story,” created by John Miller and Frank Milholland.

Music will include several pieces by composer Leroy Anderson, including “Sleigh Ride,” “Blue Tango,” “Sandpaper Ballet” and “Trumpeter’s Lullaby.” Other pieces will include Christmas music from the movie “Polar Express” by Alan Silvestri and Jerry Brubaker; “A Woman’s Heart” by Josef Strauss; “Indigo March” by Johann Strauss II; and “Chanukah Medley” by Robin Seletsky and Ed Marcus. Other popular holiday songs to be performed include “Hark, the Herald Angels Sing,” “Deck the Halls,” and “We Wish You a Merry Christmas.”

Steward – Cascade Symphony’s principal trumpet and a 12-year member of the orchestra – also has performed with the Seattle Symphony, Seattle Opera, Bellevue Philharmonic, Symphony Tacoma, Northwest Sinfonietta, Yakima Symphony and many other groups throughout the Northwest.

He also is principal trumpeter with the Everett Philharmonic and Octava Chamber Orchestra and is a member of North Corner Chamber Orchestra and Lake Washington Symphony. He also is a private instructor, having earned a Bachelor of Music degree from Wheaton College Conservatory of Music and a Master of Music from Yale University School of Music.

Ticket prices for each concert are $27 for adults, $22 for seniors, $15 for students with an ID, and $10 for children 12 and younger.

Additional information about the Cascade Symphony Orchestra and the “Holiday Pops” concerts is available at


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