A huge shoutout of thanks to Ludovic Morlot and the Seattle Symphony Orchestra for a beautiful performance of the world premiere of Breathe, Come Together, Embrace to kick off their 2022-23 season. If you missed the performance or would like to hear the piece again, tune into Seattle Symphony Live to stream the recording until October 1, 2022.
Melinda Bargreen of the Seattle Times writes: “Saturday night’s opener was a world premiere by the orchestra’s 2022-23 artist in residence Angelique Poteat: “Breathe, Come Together, Embrace.” Poteat’s new work in three contiguous sections is extremely accomplished and vividly picturesque, with a wide palette of tonal colors and lots of contrasts — all artfully unveiled by Morlot and the orchestra in a subtle, vital premiere.”
You can read the full article HERE.
Click Here to read the feature article by Margo Vansynghel in Crosscut Magazine’s September 2022 edition.
You can read the full article special, written by Gavin Borchert on the Seattle Times Website.
You can read more about Poteat’s upcoming residency on the Seattle Symphony’s Website.
Arx Duo gave a gripping performance of Angelique’s work, Active Listening (2021), as part of the series Classical Tuesdays in Old Town Tacoma on April 14, 2022. The video is cued to start with Angelique’s comments about the work, and the piece starts around two minutes later.
Amber and Luka Sešek, performing Poteat’s Water Pastel. You can start from the beginning of the video to experience the entire concert.
Music is happening now! Stay tuned for posts about ways that you can indulge in some listening in the comfort of your own home during this pandemic, or even in person!
It’s been an interesting last year, with everything from individually recorded online performances via click-track, performing with the Seattle Symphony to kick off their online virtual season, and even performing a summer season in front of a live audience with the Yakima Symphony. While many of those recordings were only available to tune into for a limited time, here are some performances including Angelique that you can listen to at anytime:
Nonsequitur and the Wayward in Limbo Series present Angelique Poteat and Artemisia Winds. This program features performances and compositions by Angelique and other Artemisia members Josiah Boothby and Ryan Hare.
Seattle Metropolitan Chamber Orchestra performs Julius Eastman‘s Stay On It. You can watch the video HERE!
Birthday Tribute performance for legendary clarinetist and composer William O. Smith. You can watch it anytime HERE!
Emerald City Music gave an exciting premiere of Angelique’s new work, Her Story of a Soldier on September 13 and 14 in Seattle and Olympia. Part of that premiere included this well-crafted video by Victor Caccese giving some insight to the process of the creation of the work and its performance, which you can watch below. Special thanks to all of the outstanding performers: Kristin Lee, violin; Alexander Fiterstein, clarinet; John Rojak, trombone; Michael Thurber, double bass; Ian Rosenbaum, percussion; and the dancers, Michael O’Neal Jr. and Angel Moonyeka Alviar!
You can hear a recording of the Olympia performance here!
The Seattle Symphony’s 2019-20 promises to be full of spectacle as the inaugural season of Music Director Thomas Dausgaard. Included are two world premiere commissions of Poteat: her intense and vibrant Cello Concerto written for SSO Principal Cellist Efe Baltacıgil; and a season-long collaboration with teens from across King County for youth choir and orchestra that reflects upon the legacy of Beethoven for his 250th birth year.
Click on Angelique’s calendar of composition events for dates and location.
Read about the season on the Seattle Symphony’s brochure: