Ed Murray, Mayor
SUBJECT: City of Seattle to present free Seattle Symphony concert at City Hall, Friday, January 24
1/16/2014 3:00:00 PM
City of Seattle to present free Seattle Symphony concert at City Hall, Friday, January 24
Featuring assistant conductor Stilian Kirov and 18-year-old violinist Sarah A. Hall from Arlington
SEATTLE — Seattle Symphony Associate Conductor Stilian Kirov will lead the Symphony in a free lunchtime concert, noon to 1 p.m., Friday, January 24 in the City Hall lobby. Seattle City Councilmember Nick Licata will welcome attendees to the performance, which will feature two works by Mendelssohn: his Violin Concerto in E minor, Op. 64; and selections from A Midsummer Night’s Dream, Op. 21. In addition, the Symphony will perform Mozart’s Overture to The Marriage of Figaro, K. 492. The concert will feature 18-year-old violinist Sarah A. Hall from Arlington, who will perform the second and third movements of the Mendelssohn Violin Concerto in E minor.
Seattle Symphony Associate Conductor Stilian Kirov has also served as the Orchestra’s Assistant Conductor and Conducting Fellow. Prior to moving to Seattle, Kirov held the titles of Associate Conductor of the Memphis Symphony Orchestra and Music Director of the Memphis Youth Symphony Program. Kirov has conducted ensembles around the world, including the Orchestra of Colours (Greece), the Orchestre Colonne (France), Philharmonic Chamber Orchestra “Leopolis” (Ukraine), the Sofia Festival Orchestra, the State Hermitage Orchestra (Russia), the Thüringen Philharmonic Orchestra (Germany), the Amarillo Symphony, the Juilliard Orchestra, the Lansing Symphony Orchestra, the National Repertory Orchestra and the New World Symphony, among others.
This concert is presented as part of the Seattle Symphony’s Family, School & Community programs, which are supported by Seattle Office of Arts & Culture, 4Culture, ArtsWA, Burlington Northern Santa Fe Foundation, The Clowes Fund, Inc., Elizabeth McGraw Foundation, Fales Foundation Trust, Peach Foundation, Peg and Rick Young Foundation, The Sheri and Les Biller Family Foundation, Ten Grands Seattle, Wyman Youth Trust and donations to the Seattle Symphony Annual Fund.
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