Welcome to the 2018–2019 season of the Mid-Columbia Symphony, our 74th, with the theme, Landmarks. Music Director Dr. Nicholas Wallin in his 11th year with the symphony will conduct three of the concerts with guest conductors Justin Raffa and Adrienne Shields conducting the third and fourth performances respectively.
Orchestral selections range from works by Leonard Bernstein, Nina Rota, Richard Strauss, and Johannes Brahms to Dmitri Shostakovich. Please see the program listings on the symphony’s home page for more details.
The Conductor’s Circle area has been reduced in size with the Gold Seating Area occupying the former’s vacated seats and moving the Gold area closer to the center. Also the cost of an individual concert Gold Seat has been reduced to $40.
Please take advantage of the special season ticket pricing expiring on June 30th that may be found in the link on the home page.
Progress continues as the Arts Center Task Force works to realize the VISTA ARTS CENTER at Vista Field in Kennewick. The conceptual design study from LMN Architects in Seattle envisions a performing and visual arts center. The VISTA ARTS CENTER will be the home of the four Mid-Columbia performing arts groups—Ballet, Mastersingers, Musical Theater, and your Symphony. Features important to the symphony include an 800 seat auditorium, mechanically moveable pit, large stage with retractable and storable acoustic shell, passive acoustical control of reverberation time, green rooms, storage for percussion, and sharable business office space. Other features are a community space that is configureable for smaller performances, recitals, rehearsals, lectures, and dinners as well as a separately accessible art gallery joined to a spacious lobby.
Please save the date of Saturday, February 9, 2019, for the Mid-Columbia Arts Fundraiser. This is a joint endeavor at the Three Rivers Convention Center with the Mid-Columbia Ballet, Mid-Columbia Mastersingers, the Mid-Columbia Musical Theater, and the Mid-Columbia Symphony.
Tickets can be purchased online, or at the Symphony office in Richland. General Admission Ticket Prices: Conductor Circle: $55; Gold: $39; Silver: $27; Students: $15; Bleacher: $9.