Saturday, February 5, 2022 @ 6:00pm – 6:30pm (EST)
Online event

This 35-minute online event is created especially for youth ages 5-12.

Cellist William Miguel Johnson is the winner of CSO’s 2020-21 Rising Star competition. William, 16, studys privately with Dr. Leslie Marckx. William performed his concerto debut with the Eastside Symphony in 2019 and was invited to perform at the 2020 Piatagorsky Festival in Los Angeles. William has also distinguished himself in several competitions, including the 2021 Park Na International Competition, where he won the Jury Prize, the Performing Arts Festival of the Eastside as a concerto winner, and Interlochen Center for the Arts for their Honor’s Recital. In 2021, William attended Meadowmount, as a student of Hans Jørgen Jensen and in masterclass with Thomas Landschoot. Also in 2021, William attended the Sphinx Performance Academy @Curtis, studying with Karlos Rodriguez, Gabriel Cabezas, and in masterclass with Peter Wiley. In 2020, William attended the Heifetz Institute, studying and performing in master classes with Antonio Lysy, Colin Carr, Hans Jørgen Jensen, Lluís Claret, and Yeesun Kim. In previous summers, William studied with Alison Wells at Green Mountain Chamber Music Festival and Jeffrey Lastrapes at Interlochen Center for the Arts.

The role of announcer is familiar territory for David Dolacky. In Seattle he was an on-air personality for KISW-FM, KVI, and from 1980 to 2000 a news and talk show host for KIRO Radio & Television. He continues to use his voice talent as a Master of Ceremony for various performance and fund raising events, as well as doing voice-over work. Beginning in September, 2004, Dave, an Edmonds resident for over 35 years, spent two years as a technical advisor for the new Edmonds Center for the Arts and is thrilled to have the opportunity to perform on the stage he helped create.