2013-14 Ticket Orders & Season Subscriptions
We are thrilled to announce that our four regular season concerts will be performed at Humboldt State's Van Duzer Theatre, and that our Holiday Concert will be held at the Eureka First Assembly of God Church (1060 Hoover Street, Eureka). (The Arkley Center will be closed for the duration of the season.)
All concerts begin at 8 pm. We invite you to join us at 7 pm before each show, for an informal pre-concert talk with musicians Daniela Mineva and John Chernoff, as they discuss the history, structure, and significance of the evening's musical selections!
Seating for the Holiday Concert at the Eureka First Assembly of God Church is general.
Humboldt State Van Duzer Theatre: The best parking for easy-slope access to the theater is in the library lot (FS6); follow the sidewalks from there to the theater. If you are comfortable with stairs, the closest access to the theater is from the limited parking north of Gist Hall, or via drop-off at the same location. We are also providing free shuttle service, including wheelchair transport, from the main lots at HSU (G11 and FS9 - located next to Student & Business Services). You will see our tent near the Parking Service building in the northeast corner of lot G11. Parking is free at HSU on weekends. View PARKING MAP
Eureka First Assembly of God: Ample accessible parking is available; there is also a covered drop-off area at the doors to the church. Visit the First Assembly website or see the Google Map for additional venue information.
Ticket Office Policies
Box Office & Will Call
Season ticket reservations are available now by calling the box office at (707) 822-2401. Please leave a message, and we will return your call within one business day to reserve your seat choice.
We will open individual concert ticketing on Tuesday, September 3, following the Labor Day holiday.
A $3 processing fee will be applied to all advanced ticket purchases, and covers all tickets purchased during one telephone call.
If you order tickets more than 10 days prior to a concert, we will mail them to you. Otherwise, your tickets will be available at Will Call in the lobby.
Ticket Exchange and Refund Policy
On a space-available basis, tickets may be exchanged prior to the performance for another concert within the same weekend by calling the Symphony Ticketing Office at 822-2401. There are no refunds available for unused tickets.
2013-14 Season Schedule
Download our curricular guide for our upcoming 2014 concerts - including links to videos, poetry, and more!
Winter Program: Beethoven, Bruch & Dvorak ~ Fri-Sat, Feb 28 - Mar 1, 2014 at 8 pm
McKinleyville native Otis Harriel returns home to perform the beloved Bruch Violin Concerto. The winter concert also features Beethoven's dramatic Egmont Overture - written as incidental music for Goethe's play about the heroic adventures of a 16th century Count of Egmont - and Dvorak's powerful Seventh Symphony.
OTIS HARRIEL: Our winter soloist, McKinleyville native Otis Harriel, began his studies here with violinist Rob Diggins, performing in his teen years with the Eureka Symphony and the Humboldt State Symphony, and as concertmaster of the ArMack Orchestra. In May 2013, Otis graduated from the San Francisco Conservatory of Music as a student under the tutelage of Wei He. Otis is a member of the new San Francisco ensemble, the Friction Quartet.
Spring Program: Featuring the 2014 Youth Competition Winners ~ Sat-Sun, Apr 26-27, 2014 at 8 pm
Every year, three winners of the Youth Competition are selected to perform with the Symphony. The tradition of spotlighting young musical talents lends itself to an inspiring program. This year's program will also include famous sets of dances: Polovtsian Dances by Russian composer Alexander Borodin, and Hungarian Dance No. 5 by Johannes Brahms. The concert will also feature the Video Games Live Suite, an orchestrated collection of well-known video game music. Please note that both shows are evening concerts this year.
YOUTH WINNERS: This season's winning selections are Haydn's Concerto for Piano and Orchestra in D major, movement 3, played by Gad "Zar" Raganas and Gershwin's Concerto in F, movement 1, played on piano by Sonia Copple.
Season Finale: Americana ~ Fri-Sat, May 30-31, 2014 at 8 pm
We open our final concert of the year with Morton Gould's American Salute. Written during WWII, Salute explores and develops the popular war-time tune of "When Johnny Comes Marching Home." Also on the program is Samuel Barber's beloved piece for soprano and orchestra, Knoxville Summer of 1915. This selection is based on a literary work by James Agee, and recalls his idyllic, dreamlike depiction of an evening in the American South. Finishing the program is American composer Randall Thompson's Symphony No. 2. Written in 1931, Thompson's symphony features hints of American jazz and popular music.
CLARA LISLE: We are delighted to have Clara Lisle (Arcata High) return home from England to perform Samuel Barber's lush work with the Eureka Symphony. Clara received her degree in music performance from London's Trinity Laban Conservatoire of Music and Dance in December 2013. Listen to vocal selections by Clara on her website.
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