PUBLISHED: 11:30 AM on Wednesday, June 18, 2008
Photos: Symphonic celebration
TOP: Juneau Symphony Director Kyle Wiley Pickett (center) introduces the program of the 50th Anniversary kickoff concert June 14 at JDHS auditorium. The Juneau Symphony concert featured the Alaskan premiere of the "Alaska

Symphony" by Wilson Sawyer, who died in 1979. The orchestra also performed two pieces by Alaskan composer Philip Munger, the Alaska Flag song, the National Anthem and a Vaughan Williams tuba concerto featuring 2007 Youth

Concerto Competition winner Stephen Young.