December Concert: Questions and Answers

SCO Cellos with Walter Grey.

SCO Cellos rehearse with Walter Grey. [Erika Pierson photo]

Please join us for our first concert of the 2016-2017 season! The theme is Questions and Answers, and as usual, we feature a new work, this time by Roosevelt and Rice University graduate Brendan McMullen.

Brendan McMullenUnquestioned  (World Premiere)
Charles IvesThe Unanswered Question
Lili BoulangerD’un soir triste & D’un matin du printemps
TchaikovskySymphony No. 5

Tuesday, December 6, 2016, 7:30pm
Roosevelt High School Theater
1410 NE 66th St, Seattle WA 98115

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 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.