‘Symphony at Sunset’ concerts

The North Oregon Coast Symphony will present three concerts of classical chamber works in Cannon Beach, Astoria, and Nehalem in late March and early April. The “Symphony at Sunset” concerts will be conducted by Cory Pederson and performed by the symphony’s string ensemble, with selected members of the brass, woodwind, and percussion sections.


The first concert, an open rehearsal, will be held Tuesday, Mar. 29, at 7 p.m. at the Cannon Beach Community Church (132 E. Washington). Admission will be by voluntary donation.

The first formal concert will take place Friday, Apr. 1, at 7 p.m. in the newly renovated auditorium at the North County Recreation District in Nehalem (36155 9th St.)

The second formal concert will be held Sunday, Apr. 3, at 3 p.m. at the CCC Performing Arts Center in Astoria (588 16th St.)

Admission to the two formal concerts will be $15 for adults and $10 for seniors (65 and older). Children under 12 (with adult supervision) are admitted free.

The programs will include Peter Warlock’s “Elgar Serenade for Strings” and “Capriol Suite for String Orchestra.” Beethoven’s “Romance” in F Major, Op. 50 will feature Astoria’s Angela K. Calvin-Pederson on Violin.

Mozart’s “Flute Duet No. 1” and “Symphony No. 39” (1st movement) will also be presented. Other classical chamber works will be performed during the concerts.

“We invite all families and friends to attend these radiant and inspiring concerts,” said conductor Cory Pederson

NOCS is actively seeking string players (violin, viola, cello & bass) at this time, and invites those who are interested in participating to contact Pederson at 503-836-2198 or [email protected].


Symphony Seeks Members

The North Oregon Coast Symphony is seeking musicians, board members and support staff positions for its 2016 season.

“This all-volunteer, non-profit organization is committed to growing into a sustainable arts organization for the benefit of the community, offering concerts, trios and quartets for events, musical education and scholarships for K-12 students,” said board chairman Glenn Thomas.

“Joining in any capacity will help us further our goals to provide and promote live classical music on the coast,” he added.

Persons interested in learning more can contact Thomas at [email protected].

Information about the symphony and its 2016 schedule is available at

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