The Goose Egg: A Children’s Concert – Program Notes

Program notes by Claudia Jensen and Bradley Clem PROGRAM: The Goose Egg Music by Angelique Poteat Story by Liz Wong Dances of Panama William Grant Still Plus a special surprise piece! The work on our program, Dances of Panama, was written in 1948, originally for string quartet, but with versions for string quintet and

Family Concert Program “Notes”

When Dr. Seuss Meets Charlie Brown – A Family Concert Sunday, November 24, 2019 at 2pm Town Hall - 1119 8th Ave Seattle, WA 98101 Tickets and info: Program Notes by Claudia Jensen and Bradley Clem Let’s come to a concert, the family, together In all kinds of clothing and all

Songs of Life Program Notes

by Bradley Clem and Claudia Jensen   Reedbird Emily Doolittle b. Halifax, Nova Scotia, 1972 Composer Emily Doolittle shares her thoughts about Reedbird, her work for winds and brass: “The bobolink, also known as a “reedbird,” is a small New World blackbird found across North America. Its song is fast,

Ilha Formosa: Music of Taiwan Program Notes

by Claudia Jensen and Bradley Clem Shui-Long Ma, Legend of Taiwan: Overture of Chivalrous Liao Tian-Ding Our concert today offers a kaleidoscopic view of contemporary Taiwanese music in all its diversity of styles, sounds, and subjects. We open with excerpts from a work about a legendary rebel

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

Concert III – Children’s Songs Program Notes

February 26, 2017 Sergei Prokofiev (1891 – 1953): Peter and the Wolf, Op. 67 Although the two composers on our program, Sergei Prokofiev and Maurice Ravel, are worlds apart in their musical styles and experiences, both take a similar approach in their works for children. They use strong

Concert II – The Great Tradition Program Notes

November 20, 2016 Wolfgang Mozart (1756 – 1791): Don Giovanni Overture Mozart’s opera Don Giovanni has had an immense impact on Western culture—artists, philosophers, and musicians have revered the work for its complexity, its beauty, indeed, for its perfection. Don Giovanni premiered in Prague in 1787, the result

Concert I – Drumroll, Please… Program Notes

October 23, 2016 Gioachino Rossini (1792 – 1868): La gazza ladra (overture) Philharmonia Northwest begins its 41st season quite literally with a drumroll—the opening of Rossini’s overture to La gazza ladra (The Thieving Magpie). This was one of four (!) operas by Rossini that premiered in 1817, and

Auditions for the 2016-2017 Season

Come join us! We currently have the following openings in the orchestra for the upcoming 2016-2017 season: Violin Viola Cello Horn Trumpet If you are interested in scheduling an audition, please contact or call 206-675-9727.

Concert III Outreach

Philharmonia Northwest is proud to welcome students of the Ballard High School Chamber Orchestra to this Sunday's performance. Led by Brittany Newel and Allison Kanter, these thirteen students join Philharmonia Northwest in Dvorak’s Nocturne in B major, op. 40, as part of our Outreach Program. The