Auburn Symphony brings special guests

By Winter Dorval- Staff Reporter

Daniel Lebhardt will be the piano soloist in the Auburn Symphony Orchestra's concert this weekend.

Lebhardt has been a musician since a young age.

"My mom took me to all kinds of orchestral and chamber music concerts since I was a toddler in Budapest, so I very early on became addicted to music.  At the age of 6 I asked my parents to let me learn how it's done, and I started taking lessons in elementary school," he said.

He will be playing Rachmaninov's Concerto No. 2.

"It is one of the most popular pieces of the late romantic piano repertoire, and it is an astonishing, soaring, and emotionally engaging piece. I am hoping to give the audience a memorable musical experience, and perhaps introduce some of them to this kind of music, as it might be their first classical concert experience," he said.

He has studied in London under a variety of instructors.

"I guess I just enjoyed learning more and more difficult things, and I had fantastic teachers always who really guided me to the right direction, as a person and as a musician as well. I am so grateful to all of them," he said.

The concert will be on April 30 at 2:30 p.m.

There will be a free preconcert lecture at 1:45 p.m.

The fully professional Auburn Symphony features a core of musicians from the Pacific Northwest Ballet Orchestra.

Nikolas Caoile, their second music director candidate, will be performing with Lebhardt.

The symphony has ensembles, and musicians that are willing to play for community events and schools. To book them, visit the Auburn Symphony Orchestra webpage in the schools/community section.

It will be held at the Auburn Performing Arts Center, 702 4th Street NE, Auburn.

Parking is free.

Tickets are $10 for students, and $18 for everyone else. They can be purchased on the Auburn Symphony's website, at

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