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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