Mario Alejandro Torres is in his second year as the Music Director and Conductor for the Bainbridge Symphony Orchestra and he’s excited for the symphony’s season to begin!

 This season opens on Saturday, Nov 9th at 7:30 p.m. with Distant Light.

What excites Mario isn’t just the music, although in this podcast you will hear him talk passionately about the pieces chosen for the first concert of the season. What’s exciting to Mario is the opportunity to share great music with our community, as well as the opportunity to work with amazing musical performers, including our very own, very talented Bainbridge Symphony Orchestra.

The program begins with Jubilee from American composer George Chadwick. Distant Light, a violin concerto composed by Pēteris Vasks, follows as the second piece for the evening. Distant Light features a special guest, violinist and former concertmaster of the Seattle Symphony, Maria Larionoff. Distant Light premiered in 1997 and combines the typical elements of classical music with newer approaches. The concert will close with selections from Gustav Holst’s The Planets. As to which of Holst’s planets will be featured in the program, well, you’ll need to come to the symphony to find out.

The 2019-20 season for the Bainbridge Symphony Orchestra opens Saturday, Nov 9th at 7:30 p.m. Tickets are available at There is an opportunity to meet Mario Alejandro Torres if you attend the pre-concert chat on Sunday, Nov 10th at 2:15 p.m.

Credits: BCB Host: John Fossett; Audio Editor: John Fossett; Publisher: Robert Ross