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SEATTLE SYMPHONY TO GIVE SEVEN FREE CONCERTS IN THE COMMUNITY THIS SEASON

Press Release:

Thursday, 22 October, 2015

Ludovic Morlot and Orchestra Further Their Commitment to Bring Music to Seattle Neighborhoods and Mentor Young Musicians

Orchestra Will Give Two Community and Five Side-by-Side Concerts

Seattle, WA — The Seattle Symphony will give seven free concerts at various neighborhood venues this season. These performances include two Community and five Side-by-Side Concerts. The Community Concerts are a part of the Orchestra’s Community Connections program with an ongoing commitment to broadening accessibility to arts programming. This season’s Community Concerts will take place at Rainier Valley Cultural Center on October 24 and Seattle City Hall on February 26. In addition, the Symphony will partner with local high school and community orchestras to present five Side-by-Side concerts, where musicians from community and high school orchestras will perform side-by-side with Symphony musicians during the concert. Concerts this season include performances with students from the University of Washington School of Music at Brechemin Auditorium on November 10, Cascade Youth Symphony Orchestra at Shorecrest Performing Arts Center on January 26, West Seattle Community Orchestra at Chief Sealth High School on February 24, Garfield High School at Benaroya Hall on March 1 and Roosevelt High School at Roosevelt High School on March 8.

Concerts and Program Details:

COMMUNITY CHAMBER CONCERT

Seattle Symphony at Rainier Valley Cultural Center

Saturday, October 24, at 2 p.m.

Rainier Valley Cultural Center

Natasha Bazhanov, violin

John Weller, violin

Rachel Swerdlow, viola

Walter Gray, cello

FRANZ JOSEPH HAYDN         Quartet in E-flat major, Op. 33, No. 2, "The Joke"        

ALEXANDER BORODIN         Nocturne from String Quartet No. 2 in D major
FELIX MENDELSSOHN           Quartet in A minor, Op. 13, No. 2            

           

A family-friendly tricks and treats themed concert featuring string quartet music by Haydn, Borodin and Mendelssohn. Costumes are welcomed!

SIDE-BY-SIDE

Seattle Symphony and University of Washington School of Music Students

Tuesday, November 10, at 7:30 p.m.

Brechemin Auditorium, University of Washington School of Music

Zartouhi Dombourian-Eby, flute

Chengwen Winnie Lai, oboe

Alexander Tu, clarinet

Paul Rafanelli, bassoon

Mark Robbins, horn

Steve Bryant, violin

Sue Jane Bryant, violin

Vijay Chalasani, viola

Joy Payton-Stevens, cello

Allan Dameron, piano

CARL NIELSEN            String Quartet No. 4 in F major, Op. 44             

CARL NIELSEN            Violin Sonata No. 2 in G major, Op. 35  
CARL NIELSEN            Wind Quintet, Op. 43                                                        

School of Music students perform side-by-side with members of Seattle Symphony in a chamber music concert in honor of the 150th anniversary of the birth of Danish composer Carl Nielsen.

SIDE-BY-SIDE CONCERT

Seattle Symphony and Cascade Youth Symphony Orchestra

Tuesday, January 26, at 7 p.m.

Shorecrest Performing Arts Center

Pablo Rus Broseta, conductor

Gerry Marsh, conductor

Yesong Sophie Lee, violin

Cascade Youth Symphony Orchestra

Seattle Symphony 

WOLFGANG AMADEUS MOZART    Selections from Ballet Music from Idomeneo,

Rè di Creta, K. 367

                                                SEATTLE SYMPHONY

FRANZ WAXMAN                              Carmen Fantasie for Violin and Orchestra

                                                                        YESONG SOPHIE LEE, VIOLIN         

                                                                        SEATTLE SYMPHONY

IGOR STRAVINSKY                            The Firebird Suite (1919 version)

                                                                        CASCADE YOUTH SYMPHONY

ORCHESTRA

                                                                        SEATTLE SYMPHONY

 

A family-friendly concert featuring young violinist, Yesong Sophie Lee, with the Cascade Youth Symphony Orchestra and Seattle Symphony. 

SIDE-BY-SIDE CONCERT

Seattle Symphony and West Seattle Community Orchestra Side-by-Side

Wednesday, February 24, at 7 p.m.

