Symphony sets sail and sales

Symphony sets sail and sales

It will be a well orca-strated event.

The Juneau Symphony Annual Wildlife Cruise was Saturday afternoon, and the fundraiser that combines whale watching, wine tasting and enjoying music sold out.

That’s a good thing for the Juneau Symphony, which is currently selling season tickets for the 2018-19 season, explained executive director Joe Davis-Fleming.

Fundraising helps offset the costs of youth activities sponsored by the symphony, Davis-Fleming said. Those include a youth symphony, a solo youth competition with a junior and senior level and the Music in the Schools program.

It also helps cover the cost of putting on shows.

“Thirty percent of our budget is covered only by ticket sales and in order for us to provide this world-class music and maintain affordable ticket prices, these fundraisers are very important,” Davis-Fleming said. “They’re important to underwrite the cost of putting on these major productions. It pays for everything from the rentals of facilities to the music, so that’s one way these events help us.”

Shows set for the 2018-19 season include: Symphonic Songs (Nov. 10-11) conducted by Dwayne Corbin, featuring orchestral works inspired by folk songs and operas, and Lisa Ibias on violin; Russian Romantics (Jan. 26-27) conducted by Tigran Arakelyan, featuring 2018 Youth Solo Competition winner Reece Bleakley on flute; Psalms and Fanfares (April 6-7) conducted by William Todd Hunt, featuring tenor Jason Wickson, Juneau Symphony Chorus and the Juneau-Douglas High Sschool Choir; and Boston Pops Salute (June 8-9) conducted by Yaniv Attar in a tribute to the legendary Boston Pops conductor Arthur Fiedler, and featuring internationally acclaimed pianist Jessica Choe.

Concerts are held on Saturday evenings and Sunday afternoons at the Juneau-Douglas High School Auditorium, and will include a pre-concert conversation with the conductor an hour before each performance. 2017-2018 Season Ticket subscriber seats will be held and can be renewed directly through the Juneau Symphony Office before October, at which time non-renewed seats will be released and made available for new season ticket subscribers and single-ticket customers.

New Symphony Season Ticket Subscriptions can be purchased at the Juneau Symphony office or online at www.juneausymphony.org. General inquiries can also be addressed to info@juneausymphony.org or by calling (907) 586-4676.

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