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Program Notes for Finland 100 Concert

  by Bradley Clem and Claudia Jensen In our celebration “Finland 100,” all roads, in a sense, lead to Sibelius. As the music critic Tom Service wrote, the rich and vibrant musical culture of Finland, “which has produced more world-class composers and performers per capita than any...

Program Notes for Yamada’s Symphony in F Major (“Triumph and Peace”)

by Dr. Memmi Ochi, based on materials provided by Mr. Yoshiyasu Hisamatsu, the chief editor for Yamada’s music at Craftone Inc. in Tokyo.   Symphony in F “Triumph and Peace” Composed: June 25, 1912-November 18, 1912 (Berlin) Premier: December 6, 1914 (Teikoku Gekijo, Tokyo) U.S. Premier: January 24, 1919 (Carnegie...

Program Notes for October 1 Program – “At the Japanese Garden”

by Bradley Clem and Claudia Jensen [caption id="attachment_3506" align="aligncenter" width="1024"] Ohara Koson (1877–1945), Moon, Deer, Miyajima,” Woodblock Print, circa 1910[/caption]   For our opening concert this season, Director Julia Tai has given us a deceptively simple title: “At the Japanese Garden.” We may think we know what this...

Interview with Bonnie Whiting, xylophone

We're pleased to be welcoming Bonnie Whiting, Chair of Percussion Studies at the University of Washington, as the featured soloist on our season opening concert October 1st. We reached out to her to get some insight into her work, and she was kind enough to...