Award-Winning Adna Teen to Perform at Centralia “Soaring Soloist” Concert


The annual “Soaring Soloist” Concert will be presented by the Pacific Northwest Chamber Orchestra at Centralia College’s Corbet Theater at 7 p.m. June 13.

According to the Orchestra’s statement, the concert, which is free, “will feature Shostakovich’s Ballet Suite, No. 1; Music for the Royal Fireworks by Handel; Bizet’s L’Arlesienne and a West Side Story Medley by Bernstein.”

Included in the concert will be Jordan Stout, a 16-year-old from Adna who will be performing the Saint Saens Concerto for Violincello.

Stout first began learning about music from his late mother when he was 6 years old. His mother, Emily Stout, was principal violist for the Seattle Philharmonic Orchestra. In the time since he began learning, Stout now plays the piano, trombone, electric bass and the cello. Recently, Stout has also started learning to play the banjo.

Stout began learning the cello when he was 8 from Brian Wharton, of Auburn. After moving to Adna, Stout began learning from Anne Botka, of Olympia. Stout also spent several years playing with the Tacoma Youth Orchestra.

Stout recently took part in an invitation only cello competition hosted by Central Washington University. During the competition, Stout was awarded high marks for his performance of the Saint Saens piece he will be playing at the June 13 concert.

Stout competes on Adna’s track and field team, participates in church activities, enjoys mountain biking and excels academically, maintaining a 3.9 GPA. He lives with his family in Adna.