Renewal: Winter

Details:
Sat, March 11, 2023
1:00 PM – 3:00 PM PDT
Lake Washington High School Performing Arts Center

Program:

Rimsky-Korsakov, Russian Easter Overture
Tchaikovsky/Glazunov, Andante funebre
Rimsky-Korsakov, Scheherazade

COVID-19 Protocols: In alignment with many local arts and culture organizations, Kirkland Civic Orchestra will no longer require proof of COVID-19 vaccination, however, per Lake Washington School District rules, masks are REQUIRED while inside the concert venue

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Renewal: Autumn

Details:
Sat, November 12, 2022
1:00 PM – 3:00 PM PDT
Lake Washington High School Performing Arts Center

Program:

Butterworth, A Shropshire Lad
Vaughan Williams, Five Variants of “Dives and Lazarus”
Vaughan Williams, Symphony No. 2 “London Symphony”

COVID-19 Protocols: In alignment with many local arts and culture organizations, Kirkland Civic Orchestra will no longer require proof of COVID-19 vaccination, however, per Lake Washington School District rules, masks are REQUIRED while inside the concert venue.

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KCO at the Locks 2022

WE’RE BACK and ready to play for you again!

The Kirkland Civic Orchestra has played annually as a part of the Hiram M. Chittenden Locks Summer Concert Series for many years and are pleased to return.

Come for a mix of popular, movie and patriotic selections!

Details:
Sat, July 2, 2022
2:00 PM – 3:00 PM PDT
Hiram M. Chittenden [Ballard] Locks
3015 NW 54th St, Seattle, WA 98107

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Ouvertüre Hänsel und Gretel

We were hoping to get together to rehearse at the start of 2022, but COVID-19 transmission rates of the Omicron variant, while currently decreasing, continues to be high, so we have opted to delay our start once again.

Here’s another excerpt from our 2019 performance at with the Northwest University Concert Choir at the beautiful Benaroya Hall in downtown Seattle.

Composed to accompany a puppet show his nieces were giving at home, Englebert Humperdinck’s Ouvertüre Hänsel und Gretel premiered in December 1893 and has become a beloved Christmas family tradition in Europe, akin to Tchaikovsky’s Nutcracker in North America.

Sleigh Ride – Virtual Performance

As musicians, we love making music, especially during the holidays with all the wonderful festive music available to play. Having been unable to meet in person due to COVID-19 restrictions to rehearse and perform, we chose to put together this virtual performance of one of our favorite holiday pieces of all time. Happy Holidays from the Kirkland Civic Orchestra. Enjoy!

Sleigh Ride by Leroy Anderson © Woodbury Music Company LLC (ASCAP)

Christmas Traditions Comes Home

For over a decade, Northwest University’s Christmas Traditions has featured some of Northwest University’s finest vocalists and musicians. This year, Christmas Traditions is coming home with the same traditional Christmas songs you’re used to along with an Advent message from President Castleberry.

We were unable to perform in person this year, however, rejoice in a beautiful recording of our performance last year, featuring the Northwest University Concert Choir, Coro Amici, The Pilgrims Men’s Chorus, and The Kirkland Civic Orchestra directed by Jim Truher.

Community is our Heart

In these uncertain times, Kirkland Civic Orchestra’s desire to make music is not diminished, nor is our desire to bring that music to our community. With physical distancing measures in place that make rehearsing together a logistical nightmare (imagine 70 players separated by 6 feet–that’s a big space!), we’ve looked at using click tracks and other technologies, and have found them impractical for our group.

So we’re taking a leaf from the scores of other performing arts groups, and are digging into our archives. We’ve been recording concerts for years, but have never had the impetus to actually do the post-production work and rendering. With ample time on our hands, we’re planning a “virtual season” of four special broadcasts of past recordings using Facebook Live. Simply go to our Facebook page to view them!

  • April 26, 2020, 3 pm (PST) – Reprise of Frenemies, Part I: Brahm’s Symphony No. 2. [watch now]
  • May 31, 2020, 3 pm (PST) – Reprise of Russian Masters, Part I: Russian Easter Festival Overture, Op. 36 (Rimsky-Korsakov); Andante cantabile from String Quartet No. 1 in D Major, Op. 11 (Tchaikovsky); Violin Concerto No. 3 in B Minor, Op. 61 (Saint-Saëns),which features local favorite and award-winning violinist Charlotte Marckx of the Sempre Sisters. [watch now]
  • June 28, 2020, 3 pm (PST) – Reprise of Frenemies, Part II:  Tchaikovsky’s Violin concerto, featuring again local favorite and award-winning violinist Charlotte Marckx of the Sempre Sisters. [watch now]
  • July 26, 2020, 3 pm (PST) – Reprise of Russian Masters, Part II: Symphony No. 12 in D Minor, Op. 112 (Shostakovich). [watch now]

We hope that these few hours of classical music help soothe your souls and bring you a little bit of the joy we had in performing them. Recordings will be posted afterward on our YouTube channel so you can continue to enjoy them.

P.S. Depending on how physical distancing measures change between now and summer, we’re hoping to perform at the Ballard Locks on August 30–watch our social media channels for the most up-to-date information!