Horn soloist featured at Port Angeles Chamber Orchestra concerts

PORT ANGELES — A horn soloist will be featured at the Port Angeles Chamber Orchestra concerts today and Saturday.

Kerry Turner, a Texan-turned-European, will start the ensemble’s new season of concerts.

Tickets are $12 for general seating at both Port Angeles Chamber Orchestra concerts: 7 tonight at Holy Trinity Lutheran Church, 301 Lopez Ave., Port Angeles, and 7 p.m. Saturday at the Sequim Worship Center, 640 N. Sequim Ave., Sequim.

Outlets include Port Book and News, 104 E. First St. in Port Angeles, and The Joyful Noise Music Center, 112 W. Washington St. in Sequim. Ticket buyers also can call the Port Angeles Symphony office at 360-457-5579. Remaining tickets will be sold at the door.

Turner, who will travel to the Pacific Northwest from his home in Luxembourg, will offer Mozart’s Second Horn Concerto in E-flat Major. The evening’s program also includes Haydn’s Sixth Symphony, known as “Le Matin,” or “The Morning,” and a little-known Handel piece, “The Overture to Rodrigo.”

A native of San Antonio, Turner took up the horn at age 11, encouraged by his band-director father. He went on to study at the Manhattan School of Music and then at the Academy of Music in Stuttgart, Germany, where he won a Fulbright scholarship.

In the years since, he’s raised his family in Luxembourg while working as a performer, teacher and composer.

Jonathan Pasternack, conductor of the Port Angeles Symphony, chose the program for the October concerts.

“The Handel is a lovely nugget,” he said. “Teacher and student as well as good friends, their music complements each other’s.”

These Port Angeles Chamber Orchestra concerts are the start of the nonprofit symphony’s 85th season. Packages of season tickets are still available for concerts running this month through spring 2018.

For a brochure and details, call the symphony office at 360-457-5579 or email PASymphony@olypen.com.

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