2018

Reading Sessions

  • June 5, 2018: Strauss  Ein Heldenleben Dr. Eric Hanson, conductor. Lake City Presbyterian Church
  • June 7, 2018: Shostakovich  Symphony No. 7. Alexei Girsh, conductor. Lake City Presbyterian Church
  • July 11, 2018: Bartok Concerto for Orchestra . Julua Tai, conductor. Lake City Presbyterian Church
  • July 12, 2018: Bruckner Symphony No. 7. Tigran Arakelyan , conductor. Lake City Presbyterian Church

Concert

Saturday, July 21st  7:30pm
Seattle First Free Methodist Church
Shostakovich, Festive Overture
Dvořák, The Noon Witch
MahlerSymphony #5
Tigran Arakelyan , conductor

2017

Reading Sessions

    • June 20, 2017:Hindemith Mathis der Maler. Adam Stern conductor. Lake City Presbyterian Church
    • June 22, 2017: Bruckner Symphony No. 6. Tigran Arakelyan conductor. Lake City Presbyterian Church
    • June 26, 2017: Shostakovich Symphony #12 Robert Collins conductor. Lake City Presbyterian Church
    • June 28, 2017: Mahler  Symphony #5.  Jeff Lund, conductor. Lake City Presbyterian Church

Concert

Saturday, July 22st  7:30pm 
Seattle First Free Methodist Church

Wagner Overture to Rienzi
Mahler Ruckert Lieder, Kevin Helppie, soloist
Mahler Symphony #10 
Deryck Cooke completion

Eric Hanson Conductor

2016

Reading Sessions

  • June 20, 2016:  Antheil Symphony #4.  Adam Stern  conductor. Lake City Presbyterian Church
  • June 22, 2016: Rachmaninoff Isle of the Dead Alexei Girsh conductor. Lake City Presbyterian Church
  • July 28, 2016: Rachmaninoff Symphony #3 Roupen Shakarian conductor. Lake City Presbyterian Church
  • July 30, 2016: Vaughan Williams Symphony #2. Joseph Pollard White conductor. Lake City Presbyterian Church

Concert

Sunday, July 17  3PM
Seattle First Free Methodist Church
Wagner Meistersinger Overture Eric Hanson, Conductor
Mahler Das Knaben Wunderhorn,  Katie Weld Soloist, Eric Hanson, Conductor
Mahler Symphony #3, Geoffrey Simon, Conductor

2015

Reading Sessions

June 23, 2015: Rachmaninoff Symphonic Dances. Dr. Eric Hanson, conductor. Seattle Pacific University

June 30, 2015: Rachmaninoff Symphony No. 1. Alexei Girsh, conductor. Lake City Presbyterian Church

July 2, 2015: Tchaikovsky Manfred Symphony. Robert Collins, conductor. Lake City Presbyterian Church

July 7, 2015: Bruckner Symphony No. 6. Michael Dunlap, conductor. Lake City Presbyterian Church

2014

Reading Sessions

June 24, 2014: Debussy Iberia, Chadwick Symphonic Sketches. Brad E. Cawyer, conductor. Saint Mark’s Episcopal

June 26, 2014: Bruckner Symphony No. 4. Jim Truher, conductor. Saint Mark’s Episcopal

June 30, 2014: Strauss Alpine Symphony. Dr. Mark Perlman, conductor. Saint Mark’s Episcopal

July 2, 2014: Berlioz Symphonie Fantastique. .Dr. Johan Louwersheimer, conductor. Saint Mark’s Episcopal

Concert

July 19, 2014: First Presbyterian Church of Seattle
Dr. Nikolas Caoile, conductor.
Wagner Parsifal Prelude
Mahler Symphony No. 4
Mahler Das klagende Lied
Eleanor Stallcop-Horrox, soprano
Melissa Schiel, alto
Stephen Wall, tenor
Glenn Guhr, baritone

2013

Reading Sessions

June 25, 2013: Nielsen Helios Overture, Elgar In the South. Joseph P. White, conductor. Saint Mark’s Episcopal

June 27, 2013: Mahler Symphony No. 5. Geoffrey Larson, conductor. Saint Mark’s Episcopal

July 9, 2013: Mahler Symphony No. 7. Dr. John Falskow, conductor. Saint Mark’s Episcopal

