Last year, Rick Steves teamed up with Edmonds' own Cascade Symphony Orchestra (CSO) to record a special tourted as unlike anything seen before on public television; a musical tour visiting seven European countries.
As the concert’s tour guide, Steves set the context as the CSO, under the direction of Micheal Miropolsky, performed Romantic 19th-century anthems. Steves’ production team mixed in evocative video images from Steves' public television series archive that celebrated how music stirs the patriotic soul of freedom lovers everywhere. The musical itinerary included Grieg (Norway), Smetana (Czech Republic), Strauss (Austria), Berlioz (France), Elgar (Britain), Wagner (Germany), and Verdi (Italy).
This special is scheduled to debut nationwide on public stations everywhere in January 2013, but Rick Steves, Edmonds Center for the Arts and the CSO invite the Edmonds community for a high-definition screening at Edmonds Center for the Arts on Monday, Jan. 7.
IF YOU GO:
RICK STEVES' EUROPE: A SYMPHONIC JOURNEY
Monday Jan. 7, 2013, 7 p.m.
General Admission Tickets are free but limited. Contact the Edmonds Center for the Arts box office at 425.275.9595 for tickets.
Sponsored by: Edmonds Center for the Arts, Rick Steves’ Europe and Cascade Symphony Orchestra