Young Artist Competition

The Washington Idaho Symphony welcomes Dr. Edward Dixon as Guest Conductor for the January Concert Series. A frequent performer, he has appeared as cello soloist with the Yakima, Wenatchee, Walla Walla and Mid-Columbia Symphonies among others and has most recently participated in the Siletz Bay and McCall Music Festivals.  He made his Carnegie Hall debut in 1987.  Dr. Dixon has been principal cellist of the Walla Walla Symphony since 1991, the Mid-Columbia Symphony since 2010 and the Washington-Idaho Symphony in 2013-14. 

In addition to his work with the Whitman College Symphony, Dr. Dixon has conducted the Walla Walla, Mid-Columbia, Washington-Idaho and Oregon East Symphonies and was the music director for the Walla Walla Symphony's Mares n Music concerts. Dixon also served seven times as conductor for the Walla Walla Community College summer musical productions staged in the Fort Walla Walla Amphitheater.

The January concert series includes Grieg's Peer Gynt Suite and Piano Concerto in A Minor, 1st Movement. In addition, Sibelius' Symphony No.2 will be performed and the 2016-2017 Young Artists Competition Winner Melody Morrison performs on piano. Tickets for the January 27th concert at Pullman High School and the January 28thconcert at Lewiston High School are available at the door or washingtonidahosymphony.org.