July 11, 2013:Mahler Symphony No. 1. Michael Dunlap, conductor. Saint Mark’s Episcopal

Concerts – Open Reading Performance

July 18, 2013. Saint Mark’s Episcopal
Dr. Nikolas Caoile, conductor.
Mahler Symphony No. 2

2012

Reading Sessions

June 26, 2012: Tchaikovsky Manfred Symphony & Marche Slav. Adam Stern, conductor. Saint Mark’s Episcopal

June 28, 2012: Mahler Symphony No. 5. Dr. Eric Hanson, conductor. Saint Mark’s Episcopal

July 2, 2012: Shostakovich Symphony No. 7. Alexei Girsh, conductor. Saint Mark’s Episcopal

July 9, 2012: Mahler Symphony No. 6. Dr. John Falskow, conductor. Saint Mark’s Episcopal

July 12, 2012: Mahler Symphony No. 9. Dr. Nikolas Caoile, conductor. Saint Mark’s Episcopal

2011

Reading Sessions

June 20, 2011: Rachmaninoff Symphony No. 2. Geoffrey Larson, conductor. Shorecrest PAC.

June 21, 2011: Still Afro-American Symphony (No. 1), Gershwin Cuban Overture. Joseph P. White, conductor. Shorecrest PAC.

June 23, 2011: Bruckner Symphony No. 8. Huw Edwards, conductor. Shorecrest PAC.

June 28, 2011: Nielsen Symphony No. 4. Wesley Schulz, conductor. Shorecrest PAC.

June 30, 2011: Strauss Aus Italien, Barber Medea’s Dance of Vengeance. Stephen Radcliffe, conductor. Shorecrest PAC.

Concerts

July 17, 2011. Benaroya Hall
Alexander Prior, 2011 Principal Conductor
Prior Horizons: An American Crescendo for Four Soloists and Orchestra
Sviridov
The Snowstorm
Mahler Symphony No. 3

2010

Reading Sessions

June 15, 2010. Prokofiev Scythian Suite, Op. 20. Alexander Prior, conductor. Shorecrest PAC.

June 22/23, 2010: Duruflé Requiem Op. 9. Gary Cannon, conductor. Shorecrest PAC.

June 24, 2010: Rachmaninoff Symphonic Dances. Roupen Shakarian, conductor. Shorecrest PAC.

June 29, 2010: Shostakovich Symphony No. 10. Michael Miropolsky, conductor. Shorecrest PAC.

June 30, 2010: Students of Shostakovich “Tribute to the Teacher”. Alexei Girsh, conductor. Shorecrest PAC.

Concerts

July 18, 2010. Meany Hall
Dr. Eric Hanson, 2010 Principal Conductor
David Lamb Lebe hoch, Gustav!
Strauss
Death and Transfiguration
Mahler Symphony No. 7

2009

Reading Sessions

June 15, 2009. Movie Music Workshop. Mann Robin Hood: Men in Tights + another classic score from a Hollywood favorite. Hummie Mann, conductor. Shorecrest PAC.

June 16, 2009. Copland Dance Symphony, Copland Suite from The Red Pony. Adam Stern, conductor. Shorecrest PAC.

June 17, 2009. Janáček Sinfonietta. Paul-Elliott Cobbs, conductor. Shorecrest PAC.

June 24/25, 2009. Prokofiev Alexander Nevsky. Gary Cannon, conductor. Shorecrest PAC.

June 30, 2009. Bruckner Symphony 9. Dr. Eric Hanson, conductor. Shorecrest PAC.

Concerts

July 19, 2009. Meany Hall
Darko Butorac, 2009 Principal Conductor
Wagner Siegfried’s Funeral March
Strauss Dance of Seven Veils
Mahler Symphony No. 6

2008

Reading Sessions

June 16, 2008. Sibelius Symphony No. 7. Stephen Paulson, conductor. Shorecrest PAC.

June 18, 2008. Mahler Symphony No. 5. Brett Mitchell, conductor. Shorecrest PAC.

June 24, 2008. Mahler Symphony No. 1. Darko Butorac, conductor. Shorecrest PAC.

June 26, 2008. Shostakovich Symphony No. 1. Alexei Girsh, conductor. Shorecrest PAC.

