Seattle Symphony, Seattle Opera, and SSOPO Announce Three Year Contract Extension

Fourteen months ahead of schedule, the Seattle Symphony, Seattle Opera, and Seattle Symphony and Opera Players’ Organization announced today that they have reached agreement for a three-year contract extension through August 31, 2018.
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SEATTLE SYMPHONY, SEATTLE OPERA, AND SSOPO ANNOUNCE THREE YEAR CONTRACT EXTENSION

Fourteen months ahead of schedule, the Seattle Symphony, Seattle Opera, and Seattle Symphony and   more...
SEATTLE SYMPHONY, SEATTLE OPERA, AND SSOPO ANNOUNCE THREE YEAR CONTRACT EXTENSION

Maestro Morlot Launches New Website

Just in time for our upcoming trip to New York's Carnegie Hall, our Music Director Ludovic Morlot   more...
Maestro Morlot Launches New Website

Thomas Dausgaard Appointed Seattle Symphony Principal Guest Conductor

The Seattle Symphony announced today that Danish conductor Thomas Dausgaard has been appointed the   more...
Thomas Dausgaard Appointed Seattle Symphony Principal Guest Conductor

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Music For Oso Benefit Concert Raises Over $4000

Seattle Symphony First Violinist Arthur Zadinsky organizes benefit concert for victims of the March 22nd Oso   more...
Music For Oso Benefit Concert Raises Over $4000

Seattle's Creativity Supports Travis Gore And Feeds On Majesty

I've had the great pleasure of being asked to say a few words about my project " Feeds on Majesty ". First   more...
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Harmony For Heroes

I began Harmony for Heroes in March 2013. My son is an active-duty Marine (Combat Engineer). So, from our   more...
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The photo of me sitting in the middle of the stream is from 2005 shortly after Ko-ichiro won the principal trombone job here.  I love to practice outside and took him to my favorite river-side practice room up at the Snoqualmie-Hyack exit.
The picture of me in front of the lake holding my tuba is from when I was in Matsumoto, Japan playing for Seiji Ozawa's Saito Kinen Festival Orchestra.  I am a member of the orchestra and have been playing with them every few Summers since 2004.  I rented this tiny little Japanese car for the day and drove into the surrounding mountains to sight-see and find a place to practice.  In the city where the festival is held it is EXTREMELY difficult to find a place to practice with a large instrument without disturbing a lot of people.
One of my favorite hobbies is train-watching, so when the City of Leavenworth built an Amtrak passenger depot it was an obvious choice for a secluded place to practice that wouldn't get me arrested for disturbing the peace.
Finally, my wife and I love to visit Leavenworth, WA when we have time off.  Unfortunately, people don't appreciate the beauty of the tuba being played for 3-4 hours on orchestral excerpts...go figure.
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