Announcing our 2017-18 Season!
Thank you to everyone who helped us celebrate our 110th season and the 30th anniversary of Maestro Yaacov Bergman! We are thrilled to announce our 2017-18 season! From classical to modern and jazz to bluegrass, there is something for everyone! Season highlights include Brahms’ Symphony No. 1, the O’Connor Band Appalachian Christmas, Tchaikovsky’s Symphony No. 5, Holst’s The Planets, and much more! To learn more about this exciting season, watch our season preview and view the season brochure by clicking the links below. We hope you will join us!
2017-18 season events:
Join us for an evening of opera at Castillo de Feliciana featuring sopranos Diane Gray-Chamberlain and Monica Griffin Hunter and baritone Jeremy Irland accompanied by Jackie Wood.
The 2017-2018 Season opens with special guest artist Tim Fain performing Portland-based composer Kenji Bunch’s Fantasy for Violin and Orchestra and Mendelssohn’s Violin Concerto in E minor. The program closes with Brahms' Symphony No. 1 in C minor.
Support the Symphony and enjoy a great evening of food, wine and music!
Join us for a fun, family-friendly jazz event that even the youngest music lovers will enjoy!
Jazz musicians Clairdee, Ken Peplowski, Greg Goebel, Dave Captein, and Gary Hobbs will join the Walla Walla Symphony for an evening of jazz and the American popular song, featuring works by Duke Ellington, George Gershwin, Benny Goodman and more!
Start your holiday season with Baroque favorite, Handel’s Messiah. The Walla Walla Symphony will be joined by the Mid-Columbia Mastersingers and guest soloists for two performances of Handel’s most famous oratorio.
Mark and Maggie O’Connor are back with the whole band! This program will feature a wondrous mixture of Christmas carols, fiddling, bluegrass and other traditional American music.
With daring maneuvers, amazing displays of contortion, flexibility, and control, the Peking Acrobats are masters of agility and grace and their gravity defying acts will be accompanied by musicians skillfully playing traditional Chinese instruments.
Join us for a free, family-friendly concert "The Orchestra Rocks"!
Admissions free with donation of a non-perishable food item! Free Instrument Petting Zoo (a chance to explore the instruments of the orchestra) begins at 2pm!
Local guitarist Michael LeFevre joins the Walla Walla Symphony as the featured soloist for Concierto de Aranjuez by Joaquín Rodrigo. This program also features Mozart’s classic Symphony No. 40 and Ravel’s Le tombeau de Couperin.
Join us for a concert that spans time from the 18th to the 20th centuries with music by Mozart, Tchaikovsky, and Charles Ives. This concert will feature Walla Walla Symphony principal flutist, Leonard Garrison.
The 2017-2018 Season makes a grand exit with Gustav Holst’s best-known work, The Planets.