Masterclass

June 17, 2008. Masterclass for Woodwinds. Stephen Paulson, principal bassoon, San Francisco Symphony. Shorecrest PAC.

Concerts

July 20, 2008. Meany Hall
Dr. Eric Hanson, 2008 Principal Conductor
Wagner Entrance of the Gods into Valhalla from Das Rheingold
Wagner Final Destruction and Redemption from Die Götterdämmerung
Strauss Four Last Songs
Catherine Haight, soprano
Mahler Symphony No. 9

2007

Reading Sessions

June 11, 2007. Prokofiev Romeo and Juliet, Suites Nos. 1 and 2. Adam Stern, conductor. Shorecrest PAC.

June 13, 2007. Debussy La Mer & de Falla The Three Cornered Hat. Christophe Chagnard, conductor. Shorecrest PAC.

June 19, 2007. Strauss Alpine Symphony. David Waltman, conductor. Shorecrest PAC.

June 21, 2007. Messiaen Turangalîla Symphony. Geoffrey Simon, conductor. Shorecrest PAC.

Concerts

July 22, 2007. Shorecrest PAC.
Geoffrey Simon, music director & principal conductor
Ellington Harlem
Mahler Songs of a Wayfarer
Kathryn Weld mezzo-soprano
Dvořák Symphony No.8 in G

Concert – September 9, 2007. Benaroya Hall
Geoffrey Simon, music director & principal conductor
Ellington Harlem
Messiaen Turangalîla Symphony
Jay Gottlieb, piano solo
Thomas Bloch, ondes Martenot solo

2006

Reading Sessions

June 12, 2006. Shostakovich Symphony No. 11. Alexei Girsh, conductor. Shorecrest PAC.

June 21/22, 2006. Vaughan Williams Dona Nobis Pacem. Anthony Spain, conductor; Gary D. Cannon, chorusmaster. Shorecrest Performing Arts Center/Eckstein Middle School.
Maria Mannisto, soprano
Gary D. Cannon, tenor

June 27, 2006. Mahler Symphony No. 7. Dr. Eric Hanson, conductor. Shorecrest PAC.

June 28, 2006. Strauss Tod und Verklärung (Death and Transfiguration). David Upham, conductor. Shorecrest PAC.

Masterclass

July 16, 2006. Masterclass for Strings. Hahn-Bin, violin. Shorecrest PAC.

Concerts

July 18, 2006. Meany Hall
Geoffrey Simon, music director & principal conductor
Sarasate Carmen Fantasy
Hahn-Bin, violin
Respighi Belkis, Queen of Sheba suite
Mahler Das Lied von der Erde
Kathryn Weld, mezzo-soprano
Stephen Rumph, tenor

2005

Reading Sessions

June 15, 2005. Mahler Symphony No. 9. Dr. Eric Hanson, conductor. Shorecrest PAC.

June 20, 2005. Shostakovich Symphony No. 10. Michael Miropolsky, conductor. Shorecrest PAC.

June 22, 2005. Khachaturian Symphony No. 2. Adam Stern, conductor. Shorecrest PAC.

June 28, 2005. Revueltas La Noche de los Mayas, Stoyanovich He Dog. Elizabeth Stoyanovich, conductor. Shorecrest PAC.

Concerts

July 19, 2005. Meany Hall
Geoffrey Simon, music director & principal conductor
Gary Cannon, chorusmaster
Copland El Salon Mexico
Barber Prayers of Kierkegaard.
Ann Basinski, soprano
Mahler Symphony No. 2, “Resurrection”.
Ann Basinski, soprano
Kathryn Weld, mezzo-soprano

2004

Reading Sessions

June 15, 2004. Shostakovich Symphony No. 4. Alexei Girsh, conductor. Shorecrest PAC.

June 22, 2004. Stravinsky The Rite of Spring. Christian Knapp, conductor. Shorecrest PAC.

June 24, 2004. Vaughan Williams Symphony No. 3 – “Pastoral”. Jim Truher, conductor. Shorecrest PAC.

June 28, 2004. Hindemith Mathis der Maler. David MacKenzie, conductor. Shorecrest PAC.

