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Superhuman violinist Jae-In Shin to perform with Sammamish Symphony Orchestra Friday

The Sammamish Symphony Orchestra in a June 7 performance. - sammamishsymphony.org
The Sammamish Symphony Orchestra in a June 7 performance.
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The Sammamish Symphony Orchestra is hitting the road this Friday. Well, musically, anyway.

The orchestra will actually remain close to home for its next performance, "Expanded Horizons" at the Theatre at Meydenbauer in Bellevue. But they plan to traverse the globe with a set that's slated to include George Gershwin's orchestral score to "An American in Paris," Josephy Haydn's "Oxford Symphony" and Pablo de Sarasate's "Carmen Concert Fantasy, Op. 25."

OK, Eastsiders, here's one damn good reason to see this concert: Seattle Philharmonic Orchestra concertmaster Jae-In Shin is performing as guest violinist. Shin is about as prodigal as prodigies get, having begun her studies at the age of 4 at the Korean National University of Arts' preparatory school. She made her concert debut at 11 and has since performed across the globe.

But perhaps it would be best to let her ability speak for itself:

Shin earned her doctoral degree at the University of Washington and has lived in Seattle since 2010.

"Expanded Horizons" begins at 7:30 p.m. the evening of Oct. 23. Admission can be purchased at Ticketweb at $20 for adults, $15 for seniors and students 11-18 and $10 for children 10 and younger.

The Meydenbauer Center is located on the corner of Northeast Sixth Street and 112th Avenue Northeast in Bellevue.

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