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Symphony Series: Tradition

  • Cordiner Hall 46 S Park St Walla Walla, WA 99362 (map)

Symphony Series: Tradition

Tuesday, September 24, 2019 | 7pm
Cordiner Hall

Free "Inside the Music" Pre-Concert Talk, 6pm, Cordiner Lobby

Daniel Freiberg - "Candombe” (Dance)
with Chiquillas Ballet

Prokofiev - Violin Concerto No. 2
Julia Gish Salerno, violin

Dvořák - Symphony No. 8

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Did you know?

  • Prokofiev was known for wearing yellow shoes and a red-orange tie, which was a bold contrast to the somber and drab attire of his fellow Russian composers.

  • There is a mural of Dvořák in Spillville, Iowa, a town of mostly Czech speaking immigrants at the time and where he wrote his “American” String Quartet.

  • Daniel Freiberg is an active film and TV composer working for HBO, NETFLIX, Summit Entertainment-Lions Gate, National Geographic, Discovery and independent movies.

About the guest artist


Dr. Julia Salerno has served as Senior Lecturer of Violin and Viola at Eastern Washington University since 2010. Her students have been finalists and prizewinners of regional and national competitions, soloists with orchestra, and scholarship recipients at summer programs and prestigious graduate programs. Julia began Suzuki violin lessons at age two and her passion for the instrument never let up.

During her teenage years, Julia went on to be a competition winner, orchestral soloist and scholarship recipient for several prestigious summer festivals. Julia graduated with a DMA in Violin Performance from the University of Southern California. She was also awarded major scholarships for music study at the University of Michigan and University of Southern California, where she received her B.M. and M.M., respectively, in violin performance.

Julia has enjoyed many other diverse musical experiences, including a small appearance in the 2009 movie The Soloist, the 2009 Academy Awards Governors Ball Orchestra, a PBS Documentary honoring Ella Fitzgerald, and performances with musicians like Stevie Wonder and Natalie Cole. She also performs annually as a live soloist with Coriolis Dance in Seattle, with their next show in June 2019.

As a chamber musician, Julia enjoys frequent collaborations with artists all over the US and continued opportunities to solo with orchestras around the region. In addition to her university and private studios in Spokane, Julia serves as co-director of the Walla Walla Suzuki Institute and also enjoys teaching in Vermont at the Green Mountain Suzuki Institute each summer. She is now learning the art of Suzuki parenting while helping her three children with their violin, cello, guitar and piano studies!

Earlier Event: August 24
Special Event: Taste of Jazz
Later Event: October 20
Symphony Series: Swan Lake