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MUSIC FOR THE IMAGINATION- Featuring Peter and the Wolf and Other Tales of Adventure


November 2, 2012

Top off your Thanksgiving weekend with a delightful concert for the whole family!

Who: The Everett Philharmonic Orchestra led by Dr. Paul-Elliott Cobbs

When: Sunday, November 25, 2012 at 3:00 pm

Where: Everett Civic Auditorium • 2415 Colby Ave • Everett

Join the Everett Philharmonic Orchestra and conductor Dr. Paul-Elliott Cobbs as they take you on a journey to lands near and far with their second concert of the season, Music for the Imagination. The show begins at 3 pm on Sunday, November 25th in the Everett Civic Auditorium. This irresistible program features the classic Peter and the Wolf, an electrifying show for kids from 3 to 93. “It is geared for the enjoyment of the entire family,” said Maestro Cobbs of the upcoming performance, “In Music for the Imagination the orchestra bows, blows and beats out some of classical music’s unique compositions, suggesting story lines limited only by the listener’s imagination.”

“The concert is not only for the young,” said Cobbs, “although observing the kids’ pleasure is a hoot in itself, adults will get a kick out of identifying the sounds and dreaming up their own tales as well.”

Guest artists Duane Funderburk, pianist, and Rachell Wong, violinist, will open the afternoon’s festivities with a work commissioned as a special tribute to revered local violin teacher Kent Coleman, who contributed much to the greater Everett community.

The festivities will continue with Rossini’s Barber of Seville and its stirring mix of intense imagery. Next, mimes, Sara Mountjoy-Pepka and K. Brian Neel will share their talents as they perform Edvard Grieg’s Peer Gynt Suite No. 1 with the EPO—a remarkable audio and visual experience.

After intermission, Peter and his band of music-makers will continue the afternoon’s musical journey with Sergei Prokofiev’s Peter and the Wolf, narrated by Jannie Meisberger. Join Peter as he ventures out to the meadow, meets new friends and learns a few lessons along the way.

Then hold on tight as EPO welcomes the winner of the 2012 Gala Spring Fling contest, Molly Lenaburg, to the stage to conduct the inimitable Stars and Stripes.

For a rousing finale the EPO will travel to the Pridelands, sharing the Hakuna Matata spirit as they perform Disney’s, The Lion King.

Directly following the concert families will have the opportunity to get a closer look at the various instruments of the orchestra. They can learn by watching the Everett Phil musicians pluck, toot and pound the violins, horns and drums. There will also be hands-on activities.

Family tickets are affordably priced at $40 for a family of four ($10 for each additional ticket). Individual tickets are $20. For the best value, gather a few friends and make your own family-for-a-day.

Festival seating, so come early. Doors open at 2:15 p.m. Tickets are available online at Or call 206.270.9729.


If you would like more information about this topic or to schedule an interview with

Loma L Cobbs, Executive Director or Paul-Elliott Cobbs, Music Director,

please call Cami Davis at (206) 270-9729 or email

The Everett Philharmonic at


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