Off The Press — My autumn bucket list is already filled to the brim

September 22, 2015

Wow, that was quick. The summer is over and the first day of autumn was officially Wednesday, Sept. 23.

David Hayes Press reporter

David Hayes
Press reporter

Looking back, for whatever reason, I got so little done this sunny season, especially when it comes to attending Issaquah events. I didn’t make it to a single Tuesday night Concert on the Green. My wife usually succeeds in dragging me to the Farmers Market at least one Saturday a year. Didn’t happen this time. So I’ll blame her for that one.

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Sammamish Symphony announces 2015/2016 concert season

August 21, 2015

NEW — 1:40 p.m. Aug. 21, 2015

The Sammamish Symphony Orchestra will kick off its 24th concert season with a musical romp across the world.

“Expanding Horizons,” the first in the group’s nine-concert lineup, features music crafted in celebration of countries other than the writers’ own homelands.

The program includes George Gershwin’s “An American in Paris” and Malcolm Arnold’s “Four Scottish Dances,” which the orchestra describes as “musical picture-postcards of their composers’ travels.”

Audiences have two chances to catch “Expanding Horizons,” which is also set to feature a guest appearance by regionally renowned violinist Jae-In Shin. Read more

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Enjoy ‘The Sounds of Cinema’ at Pine Lake Park on Aug. 20

August 16, 2015

NEW — 4 p.m. Aug. 16, 2015

Come listen under the stars as the Sammamish Symphony presents “The Sounds of Cinema.”

The free concert features great music used in, and written for, hit films spanning eight decades. The concert — at 6:30 p.m. Aug. 20 at Sammamish’s Pine Lake Park at 228th Avenue Southeast and Southeast 24th Street — will represent the cinematic worlds of comedy, drama, musical comedy, romance, horror, science fiction and fantasy.

Conductor Adam Stern, a rabid film buff himself, will provide commentary on the various selections from the podium.

The program will cover many different styles of music and film, including Tchaikovsky’s “Swan Lake” (used both in the classic “Dracula” and the modern-day thriller “Black Swan”), Johann Strauss Jr.’s waltz “The Blue Danube” (from the classic science fiction film “2001: A Space Odyssey”), Jacques Offenbach’s Overture to “Orpheus in the Underworld” (from the musical drama “Moulin Rouge”) and the spring concerto from Vivaldi’s “The Four Seasons” (which writer-director-star Alan Alda used in his comedy-drama of the same name). Read more

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Get your free tickets now to POPs! Goes Issaquah

August 9, 2015

NEW  — 6 a.m. Aug. 9, 2015

Rowley Properties is proud to support arts on the Eastside by celebrating the 20th anniversary of sponsoring POPs! Goes Issaquah.

POPs! is a free concert at 7:30 p.m. Aug. 21 at Village Theatre, 303 Front St. N., featuring the Sammamish Symphony and interim Conductor Adam Stern. This year’s theme is “The Sounds of Cinema.”

Tickets to this orchestral event are available to families and individuals in Issaquah who might not otherwise be able to participate in the arts. Rowley Properties first provides tickets to our local senior housing centers and nonprofit organizations before releasing tickets to the general public.

Tickets are free and available on a first-come, first-served basis while they last and must be obtained prior to the concert. There are no reservations. Read more

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Skyline string quartet takes center stage with touring musical

August 5, 2015

NEW — 11:15 a.m., Aug. 5, 2015

The music of John Lennon, Paul McCartney, George Harrison and Ringo Starr has impacted countless musicians worldwide, and their influence will soon be seen in tangible ways through four Skyline High School seniors. Read more

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Sammamish Symphony highlights Tchaikovsky at June concerts

June 3, 2015

The Sammamish Symphony Orchestra will perform Tchaikovsky’s “Symphony No. 4 in F Minor” in Sammamish and Bellevue.

The performances, featuring youth concerto competition winner Mira Yamamoto, will be at Meydenbauer Theatre at 7:30 p.m. June 4, and at the Eastlake High School Performing Arts Center at 2 p.m. June 7.

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Symphony seeks excellent youth musicians

November 11, 2014

The Sammamish Symphony Orchestra presents its 2015 Youth Concerto Competition to recognize outstanding young musicians.

Awards will be presented to the top three applicants — $600 and a performance as featured soloist with the Sammamish Symphony Orchestra for first place, $300 for second place and $100 for third place.

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Sammamish Symphony concerts feature renowned pianist

October 14, 2014

Mark Salman, a world-renowned pianist, will perform with the Sammamish Symphony Orchestra at two upcoming concerts.

“Wild, Wild West” is 7:30 p.m. Oct. 17 at the Meydenbauer Center in Bellevue, and 2 p.m. Oct. 19 at the Eastlake High School Performing Arts Center.

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Sammamish Symphony to play Concerts in the Park on Aug. 21

August 19, 2014

The 14th annual outdoor concert series at Pine Lake Park continues Aug. 21 with the Sammamish Symphony Orchestra.

The concerts in the park are from 6:30-8 p.m. Thursdays through Aug. 28.

There is plenty of lawn space, so you can bring your own picnic basket. The Rotary Club of Sammamish will sell barbecue dinners and the Kiwanis Club of Sammamish will sell ice cream. No alcohol is allowed in the park.

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Sammamish Symphony announces new season

October 15, 2013

The Sammamish Symphony Orchestra recently announced its 2013-14 season lineup, offering options for single performance tickets or season packages.

Performance dates are:

  • Romeo and Juliet — 7:30 p.m. Oct. 18, Meydenbauer Center in Bellevue; 2 p.m. Eastlake Performing Arts Theater
  • Holiday Pops — 7:30 p.m. Dec. 6, Meydenbauer; 2 p.m. Eastlake
  • Northern Lights — 2 p.m. Feb. 23, Eastlake; 7:30 p.m. Feb. 27, Meydenbauer
  • Mozart’s Great Mass in C Minor — 2 p.m. March 20, Benaroya Hall in Seattle
  • Pictures at an Exhibition — 7:30 p.m. June 6, Meydenbauer; 2 p.m. Eastlake

Single-ticket prices for performances at the Eastlake Performing Arts Theater and the Meydenbauer Center are $20 for adults, $15 for seniors and students, and $15 for children, ages 10 and younger. All Benaroya Hall tickets are $30 per seat.

Season tickets are $90 for adults, $75 for seniors and students, and $30 for children.

Learn more by calling 206-517-7777 or emailing, or go to


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