The 76-member Sammamish Symphony has spent weeks preparing to perform at Benaroya Hall, and the excitement is mounting, said R. Joseph Scott, conductor and music director.
In a festival-style format, Sammamish Symphony will perform along with Cantaré Vocal Ensemble, Seattle Bach Choir, Choral Arts and Master Chorus Eastside at 2 p.m. on April 27 in the S. Mark Taper Foundation Auditorium at Benaroya Hall.
Each group will perform by itself and then all will combine at the end for a finale performance of Francis Pouenc’s “Gloria.”
For its 15-minute portion, the Sammamish Symphony has prepared “Massenet Le Cid Ballet Suite” by French composer Jules Massenet.
“It’s Spanish in nature, and in five short movements,” said Scott, noting that he selected this piece for the contrast and complement it would provide to pieces the other groups and combined group will perform.
In its 16th year, the Sammamish Symphony has members from all across the area, as far north as Everett and as far south as Auburn, he said.
“The opportunity to perform in Benaroya Hall is very appealing to all of us with its wonderful acoustics,” Scott said. “Most of us don’t have that opportunity often.”
For more information about the performance or to purchase tickets ($24 each), call the Sammamish Symphony at 206-517-7777.