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.
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 email@example.com, or go to SammamishSymphony.org.
February 12, 2013
Students win chance to play with orchestra
During the Sammamish Symphony Orchestra’s annual Youth Concerto Competition Jan. 26, the following local students were the top three finishers, earning a guest solo with the orchestra June 9:
- First place — Olivia Marckx, of Bellevue, cello
- Second place — Amelia Sie, of Bellevue, violin
- Third place — Karissa Zadinsky, of Issaquah, cello
December 4, 2012
One of Sammamish’s holiday traditions, the Holiday Pops concert by the Sammamish Symphony, will have a new twist this year.
John Patrick Lowrie, known for work at the Village Theatre and voice-acting in a host of popular video games, will read “’Twas the Night Before Christmas,” to the accompaniment of the symphony.
“We try to make it interesting,” said R. Joseph Scott, conductor of the symphony.
The show will feature a host of popular holiday songs, Scott said, including Christmas and Hanukkah songs.
November 27, 2012
Bartell Drugs and Salvation Army’s Toy ‘n’ Joy drive through Dec. 14, accepts new, unwrapped gifts for children up to age 14, or shoppers can chose a gift request tag item in the store and put it in the donation barrel in the store. The Issaquah Bartell is at 5700 E. Lake Sammamish Parkway S.E. Learn more at www.bartelldrugs.com.
Toys for Troops seeks donations for Christmas presents for children of service members. Drop off donations through Dec. 15 at the Issaquah Police Station, 130 E. Sunset Way, or make financial donations at www.operationbaldeagle.org.
Small Works Holiday Exhibition, through Dec. 29, artEAST Art Center, 95 Front St. N., 392-3191, www.arteast.org
Downtown Issaquah holiday lights work party, 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Dec. 1, meet at Hailstone Feed Store, 232 Front St., a lunch break at noon features donated pizza from Flying Pie Pizza, call 391-1112 to volunteer
October 30, 2012
Swedish/Issaquah is showcasing the Seattle Art Museum — and local artists — at a Nov. 1 community celebration in the medical center’s majestic lobby.
The event is meant to highlight Elles at the Seattle Art Museum. Elles showcases exhibitions and programs featuring women artists.
In addition to the Elles connection, attendees can embark on docent-led and self-guided tours highlighting Northwest women’s artwork on display throughout Swedish/Issaquah.
September 18, 2012
Preben and Ruth Hoegh-Christensen celebrated their 70th anniversary Aug. 2.
Preben and Ruth met in World War II during the German occupation of Denmark. The couple married in a downtown Copenhagen church in 1942.
After the German invasion and threat of a Russian occupation, they departed for the west and landed in Seattle.
The world-traveling duo moved their home base over the years from Ballard to Mercer Island, where they helped found the Bellevue Philharmonic Symphony and volunteered for more than 30 years, to their last stop in Sammamish. They still volunteer for the Sammamish Symphony, which they also helped establish, and at Overlake Hospital, in Bellevue.
The childless couple said years ago they decided to make the community their family.
July 24, 2012
Listen as the Sammamish Symphony Orchestra performs homegrown classics Aug. 17 at the POPS! Goes Issaquah concert.
The concert is free for audience members, due to support from longtime Issaquah developer Rowley Properties. POPS! Goes Issaquah is meant to support arts on the Eastside and open the arts to a broader audience, including families unable to otherwise afford to participate in the arts.
July 10, 2012
Pine Lake Park is set to transform into a family-friendly, grooving bandstand this summer with a concert series that promises to have crowds dancing and singing along.
Organizers have been listening to music demos since the beginning of the year and all of their hard work is about to pay off. The 2012 Sammamish Summer Concerts in the Park Series starts with a bang and a few bangles July 12 when The Spyrographs are set to take the stage with their take on ‘60s pop.
“It’s fun music, really diverse and very, very upbeat. Everyone wants to dance to it,” lead singer of The Spyrographs, Cheryl Serio, said.
February 21, 2012
For R. Joseph Scott, Mardi Gras means lively, sprightly music.
And that is exactly what Scott has planned for a Mardi Gras concert of the Sammamish Symphony Orchestra slated for Feb. 26 at the Eastlake Performing Arts Center.
The concert will feature guest pianist Kimberly Russ, of the Seattle Symphony Orchestra.
Russ will perform Beethoven’s “Piano Concerto No. 1, Op. 15.”
“The third movement is very lively and dance-like,” Scott said, meaning that to him, the music is perfectly in keeping with the Mardi Gras theme.