Adriana Elias The orchestra wsill welcome three-time Latin Grammy nominee Jovino Santos Neto.

Adriana Elias The orchestra wsill welcome three-time Latin Grammy nominee Jovino Santos Neto.

Port Townsend Symphony to perform Sunday

PORT TOWNSEND — The Port Townsend Symphony Orchestra will present its February concert at 2 p.m. Sunday at the Chimacum High School Auditorium.

In addition to the concert, there will be an open dress rehearsal this evening at 7 p.m. at the auditorium, 91 West Valley Road.

Attendees are strongly encouraged to wear a high-quality mask for both the concert and the dress rehearsal. This is a free concert, with donations welcome.

Three-time Latin Grammy nominee Jovino Santos Neto will perform.

A master pianist, composer and arranger, Neto is one of the most important Brazilian musicians working today, organizers said.

He has performed and his compositions have been played around the world, including the Seattle Symphony, NDR Big Band in Hamburg and Swiss Jazz Orchestra. He taught at Cornish College of the Arts for 26 years, performs with his groups Quineto and Trio and was inducted into the Seattle Jazz Hall of Fame in 2012.

At this concert, Neto will solo on his Milonga da Emilia for piano and orchestra. A precursor to the tango, the milonga originated in Rio do Sul region of Brazil and northern Argentina. This work was premiered in 2018 by the Den Jyskke Musikkonservatorium Symphony Orchestra in Aarus, Denmark.

Also on the program are Mysterious Mountain by Alan Hovhaness and the Petite Suite for orchestra by Port Townsend resident Karl Bach.

Mysterious Mountain, the title given to Symphony No. 2, is perhaps Hovhaness’ best-known composition.

Commissioned by Leopold Stokowski, it was premiered by the Houston Symphony on a national radio broadcast in 1955.

Bach was a member of the orchestra for 13 years, serving for two years as president of the board of directors. He conducted the PT Summer Band for 17 years. As a composer, he has 40 works listed in the My Score catalog. His Petit Suite for Orchestra was premiered in 2003 by the Port Townsend Orchestra.

More information is available on the orchestra website,

More in Entertainment

5th Annual Sequim Sunshine Festival this weekend

The fifth annual Sequim Sunshine Festival will be on Friday… Continue reading

Four of Telemann’s Paris Quartets presented Saturday

The Salish Sea Early Music Festival will present four… Continue reading

Port Angeles Kiwanis Kids Fest to be held Saturday

Port Angeles Kiwanis will host the 35th Kids Fest… Continue reading

Jayme Stone brings his "Folklife" concert to Field Arts & Events Hall this Friday. photo courtesy of Jayme Stone
‘Folklife’ to unfold at Field Hall on Friday

There’s so much good music out there — songs… Continue reading

Art Social set Friday at Studio Bob

The Every Friday Art Social kicks off at 4:30… Continue reading

Mother and daughter Shelly Tweter and Peach Thompson look over silent auction items at the Red, Set, Go! event Friday at Field Arts & Events Hall in Port Angeles. (Dave Logan/for Peninsula Daily News)
Luncheon raises funds for Olympic Medical Center Heart Center

The Olympic Medical Center Foundation’s 16th Red, Set, Go!… Continue reading

Irish fiddle master Gerry O’Connor will return to Port Townsend with Don Penzien on guitar at 7:30 p.m. Thursday at The Palindrome at Eaglemount Cidery, 1893 S. Jacob Miller Road.
Irish Fiddle player featured at The Palindrome

Irish fiddle player Gerry O’Connor will perform with guitarist… Continue reading

Jefferson County Home Builders Association to host Home Show

The Jefferson County Home Builders Association will host its… Continue reading

Stuart Elway
What do polls really tell us?

Veteran pollster to offer guidance

Sponsors step up for 2024 Sequim Sunshine Festival

SEQUIM —Three local organizations have once again agreed to be title sponsors… Continue reading

Dramas, comedy on tap this weekend

Plays, comedy and music are highlighted this weekend on the North Olympic… Continue reading

Family concert to be presented Saturday

The Sequim Community Orchestra and the Sequim Community Youth Orchestra… Continue reading