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Posted October 03, 2017 | Bremerton Symphony*

Bremerton Symphony to Perform "Jazz and the Romantic" October 21st

Bremerton Symphony begins the 75th anniversary season with "Jazz and the Romantic" on October 21st, at 7:30 p.m., at Bremerton Performing Arts Center, located at 1500 13th Street in Bremerton. Local jazz legend Mark Lewis, one of the finest alto saxophonists in the country, joins Bremerton Symphony Orchestra conducted by Maestro Alan Futterman to bring Charlie Parker's tunes to life.

Tickets start at $10 for youth under 18, $15 for students over 18 with valid student identification, and $24-$28 for adults. Full season and man stage concert subscriptions are available for substantial savings. Discounts are offered to active military and groups of eight or more. This concert and the entire season are sponsored by Kitsap Bank.

This concert is a musical salute to unique American jazz artist Charles Parker Jr. Better known as Charlie Parker, “Yardbird,” or just “Bird,” he was a founder of Bebop and has been called the Mozart of jazz. Around the year 1950, Charlie Parker released a series of albums entitled “Charlie Parker with Strings.” Jazz purists roundly criticized these records, but they were his best selling albums during Charlie Parker’s lifetime. Very quickly, other jazz musicians recorded their own versions of jazz standards with strings. Don't miss this opportunity to hear Bremerton Symphony and Mark Lewis perform these original studio arrangements!

Also featured on the program is one of the most beautiful symphonies by any American composer, the “Romantic” Symphony by Howard Hanson. An audience favorite since its premier in 1930 by the Boston Symphony Orchestra, its dramatic melodies and soaring harmonies will sweep you off your feet.

Bremerton Symphony celebrates 75 years – a lifetime of brilliant music, a legacy for our community. Learn more about our music and the upcoming season at bremertonsymphony.org or by calling (360) 373-1722.

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