Summer Serenade

Sunday, August 1, 2021 • 5:30 p.m.
Mount Baker Community Club (2811 Mt Rainier Dr S)

Orchestra Seattle
Seattle Chamber Singers
William White, conductor
Danielle Sampson, soprano
Carson Lott, tenor
Ryan Bede, baritone

This concert is now sold out.


Sheila Bristow (*1969)
When Music Sounds [world premiere]

Johann Sebastian Bach (1685–1750)
Wachet auf, ruft uns die Stimme, BWV 140

— intermission —

Wolfgang Amadè Mozart (1756–1791)
Marcia from Serenade No. 6 in D major, K. 239 (“Serenata notturna”)

Arthur Honegger (1892–1955)
Pastorale d’été

Antonín Dvořák (1841–1904)
Serenade for Strings in E major, Op. 22

About the Concert

OSSCS returns with a world premiere by Sheila Bristow and one of Bach’s most beloved cantatas (“Sleepers Awake”), plus utterly delightful music by Mozart, Honegger and Dvořák — along with a surprise or two. Space is very limited, so be sure to order your tickets right away!

This concert will adhere to all public-health guidelines in effect on the date of the performance, including the requirement that any non-vaccinated attendees wear a mask. Nevertheless, an inherent risk of exposure to COVID-19 exists in any public space. By attending this performance, you voluntarily assume all risks related to exposure to COVID-19.

About the Soloists

Soprano Danielle Sampson is an avid performer of Baroque, Classical and contemporary music known for her “youthful and light timbre” (Classical Voice North America) and “a compassionate calm and a warm, glowing tone” (The Boston Globe). She has appeared with Pacific MusicWorks, Baroque Chamber Orchestra of Colorado, California Bach Society, Early Music Vancouver, Boston Early Music Festival, American Bach Soloists, San Francisco Bach Choir, Amaranth Quartet, Guerrilla Composers Guild, Prodigal Opera Productions and the Alabama Symphony, and is is a founding member of the duo Jarring Sounds. She earned her BM from the University of Denver’s Lamont School of Music and her MM from the San Francisco Conservatory of Music. Learn more:

Born and raised in Seattle, tenor Carson Lott has been active as a choral singer in Washington and Oregon since 2016. He earned a BA from Seattle University, where he studied choral conducting with Joy Sherman and voice with Ross Hauck, and an MM from the University of Oregon, where he studied voice with Eric Mentzel. He has sung with the choruses of Eugene Opera and the Oregon Bach Festival and appeared as soloist in Mozart’s Requiem, Handel’s Messiah, Stravinsky’s Renard, Cimarosa’s Il matrimonio segreto, Perti’s La beata Imelde and a Boston Camerata production of The Play of Daniel. He can be heard singing regularly with the choirs of Epiphany Parish Seattle, where he is a staff soloist.

Baritone Ryan Bede made his Seattle Opera solo debut in The Magic Flute during May 2017, followed by Prince Yamadori in Madama Butterfly, Jim Crowley in An American Dream, Fiorello in The Barber of Seville and Moralés in Carmen, as well as the Jailer in Dan Wallace Miller’s film version of Tosca in May 2021. For the 2021–2022 season he returns to Opera Idaho for its inaugural “Opera in the Park” and in An American Dream. He has been a frequent soloist with OSSCS in such masterpieces as the Fauré and Duruflé Requiems, Haydn’s Die Jahreszeiten, Vaughan Williams’ Fantasia on Christmas Carols and Carol Sams’ The Earthmakers. He teaches voice at Seattle Pacific University and Tacoma Community College, as well as maintaining a private studio in the Tacoma area. Learn more: