SMCO 2017-2018 Season Tickets
Seattle Metropolitan Chamber Orchestra
Geoffrey Larson, Music Director
The 2017-2018 Season Ticket Subscription includes SMCO's three orchestra performance series as shown below. It does not include special series: Secret Chamber Music and SPARK. All Season Ticket holders will be invited to a closed SMCO rehearsal and reception in 2017.
Exploring the Influence of Communities of Color through Music and Poetry
7:30 PM Wednesday, October 11 at Fremont Abbey, presented by Abbey Arts
2:00 PM Sunday, October 15 at Langston Hughes Performing Arts Institute
Walker: Lyric for Strings
Revueltas: Homenaje a Federico García Lorca
Copland: Music for the Theatre
SMCO kicks off the Ninth Season "Voices of Courage," exploring the search for an American musical identity and examining the lasting influence of people of color in the classical music world. Claudia Castro Luna, Seattle's Civic Poet from 2015-2017, will read original work and the poetry of García Lorca.
Journeys of Discovery and Hope
8:00 PM Saturday, January 20 at Plymouth Congregational Church
Frank: Leyendas, an Andean Walkabout
Haydn: Mass for Troubled Times, Hob. XXII/11 Nelson Mass
Featuring Choral Arts Northwest
Tess Altiveros, soprano
Julia Benzinger, mezzo-soprano
Brendan Tuohy, tenor
Charles Robert Stephens, baritone
Haydn's masterpiece, the Missa in Angustiis, was a vision of hope in a time of great anxiety. Gabriela Lena Frank's 21st century masterwork Leyendas combines western classical and Andean folk music traditions, drawing on the mestizaje ideal, where cultures co-exist without the subjugation of one by the other.
Songs and Dances of Peace
8:00 PM Saturday, April 14 at First Free Methodist Church
2:00 PM Sunday, April 15 at Rainier Arts Center
Golijov: Last Round
Barber: Canzonetta for Oboe and Strings
David Fitzpatrick, oboe
Bernstein: Halil: Nocturne for Flute and Orchestra
Rachel Blumenthal, flute
Tchaikovsky: Serenade for Strings
Two acclaimed guest artists debut in Seattle: flutist Rachel Blumenthal (Chicago Lyric Opera, Chicago Symphony, Sarasota Opera) and oboist David Fitzpatrick (Artistic Director, International Chamber Players). Powerful, melodic works conclude the season, a musical manifestation of Leonard Bernstein's famous "reply to violence."
Venue addresses provided upon purchase
Seattle, WA Various