Concerts

July 20, 2004. Meany Hall
Geoffrey Simon, music director & principal conductor
Bernstein Overture to Candide
Rachmaninoff Piano Concerto #3
Lei Weng, piano
Mahler Symphony No. 1

2003

Reading Sessions

June 17, 2003. Stravinsky Petrouchka. Joseph P. White, conductor. Shorecrest PAC.

June 20 – 21, 2003. Mahler Symphony No. 10. (Derek Cooke ed.) Dr. Eric Hanson, conductor. Beegle Hall, SPU.

June 20, 2003. Scriabin Symphony No. 3 – “The Divine Poem”. Troy Peters, conductor. Shorecrest PAC.

June 24, 2003. Honegger Symphony No. 3, Britten Sinfonia da Requiem. Adam Stern, conductor. Shorecrest PAC.

Concerts

July 22, 2003. Meany Hall
Geoffrey Simon, music director & principal conductor
Shostakovich Festive Overture
Stravinsky Symphonies of Wind Instruments
Mahler Symphony No. 5

2002

Reading Sessions

June 11th, 2002. Mahler Das Lied Von Der Erde. John Welsh, conductor. Eckstein Middle School.

June 14th/15th, 2002. Bruckner Te Deum. Lynn Hall, conductor. Lannigan Gym, Holy Rosary Church.

June 18th, 2002. Nielsen Symphony No. 4. David Waltman, conductor. Lannigan Gym, Holy Rosary Church.

June 20th, 2002. Bartok Concerto for Orchestra. David Seamon, conductor. Eckstein Middle School.

June 24th, 2002. Shostakovich Symphony No. 12. Alexei Girsh, conductor. Eckstein Middle School.

Concerts

July 14, 2002. Meany Hall
Geoffrey Simon, principal conductor
Gary Cannon, chorusmaster
Barney Blough, assistant conductor
Walton Portsmouth Point Overture
Mahler Das klagende Lied
Victoria Gydov, soprano
Diane Radabaugh, contralto
Les Green, tenor
Mahler Symphony No. 4
Delphine Gillot, soprano

2001

Reading Sessions

June 11, 2001 – Kodaly Hary Janos Suite. Janos Sandor, conductor.

June 16/17, 2001 – Mahler Das klagende Lied. George Shangrow, conductor.
Gary Cannon, chorusmaster

June 20, 2001. Bruckner Symphony No. 9. Christophe Chagnard, conductor.

June 26, 2001. Strauss Don Quixote. Roupen Shakarian, conductor.
Mariel Bailey, solo violin
Bruce Bailey, solo cello

Concerts

April 14, 2001. Meany Hall
Dr. Eric Hanson, conductor
Mahler Symphony No. 2
Catherine Haight, soprano
Carmen Leon, mezzo-soprano

July 15, 2001. Meany Hall
Geoffrey Simon, principal conductor
Ravel La Valse
Mahler Symphony No. 3
Featuring Northwest Boys Choir, Joseph Crnko, director
Diane Radabaugh, alto

2000

Reading Sessions

June 13, 2000. Bruckner Symphony No. 7. Christophe Chagnard, conductor.

June 19, 2000. Mahler Symphony No. 4. R. Joseph Scott, conductor.

June 21, 2000. New Music. Gerhard Samuel, conductor.
John David Lamb In Taberna Diversions for Orchestra, Mvt. III
Joshua Parmenter Fantasia and Passacaglia for Large Orchestra
Morton Shafer Winning Number, 2nd Suite for Orchestra
Keith Van Kirk Symphony No. 1
Gavin Borchert Prologue. Sunset.
Kam Morrill A Munch Symphony, Pinocchio and the Whale
Joseph Weisnewski Sancte Dei Pretiose

June 26, 2000. Shostakovich Symphony No. 15. Alexei Girsh, conductor.

June 28, 2000. Strauss Alpine Symphony. Jonathan Shames, conductor.

