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Reserved seating coming in 2018-19 season

In May 2018, when season ticket sales for the 2018-19 season begin, you will be able–for the first time ever–to reserve your favorite seats! You will no longer need to wait in line, hoping to be able to claim those … Continue reading

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2017 Scholarship Winners

  Congratulations to our 2017 Cascade Symphony Scholarship Winners! The Morie Simon Scholarship in the amount of $3,000 has been awarded to Juliana Bushnell (top left), from the Edmonds School district. A Robert Anderson Scholarship of $2,000 has been awarded … Continue reading

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Board member’s grandmother helped to start symphony

By Claire Rootjes CSO Board of Directors I support Cascade Symphony Orchestra because it has been a part of my family for three generations. My grandmother, Alice Dawson, was integral to Cascade Symphony’s beginnings in 1963, and she served in various roles … Continue reading

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Meet the Musicians: CSO is a family affair for trombone player

By Scott Higbee Trombone When I was pretty small, the guy that wound up marrying my sister made quite an impression on me, so when it came time to choose an instrument, I said, “I want to play what he … Continue reading

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Meet the Musicians: Staying connected to music with CSO

Gita Krishnaswamy is the K-12 curriculum coordinator for science and health/fitness in the Kent School District. Parental legend has it that just before Gita’s 3rd birthday, her parents were watching a television performance of the Chicago Symphony Orchestra. Gita wandered up … Continue reading

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Meet the musicians: Percussionist part of Edmonds musical fabric for 25 years

By Ian Alvarez Percussion I first began performing with the Cascade Symphony Orchestra in the fall of 1989. At that time, I was just hired by the Edmonds School District to be the band and orchestra director at Meadowdale High … Continue reading

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Shop at Amazon? Learn how 0.5% of your purchase can go to Cascade Symphony

Doing your holiday shopping online this year? Amazon customers who go to, can select a nonprofit organization to receive 0.5% of your AmazonSmile purchase price. We encourage you to select Cascade Symphony and start your visit at every … Continue reading

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Announcing Friends of Cascade Symphony

Cascade Symphony is proud to announce Friends of Cascade Symphony! This new group of symphony fans invites other CSO enthusiasts to join them in supporting and promoting the orchestra. Friends of CSO will meet monthly or bi-monthly to plan activities … Continue reading

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Apply to be on the Board of Directors

The CSO Board is currently recruiting applicants for membership on the Board of Directors. Interested orchestra lovers are encouraged to apply, particularly those with interest and experience in the areas of fundraising, marketing and strategic planning. Prospective applicants may request … Continue reading

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In memory of our founder, Robert Anderson

Robert B.  Anderson, founder and Conductor Emeritus of the Cascade Symphony, slipped quietly out of this world on the evening of Friday, May 11. He was a dear friend, teacher and mentor to many of us in the symphony. His … Continue reading

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