Juneau Symphony to feature Sitka soloist
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Kyle Pickett, music director of the Juneau Symphony, discusses his orchestra’s tour to Sitka this weekend (7:30 PM Sun Apr 1 at the Sitka Performing Arts Center, tickets $22/$17/$10 at Old Harbor Books). The 60-musician ensemble will perform pieces by Brahms, Marquez, and a Grondahl Trombone Concerto featuring Sitka High senior George Jones. The Juneau Youth Symphony will perform at 4 PM.
For complete program information, visit the Juneau Symphony’s website.
Doug Osborne, Director of Health Promotion at Sitka Community Hospital, describes his plans for Marijuana Town Hall II (6:30 - 8 PM Mon Mar 30, Harrigan Centennial Hall). Osborne hopes the meeting/discussion helps clear up misinformation about the use of marijuana, and serves as a vehicle for "reasonable conversation" about the newly-legalized drug.
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