Live Music Project Sponsorship Success

Live Music ProjectMany thanks to Shaya Lyon and the Live Music Project  for putting together a way to directly sponsor our student musicians during our November 2015 concert.  The folks at LMP created a website by which sponsors could select individual musicians to honor with their donations.

These sponsorships helped our musicians in many ways: it gave them the opportunity to play with and be mentored by working professionals, it provided the rare experience of premiering a work by an up-and-coming composer, Angelique Poteat, it allowed them to be recorded by a professional video and audio team, and it furthered the experience, enjoyment, and education in musical art for an appreciative audience. We were able to raise $1250 for the orchestra in just over a week.

SCO Premieres Primiani’s SIRENS on West Coast

Leanna Primiani Seattle Collaborative Orchestra performed the West Coast premiere of composer-conductor Leanna Primiani’s SIRENS for Orchestra in our November 2015 concert. In talking about this piece with Primiani’s publisher, Subito Music, Anna Edwards, SCO’s Music Director commented, “It’s been a blast for me and the musicians to work on this piece!” Based after Homer’s classic “The Odyssey,” the ten-minute work premiered in 2008 at the Nashville Symphony, led by Leonard Slatkin.

Read more about SIRENS for Orchestra and composer Leanna Primiani at Subito Music.

SCO 2015-16 Concert Season

The Seattle Collaborative Orchestra continues its innovative programming featuring new music and up-and-coming performers.  This season we will premiere works by local composer and clarinetist Angelique Poteat and by Roosevelt High graduate Brendan McMullen, present the West Coast premiere of SIRENS for Orchestra by noted composer Leanna Primiani, hear rising Soprano Marcy Stonikas and the exciting Northwest Girlchoir, and feature a performance by the winner of the first SCO Concerto Competition.

Listen to the Girls

November 18, 7:00pm
University Christian Church
Seattle, Washington
  1. Oh, Lois! by Michael Daugherty
  2. SIRENS for Orchestra by Leanna Primiani
  3. Four Last Songs by Richard Strauss featuring Soprano Marcy Stonikas
  4. Prélude à l’après-midi d’un faune by Claude Debussy
  5. Listen to the Girls by Angelique Poteat (world premiere) featuring the Northwest Girlchoir

Marcy Stonikas, Soprano, recently sang Ariadne with the Seattle Opera.

The Northwest Girlchoir, led by artistic director Sara Boos, offers girls and young women a transformational experience through music education and artistic excellence.

Let’s Get Emotional

March 22, 7:00pm
Roosevelt High School Theater
Seattle, Washington
  1. Unworkable Devices by Brendan McMullen (world premiere)
  2. D’un Soir Triste & D’un Matin de Printemps by Lili Boulanger
  3. Concerto competition winner (see below)
  4. Symphony No. 2 by Howard Hanson

Auditions for concerto competition will be for musicians within the SCO. Auditions will occur in late November and early December. More information will be available on this website at a later date.

SCO wins 2nd Place in The American Prize for 2013

The American Prize

Seattle Collaborative Orchestra earned Second Place in The American Prize in Orchestral Performance – Community Orchestras. Conductor Anna Edwards was also honored with second place in The American Prize in Conducting – Community Orchestras. More info and complete list of winners can be found at The American Prize website.

University of Washington also featured the Collaborative Orchestra’s achievements on their website.