Mountains, Birds, and Dinosaurs – A Children’s Concert Program Notes

Concert info: https://philharmonianw.org/concert-5-mountains-birds-and-dinosaurs-a-childrens-concert/ A Musical Scavenger Hunt Welcome to the 5th concert in Philharmonia Northwest’s 22/23 season. We’re so glad you’re here. Our program notes usually talk about the history of the music we present, but for this concert we wanted to offer kids and parents a

The Trumpet Shall Sound Program Notes

Concert info: https://philharmonianw.org/concert-4-the-trumpet-shall-sound/ Saint Paul tells us in his first letter to the Corinthians that the sound of a trumpet will change all things. (1 Corinthians 15:52 if you’d like the full context.) Today’s concert may be hard-pressed to change all things, but it has the

Interview with Vivian Fung, composer & Mary Elizabeth Bowden, trumpet

Philharmonia Northwest is excited to welcome composer Vivian Fung and trumpeter Mary Elizabeth Bowden to the Seattle area this week for The Trumpet Shall Sound, a concert featuring the glorious tones of brass instruments and the Pacific Northwest Premiere of Fung's Trumpet Concerto; Bowden performs

Dancing in the Sun Program Notes

Concert info: https://philharmonianw.org/concert-2-dancing-in-the-sun/ Those of us living in the Pacific Northwest have a unique relationship with the sun. For certain times of the year, we don’t see it much, but when it shines, there is nothing quite like the sight of it setting behind the Olympic

Reinvention Program Notes

Concert info: https://philharmonianw.org/concert-1-musical-reinvention/ The past is always with us. Whether counted in centuries, years, or minutes, making sense of the time that has gone before us is essential to understanding the present. The arts exist at the intersection of past, present, and future, and music, in

Eternal Light Program Notes

Concert info: https://philharmonianw.org/concert-6-eternal-light/ The program begins with the first of three versions of Lux Aeterna you will hear today, this one by the Latvian composer Ēriks Ešenvalds (b. 1977). After pivoting away from a career in the military, Ešenvalds enrolled at the Latvian Academy of Music

Norwegian Sounds Program Notes

Norwegian Sounds - Program Notes by Steven Luksan Edvard Grieg’s influence on Norwegian music and culture is inescapable. His music is one of Norway’s greatest exports, but his fame and the spotlight on his music have often blinded the musical establishment from seeing the full picture

Interview with Laura Loge

Recently, Laura sat down with our music director Julia Tai to discuss her background, Norwegian music, and the composers featured in our concert on Saturday, Nov. 13 (get tickets):   Julia Tai (JT): What is your background? How does your heritage inspire your interest and work in

Prismatic Colors: October 3, 2021

Philharmonia Northwest, conducted by Julia Tai   PROGRAM Gabriela Lena Frank: Five Scenes I. Alborada II. Himno de zapoñas III. Juegos IV. Adios a churín V. Coqueteos Karl Stamitz: Viola Concerto in D major, op. 1 I . Allegro non troppo II. Andante moderato III. Rondo ~ INTERMISSION ~ Edward Elgar: Serenade for strings in E minor, Op. 20 I.