Charming melodies abound in chamber music from Ravel and Poulenc, highlighting the effortless beauty that unites French artists across generations. Schubert’s sweeping String Quintet shows a precocious songwriter applying his talents on a grand scale.
Kenneth Tarver is considered to be one of the outstanding belcanto tenore di grazia of his generation, acknowledged for his beauty of tone, virtuosic technique, extensive and even vocal range, coupled with an attractive and elegant stage presence.
A Seattle native, Jeffrey Barker is beginning his new position as Associate Principal Flute of the Seattle Symphony in the 2015–2016 season.
Prior to becoming a member of the Seattle Symphony, John Turman was awarded the position of principal horn of the St. Paul Chamber Orchestra in the spring of 2015.
Alexander White returns to the Seattle Symphony as Third/Assistant Principal Trumpet after being Principal Trumpet of the Malaysian Philharmonic for their 2014–2015 season.
David Ritt is originally from Long Island, New York. He attended the Eastman School of Music, and played briefly in the orchestras of Singapore and Ft. Wayne, Indiana.
Born in Ekaterinburg, Russia, Natasha Bazhanov began playing violin at the age of 5.
Before joining the Seattle Symphony in 2009, Assistant Principal Cello Meeka Quan DiLorenzo held the title of Associate Principal Cello of the Utah Symphony for five seasons.
Walter Gray has performed as a soloist and chamber musician throughout the United States, Canada, Mexico, the Far East and Europe, including performances in Moscow, Odessa, Zagreb, Seoul and Tokyo.
Joseph Adam is Resident Organist for the Seattle Symphony. He has been Cathedral Organist at St. James Cathedral in Seattle since 1993.
Pianist Jessica Choe began her musical studies at the age of 3 in her native Korea where she was a prize winner in several national piano competitions including the Samick National Piano Competition, the Korea Daily Times Piano Competition and the Korean Department of Education Music Competition.
Timothy Garland has been a member of the Seattle Symphony first violin section since 2005, and was previously a member of the Houston Symphony first violin section. He has also performed with the San Francisco Symphony, the Detroit Symphony and has been guest leader with the Royal Scottish National Orchestra.
Seeking means of discovery and expression, Carlin Ma has dedicated her life to music and the arts, including solo piano, chamber music, photography, and multidisciplinary projects. As a pianist, she has performed for audiences at prestigious venues including the Kennedy Center, Ravinia Festival and Lübeck Musik Hochschule for the Schleswig-Holstein Music Festival.