The Hillsboro Symphony Orchestra is holding its first show in over two years next week, with a showcase that celebrates the Pacific Northwest and its Indigenous cultures.
The summer concert is scheduled for 7:30 p.m. Saturday, June 25. It will be held at the Hidden Crek Community Center, located at 5100 N.E. Hidden Creek Drive in Hillsboro.
A press release from the orchestra states that the special performance will feature Robin Gentlewolf, an award-winning Native American flautist.
Her style is described as "a unique blend of indigenous embellishments and modern techniques with heartfelt expressions."
The release adds: "The message of her artistry is simple and clear: Be good to the earth and kind to each other."
Gentlewolf, also known by her stage name "RG," has won several awards for her flute recordings, including three Silver Global Music Awards and a One World Music Award for Best Native American Music Album of the Year.
She also frequently lectures at local universities and school with multimedia presentations about the Native American flute.
The orchestra performance will also feature "Momentum Suite" by Ron Jones, "Saddle Sores" by Dave Robertson, "Symphony No. 3 'Renewal'" by Jeffrey Olenick, and "Northwest Fanfare for Orchestra" by Clement Reid.
The concert will be conducted by Sharon Northe.
Tickets are on sale now online or can be purchased at the door. Standard ticket pricing starts at $12, though students and seniors get a discount. Those who purchase online must bring their receipt to the venue because all tickets will be distributed there.
The Hillsboro Symphony Orchestra is a nonprofit organization founded in 2001. Musicians are all volunteers, so those who wish to make a donation can do so by visiting hillsborosymphony.org.
Not only are donations tax-deductible, but patrons and businesses can sponsor specific chairs of the orchestra to ensure that musicians are compensated for their efforts.
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