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Symphony season opens with pianist

Seattle pianist Mark Salman will open the 2002-03 concert season of the Federal Way Symphony in performances at 8 p.m. Oct. 5 and 2 p.m. Oct. 6 at St. Luke’s Church, located at 315 S. 312th St.

Salman, who will perform Gershwin’s “Piano Concerto in F” and other selections, is recognized for his expertise on Beethoven. He has performed in Europe, Asia and throughout North America, and has recorded works by Alkan, Beethoven, Liszt and Mozart.

Conducted by A. Brian Davenport, the 70-member symphony will perform “Appalachian Spring” by Aaron Copland, Dvorak’s “Carnival Overture,” and George Gershwin’s “An American in Paris.”

Tickets are $20 for adults, $16 for seniors. Students age 18 and younger are free. For tickets, call (253) 529-9857.

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