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Echoes and Dances at Royal Room

Echoes and Dances

NOCCO opens the year with evocative, locally-sourced music at the heart of the program. Featuring concertmaster Victoria Parker as soloist, Roupen Shakarian’s 2015 Violin Concerto is reflective, elegiac, and replete with echoes of other musics and styles. Prokofiev’s Classical Symphony, youthful and exhilarating, opens the concert. It was composed in the final months of Imperial Russia, 1916-17, and takes more direct cues from Mozart, Haydn, and Rossini, among others. Francis Poulenc’s Sinfonietta sits at the other end of the 20th century’s darkest decades, written in 1947; ironically (but typical of Poulenc) it is full of energy, grace, and dancing gestures.

Prokofiev - Classical Symphony

Shakarian - Violin Concerto

           Soloist Victoria Parker, Violin

Poulenc - Sinfonietta

The Royal Room
5000 Rainier Ave S

We unfortunately cannot offer complimentary tickets at this venue, but students and those under 18 may enjoy a reduced rate of $10.