Orchestra concert features songs from The Beatles

Kamiak senior to conduct ‘The Stars and Stripes Forever’
Nov 13, 2013

Top off your Thanksgiving weekend with a concert by the Everett Philharmonic Orchestra for “kids from 3 to 103.”

“IMAGINE!”, led by director Paul-Elliott Cobbs, will be at 3 p.m. on Sunday, Dec. 1, at Everett Civic Auditorium, 2415 Colby Ave. in Everett. This is the orchestra’s second performance of the season.

The program will feature “The Beatles Guide to the Orchestra” arranged and orchestrated by Sam Hyken. The show was well-received in Miami, Fla. and is modeled after Benjamin Britten’s popular “Young Person’s Guide to the Orchestra.”

The instruments of the orchestra will be introduced by individual Beatles tunes, and then the orchestra will all “come together” in a performance of “Hey Jude.” Jannie Meisberger will narrate the performance.

In addition, Pianist Nathaniel Cutshall, winner of the Snohomish County Music Teachers Concerto Competition, will perform the “Allegro Con Brio” movement of Beethoven’s “Piano Concerto No. 3” in c minor.

Also on the program will be selections from Tchaikovsky’s “Nutcracker Ballet” and the orchestral suite “Disney’s Beauty and the Beast” by Alan Menken.

Leopold Stokowski’s orchestration of Sousa’s “The Stars and Stripes Forever” will be conducted by the Everett Philharmonic Orchestra’s Spring Fling Auction winner, Aaron Coe, a Kamiak High School senior.

“This concert is not only for the young,” Cobbs said, “although observing the kids’ pleasure is a hoot in itself, adults will get a kick out of identifying the sounds and dreaming up their own tales as well.”

After the concert, get a closer look at the various instruments of the orchestra. Kids are welcome to watch Everett Phil musicians pluck, toot and pound the violins, horns and drums. There will also be hands-on activities.

Tickets are $20 each or $40 for a family of four ($10 for each additional ticket). For the best value, gather a few friends and make your own family-for-a-day.

Festival seating, so come early. Doors open at 2:15 p.m. Tickets are available online at www.everettphil.org. Call 206-270-9729 for more information.

-Edited by Beacon staff

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