Enjoy this free Side-by-Side concert with the Seattle Symphony and Roosevelt High School Symphony Orchestra. Seattle Symphony Music Director Ludovic Morlot will conduct both orchestras for the colorful Gershwin favorite Cuban Overture. This program will also feature Seattle Symphony Young Artist Andrew Angelos in a performance of Dukas’ Villanelle for Horn and Orchestra.
Admission is Free. RSVP Encouraged.
The French conductor Ludovic Morlot has been Music Director of the Seattle Symphony since 2011. Amongst the many highlights of his tenure, the orchestra has won two Grammy Awards and gave an exhilarating performance at Carnegie Hall in 2014, as reported in the The New York Times: “The performance Mr. Morlot coaxed from his players was rich with shimmering colors and tremulous energy.”
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.
Andrew Angelos is a horn player from Seattle WA. He attends the Manhattan School of Music in NYC studying with Javier Gandara of the Metropolitan Opera.
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.