The experimental New York School of composers spawned a wealth of avant-garde works. In this program Christian Wolff’s For Bob honors the famed painter Robert Rauschenberg and Morton Feldman’s Rothko Chapel is a moving tribute to Mark Rothko. Also included are works by fellow New York School composers John Cage and Earle Brown.
This concert is dedicated to Robert Rauschenberg.
Joseph Crnko was appointed Associate Conductor for Choral Activities for Seattle Symphony in September 2007. Crnko brings a wealth of choral conducting, arranging, recording and education experience to his position. He has prepared the Seattle Symphony Chorale for numerous critically acclaimed performances, including Bach’s St. Matthew Passion, Britten’s War Requiem, Handel’s Messiah and Verdi’s Requiem.
Her “lovely and pure soprano” (The Seattle Times), impeccable pitch and ability to master difficult works have made Maria Männistö a sought-after performer of new music in the Seattle area.
Rob Tucker is one of the Northwest's most in demand percussionists. He regularly performs with the Seattle Symphony, Seattle Opera and Pacific Northwest Ballet.
Committed to both contemporary and standard repertoire, Cristina Valdés is known for presenting innovative concerts with repertoire ranging from Bach to Xenakis.
Seattle Symphony pianist Kimberly Russ celebrates joined the orchestra in 2002 at the invitation of Conductor Laureate, Gerard Schwarz.
The Seattle Symphony Chorale serves as the official chorus of the Seattle Symphony. Over its past four decades, the Chorale has grown in artistry and stature, establishing itself as a highly respected ensemble.
Sponsored by the Bagley and Virginia Wright Foundation. [untitled] 2 is presented as part of the Seattle Symphony’s New Music WORKS initiative, which is supported in part by a grant from the National Endowment for the Arts. New Music WORKS features commissions, concerts and educational activities that use composition as a catalyst for collaboration and engagement in music.