SEATTLE SYMPHONY TO GIVE FREE COMMUNITY CONCERT AT LANGSTON HUGHES PERFORMING ARTS CENTER
FOR RELEASE Friday, April 13, 2012
Friday, April 27, 2012, at 7 p.m.
Langston Hughes Performing Arts Center
104 17th Avenue South
Seattle, WA 98144
Eric Garcia, conductor
Sophie Lee, violin
As part of the Seattle Symphony’s ongoing commitment to make classical music accessible to the Puget Sound region, the Orchestra will perform a FREE community concert at Seattle’s newly-renovated Langston Hughes Performing Arts Center on Friday, April 27 at 7 p.m. The concert is free and open to the public; no tickets are required.
The night’s featured soloist is talented 8-year-old violinist Sophie Lee, a Mill Creek resident and student at the Coleman Violin Studio. Lee will perform Fritz Kreisler’s showpiece Praeludium and Allegro with the Seattle Symphony. The Orchestra will also perform Mozart’s lighthearted Divertimento, K. 136, Holst’s jaunty St. Paul’s Suite, and Mendelssohn’s Sinfonia No. 1, led by Assistant Conductor Eric Garcia.
A multimedia exhibit by Rosaleen Rhee, a Masters candidate in Museology at the University of Washington, will be on display at the concert. The traveling exhibit, Treemonisha: Celebrating African Americans in Classical Music, explores the living legacy and ongoing culture of African American musicians living in and around Seattle.
CONCERT & PROGRAM DETAILS
WOLFGANG AMADEUS MOZART
Divertimento in F major, K. 136 [125a]
FRITZ KREISLER / arr. Bingiee Shiu
Praeludium and Allegro
Sophie Lee, violin
Sinfonia No. 1 in C major
St. Paul's Suite for String Orchestra
This concert is presented as part of the Seattle Symphony’s Family, School & Community Programs, which are partially supported with funding from the Seattle Office of Arts & Cultural Affairs, 4Culture and the National Endowment for the Arts.