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Lacey composer Schlichting to debut piece with symphony that honors his conductor grandfather

The Olympia Symphony Orchestra concludes its 65th anniversary season by “Coming Full Circle” with a program that will include a world premiere of a piece by a Lacey composer whose grandfather was one of the symphony’s earliest conductors. Composer Austin Schlichting plays viola with the Olympia Symphony Orchestra and teaches music at River Ridge High School in Lacey. His “Festschrift” pays homage to the orchestra’s history and to Fred Schlichting, who was its music director from the early 1950s to 1968. Also on Sunday’s program are the Overture to “Don Giovanni” and Beethoven’s Ninth.

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Deaths for April 19

Cole, Carol, 22, Olympia, died Saturday, April 14, 2018, in Olympia. Funeral Alternatives of Washington, Tumwater, 360-753-1065.

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Deaths for April 18

Armstrong, Deborah Ann, 60, Olympia, died Thursday, April 12, 2018, at Providence St. Peter Hospital, Olympia. McComb & Wagner Funeral Home & Crematory, Shelton, 360-426-4803.

Young voices keep science marching forward

Olympia's March for Science 2018 was organized and lead by teen activists advocating for science-based policy decisions that affect their futures.
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