Symphony Sub: Sibelius in for Barber

The Bremerton Symphony ‘s performance Feb. 7 will feature violinist Rachel Wong , winner of the Seattle Symphony Young Artist Invitational, playing the concerto of Jean Sibelius.

That soloist and selection are two of the changes to the original program, titled "Perpetual Motion" (as opposed to the original "Perpetual Motion vs. Pathetique"). Intact will be the "Zais" Overture by Rameau. There also will be a Tchaikovsky symphony on the 7:30 p.m. program at the Bremerton Performing Arts Center (1500 13th St.), but it will be the No. 5, in place of the originally scheduled No. 6.

The Sibelius concerto replaces the violin concerto of Samuel Barber. That piece was scrapped when the soloist, Seattle’s Ron Patterson , withdrew.

Wong is no stranger to the Sibelius — it’s the same piece she played en route to the Seattle Symphony Young Artist Invitational’s top prize in 2007.

Alan Futterman , known around Kitsap in part for serving as musical director for Peninsula Ballet Theatre’s annual "Nutcracker" production, will conduct the program.

More information is available by calling the Symphony office at (360) 373-1722, or

More later … — MM

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