Chief Sealth High School

Pablo Rus Broseta, conductor

Alena Hove, violin

Bronwyn James, viola

West Seattle Community Orchestra

Seattle Symphony

JEAN SIBELIUS                                   Finlandia, Op. 26, No. 7

                                                                       WEST SEATTLE COMMUNITY ORCHESTRA

                                                                       SEATTLE SYMPHONY                                                                

WOLFGANG AMADEUS MOZART    Allegro maestoso from Sinfonia concertante in E-flat major for Violin, Viola, and Orchestra, K. 364 (320D)                                                                                                  

                                                                        ALENA HOVE, VIOLIN                                                  

                                                                        BRONWYN JAMES, VIOLA

                                                                        SEATTLE SYMPHONY

WOLFGANG AMADEUS MOZART    Symphony No. 29 in A major, K. 186a [201]                                

                                                                        SEATTLE SYMPHONY

                                                                       

A family-friendly concert featuring young violinist Alena Hove and young violist Bronwyn James. Concert conducted by Assistant Conductor, Pablo Rus Broseta.

COMMUNITY CHAMBER CONCERT

Seattle Symphony at Seattle City Hall

Friday, February 26, at 12 noon

Seattle City Hall

Pablo Rus Broseta, conductor

Alena Hove, violin

Bronwyn James, viola

Seattle Symphony

WOLFGANG AMADEUS MOZART    Overture to La finta giardiniera, K. 196

                                                            Allegro from Symphony in D major, K. 196

                                                             

WOLFGANG AMADEUS MOZART    Allegro maestoso from Sinfonia concertante in E-flat major for Violin, Viola, and Orchestra, K. 364 (320D)                                                                                                  

                                                                        ALENA HOVE, VIOLIN                                                  

                                                                        BRONWYN JAMES, VIOLA

WOLFGANG AMADEUS MOZART    Symphony No. 29 in A major, K. 186a [201]

Enjoy this all-Mozart concert featuring young violinist Alena Hove, young violist Bronwyn James and conducted by Assistant Conductor Pablo Rus Broseta.

SIDE-BY-SIDE CONCERT

Seattle Symphony with Garfield High School

Tuesday, March 1, at 7 p.m.

Benaroya Hall
Ludovic Morlot, conductor

Marcus Tsutakawa, conductor

Garfield High School Concert Orchestra

Garfield High School Symphony Orchestra

Seattle Symphony 

CLAUDE DEBUSSY      La mer (“The Sea”)

                                                GARFIELD HIGH SCHOOL SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA

                                                SEATTLE SYMPHONY

Music Director Ludovic Morlot conducts Garfield High School Symphony Orchestra and the Seattle Symphony as they share the stage to perform Debussy’s La Mer (“The Sea”).

 

SIDE-BY-SIDE CONCERT

Seattle Symphony with Roosevelt High School

Tuesday, March 8, at 7 p.m.

Roosevelt High School

Ruth Reinhardt, conductor

Anna Edwards, conductor

Evan Johanson, violin

Roosevelt High School Concert Orchestra

Roosevelt High School Symphony Orchestra

Seattle Symphony 

ERNEST CHAUSSON Poème for Violin and Orchestra, Op. 25                                     

                                                      EVAN JOHANSON, VIOLIN

                                                      SEATTLE SYMPHONY       

CLAUDE DEBUSSY      La mer (“The Sea”)

                                                      ROOSEVELT HIGH SCHOOL SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA

                                                      SEATTLE SYMPHONY

A family-friendly concert featuring young violinist Evan Johanson, conducted by Conducting Fellow Ruth Reinhardt.


The Seattle Symphony’s Family, School & Community programs are supported by 4Culture, the Ann and Gordon Getty Foundation, The Boeing Company, the Burlington Northern Santa Fe Foundation, The Clowes Fund, Inc., the Elizabeth McGraw Foundation, the Fales Foundation Trust, the League of American Orchestras, Richard and Francine Loeb, Kjristine Lund, the National Endowment for the Arts, New Music USA, Peach Foundation, the Peg and Rick Young Foundation, the Schiff Foundation, the Seattle Office of Arts & Culture, The Sheri and Les Biller Family Foundation, the Snoqualmie Tribe, Ten Grands Seattle, the U.S. Bank Foundation, Wells Fargo and the Wyman Youth Trust.

About the Seattle Symphony

The Seattle Symphony is one of America's leading symphony orchestras and is internationally acclaimed for its innovative programming and extensive recording history. Under the leadership of Music Director Ludovic Morlot since September 2011, the Symphony is heard from September through July by more than 500,000 people through live performances and radio broadcasts. It performs in one of the finest modern concert halls in the world — the acoustically superb Benaroya Hall — in downtown Seattle. Its extensive education and community engagement programs reach over 65,000 children and adults each year. The Seattle Symphony has a deep commitment to new music, commissioning many works by living composers each season, including John Luther Adams' recent Become Ocean, which won the 2014 Pulitzer Prize for Music and a 2015 Grammy for Best Contemporary Classical Composition. The orchestra has made nearly 150 recordings and has received 18 Grammy nominations, two Emmy Awards and numerous other accolades. In 2014 the Symphony launched its in-house recording label, Seattle Symphony Media.


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