Juneau Symphony returns to the stage this weekend, diverse classical music in store

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Juneau, Alaska (KINY) – Dubbed “Musicians’ Favorites,” the symphony returns to the stage as a full orchestra to perform pieces considered favorites by musicians.

Symphony board chair Connie McKenzie said she was delighted to have the full orchestra back on stage.

“People have probably seen that we’ve done virtual concerts to keep the music alive in the capital. We started on Sunday with the symphony on KTOO, and I’ve been playing it for two years, just to keep the symphony going, and so we we’re so excited.”

McKenzie also said it would be a first for their musical director.

“Our new music director has been hired after about three years of searching due to the pandemic, hired in December, and so this will be his first gig here in the capital.”

Music Director Christopher Koch will begin his tenure with the Juneau Symphony Orchestra with Dvorak’s Slavic Dance No. 8, Enesco’s Romanian Rhapsody No. 2 and Sibelius’ Symphony No. 2 in D major, a favorite selected by the musicians of the Juneau Symphony Orchestra. This concert will also feature Angela Huffer, winner of the 2022 Youth Solo Competition, who will perform Mozart’s Concerto No. 3 in G major for violin and orchestra.

“It is fitting that our own return concert features music that signifies the homeland of the composers who wrote it: Sibelius’ pride in Finland’s emerging independence and Dvorak’s celebration of bohemian style and character. “, Koch said.

The concert takes place at Thunder Mountain High School Auditorium.

The first performance is Saturday at 8 p.m., followed by a Sunday broadcast at 3 p.m.

A copy of the program is available here.

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