2018-2019 Concert Season
Welcome to our special season of guest conductors!

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Family Concert
Sunday, January 27, 2019
1:30pm, McIntyre Hall
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Masterpiece Concert
Saturday, March 23, 2019
7:30pm, McIntyre Hall
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Classics Concert
Saturday, May 18, 2019
7:30pm, McIntyre Hall
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Check out this season's past events below!

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Overture to the Season
Sunday, September 9th, 2018

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Gala Concert
Saturday, October 20
7:30pm, McIntyre Hall
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Holiday Concert
Saturday, December 8, 2018
7:30pm, McIntyre Hall
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2014 Summer Garden Party

Reserve your seat soon…
A Summer Garden Party
~ ~ Fund Raising Event supporting the Skagit Symphony and its Education Program ~ ~
Saturday, August 23, 2014 at 4:00 pm
$75/person (before Aug. 1, 2014)
$90/person (after Aug. 1, 2014)

Music performed by members of the Skagit Symphony will include movements from:

String Quintet in C Major ~ Schubert
Divertimento No. 11 in D, K.251 for Winds & Strings ~ Mozart
and other selections

This is a private home and seating will be limited. Please contact the Symphony office to reserve your ticket.

Symphony Office
(360) 848-9336

Payment can be by VISA or
mail checks to:
P.O. Box 1302
Mt. Vernon, WA 98273


2014Summer_200pxPlease accept our invitation to a Summer Garden Party at a gem of a countryside setting.You will be treated to wonderful music, great food and delicious refreshments in a garden landscape with stunning views of Skagit Bay and Puget Sound. It is all for a very special cause—supporting the Skagit Symphony and the musical education of our Skagit Valley children.

To make this event even more special, we have a matching fund drive. The Symphony has a commitment from a donor group to match this event’s contributions dollar for dollar up to $15,000.

Please attend and help us fulfill the mission of the Skagit Symphony and support its Youth Program.

Skagit Symphony Mission
Skagit Symphony’s primary mission is to contribute to the growth and appreciation of classical music in the community by performing a repertoire to the highest standard. The Symphony provides the opportunity for skilled musicians in our region to perform along with the orchestra, including soloists and local composers.

A secondary mission springs from the Symphony’s belief that each generation must preserve its cultural heritage and endeavors to pass that heritage musically to future generations. This is the guiding principle behind the Symphony’s Youth Program.

The Symphony’s mission is realized with a seasonal series of four concerts plus the School and Family concerts.

Skagit Symphony’s Youth Program
The Skagit Symphony Youth Program, or School Concert, was set in motion six years ago. Its mission is to expand the use of classical music as a teaching tool to encourage curiosity and interest not only in music, but also in history, geography and art.

Since its inception nearly 11,000 5th graders have attended a live concert at McIntyre Hall for which they were prepared through a coordinated effort by Symphony volunteers, classroom teachers and music specialists. The teaching tools include composer biographies, historical and geographical background information, pertinent art and listening links to the music. At the concert performed by the skilled volunteer orchestra, the conductor introduces the instruments and explains the music.

In recent years, the Valley’s public school 5th graders have filled McIntyre Hall for two back-to-back concerts. With the number of students exceeding the number of available seats, school attendance has been assigned on a first come/first served basis. The Youth Program schedules a repeat performance on the Sunday following the School Concert. This performance at McIntyre Hall, known as the Family Concert, has been offered to children, families and members of the community for the past several years. In 2014, the Youth Program, via the Family Concert, included outreach to private, parochial, and home school students as well as those public school 5th graders who were unable to attend the School Concert.

2014 Summer Garden Party
2014 Garden Party

Music Director Roupen Shakarian greets the guests.

2014 Garden Party

Summer Garden Party wine table.

2014 Garden Party

Dinner is served.

2014 Garden Party

The dining room at the Summer Garden Party

2014 Garden Party

Symphony musicians performing

2014 Garden Party

“The Barn”