READING – The Reading Symphony Orchestra (RSO) invites patrons and audience members of all ages to join in the concert experience on Sunday, March 19 at 3:30 p.m.
This concert experience will be held at the William E. Endslow Performing Arts Center in Reading Memorial High School. The concert will include the audience and performers experiencing pieces from Saint-Saëns, Tchaikovsky, and Ranjbaran.
The RSO experience will delight the audience with the music and stories in a multi-sensory experience in the spacious auditorium. Keeping with recent RSO tradition, there will be a surprise during the intermission. The first piece features the biblical story of Samson and Delilah as told by French composer Camille Saint-Saëns in “Bacchanale.” Behzad Ranjbaran, a contemporary composer from Iran currently teaching at Julliard, uses music to tell the Persian stories of the Shahnameh (“Book of Kings”) in Seven Passages. The program closes with the iconic Russian Peter Ilyich Tchaikovsky’s Symphony No. 4.
With generous contributions by local businesses and supporters, all tickets are subsidized and free for all younger fans age 14 and under.
Local representatives abound in the RSO. George Ogata, Conductor and Music Director, and Concertmaster Dr. Caroline Lieber are among the many talented performers. The RSO includes members from many towns, including Reading, Wakefield, Lynnfield, Stoneham, Melrose, North Reading, Andover, Chelmsford and Methuen.
The RSO itself has a very rich history over the past 85 years as a successful community non-profit orchestra. As RSO leads the Orchestra 2.0 revolution, it continues to welcome local involvement in many ways, including performers, leaders, contributors and donors.
Adult tickets cost $15 each. Senior and college/high school student tickets are $10 each. Tickets for kids age 14 and under, which includes all elementary and middle school students, are free. More information and tickets are available at readingsymphonyorchestra.org.