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Conductor Nick Wallin chats with Principal Clarinetist Jason Rose about current activities and playing with the Mid-Columbia Symphony. Principal Clarinetist is an important seat in an orchestra, as Nick and Jason explain. Jason tells us about growing up in Kennewick, teaching music at our local high......

New to our archived recordings page is an April 1975 performance by Leona Mitchell, the iconic African-American opera singer who was a leading soprano with the Metropolitan Opera of New York for 18 seasons. She made her professional debut in San Francisco in 1973 and......

On our “Our Video Messages” page, found on our website, here, listen to Music Director Dr. Nicholas Wallin introduce us to American classical and jazz pianist Keith Jarrett. He recommends several recordings to find and listen to this November, including several of Jarrett’s “standards”....

The Mid-Columbia Youth Orchestra is the premier youth symphony program in the Mid-Columbia region and is the educational arm of the Mid-Columbia Symphony. In 2015, after several years of hiatus, the Youth Symphony was revived under the direction of Adrienne Fletcher. We are unable to......

The Mid-Columbia Symphony Board has been working with the Arts Center Task Force to set up live video streaming! This will allow us to broadcast live musical performances by the Symphony to help fill the need of both the audiences and the musicians in these......

New, on our archived recordings page, find Bill McKay’s performance of Gershwin’s Rhapsody in Blue, performed in March of 2003 with the Mid-Columbia Symphony. It is a very strong performance and we are sure you will enjoy it as much as the original audience!...

We added two interesting videos to our Video Message page. A striking video shows the reality of socially-distanced orchestras: see the Parallax Orchestra play familiar excerpts from classical pieces. And we direct you to a delightful, facetious video presented by Classic FM Digital Radio. An......

At the Mid-Columbia Symphony Society annual meeting in August, the 2020-2021 budget was approved with a fundraising goal of $100,000.  During normal times, when we perform five live concerts, the budget outlay is around $250,000.  In addition to paying the service fees of the orchestra......

Look on our Video Messages page for Dr. Wallin’s recommendations for classical music selected for Halloween and for Día de Muertos (Day of the Dead). Here is his list of music: For Halloween, he recommends from the program of the Mid-Columbia Symphony performances on November......

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