The Port Angeles Symphony, a community orchestra that includes musicians from Sequim, Port Townsend and Port Angeles, will host auditions for new members this fall.
“We have openings especially for strings and percussion,” said Jonathan Pasternack, the orchestra’s conductor and music director.
Pasternack leads the Symphony in two Pops & Picnic concerts in September and five main-stage symphony concerts and six chamber concerts October through May.
The 2019-2020 season will bring music ranging from Brahms, Mozart and Tchaikovsky to Stravinsky’s “Firebird” and “Fauré Requiem.”
Pasternack, maestro since 2015, said he’s always eager to meet new musicians on the North Olympic Peninsula. He added that he is developing a pool of substitute orchestra players.
A volunteer orchestra founded in 1932, the Port Angeles Symphony brings together a variety of players, from accomplished high school students on up to retired professionals.
Musicians play at the 1,144-seat Port Angeles High School Performing Arts Center, Vern Burton Community Center and Holy Trinity Lutheran Church in Port Angeles, and Sequim’s Trinity United Methodist Church.
Singers also have an opportunity to make music with the symphony. Pasternack formed the Port Angeles Symphony Chorus three years ago, and plans to hold auditions for It in October.
To arrange an audition, call the Port Angeles Symphony office at 360-457-5579 or email to PASymphony@olypen.com.