Concerts

July 16, 2000. Meany Hall. (Broadcast live by KING-FM)
Geoffrey Simon, principal conductor
Strauss Festival Prelude
Mahler Symphony No. 8, “Symphony of a Thousand”
Dr. Eric Hanson, chorusmaster
Featuring Northwest Boys Choir, Joseph Crnko, director
Victoria Gydov, soprono
Hyun Joo Yang, soprano
Catherine Haight, soprano
Janna Wächter, alto
Diane Radabaugh, alto
Leslie Green, tenor
Stephen Janzen, baritone
Michael Delos, bass

September 17, 2000. Benaroya Hall “Day of Music”
Geoffrey Simon, principal conductor
Curiale Gates of Gold
Warren Chang, ehru
Strauss Festival Prelude
Mahler Symphony No. 8, first part
Dr. Eric Hanson, chorusmaster
Featuring Northwest Boys Choir, Joseph Crnko, director
Victoria Gydov, soprono
Hyun Joo Yang, soprano
Catherine Haight, soprano
Janna Wächter, alto
Diane Radabaugh, alto
Leslie Green, tenor
Stephen Janzen baritone
Michael Delos, bass

1999

Reading Sessions

June 14, 1999. Strauss Also Sprach Zarathustra. Charles Bontrager, conductor.

June 16, 1999. Mahler Symphony No. 5. Anthony Spain, conductor.

June 21, 1999. Strauss Tod und Verklärung (Death and Transfiguration.) Gregory Isaacs, conductor.

June 23, 1999. Brahms A German Requiem. George Shangrow, conductor. Including chorus and soloists.

June 29, 1999. New Music Reading Sessions. Local Composers including David Lamb, Gregory Nissen, Keith Wittmeyer and Keith Van Kirk. Parke Burgess, conductor.

July 8, 1999. Szymanowski Concert Overture in E and Walton Symphony No. 2. Alexei Girsh, conductor.

Concerts

April 10, 1999. Meany Hall
Dr. Eric Hanson, conductor
Mahler Symphony No. 2

July 18, 1999. Meany Hall
Geoffrey Simon, principal conductor
Strauss Der Rosenkavalier Suite
Mahler Symphony No. 7

1998

Reading Sessions

June 15, 1998. Bruckner Symphony No. 4. Jonathan Pasternack, conductor.

June 18, 1998. Mahler Symphony No. 3. Adam Stern, conductor.

June 23, 1998. Wagner: Excerpts from the Ring. Kathy Kelly, conductor.

June 25, 1998. Mahler Symphony No. 2. Dr. Eric Hanson, conductor.

July 1, 1998. Strauss Ein Heldenleben. Gregory Issacs, conductor.

July 8, 1998. Shostakovich Symphony No. 7. Alexei Girsh, conductor

Concerts

July 13 1998. Meany Hall
Geoffrey Simon, principal conductor
Rachmaninoff Variations on a Theme of Paganini
Craig Sheppard, piano
Strauss Till Eulenspiegels lustige Streiche
Mahler Symphony No. 6

September 20, 1998. Benaroya Hall “Day of Music”
Geoffrey Simon, principal conductor
Mahler Symphony No. 6, excerpts + 3rd and 4th Movemements.

1997

Reading Sessions

June 16, 1997. Strauss Alpine Symphony. Roupen Shakarian, conductor.

June 19, 1997. Bruckner Symphony No. 9. Marsha Mabrey, conductor.

June 24, 1997. Mahler Symphony No. 7. George Shangrow, conductor.

June 30, 1997. Berlioz Symphony Fantastique. Paul Mori, conductor.

July 2, 1997. Mahler Symphony No. 3. Adam Stern, conductor.

July 8, 1997. Elgar Symphony No. 1. Paul-Elliott Cobbs, conductor

Concerts

July 20, 1997. Meany Hall
Geoffrey Simon, principal conductor
Debussy La Cathédral engloutie, (arr. Stokowski)
Strauss Don Juan
Mahler Symphony No. 9

1996

Reading Sessions

June 11, 1996. Holst The Planets & Respighi Pines of Rome. Joseph P. White, conductor.

June 18, 1996. Mahler Symphony No. 6. Dr. Eric Hanson, conductor.

June 25, 1996. Mahler Symphony No. 9. Johathan Shames, conductor.

July 2, 1996. Stravinsky Rite of Spring and Wagner Parsifal. Parke Burgess, conductor.

Concerts

July 14, 1996
Roupen Shakarian, conductor
Wagner Overture to Die Meistersinger
Strauss Tod und Verklärung (Death and Transfiguration)
Mahler Symphony No. 1

1995

Reading Sessions

June 1995. Mahler: Symphony #1. Joseph P. White, conductor.

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