WSO puts new spin on country classics

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Washington Symphony Orchestra will present WSO Country Jamboree at 8 p.m. Saturday at Trinity High School.


Nationally recognized hammered dulcimer musician Adam Sutch, a senior at California University of Pennsylvania, will perform several American folk songs, including “Whiskey Before Breakfast” and “Blackberry Blossom.”


Sutch began playing the dulcimer 12 years ago and has been ranked nationally three different years. He will play some folk tunes for the audience that will add to the country jamboree theme.


Sutch also plays tuba in the university’s marching band, and has been a member of the university choir, California Singers and Vulcanize. He has recorded four studio albums with his band, Sutch Sounds and has performed throughout the area and as far west as Kansas.


Themes from “Bonanza,” “Shenandoah” and “Tennessee Waltz” will be among the WSO’s selections. Other selections are “Ashokan Farewell” from the Ken Burns’ Civil War documentary and Aaron Copland’s “Rodeo,” which will make the audience remember the old “What’s for dinner … beef?” commercials.


In addition, U.S. Rep. Tim Murphy, R-18th District, will demonstrate his guitar playing and sing some country classics, such as “Witchita Lineman,” made famous by Glen Campbell in the 1960s.


Advance tickets are available at Citizens Library and all branches of Washington Financial, online at www.washsym.org or by calling the WSO at 724-223-9796. Tickets also will be sold at the door.


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