Seattle Chamber Music Society’s (SCMS) Summer Festival brings together the finest musicians in the world, offering twelve exceptional chamber music concerts and a fun Family Concert during the month of July. To prepare us for this incredible festival, SCMS and Town Hall present a special preview discussion celebrating the work of Central European composers, including Georges Enescu, Antonín Dvořák, and Zoltán Kodály. Conductor and composer William C. White takes the stage to explore the lives of these musical titans and offer us a preview of works featured on the upcoming SCMS Summer Festival. Then, pianist Angela Drăghicescu takes her place at the piano for a culminating performance based on her extensive study of the music of Enescu. Sit in for a preview of the SCMS Summer Festival and a performance by a talented pianist.
Pianist Angela Drăghicescu has performed as a recitalist and chamber musician in major concert halls across North America, and throughout Europe, Asia, and Latin America. Recent engagements have included performances at Carnegie Hall, Concertgebouw, the Kennedy Center, Kaufmann Center, Konserthus in Stockholm, Rudolfinium in Prague, and the George Enescu Philharmonic. She is regularly invited to perform with members of the Chicago, New York, and London Symphonies.
William C. White is a conductor, composer, teacher, writer, and performer. He currently serves as music director of Orchestra Seattle and the Seattle Chamber Singers. For four seasons he served as Assistant Conductor of the Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra, and for three seasons served as Music Director of Cincinnati’s Seven Hills Sinfonietta. A noted pedagogue, he has led some of the nation’s finest youth orchestra programs, including Portland’s Metropolitan Youth Symphony and the Cincinnati Symphony Youth Orchestra. Mr. White has regularly given pre-concert lectures for the Chicago Symphony Orchestra since 2008.
Presented by Town Hall Seattle and Seattle Chamber Music Society.