Enjoy this family-friendly concert featuring young violinist Evan Johanson and conducted by Conducting Fellow Ruth Reinhardt. Roosevelt High School Symphony Orchestra and the Seattle Symphony will share the stage to perform Debussy’s La Mer (“The Sea”).
Doors open: 30 minutes prior to performance
Conductor Ruth Reinhardt was born in Saarbrücken, Germany, and is currently finishing her Master of Music degree in Conducting at The Juilliard School where she studies with Alan Gilbert.
Dr. Anna Edwards holds many positions as an artist and teacher in the Seattle area. Over the past sixteen years, she has built the Roosevelt High School symphony orchestra into a nationally recognized ensemble that has won 1st place in such festivals as the National Orchestra Cup, the American String Teachers Association, and Gresham Music Festival.
Evan Johanson is in 10th grade at Roosevelt High School in Seattle. He has been studying violin since the age of 5 and is currently a student of Margaret Pressley.
The Roosevelt High School Orchestras from Seattle, Washington are under the direction of Anna Edwards. The Roosevelt Orchestra program includes students from 9th – 12th grade. There are three orchestras with diverse ethnic and socioeconomic backgrounds, and students who thrive on being not only well rounded musicians, but well-rounded in their education and extra-curricular activities.
Overture to Die Fledermaus
Poème for Violin and Orchestra, Op. 25
La Mer ("The Sea")