Cascade Symphony presents ‘Tubby the Tuba’ and ‘Rising Stars’

Children will also enjoy the "instrument petting zoo" presented in the lobby of the ECA
Feb 12, 2013
"Tubby the Tuba" AKA David Brewer

Cascade Symphony and Music Director Michael Miropolsky will entertain children of all ages at their annual Children’s Concert on Feb. 23. The concert takes place at 3 p.m., at the Edmonds Center for the Arts at 410 4th Ave. N, Edmonds.

The symphony is delighted to present 14-year-old cellist Madelyn Kowalski and 12-year-old pianist Andrew Ma as this season’s Rising Stars.

Madelyn will perform the 1st movement of the Boccherini Cello Concerto, and Andrew will play the 1st movement of the Haydn Piano Concerto.

Both soloists were chosen through auditions for the opportunity to perform with the orchestra.

“Tubby the Tuba” will feature CSO member David Brewer on tuba and an Edmonds favorite, Dave Dolacky, as narrator.

Children will also enjoy the "instrument petting zoo" presented in the lobby of the ECA, where they will have the opportunity to see and play various instruments.

Madelyn Kowalski is a ninth grade student living on Marrowstone Island.  She began playing the cello at age seven and joined the Seattle Youth Symphony Orchestra organization at age nine.

Madelyn has also participated in chamber music programs and has performed as a soloist for benefits and fundraisers.

She is a regular winner of the annual Turtle Bluff Scholarship.

Andrew Ma lives in Woodway and began his formal training at age five with Harold Thomas. He currently studies with Jensina Oliver and is passionate about classical music.

Andrew was selected to perform for the Young Pianists Institute at the Portland International Piano Festival and has twice been among the top 20 young musicians of the KING-FM Ten Grands Young Artist Awards.

He has also won awards at the SIPF Festival of the Romantics, Bach Festival, and Contemporary and Impressionistic Era Festival.

The orchestra’s 51st season will continue with "All Roads Lead to Rome" on March 18, featuring violinist Brittany Boulding in a performance of Tzigane by Ravel and the Carmen Fantasy by Sarasate.

The season concludes on May 13 with Allan Dameron performing Beethoven's 3rd Piano Concerto in C minor, along with the well-loved 2nd Symphony by Rachmaninoff  and Wagner's Tannhauser Overture.

In addition, the orchestra will present its small ensemble performance on April 14 at the Edmonds United Methodist Church.

Advance purchase of tickets is recommended.  Ticket prices are $15 for general admission and $10 for children age 12 and under.

Tickets for individual  performances are available only through the Edmonds Center for the Arts at 425-275-9595 or at

For more information, visit the CSO website at or call 425-776-4938.



12-year-old pianist Andrew Ma is one of the "Rising Stars" featured at the Cascade Symphony
14-year-old cellist Madelyn Kowalski is also a Cascade Symphony "Rising Star"
An Edmonds favorite, Dave Dolacky will narrate "Tubby the Tuba"
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