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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.

Photo Credit: James Holt

First up – I’m pleased to be joining the Seattle Symphony Orchestra on clarinet to kick of their inaugural season of Seattle Symphony Live!  You can hear me with the orchestra and special guests Whitney Mongé and Jon Kimura Parker.  The recording from Opening Night is only available to stream through 9/26/2020 and is free, and the recording from the live-stream on 9/24 is available to stream through 10/1/2020, available with a 7-day free trial of Seattle Symphony Live’s subscription.  Click on the following links to catch the performances!

Opening Night

Beethoven Symphony 5 and Jon Kimura Parker

Up Next: I had the great pleasure of being part of a birthday tribute performance for legendary clarinetist and composer William O. Smith.  He was pretty incredible, and the tribute is really touching, with some outstanding performances and commentary.  You can watch it anytime HERE!

As things reside in intensely uncertain territory, Angelique will be posting weekly short videos of selections from her cancelled performances.

This weekend would have featured an all-Beethoven program with the Yakima Symphony Orchestra, in observance of the 250th anniversary of Beethoven’s birth year. Angelique has instead roped her brother Garrett Poteat into performing with her the Adagio from Beethoven’s Trio Op. 11 on only three days of notice. Huge thanks to Garrett!

P.S. If you’ve missed a week, check out the Isolation Series Archives page!

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!

*Update*
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:

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In Paradisum

If you weren’t able to catch any of the concerts this last October in person (or you did, and are hungry for seconds!) you can now watch Simple Measures at their October 25, 2015 performance on Youtube.

Enjoy!

Read Brangien Davis’ article for Seattle Magazine about Angelique Poteat and her new orchestral composition for the Seattle Symphony inspired by Pearl Jam, Beyond Much Difference.

You can find the link HERE.

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Performed by flutist Catherine Branch, violinist Katelyn Westergard, and pianist Albert Kim, A Perspective was  released on CD for the project Music of Difference on November 8, 2011.  To read more about the project, including how to purchase the album, visit Artist Series.  The album has also been released to iTunes.