Salem Philharmonia will be Performing Cheap Concerts with Local Cellist
The Salem Philharmonia Orchestra, under Sean Paul Mills, will be performing “Music that Captures Your Dreams,” including works by Ravel, Debussy, Hindemith, and Dvořák, on Feb. 26 and Feb. 27 at 7 p.m. Preceding each concert will be a preconcert discussion, starting at 6:30 p.m. Admission is $15, $10 for students and seniors, and free for those who are ages 17 and under. Attendance at the preconcert discussion is free. The concert on Friday Feb. 26 will be at the Unitarian Universalist Congregation of Salem, 5090 Center St. NE, while Saturday’s concert will be at the Chemeketa Community College Auditorium, Building 6, 4000 Lancaster Drive NE.
There are around 40 volunteer musicians featured in the orchestra, including several teachers. Their performance pieces will consist of Ravel’s “Pavane for a Dead Princess,” Debussy’s “Prelude to the Afternoon of a Faun,” Hindemith’s “Music of Mourning,” and and Dvořák’s “Silent Wood,” Op. 68, No. 5 and Symphony No. 7 in D minor, Op. 70.
A local cellist, Noah Seitz of Keizer, will be joining the orchestra as a guest soloist, Statesman Journal reports. He teaches locally, and is also a professor or cello and chamber music at Pacific University, also performing with numerous ensembles throughout the Oregon and the Willamette Valley. During his time in graduate school at the University of Oregon, he won the Music School 2003 Concerto Competition.
Tickets can be bought in advance through the Willamette Valley Music Company, located at 484 State St., and online at salemphil.org. For more information, call (503) 949-0478, or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
A sample of the sheet music for the piano solo of “Pavane for a Dead Princess.” Photo credit to Free-Scores.