Saturday, April 14, 2018 @ 8:00pm – 10:00pm (PDT)
The Chapel at the Good Shepherd Center, Seattle, WA, United States
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Melia Watras, viola

Furrer – Aria for soprano and six instruments (1999, West Coast premiere)

Garcia – the clouds receding into the mountains for viola and ensemble (2017, world premiere)

Ligeti – Melodien for chamber orchestra (1971, Seattle premiere)

Seattle Modern Orchestra is pleased to host composer Orlando Jacinto Garcia with a new piece, the clouds receding into the mountains, written for violist and University of Washington faculty Melia Watras and SMO. The title refers to both the spectacular cloud formations as well as the continually receding aural materials heard throughout the work. The concert also features Swiss composer Beat Furrer's Aria, and Melodien for chamber orchestra by the 20th century master György Ligeti.

Pre-concert conversation at 7:30 pm with guest composer Orlando Jacinto Garcia and SMO co-Artistic Director Jérémy Jolley at The Chapel Performance Space.

Tickets: $25 ($15 seniors / $10 students)

About Seattle Modern Orchestra

Founded in 2010, Seattle Modern Orchestra (SMO) is the only large ensemble in the Pacific Northwest solely dedicated to the music of the 20th and 21st Centuries. Led by co-artistic directors Julia Tai and Jérémy Jolley, SMO commissions and premieres new works from an international lineup of composers, in addition to presenting important pieces from the contemporary repertoire that are rarely if ever heard by Seattle audiences. The ensemble "operates at that exciting cusp between old and new, between tradition and innovation" (Vanguard Seattle) curating new sounds and experiences for concert goers in the region.

SMO provides audiences with performances of the best in contemporary chamber and orchestral music, and develops radio talks, lectures, and other forms of outreach in an accessible and inviting format all designed to expand the listener’s appreciation and awareness of the music of today.

The Chapel at the Good Shepherd Center

4649 Sunnyside Ave N
Seattle, WA 98103
United States