Michael Lim, concertmaster of the Pacific Northwest Ballet Orchestra, makes his Auburn Symphony debut Sunday. COURTESY PHOTO, Michael Lim

Michael Lim, concertmaster of the Pacific Northwest Ballet Orchestra, makes his Auburn Symphony debut Sunday. COURTESY PHOTO, Michael Lim

ASO presents Brahms Sibelius, a romantic symphony concert this Valentine’s Day seekend

  • Wednesday, February 13, 2019 3:13pm
  • Life

The Auburn Symphony Orchestra performs Brahms & Sibelius, a special Valentine’s Day weekend concert, on Sunday, Feb. 17 at the Auburn Performing Arts Center, 702 Fourth S. NE.

The 2:30 p.m. concert begins with music by Emily Cooley. Her work, Argo, calmly rises and falls with a gentle pulse as a slow moving and beautiful melody fades in and out of a lush background.

Michael Lim, concertmaster of the Pacific Northwest Ballet Orchestra, makes his Auburn Symphony debut performing Jean Sibelius’ Violin Concerto, one of the most revered and celebrated violin concertos in all the repertory. Sibelius’ masterpiece is one of the most captivating and songful works written for violin.

The concert concludes with Brahms’ Symphony No. 4 in E minor, which holds many emotions: ebullience and cheerfulness are hallmarks of the inner movements while melancholy and tinges of sorrow can be found in the outer movements. Brahms’ mastery of the orchestra is found throughout, impressing upon the listener melodies that stick to the soul and an orchestral sound that stirs the heart.

Before the concert, catch a free music talk with Music Director Wesley Schulz and KING FM’s Dave Beck at 1:30 p.m. in the commons.

Parking is free. This concert is sponsored in part by the City of Auburn.

Tickets are $37 for general admission, $30 for seniors, $10 for students. Call 253-887-7777 or visit auburnsymphony.org by noon Feb. 15 to purchase reserved seats.

Tickets will also be available at the door beginning at 1 p.m.