August 6, 2013
On Aug. 23, join the Sammamish Symphony conducted by R. Joseph Scott at Village Theatre for the annual POPs! Goes Issaquah concert.
This year, the theme for the concert is “Tall Ships and High Seas,” and the performance will include selections from the musical “Pirates of Penzance,” the movie “Titanic,” and the first “Pirates of the Caribbean” movie.
The concert will feature Olivia Marckx, an accomplished 14-year-old cellist from Bellevue, who will perform David Popper’s “Hungarian Rhapsody” with the symphony. Marckx has been studying the cello for nine years under the tutelage of her mother, local teacher Leslie Marckx, as well as Raymond Davis and Chuck Jacot. She is currently the assistant principal of the cello section in the Seattle Youth Symphony Orchestra and has performed with the Seattle Chamber Music Society, the Seattle Festival Orchestra and the Cascade Symphony.
Most recently, she was the winner of the Sammamish Symphony’s concerto competition, and Scott said he enjoyed working with her so much that he invited her back.