2014–2015 Season: Moments in Time

We hope you’ll join us in our enthusiasm for the upcoming season of OSSCS performances, marking the 45th anniversary of this unique and beloved organization. After a fantastic first season with Clinton Smith at the helm, it seems we may have found our stride again! We are exploring new music while also tackling epic masterpieces like Israel in Egypt. We’ve expanded our concert schedule by adding a fun Holiday Pops concert and a chamber ensemble performance. We will be offering “fireside” chats before each concert as a way to get to know the music and our performers better. We are establishing new partnerships in the community and even taking one piece on the road to a new audience.

I’m so proud of where this organization of your friends, neighbors and community members has been and even more proud of where we are headed. It is a pure delight to learn from and make music with Clinton; it’s an honor to sit among people who do amazing things during the day (teachers, physicians, scientists, moms…) and manage to find the energy to rehearse Beethoven’s Ninth Symphony for two hours on a weeknight; and it’s a pleasure to continue to provide the community with the quality of performance that reflects the passion, talent and dedication of this remarkable group of individuals. Thank you for your continued support—we hope you enjoy the season as much as we will!

Hilary Anderson
President
OSSCS Board of Directors

To order your 2014–2015 season tickets: use the links below or call Brown Paper Tickets at 1-800-838-3006

purchase full season Sunday series Saturday series + Messiah

Season-ticket prices represent a substantial savings over single-ticket prices and each paid season subscription includes one guest pass to introduce someone new to OSSCS at any season concert. (To reserve your guest pass, phone us at 206-682-5208 or e-mail jeremy@osscs.org at least 48 hours before your concert of choice.)

Moments of Inspiration

  • October 4, 2014
  • Saturday | 7:30 PM
  • First Free Methodist Church
  • Clinton Smith, conductor
  • Victor Noriega, piano

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Dvořák
Carnival Overture, Op. 92
Respighi
Fountains of Rome
Noriega
Generations, Directions northwest premiere
J.S. Bach
Choruses from Tönet, ihr Pauken, BWV 214
Wagner
Siegfried Idyll
J. Strauss Jr.
On the Beautiful Blue Danube, Op. 314

Daybreak of Freedom

  • November 9, 2014
  • Sunday | 3:00 PM
  • First Free Methodist Church
  • Clinton Smith, conductor
  • TBD, narrator
  • Kimberly Giordano, soprano
  • Sarah Larsen, mezzo-soprano
  • Eric Neuville, tenor
  • Charles Robert Stephens, baritone

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Schwantner
New Morning for the World
Beethoven
Symphony No. 9 in D Minor, Op. 125

Holiday Pops

  • December 6, 2014
  • Saturday | 2:00 PM
  • First Free Methodist Church
  • Clinton Smith, conductor
  • TBD, narrator

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Anderson
A Christmas Festival
Rutter
Brother Heinrich’s Christmas
Anderson
Sleigh Ride
Silvestri/arr. Brubaker
Suite from The Polar Express
arr. Shaw/Bennett
The Many Moods of Christmas, Suite IV
plus a holiday sing-a-long!

Messiah

  • December 21, 2014
  • Sunday | 3:00 PM
  • First Free Methodist Church
  • Clinton Smith, conductor
  • Angela Mortellaro, soprano
  • Melissa Plagemann, mezzo-soprano
  • Brad Benoit, tenor
  • Jeffrey Beruan, bass

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Handel
Messiah, HWV 56

Chamber Music

  • January 11, 2015
  • Sunday | 3:00 PM
  • First Free Methodist Church

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repertoire TBD

Turning Points

  • February 8, 2015
  • Sunday | 3:00 PM
  • First Free Methodist Church
  • Clinton Smith, conductor
  • TBD, soloist

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Dvořák
Slavonic Dance in C Major, Op. 46, No. 1
Dvořák
Slavonic Dance in E Minor, Op. 72, No. 2
Dvořák
Slavonic Dance in G Minor, Op. 46, No. 8
Shostakovich
Chamber Symphony in C Minor, Op. 110a
Pärt
Fratres
Mozart
Symphony No. 29 in A major, K. 201
plus a performance by the winner of the
2014–2015 OSSCS Concerto Competition

Eternity

  • March 8, 2015
  • Sunday | 3:00 PM
  • First Free Methodist Church
  • Clinton Smith, conductor
  • Sarah Larsen, mezzo-soprano
  • Ryan Bede, baritone

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Duruflé
Requiem, Op. 9
Holst
The Planets, Op. 32

Deliverance

  • April 18, 2015
  • Saturday | 7:30 PM
  • First Free Methodist Church
  • Clinton Smith, conductor
  • Catherine Haight, soprano
  • Sarah Mattox, mezzo-soprano
  • Zach Finkelstein, tenor
  • Charles Robert Stephens, baritone
  • Ryan Bede, baritone

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Handel
Israel in Egypt, HWV 54

1954 in America

  • May 17, 2015
  • Sunday | 3:00 PM
  • First Free Methodist Church
  • Clinton Smith, conductor

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Copland
The Tender Land Suite
Whitacre
Leonardo Dreams of His Flying Machine
Dohnányi
American Rhapsody, Op. 47
Broadway and radio hits of 1954
L. Bernstein
On the Waterfront Symphonic Suite
plus the world premiere of a new work from the winner
of the 2014–2015 OSSCS Composer Competition