Mid-Columbia Symphony will show off its elegance during a Nov. 1 concert.
And also its adaptability.
The symphony was supposed to perform a clarinet concerto featuring soloist Andy Hudson during the show.
But Hudson, from Chicago, was hurt in a bicycle accident and won’t be able to play.
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So the group is shifting gears, and instead will perform a saxophone concert with Central Washington University’s new saxophone professor, Adam Pelandini.
The concert, called Elegance, is at 3 p.m. Nov. 1 in the auditorium at Richland High School.
“You might think of a number of different composers when you think of who the most elegant composer was,” said Nicholas Wallin, the symphony’s music director and conductor, in a video about the show. One name that’s certainly at the top of the list is Mozart, and the orchestra will perform the famed composer’s Symphony No. 40.
“It’s one of my favorites, and an absolute perfect display of how the orchestra can be a really, really elegant ensemble,” Wallin said.
The concert also will include Dances & Airs Suite No. 1 by Respighi and Glazounov’s Saxophone Concerto.
Jenna Coddington, a symphony board member and spokeswoman, said the group is grateful Pelandini could step in as a soloist at the last minute. He’s a skilled and accomplished performer, and “it’s going to be incredible beautiful,” she said. “We’re excited to have him play with us.”
The hope is to bring Hudson back in the future when he has recovered, she said.
The concert is the second in the symphony’s 2015-16 season. Each show is focusing on a different emotion.
Next up is Nationalism on Jan. 31, followed by History on March 12 and Faith on May 21.
Richland High is at 930 Long Ave.