All over America, dedicated volunteer musicians come together to bring live classical music to their communities. In an age when social priorities are being redirected and many towns cannot afford a professional symphony orchestra, merry bands of musicians like those of the Cascade Symphony Orchestra share their love of music with enthusiastic local audiences. With this concert, the Cascade Symphony Orchestra — performing at the Edmonds Center for the Arts in Edmonds, Washington — celebrated the beginning of its fiftieth anniversary season. Several of the musicians who participated in this concert date back to the CSO's very first rehearsal in 1962.
Revered by musicians and audience members alike, Michael Miropolsky has served as Music Director and Conductor of Cascade Symphony since 2002. Together, he, the musicians, and the audience thrive on the world's magnificent orchestral repertoire.
With this concert we salute volunteer community orchestras across the USA — and all those who support them — for their contribution to the arts.