October 12 & 13 – JDHS Auditorium (Reserved Seating)
Come hear the passion and power of some of Russia’s most beloved orchestra music conducted by Juneau Symphony Assistant Conductor William Todd Hunt. First we are joined by local bass-baritone star David Miller on music from Modest Mussorgsky’s opera Boris Gudonov. Our second half will be Tchaikovsky’s thrilling Fifth Symphony, one of the most- requested pieces of the symphony repertoire, full of soaring brass and lush strings. Don’t miss this exciting first concert of the season!
Winter Pops: The Wild West
February 1 & 2 – Thunder Mountain High School Auditorium (General admission seating)
Join Kyle Wiley Picket in our rowdy, rugged, and rambunctious pops concert of music celebrating the Old West. From nostalgic tributes to romantic landscapes to shootouts at the corral, you’ll hear America’s wild western past captured in music for film, stage and the concert hall. Our 2013 Youth Solo Competition winner, Ethan Seid, will delight us with a performance of Mozart’s Violin Concerto No. 4.
March 15 – UAS Egan Library, March 16 – Northern Light United Church
Our annual chamber music concert features the Symphony’s finest musicians playing their favorite solos and ensemble pieces in an intimate setting.
April 5 & 6 – JDHS Auditorium (Reserved Seating)
Join us for an exciting concert featuring old favorites and new works. Juneau Symphony Concertmaster Lisa Ibias will delight us with the Dvorák Romance for solo violin. Next, we will perform the Alaska premiere of contemporary composer Dan Pinkston’s 2nd Symphony, a work of sparkling textures and interesting colors rich with folk, jazz, and classical influences. We’ll conclude with the towering Mozart Requiem, featuring the Bach Society and the Juneau Symphony Chorus in this favorite masterwork for choir and orchestra. Featured soloists are Sara Radke Brown (soprano), Betany Coffland (mezzo-soprano), Dan Wayne (tenor) and Philippe Damerval (baritone).
The Farewell Concert
June 14 & 15 – JDHS Auditorium (Reserved Seating)
Our final concert will be an exact reprise of Kyle’s first concert with the Juneau Symphony from the fall of 2000. We open with the stately Procession of the Nobles and then will play Kyle’s favorite, Brahm’s Piano Concert No. 1 with the marvelously talented Tanya Gabrielian. We conclude with Respighi’s Pines of Rome, which is not only a spectacular orchestra showpiece but was also featured in Disney’s Fantasia 2000 with images of humpback whales jumping under the Northern Lights, so it is a fitting end to an Alaska orchestral season. Don’t miss Kyle’s last night on the podium in Juneau — it will be a night to remember!