People of Northwest Public Radio
Music + Culture
Tue April 10, 2012
Orchestras Commemorate Centennial of the Sinking of Titanic
With the 100th anniversary of the tragic sinking of the Titanic approaching this Saturday, April 14, the Wenatchee Valley Symphony and the Yakima Symphony will each be commemorating the event with concerts that feature music from James Cameron's Academy Award-winning film Titanic.
Under the direction of Nikolas Caoile, the Wenatchee Valley Symphony Orchestra (WVSO) will host their concert at the Performing Arts Center of Wenatchee. The concert is titled, “Music from Oscar Winning Films.” The program will feature music from Titanic, Lord of the Rings, Schindler's List, Dances with Wolves, Jurassic Park, and Harry Potter. Before the concert there will be a reception held in the lobby of the Performing Arts Center. The pre-concert reception will feature live jazz, refreshments, and many silent auctions. This year also marks the 65th anniversary of the Wenatchee Valley Symphony Orchestra.
In Yakima, the Yakima Symphony Orchestra will be presenting a concert titled, “Titanic: Centennial Commemoration.” The program will feature highlights from the movie Titanic as well as the musical with the same title. The concert will also include music that was performed one hundred years ago on the Titanic. Guest vocalists Nat Chandler (Baritone) and Teri Dale Hansen (Soprano) will be joining the YSO. Both of these guest vocalists have performed in Broadway musicals and have received critical acclaim.