Fairbanks Symphony to mark 60 years in 2018-19

Posted on: September 6, 2018

“The Fairbanks Symphony Orchestra has been playing classical tunes for the city since before Alaska was even a state,” writes Kyrie Long in Thursday’s (8/6) Daily News-Miner (Fairbanks). “This year the orchestra enters its 60th season with a plethora of concerts for the Fairbanks community.… This September, the orchestra will visit some schools including Nenana, Tri Valley and Eielson … so students can look to hear some of this year’s program before the season kicks off. [Music Director Eduard] Zilberkant … is excited to celebrate 60 years of Fairbanks Symphony. He’s looking forward to bringing up guest artists and performing with them for a Fairbanks audience…. The official season opener makes the best of violinist Bryan Hall’s particular talents, [with Hall] ‘playing three different virtuosic pieces of different composers,’ Zilberkant said.” Hall is also conductor of the Fairbanks Youth Symphony Concert Orchestra. A spring program will serve as “one of FSO’s biggest season fundraisers, Beat Beethoven. The goal of the race is to reach the finish line before the conclusion of Beethoven’s Symphony No. 5. The orchestra hopes to record a new version of the symphony to play for the 25th Beat Beethoven 5K race, which takes place in April 2019.”

Posted September 6, 2018