The North Oregon Coast Symphony continues its 2022-2023 season with two
concerts in March. This orchestra, under the direction of conductor Cory
Pederson, is an ensemble of North Coast musicians offering live classical music
in local venues. Titled “Playful Inspirations”, the afternoon concerts will feature
Serge Prokofiev’s “Peter and the Wolf”. This classic children’s tale set to music
is the perfect form for introducing young people to the various orchestral
instruments, as each character in the story is represented by a musical “voice.”
The narrator will be Liz Cole, an award-winning stage and TV actor (“Seinfeld”,
“Star Trek”, “ER”) who now lives in Manzanita.

The program will begin with Peter and the Wolf, and children (with adult
supervision) are encouraged to attend. Admission is free for children 12 and
under. Cookies and refreshments will be available at intermission.
Other highlights of the concerts include a Vivaldi guitar piece performed by Jim
Achilles, and solo piano pieces by Bach and Beethoven performed by Diane
Amos. The balance of the program will feature full orchestral works by
Mendelssohn, Rossini, and Beethoven.

The first concert will take place on Saturday, March 11, at St. Catherine
Episcopal Church (36335 N. Hwy 101, Nehalem, OR) beginning at 3:00 pm.
Tickets will be sold at the door only for this concert.

The second concert will be on Sunday, March 12, at the Charlene Larsen
Center for the Performing Arts (588 16th St., Astoria, OR) beginning at 3 pm.
Tickets will be sold online and at the door for this concert. To purchase tickets
online, visit LarsenCenter.org., or by phone at 503-338-9132.

Admission for both concerts will be: $10 Adults, $5 students, and children 12
and under (with adult supervision) free.

For more information, please visit northoregoncoastsymphony.org and our
Facebook page, North Oregon Coast Symphony 2023