North Oregon Coast Symphony to host three concerts in July

The North Oregon Coast Symphony will present three concerts of classical chamber works in July, its final concert series of the 2015-16 season.

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The concerts, titled “Traveling with Mozart”, feature an assortment of Mozart’s works, including Symphony No. 31 “Paris” in D major. The programs will be conducted by Cory Pederson and performed by the symphony’s string ensemble, with selected members of the woodwind, brass, and percussion sections.

The first concert, an “open rehearsal”, will be held Tuesday, July 5, 7 p.m. at the Cannon Beach Community Church (132 E. Washington). Free admission, donations gratefully accepted.

The first formal concert will take place Friday, July 8, 7 p.m. at the Clatsop Community College Performing Arts Center (PAC) in Astoria (588 16th St.).

The second formal concert will be held Sunday, July 10, 3 p.m. at the Rockaway Beach Community Church (400 S. 3rd. Ave.).

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 program will include Mozart’s “Church Sonata No. 15 in C Major”, which features guest artist Ray Utterback on organ. Pederson says, “This is a unique opportunity to hear the organ and symphony musicians together.” Other selections include Mozart’s “Mauerische Trauermusik”, two flute duets, a violin/viola duet, a flute/cello trio, and a trumpet duet.

The North Oregon Coast Symphony is a group of local musicians and volunteers dedicated to providing live classical music for the North Oregon coastal region. For more information about this organization, visit   If you are interested in participating as a musician, contact conductor Cory Pederson by email ( or phone (503-836-2198). If you would like to volunteer, please call Nancy Giasson at 630-525-0566.