Side-by-Side with Roosevelt High School

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


Dates and Tickets

  • 8 Mar (Tue) 2016 7:00PM

Running time

1 hour, 12 minutes


Taper Auditorium, Benaroya Hall 200 University St, Seattle, WA 98101


Ruth Reinhardt


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. 

Anna Edwards


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


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.

Roosevelt High School Symphony Orchestra

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.

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.





Jessie Montgomery


Johann Strauss, Jr.

Overture to Die Fledermaus

Ernest Chausson

Poème for Violin and Orchestra, Op. 25

Claude Debussy

La Mer ("The Sea")