DAWN POSEY, VIOLIN
Powerful: Shu-Ling Zhao is a force to be reckoned with, as an actor, founder of the Sylvia Center for the Arts, and a community leader in social justice issues.
Beautiful: Bellingham-based brand designer and visual artist Audrey Negro has created an exhilarating and evocative animation to accompany “The Lark Ascending”—a true sensory indulgence.
Inspiring: Saint-Georges’ unusual rise to prominence in French society as the son of a multi-racial marriage was fueled by his extraordinary talents in virtually everything he set his mind to.
Saint Georges | Symphony No. 2
Williams | The Lark Ascending
Mozart | Symphony No. 29
ALEX KLEIN, OBOE
YANIV ATTAR, GUITAR
MICHAEL PARTINGTON, GUITAR
Powerful: Johann Sebastian Bach was voted the Greatest Composer of All Time by 174 of the world’s leading composers for BBC Music Magazine.
Beautiful: “His tone was so unique and beautiful that musicians from around the globe would flock to Symphony Center to hear him play.” Elly Fishman, Chicago Magazine, describing Alex Klein's playing.
Inspiring: Alex Klein’s struggle with overcoming focal dystonia is widely documented, and an inspiration to all of us to never give up.
Bach | Contrapunctus No.1 and No.4 “The Art of the Fugue”
Sierra | Fantasía Corelliana
Vivaldi | Concerto for Four Violins in B minor
Biber | Battalia à 10
Bach, trans by Klein | E major Violin Concerto arr. for Oboe in F major
RAMONA ABBOTT, NARRATION
Powerful: Diverse traditions make us all richer.
Beautiful: Most of us grew up with some form of A Christmas Carol, and this orchestral version with narration is a very special one.
Inspiring: Joining together with loved ones over music, meals, and traditions bring us all treasured memories. We’d love to be part of yours.
It's the Most Wonderful Time of the Year
Have Yourself A Merry Little Christmas
A Dickens Christmas Carol Suite
A Christmas Medley
Chanukah Festival Overture
Auld Lang Syne
Winter Wonderland / Let It Snow!
INNA FALIKS, PIANO
Powerful: Faliks is known for both commanding performances of standard piano repertoire, as well as genre-bending interdisciplinary projects.
Beautiful: Scholar Charles Rosen described Chopin’s work, saying "[his] poetic genius was based on a professional technique that was without equal in his generation.”
Inspiring: Faliks is the founder and curator of the Manhattan Arts Council award winning poetry-music series Music/Words, creating performances in collaboration with distinguished poets.
Chopin | Piano Concerto No. 1
Brahms | Symphony No. 4
BELLA HRISTOVA, VIOLIN
DEMARRE MCGILL, FLUTE
JESSICA CHOE, PIANO
Powerful: Fanfare for an Uncommon Woman is dedicated to “women who take risks and are adventurous.”
Beautiful: The notes and voices of those traditionally left out of the repertory echo through time, and reverberate today in the voices of our soloists and their work.
Inspiring: Harmony from Discord has become an audience favorite, and nothing could please us more. We love bringing these musical voices to life and sharing their stories, and we are very grateful that our musical community is so supportive.
Towers | Fanfare for the Uncommon Woman
Leshnoff | Title TBA
Schulhoff | Double Concerto for Flute and Piano
Williams | Theme from Schindler’s List
Beethoven | Violin Concerto
DANIEL BOLSHOY, GUITAR
Powerful: What could be more powerful than a piece of music universally recognized in four notes?
Beautiful: Wojciech Kilar’s film scores have won numerous awards And including a César for the score of The Pianist. Mario Castelnuovo-Tedesco was a film composer for Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer for around 200 Hollywood movies.
Inspiring: “My musical voice was formed quite early, and I have sought to express myself with means always simpler and more direct, in a language always clearer and more precise.” ~ Mario Castelnuovo-Tedesco
Kilar | Orawa
Castelnuovo-Tedesco | Guitar Concerto No.1 in D major
Beethoven | Symphony No. 5 in C Minor