If you are a music lover, you know there’s nothing that can replace live music! For many folks, it’s something that’s been sorely missed during the pandemic. Finally, after what feels like forever, the Bremerton Symphony is opening their 2021-2022 concert season with a live concert that spans the ages for all ages.
If you’ve never been to a symphony concert, now is a great time to find out what all the fuss is about. For folks in the know, “there’s a feeling that you just can’t get anywhere but a live concert,” notes Ann Jacobs, symphony media manager. You can feel the excitement of the audience as the players warm up, the instruments creating a chaotic cacophony as the audience chats, anticipating a sensory treat and adding to the commotion.
The lights dim, people take their seats. The conductor lifts his baton and, like magic, the audience quiets, the players prepare, and from what was chaos, comes the rhapsody of swirling music painting a picture with sound as the air seems to shimmer and vibrate with exquisite colour.
Good food nourishes the body and education feeds the mind, but art and music feed the soul. There’s no replacement for the emotional power of a live symphony orchestra and the way live music makes us feel, whether as a musician or as a concert goer!
The Bremerton Symphony wants to share a life-long passion with those who already love orchestral music and those who have yet to experience it first-hand. No matter what your age or experience, this is a great time to come back or come for the first time to experience the joy of a live symphony.
Every concert this year is free!
Yes, you read that correctly! Every single concert is free, although donations are much appreciated!
The opening concert is on Sunday, Oct. 10 and features music from the ages: Mozart’s Clarinet Concerto; Mendelssohn’s Concert Piece #2 with solo clarinetists Dr. William Ferman, Stephen Anthenien and David Salge; and Gershwin’s Suite from Porgy and Bess with songs by jazz vocalist Eugenie Jones.
Concert times are 3 p.m. and 7 p.m., with a special reception at 5 p.m. for concert attendees which will include music from our youth jazz while guests enjoy light refreshments.
Reserve seats free online today! Please note that COVID-19 restrictions are in place. Check here for information.