Clinton Smith, music director George Shangrow, founder

Echoes of Old England February 3

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Guest conductor Michael Wheatley leads Edward Elgar’s touching miniature Sospiri (“Sighs,”), Arnold Bax’s evocative tone poem November Woods (secretly inspired by an illicit love affair) and Ralph Vaughan Williams’ rarely heard choral tour de force Five Tudor Portraits (with soloists Kate Tombaugh and Barry Johnson joining the Seattle Chamber Singers). Plus, OSSCS Concerto Competition winner Shintaro Taneda joins Orchestra Seattle for the finale of Saint-Saëns’ third violin concerto.

2017–2018 Composer Competition

Orchestra Seattle and the Seattle Chamber Singers are excited to welcome submissions from composers of all ages, seeking new works for orchestra, chorus, and orchestra & chorus. One winning composition will be selected for a world-premiere performance conducted by Jonathan Brandani on our June 3, 2018, subscription concert.