Horacio Franco Astonishes with “Flute Promenade” Performance


On Saturday afternoon in the Good Shepherd Center’s beautiful Chapel venue, Horacio Franco, guest artist, met every expectation with a flute performance that provided audience members with an unforgettable experience. Accompanied by the multi-generational Ballard Civic Orchestra, comprised of an impressive mix of amateur and professional musicians, the prodigious talent of Mr. Franco was ever-present as he performed Vivaldi’s Concerto in Do maggiore and Concerto “Il Cardellino” for a full house. BCO is grateful for and honored by the gift of his talent and passion.

Teo Benson and Brendon Kellogg opened the concert with a beautiful violin-cello presentation of Passacaglia by Hanel-Halversen and Paula Nava Madrigal directed an enjoyable performance of La Musica Notturna delle Strade di Madrid by Boccherini.

Kudos to the Ballard Civic Orchestra conductor and concertmaster and to the Friends of Ballard Civic Orchestra Steering Committee for creating a truly inspirational multi-cultural experiences for Seattle classical music lovers and many thanks to Seattle’s Department of Neighborhoods for its Neighborhood Matching Fund grant that has supported the founding of our community orchestra.

In September BCO will present the second of its concert series entitled “Celebrating Hispanic & Latin American Cultural Heritage” with an afternoon concert at the Ballard Locks on September 17 and an evening performance in the Chapel at the Good Shepherd Center on September 19.

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