The Columbia River Symphony at a recent performance. The symphony teams up with Beacock Music Concert Band at 7 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 10, for a free summer pops concert in celebration of Astoria Regatta at the Astoria High School Auditorium.

ASTORIA – Hear the Columbia River Symphony and Beacock Music Concert Band’s Summer Pops concert at 7 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 10, at the Astoria High School Auditorium, 1001 W Marine Drive. The family-friendly concert is free and donations are accepted.

The concert is part of the Astoria Regatta festival.

The symphony and concert band will perform separately for the first half of the concert then join together as one large ensemble to close out the performance with popular pop music selections.

The program features selections from popular Hollywood films, musicals and video games including classics such as “Avengers,” “Journey,” “Band of Brothers,” “Baba Yetu,” “Winds of Poseidon” and more.

This concert marks the sixth time that identical twin brothers and directors of the symphony and concert band, Cory and Cary Pederson, have brought their groups together to perform.

The Columbia River Symphony is comprised equally of adults of all ages from all over the region and youth from six local middle and high schools. The symphony is now in its 12th year.

Beacock Music Concert Band is an ensemble that is part of the New Horizons music program which provide entry points to music-making for adults, many of retirement age, but open to all adults.

The symphony welcomes new members and is open to anyone who plays a string or wind instrument, percussion or piano. The organization is also interested in acquiring new board members that would enjoy furthering the mission of the Columbia River Symphony.

For more information, visit or call 1-503-836-2198 or e-mail

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