PULLMAN, Wash. — Washington State University is the first stop on the
Seattle Symphony’s Washington State Tour 2000 when it appears in concert
Sept. 27 at Bryan Hall Auditorium.
Conductor Christopher Warren-Green will lead the 45-piece orchestra in a 7:30
p.m. program that includes Handel’s “Entrance of the Queen of Sheba” from
“Solomon”; Handel’s Selections from “Water Music,” Suite No. 1 in F major;
Pachelbel’s “Canon”; Haydn’s “Trauer Symphony” No. 44; and Vivaldi’s “The
As a conductor, Warren-Green has an extensive background and career in
music. He was appointed music director of the London Chamber Orchestra in
1988, and was recently appointed chief conductor of the Jonkoping Sinfonietta
in Sweden. As a violinist, Warren-Green has performed with many of the major
British and European orchestras, including the London Philharmonic, the
Royal Philharmonic, the Philharmonia Orchestra, the City of Birmingham
Symphony and the Dresden Philharmonic. A fellow and professor at the Royal
Academy of Music in London, he plays on a Guarneri del Gesu violin (c. 1725).
The Seattle Symphony, under the direction of music director Gerard Schwarz, is
the oldest and largest cultural institution in the Pacific Northwest. Founded in
1903, the Seattle Symphony is one of the world’s most-recorded orchestras,
represented on more than 75 compact discs.
From September through July, the Seattle Symphony is heard live in its
downtown Seattle home, Benaroya Hall, by more than 300,000 people annually
in a schedule that includes 18 weeks of classical subscription “Masterpiece”
concerts. During the 2000-2001 season, the Seattle Symphony will present
more than 150 performances in its Seattle home and in community concerts
throughout the Puget Sound region and the state of Washington.
The Seattle Symphony Washington State Tour 2000 is sponsored by U.S.
Bank with additional support provided by the National Endowment for the
Arts. Walla Walla, Sunnyside and Ellensburg are the other performance sites
during the Sept. 27-30 tour.
For ticket information, call the Beasley Coliseum ticket office, 509/335-1514.