April 2019 Event
Saviour Concert – Featuring the premier preview of “Thorns”
April 18 & 19, 7:30 PM, Westminster Chapel in Bellevue
FREE admission. A freewill donation will be received.
Performed the Westminster Chapel Choir and Lake Washington Symphony Orchestra. "Saviour" is a stunning oratorio that fuses classical and contemporary styles into a modern-day masterpiece that, like Handel's "Messiah," will stand the test of time. Also featuring a premier preview of "Thorns" by Laurence Berteig focusing on the humanity of Jesus.
January 2019 Event
Lift Every Voice and Sing – A concert of African American Classical composers
Wednesday, January 30, 2019 – Two sessions at 10:00 AM and 11:15 AM
We cordially invite 5th-grade students to come to this special school concert. It’s a free concert and we offer the recording of the concert through YouTube link or a CD of performances of the pieces you will hear in the concert. Moreover, we will include a brief explanation of the theme of the concert. Dr. Nse Ekpo, the conductor, is an authority on the subject of African American Classical Composers and this educational concert will be a great opportunity to explore this important part of American Musical History.
Questions and info: Contact Hester Qiang at mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org
December 2018 Event
Christmas Pops – A sensory friendly concert
Friday, Dec. 7, 7:30 PM
Saturday, Dec. 8, 6:00 PM
Sunday, Dec. 9, 3:00 PM
Warm your heart and send your holiday spirit soaring with Christmas POPS! Join the Westminster Chapel Choir and Lake Washington Symphony Orchestra for some of your holiday favorites. TICKETS ARE $15 – Children 12 and under are free.
No childcare provided.
Purchase tickets HERE
October 2018 Event
Halloween Children's Concert – A sensory friendly concert
October 27th at 10:30 AM at Westminster Chapel in Bellevue
Petting zoo before and after, 10-11:30 AM
Tickets at the door. Kids under 18 are FREE. Adults are $10
Our concert for kids with ASD is one of the most moving and heartwarming concerts we do every year. The kids get to make as much noise as they want (we like noise!) and their parents don't have to worry about the concert being disrupted. After the concert, we have an instrumental petting zoo where the kids get to touch instruments and play them if they want. Last year, the most desired instrument was the conductor's baton! In partnership with the Music Therapy program at Seattle Pacific University and local professionals, the program is designed to be "sensory friendly" and welcoming.
May 2018 Event
Performed by the Lake Washington Symphony Orchestra, accompanied with panoramic display. Directed by Laurence Berteig.
We will open with selections from Destiny 2. 2nd half will feature music from Rise of Iron and The Taken King!
Friday, May 18, 2018 @ 8:00 PM
Saturday May 19, 2018 @ 3:00 PM
$55 - Open seating tickets
$75 - VIP tickets: (includes reserved seating), a pre-concert autograph reception with award winning composers from the game; Michael Salvatori, Skye Lewin and C Paul Johnson. Come one hour early: May 18 at 7PM, May 19 at 2PM. Plus a chance to win Destiny 2 Collector Editions and other memorabilia! Refreshments will be served. VIP tickets are limited and first come first serve!
Benefits go to support the Lake Washington Symphony Orchestra's annual concerts for children with Autism Spectrum Disorder.
Meet Our Conductor
A native of Russia, Michael Miropolsky has served as principal violinist with the Moscow State Symphony, performed with the Radio and Television String Quartet in many countries around the world, and recorded internationally on the Melodia label.Read More
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The Lake Washington Symphony Orchestra has strong ties to cities surrounding Lake Washington. After 43 years of performance as the Bellevue Philharmonic Orchestra, the orchestra was shut down in 2011 due to the severe economic downturn of 2008. The musicians recognized that the orchestra had served its surrounding communities well with both concerts and educational outreach programs and was at the height of its professional artistic reach when the orchestra was disbanded. To continue this legacy of excellent music making, the musicians decided to form a new professional orchestra under the name of The Lake Washington Symphony Orchestra.
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