PORT ANGELES — Classical music performed live by three budding artists, with a side of gourmet French cuisine, will be served up at C’est Si Bon Restaurant on Saturday evening.
The three artists are the first-place winners for their categories at the 2016 Port Angeles Symphony Orchestra’s Young Artist and Junior Young Artist Competition.
The competition took place Jan. 23 at Holy Trinity Lutheran Church in Port Angeles.
Doors open at 6 p.m. with music beginning at 6:30 p.m. at the restaurant at 23 Cedar Park Drive for the symphony’s Concert &Cuisine Dinner.
A $75 ticket includes the performance; a dinner of filet mignon, stuffed Cornish game hen or salmon in parchment with seafood or ratatouille; and wine.
A no-host bar will be available throughout the evening.
Saturday’s performers are Marley Erickson, 13, who received the first prize for violin in the Young Artist Competition; Bina Erickson, 7, who received the first prize for violin in the Junior Young Artist Competition; and Adlai Erickson, 10, who received the first prize for cello in the Junior Young Artist Competition, according to a news release.
During the performance, the three Ericksons will perform selections from J.S. Bach, Fritz Seitz and Camille Saint-Saens, according to a news release.
The trio also will perform “Dinner Suite,” an original composition penned by Jerry Mader — Whidbey Girls Choir artistic director — specially for the Erickson siblings, according to the release.
Mader wrote the music about food, with the first movement of “Dinner Suite” titled “Hors d’oeuvres,” because the composer was thinking of fried calamari and shrimp, according to the release.
The second part, “Entree,” is an ode to trout amandine, while the third and last is “Dessert” — inspired by chocolate mousse with raspberries, according to the release.
During the dinner, attendees will have a chance to sign up to sponsor various soloists coming to perform with the Port Angeles Symphony during the upcoming season.
These soloists include harpist Megan Bledsoe Ward in October, violinists Monique Mead in November and James Garlick in February, and pianist Anna Petrova in April.
The total cost of bringing the full slate of soloists to Port Angeles is about $10,000, according to Jonathan Pasternack, Port Angeles Symphony Orchestra music director and conductor, with community sponsorship helping to offset the cost. Tickets sold out Wednesday.
For more information about sponsorships or Saturday’s dinner, call 360-457-5579, send an email to PASymphony@olypen.com, or visit http://www.port angelessymphony.org.