LA GRANDE, BAKER CITY — The Grande Ronde Symphony is starting its 75th season as Oregon’s longest continuously operating orchestra with two fall concerts.

The first is Wednesday, Nov. 9, 7 p.m. at McKenzie Theatre on the campus of Eastern Oregon University.

The second is Saturday, Nov. 12, 1 p.m. at Baker High School’s auditorium.

Tickets are $12 adults, $10 seniors, $2 for college students and $1 for high/middle school students and members of the Fiddle Club or Grande Ronde Student Symphony.

Tickets are available online at and at Direct Music Source in La Grande and Betty’s Books in Baker City.

The performances will feature pianist Anson K. Sin, the winner of the open category of the Concerto+Aria Competition sponsored annually by the Grande Ronde Symphony.

According to a press release, Sin was first recognized for his debut performance with the Port Townsend Symphony Orchestra at the age of 18. He has performed as a concert pianist in historical concert halls throughout the world, including New York City’s Carnegie Hall. Currently he is pursuing his doctorate of musical arts at the University of Oregon, while instructing private piano classes and accompanying studios in the University’s School of Music and Dance.

He will perform two slow movements from piano concertos — the Adagio from Beethoven’s “Piano Concerto No. 5” and the Andante from “Piano Concerto No. 21” by Mozart.

The Grande Ronde Symphony will also be performing several romantic pieces that are sure to be a crowd pleaser, said Alice Trindle, president of the Grande Ronde Symphony Association.

“We could not be more excited to begin the orchestra’s 75th season with this amazing and beautiful program,” Trindle said. “Under the direction of Zachary Banks, the symphony is truly recognizing its heritage in presenting music that stirs the soul and will set the stage for marking 75 years of bringing orchestral programming to greater northeast Oregon.”

Special pricing is available for families and groups. For information about “Grace Notes,” send an email to

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