Journey into the rainforest with the Seattle Festival Orchestra and explore themes of fate, magic and mimicry at their winter concert, Our Place in This World. Music Director Bobby Collins continues this year’s theme of featuring new music and young soloists with Parrot in the Rainforest by Korean composer SiHyun Uhm and Seattle soloist Bhavani Kotha playing Hadyn’s Oboe Concerto. Completing the program is Tchaikovsky’s 4th Symphony of which the composer said, “Ought it not to express all those things for which words cannot be found but which nevertheless arise in the heart and cry out for expression”. The orchestra will be conducted by guest conductor Dr. Yuchi Chou.
Seattle Festival Orchestra is an all-volunteer community orchestra that presents concerts to delight and engage a 21st century audience. With diverse programming, SFO creates space for its audience to experience catharsis in the wide range of emotions available in orchestra music, to feel with our musicians the joy, sorrow, wonder and ecstasy of our art.
Oboist Bhavani Kotha was a winner of the 2019 National Yamaha Young Performing Artists Competition and the National Federation of Music Clubs Carolyn Nelson Double Reed Award. Based in Seattle, WA, she has performed with the Oregon Symphony, Oregon Ballet Theatre, Eugene Symphony, Boise Philharmonic, Boise Baroque Orchestra, The Sound Ensemble, North Corner Chamber Orchestra (NOCCO), and Seattle Modern Orchestra. She was also featured on Classical King FM Northwest Focus Live and Musical Chairs Seattle radio broadcasts. Her debut album “Bhavani’s Oboe” was released in 2019. Bhavani balances a busy freelance performance schedule with teaching and fundraising for Mary’s Place.
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