This concert features Brahms' monumental Symphony #1 and winners of Bremerton WestSound Symphony's 2023 Young Artists Competition.
Brahms labored for much of his early life in the shadow of Beethoven. He claimed that he had worked for 21 years to finally produce and refine this first symphony, a work which would stand up and compare with those of his idol, Ludwig van Beethoven, and enter the pantheon of the very greatest symphonies.
Four young musicians who recently won junior and senior divisions in the symphony's annual Young Artists Competition open the concert, each performing the first movement of a major concerto. Olivia Noh presents Saint-Saëns' savory and suave Violin Concerto #3. Leah Everling performs Edward Elgar's enchanting Cello Concerto. Calder Failla shares his interpretation of Beethoven's first successful concerto, the Piano Concerto #1 in C Major, and Chaz Niles will conclude the first half of the program with Edvard Grieg's grandiose and glamorous Piano Concerto in A Minor. Don't miss this collection of young talent collaborating with the Bremerton WestSound Symphony, as it continues to celebrate its 80th season!
- Tickets: $30 adults, $10 youth -18 and under
Box office at the venue opens one hour in advance of concert start time, or purchase tickets online. Information: 360-373-1722 or visit: bremertonwestsoundsymphony.org.