Symphony season crescendos with 'Soulful and sublime'

<p>Sarah Baik, Oregon East Symphony’s Young Artist Competition winner, will perform during the symphony’s season finale concert Saturday at the Vert Auditorium in Pendleton.</p>

The Oregon East Symphony’s season finale will crescendo with “Soulful and Sublime” under the direction of conductor Anthony Spain.

Audience members will have the opportunity to hear some of Pendleton’s finest young musicians during the concert. More than 20 Pendleton High School band and orchestra students, who participate in symphony programs such as A Sharp Players or string education mentors, will perform with the orchestra.

The program is Saturday at 7:30 p.m. in the Vert Auditorium, 480 S.W. Dorion Ave., Pendleton. Tickets are $20 for adults, $15 for seniors and students or $45 for a family. Tickets can be purchased at the door or in advance at the symphony office, 345 S.W. Fourth St., or Armchair Books, 39 S.W. Dorion Ave., both in Pendleton.

The A Sharp Players Orchestra will take the stage with the Oregon East Symphony to perform “L’Arle’sienne, Suite No. 2” by George Bizet. The concert also features the chorale performing “Ave Verum Corpus” by Mozart and “Heiligmesse” by Haydn. In addition, Young Artist Competition winner Sarah Baik will perform “Violin Concerto in E Major” by Bach.

A high school senior from Pullman, Wash., Baik is a student of Washington State University violin professor Meredith Arksey. She has performed with the Greater Palouse Youth Orchestra and Washington State University Symphony Orchestra. In 2011, Baik was selected to perform at Carnegie Hall with the American High School Honors Performance Series and served as concertmistress in a performance with the World Youth Symphony Orchestra.

A post-concert reception will include food, beverages and no-host wines available from Great Pacific Wine & Coffee Co.

For more information, call 541-276-0320, go to or search Facebook for “Oregon East Symphony.”

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