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Symphony ready for new season
Music from Hollywood movies and the Broadway stage will be featured next weekend in Federal Way Symphonys opening concert of the 2003-04 season.
Performances are scheduled for 8 p.m. Oct. 4 and 2 p.m. Oct. 5, both at St. Lukes Church.
The symphonys season will continue with A Holiday Party Dec. 6-7 (including Johann Strauss Die Fiedermaus, Tchaikovskys Waltz of the Flowers of Nutcracker fame, and Prokofievs Peter and the Wolf).
Concerts after the first of the new year will include:
A February Winterlude Feb. 7-8 (classics to lift winter spirits).
A Spring Journey to Italy April 3-4 (Mendelsohns Italian Symphony, among other selections).
An Evening of Chamber Music May 2.
And The Symphony Swings June 5-6 (swing tunes from the screen and stage).
All concerts will be at St. Lukes, now in its third year as the symphonys venue. The church, which has state-of-the-art lighting and sound, is at 515 S. 312th Street.
Ticket information is available at 529-9857, email@example.com and www.federalwaysymphony.org.
Conductor-music director Brian Davenport, who has spent more than 18 years building the symphony, continues to lead the 70-member professional group.
The symphony, founded in Burien in 1960 as the Highline Symphony, has been a staple of Federal Ways music scene since moving here in 1985.