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St. Olaf Orchestra to tour West Coast in October

The St. Olaf Orchestra performs at Orchestra Hall in Minneapolis in April 2022.

The St. Olaf Orchestra, conducted by Chung Park, will embark on a 2022 fall tour across Washington and Oregon from October 16-22. Concerts will be performed in Bellingham, Portland, Olympia, Bremerton, Port Angeles, and Seattle. 

Highlights of the program include Symphony No. 1 in G Major by Joseph Bologne, Chevalier de Saint-Georges, standout soloists from the ranks of the St. Olaf Orchestra, and Tchaikovsky’s gripping and poignant Symphony No. 6 Pathétique. This also marks Park’s inaugural tour with the orchestra. He who took the reins of the ensemble following the retirement of longtime conductor Steven Amundson this spring. 

The St. Olaf Orchestra was initially set to tour the Pacific Northwest this past  winter, but the tour was ultimately canceled due to the COVID-19 surge at the time. 

The St. Olaf Orchestra is a full symphony orchestra rich in international artistry and tradition and known for its enthusiastic and passionate performances. Founded in 1906, the 92-member ensemble has been heralded as one of the finest collegiate orchestras in the country, and has twice won the American Prize in Orchestral Performances Among Colleges and Universities.

Members of the cello and viola section of the St. Olaf Orchestra perform at Orchestra Hall in Minneapolis.
Members of the cello and viola section of the St. Olaf Orchestra perform at Orchestra Hall in Minneapolis.

Three of the concerts (Seattle, Olympia, and Bellingham) are free for all audience members. The other three concerts are $10 for adults and free for students of all ages. Tickets may be reserved online, and we encourage audience members to secure them in advance to ensure admittance.

See the St. Olaf Orchestra’s 2022 Fall Tour schedule below, and reserve your tickets today! 

Sunday, October 16 • 7 p.m.
Western Washington University Performing Arts Center
Bellingham, WA

Monday, October 17 • 7 p.m.
Trinity Episcopal Cathedral
Portland, Oregon

Tuesday, October 18 • 7:30 p.m.
Olympia High School
Olympia, WA 

Wednesday, October 19 • 7 p.m.
Bremerton High School
Bremerton, WA 

Thursday, October 20 • 7 p.m.
Port Angeles High School
Port Angeles, WA

Friday, October 21 • 7 p.m.
Roosevelt High School
Seattle, WA