ELLENSBURG, Wash. — Members of the Central Washington University Symphony Orchestra will perform at the Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts in Washington, D.C., on Monday.

Central’s orchestra is the only university group invited to be a featured performer at the Capital Orchestra Festival.

This will be the group’s first tour to the East Coast.

“We are so honored to be invited to the Capital Orchestra Festival,” said Nikolas Caoile, Central’s director of orchestras and interim chair of the music department. “Our students have earned this distinction through their hard work, talent and sheer musicianship. I am very proud to lead them.”

The program will include Johannes Brahms’ Double Concerto for Violin and Cello, and Modest Mussorgsky’s Pictures at an Exhibition.

The 73-member orchestra performs in as many as 10 events per year, including choral/orchestral collaborations, a concerto competition, Halloween concert, opera productions and guest artist concerts.

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