The Seattle Symphony Orchestra, conducted by Eric Garcia, will perform a free concert April 27 at Langston Hughes Performing Arts Center.

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Seattle Symphony Orchestra

Hear the Seattle Symphony for free and check out the just-renovated Langston Hughes Performing Arts Center in a Friday evening concert led by SSO assistant conductor Eric Garcia.

The featured soloist will be 7-year-old violinist Sophie Lee, of Mill Creek, who will perform Kreisler’s rousing Praeludium and Allegro with the symphony.

The orchestra will perform Mozart’s Divertimento, K. 136, Holst’s St. Paul’s Suite and Mendelssohn’s Sinfonia No. 1.

A traveling multimedia exhibit by Rosaleen Rhee, “Treemonisha: Celebrating African Americans in Classical Music,” will be on display at the concert. Rhee is a master’s candidate in museology at the University of Washington.

The nearly century-old building housing the performing-arts center recently reopened after being closed 27 months for seismic and electrical upgrades.

7 p.m. Friday, Langston Hughes Performing Arts Center, 104 17th Ave. S., Seattle; free (

Seattle Times staff