Upcoming Concerts
& Events

2015 Symphony Summer Party
Sunday, August 23, 2015
3:30-6:30 pm
The Depot, Anacortes
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2015 Gala Concert
Saturday, October 24, 2015
7:30 pm, McIntyre Hall
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2015 Holiday Concert
Saturday, December 12, 2015
7:30 pm, McIntyre Hall
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2016 School Concerts
Friday, January 29, 2016
9:30 to Noon in two seatings
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2016 Family Concert
Sunday, January 31, 2016
1:15 pm (musicians) 2:00 pm (concert) - McIntyre Hall
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2016 Masterpiece Concert
Saturday, March 12, 2016
7:30 pm, McIntyre Hall
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2016 Classic Concert
Saturday May 7, 2016
7:30 pm, McIntyre Hall
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2016 River-to-Ridge Run
River to Ridge Run
October 2016
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Roupen Shakarian, Music Director

Roupen Shakarian, is presently in his twelfth season as music director of the Skagit Symphony.  He has also served as the music director of Philharmonia Northwest and Cascade Symphony. As a guest conductor, Mr. Shakarian has appeared with many regional orchestras, including the Seattle Symphony, Victoria Symphony, Pacific Northwest Ballet, Northwest Chamber Orchestra, Skagit Opera and Whatcom Symphony.

A published composer, his works include, Whimsy, for orchestra, Five Bagatelles for woodwind quintet, Inner Places for organ and brass quintet, commissioned by the American Guild of Organists and premiered at the National Convention in April 2000, Pastime for a small ensemble, Flute Concerto, and The Turnip, Clock and the Kid, commissioned and recorded by The Rainier Chamber Winds.

Other works include: “… is but a dream” for solo oboe, written for Rebecca Henderson and recorded by Ms. Henderson on Boston Records label, Other Voices for chorus and small ensemble, Bone Island Suite, a song cycle for soprano and orchestra, Eventide, for trumpet and piano, choral pieces of which, Almighty and Everlasting God and If Ye Love Me, Keep My Commandments, are published by Oxford University Press.  In June of 2013 Mr Shakarian recorded his Violin Concerto with members of the Seattle Symphony and violinist Victoria Parker, who premiered the work in 2008.  In October 2014, Echoes for chamber orchestra received its premier, commissioned by the North Corner Chamber Orchestra.

Roupen and his wife Shirley live in the Skagit Valley.