What’s Interesting About this Concert

  • Bremerton WestSound Symphony is opening its 77th season by performing at the newly constructed Marvin Williams Recreation Center. Experience the acoustics of this spacious building.
  • There will be a wine reception immediately following the concert. You’ll have an opportunity to meet the musicians and speak with the director and symphony staff.
  • To open the show, Lt. Commander Richard Asche will lead the “National Anthem” and Musician First Class, Derick Polk, will conduct John Philip Sousa’s “Stars and Stripes.”

The Program

Overture to La gazza ladra

The Thieving Magpie is best known for the overture, which is musically notable for its use of snare drums. The unique inspiration in the melodies is extreme, famously used to bizarre and dramatic effect in Stanley Kubrick‘s A Clockwork Orange.

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Swan Lake Suite

The scenario, initially in two acts, was fashioned from Russian and German folk tales[a] and tells the story of Odette, a princess turned into a swan by an evil sorcerer’s curse.

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Firebird Suite

The Firebird is one of the most dramatic of all ballet scores and the piece that launched Igor Stravinsky’s career at the beginning of the 20th century. The sumptuous and lush orchestration of the Firebird’s
dances plus the sheer power of the Infernal Dance set a new standard for 20th Century orchestral music. The dynamic and bold, invigorating energy of this music must be experienced live.

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Featured Artists

Lt. Commander Richard Asche,  Guest Conductor
Derick Polk,  Guest Conductor

The Venue

The Marvin Williams Recreation Center was created to encourage widespread public access and enjoyment. This 20,000 square foot, two story, state of the art facility is designed to foster a sense of community and provide a platform for extraordinary events. 

Make it an Evening

Downtown Bremerton is bursting with breweries, lounges, and restaurants of all types, so take advantage while you’re here. If you go out near the ferry terminal, chances are you’ll see other concertgoers making an evening of it. Check out our list of local favorites.