Port Angeles Symphony Orchestra holds its annual fundraising and celebration Concert and Cuisine at C'est Si Bon restaurant on Saturday, Sept. 18. A four-course dinner, served with wine, and three choices of entrées will be served after the concert.
Three musicians recognized at the symphony's annual Young Artist Competitions will perform.
Johanna Jacobsen, of Sequim, has been playing oboe for seven years. Jacobson plays oboe with the Northwinds Homeschool Concert Band and bass guitar with the Northwinds Advanced Jazz Band. She also plays with the worship team at her church. Last year, she rehearsed and performed with Port Angeles High School's orchestra and traveled with them to New York City to perform at Carnegie Hall.
Erin Hennessey, 15, a sophomore at P.A. High School, has been a violin student since she was 4. She plays in the school's chamber orchestra, played six years with the North Olympic Youth Symphony and one year with the P.A. Symphony Orchestra. She has earned many awards in competitions. She enjoys Celtic fiddling and plays with the Black Diamond Fiddle Club.
Levi Yearian, of Port Townsend, began studying the violin at age 5. He plays in the Tacoma Junior Youth Symphony and each summer he attends the Japan-Seattle Suzuki Institute. This summer he performed the Lalo Symphonie Espagnole in a group led by Elisa Barston of the Seattle Symphony.
Young Artist competitions
The annual Young Artist Competition is open to any North Olympic Peninsula instrumental music student who is younger than 22.
The annual "Junior" Young Artist Competition is for students not yet be ready for the symphony's Young Artist Competition. It is open to any North Olympic Peninsula instrumental music student who is in ninth grade or below and who has not competed or applied for the Symphony's Young Artist Competition.
Both competitions are the last Saturday in January at Holy Trinity Lutheran Church in Port Angeles and are open to the public.