Soothe your ears and stomach with symphony

Sequim Gazette staff

Members of the Port Angeles Symphony will bring their harmony to Sequim this weekend.

As a fundraiser for its upcoming concert season, a string quartet will play Sunday, Aug. 23, at Cedar Creek Restaurant, 665 Fifth Ave., Sequim.

"In our experiences, people really enjoy music with dinners," said Mark Wundebron, executive director for the symphony.

The quartet consists of the symphony’s principal string sections leads, Fred Thompson on cello, Lili Greene on viola, and Mary Moon and Kate Southard-Dean on violin.

"It’ll be a mix of popular and classic pieces throughout the event," Thompson said.

Roasted hog and wild salmon will be served with various salads, fresh bread from Bell Street Bakery, fresh local berry shortcake and wine tasting provided by Whidbey Island Winery.

Event organizer Barbara Hutter said ticket sales go straight to the symphony.

"Seventy people have signed up so far," she said.

"We would love to have more than 100."

This is the first year for the event, but the symphony has several fundraisers a year with its biggest being an auction in spring.

"We get a lot of support from Sequim," Wundebron said.

"A lot of members are from this area. It’s really a peninsula orchestra."

For a concert schedule and/or current fundraising opportunities, call at 457-5579 or visit 216-C N.

Laurel St., Port Angeles.

Concert tickets for September and beyond will be on sale at The Buzz, 128 N. Sequim Ave., Sequim.

The Port Angeles Symphony was founded in 1932. It currently has

80 volunteer musicians.