'Luxurious Oboe' premieres Friday

By Kyli Pigg - Staff Reporter



The Auburn Symphony Orchestra will present two performances of "Luxurious Oboe Sounds" this weekend. 

The show on Friday, Nov. 17 will be at the at the First Christian Church of Kent, 11717 S.E. 240th St., at 7 p.m. 

The show on Sunday, Nov. 19 will be in St. Matthew's Episcopal Church, at 123 L St. N.E., Auburn at 4 p.m.

These performances will be part of the Chamber Series and will feature Dan Williams on the oboe, John Kim and Lynn Bartlett Johnson playing violins, Betty Agent on the viola, and Brian Wharton on the cello.

"The music is best written for this instrumentation and is very enjoyable for all ages," Wharton, principal cellist, said.

"The performers are the best freelance professional musicians in the Seattle area having played with groups such as the Seattle Symphony, Seattle Opera, and the Pacific Northwest ballet Symphony Orchestra."

Wharton called the St. Mathews "very unique with the audience being very close to the performers in a wrap-around style that allows them to see the performers from different angles."

The Playlist of European music and folk songs are designed to usher in the holiday season and includes works from Mozart and Bach.

It will also feature Haydyn's string quarters called "Quinter."

"This concert series is dedicated to the best of the classical chamber music repertoire. It's part of a larger series to celebrate live classical music and the best composers of that style," Wharton said.

Tickets for the chamber concerts are $20 for the general public and $10 for students with ID.

For tickets and more information visit auburnsymphony.org or call 253-887-7777.

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