OSSCS Concert Archives

2015–2016 Season

War and Peace

Saturday, October 3, 2015 • 7:30 p.m. • First Free Methodist Church
Clinton Smith, conductor • Elizabeth Zharoff, soprano • Joo Won Kang, baritone

Handel Music for the Royal Fireworks
Tchaikovsky 1812 Overture
Vaughan Williams Dona Nobis Pacem


Hidden Gems

Saturday, November 14, 2015 • 7:30 p.m. • First Free Methodist Church
Clinton Smith, conductor

Sibelius Preludio
Nielsen Sleep
Sibelius Snöfrid
Nielsen Symphony No. 2


Messiah

Saturday, December 19, 2015 • 7:30 p.m. • First Free Methodist Church (Seattle)
Sunday, December 20, 2015 • 3:00 p.m. • First Presbyterian Church (Everett)
Clinton Smith, conductor • Amanda Opuszynski, soprano
Sarah Larsen, mezzo-soprano • Brad Benoit, tenor • Jeffrey Beruan, bass

Handel Messiah


Irreverent Reverence

Saturday, February 6, 2016 • 7:30 p.m. • First Free Methodist Church
Clinton Smith, conductor • Adrian Steele, violin
Karina Brazas, soprano • Ryan Bede, baritone

Brahms Academic Festival Overture
Sibelius Violin Concerto [first movement]
Fauré Requiem


Sacrifice

Saturday, March 12, 2016 • 7:30 p.m. • First Free Methodist Church
Clinton Smith, conductor • Andrew Stenson, Evangelist • Clayton Brainerd, Jesus
Catherine Haight, soprano • Sarah Larsen, mezzo-soprano • Jonathan Silvia, Pilate

J.S. Bach St. John Passion


Self-Expression

Saturday, April 16, 2016 • 7:30 p.m. • First Free Methodist Church
Clinton Smith, conductor • Rebecca Nathanson, soprano • Edward Zhang, piano

Poulenc Gloria
Chopin Piano Concerto No. 1 [first movement]
Brahms Symphony No. 1


Devil May Care

Sunday, May 22, 2016 • 3:00 p.m. • First Free Methodist Church
Clinton Smith, conductor and piano

Elgar Serenade for Strings
Mozart Piano Concerto No. 23
Chan Seeking, Searching [world premiere]
Elgar From the Bavarian Highlands


2014–2015 Season

Moments of Inspiration

Saturday, October 4, 2014 • 7:30 p.m. • First Free Methodist Church
Clinton Smith, conductor   Victor Noriega, piano

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

Saturday, November 9, 2014 • 7:30 p.m. • First Free Methodist Church
Clinton Smith, conductor • Vivian Phillips, narrator • Kimberly Giordano, soprano
Sarah Larsen, mezzo-soprano • Eric Neuville, tenor • Charles Robert Stephens, baritone

Schwantner New Morning for the World (“Daybreak of Freedom”)
Beethoven Symphony No. 9 in D Minor, Op. 125


Holiday Pops

Saturday, December 6, 2014 • 2:00 p.m. • First Free Methodist Church
Clinton Smith, conductor • Eugene Kidder, narrator

Anderson A Christmas Festival
Rutter Brother Heinrich’s Christmas
Anderson Sleigh Ride
Silvestri/arr. Jerry Brubaker
Suite from The Polar Express
arr. Shaw/Bennett The Many Moods of Christmas, Suite IV
arr. Finnegan Christmas Sing-Along


Handel’s Messiah

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

Handel Messiah, HWV 56


Turning Points

Sunday, February 8, 2015 • 3:00 p.m. • First Free Methodist Church
Clinton Smith, conductor • Marie Leou, violin

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
Tchaikovsky Violin Concerto in D Major, Op. 35 [first movement]
Pärt Fratres
Mozart Symphony No. 29 in A major, K. 201


Eternity

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

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


Deliverance

Saturday, April 18, 2015 • 7:30 p.m. • First Free Methodist Church
Roupen Shakarian, conductor • Catherine Haight, soprano • Sarah Mattox, mezzo-soprano
Zack Finkelstein, tenor • Ryan Bede, baritone • Ben Grover, baritone

Handel Israel in Egypt, HWV 54


1954 in America

Sunday, May 17, 2015 • 3:00 p.m. • First Free Methodist Church
Clinton Smith, conductor

Copland The Tender Land Suite
Whitacre Leonardo Dreams of His Flying Machine
Stacey Philipps Breathe (world premiere)
Dohnányi American Rhapsody, Op. 47
Borodin “Stranger in Paradise” (“Gliding Dance of the Maidens” from Prince Igor)
Chaplin “Smile” (Love Theme from Modern Times)
Pat Ballard “Mr. Sandman”
Leonard Bernstein On the Waterfront Symphonic Suite


2013–2014 Season

Love + Adoration

Saturday, September 28, 2013 • 7:30 p.m. • First Free Methodist Church
Clinton Smith, conductor • Roxanna Patterson, viola

Wagner Prelude and Liebestod from Tristan und Isolde
Duruflé “Ubi caritas” from Quatre motets sur des thèmes grégoriens, Op. 10
J.S. Bach O Jesu Christ mein’s lebens Licht, BWV 118
R. Strauss Serenade in E♭ Major, Op. 7
Monteverdi Toccata from L’Orfeo
Sams Rhapsody for Viola and Orchestra [world premiere]
Mealor She Walks in Beauty
Ravel Suite No. 2 from Daphnis et Chloé


Passion + Enchantment

Saturday, November 9, 2013 • 7:30 p.m. • First Free Methodist Church
Stephen Rogers Radcliffe, conductor

Mendelssohn Overture and Incidental Music from A Midsummer Night’s Dream, Op. 21/61
Brahms Liebeslieder Waltzes, Op. 52
Brahms Variations on a Theme by Haydn, Op. 56


Tradition + Faith

Sunday, December 15, 2013 • 3:00 p.m. • First Free Methodist Church
Clinton Smith, conductor • Angela Mortellaro, soprano • Sarah Larsen, mezzo-soprano
Brad Benoit, tenor • Charles Robert Stephens, baritone

Handel Messiah, HWV 56


Friendship + Imagination

Saturday, February 8, 2014 • 7:30 p.m. • First Free Methodist Church
Stilian Kirov, conductor • Elisa Barston, violin

Lyadov Enchanted Lake
Mendelssohn Violin Concerto in E Minor, Op. 64
Mussorgsky/orch. Ravel Pictures at an Exhibition


Death + Remembrance

Saturday, March 15, 2014 • 7:30 p.m. • First Free Methodist Church
Clinton Smith, conductor • Mark Salman, piano
Lindsay Ohse, soprano • Melissa Plagemann, mezzo-soprano
Zach Finkelstein, tenor • Stephen Fish, bass-baritone

Jones Elegy
Liszt Totentanz
Mozart Requiem in D Minor, K. 626


Reverence + Spirituality

Saturday, April 12, 2014 • 7:30 p.m. • First Free Methodist Church
Clinton Smith, conductor • Catherine Haight, soprano • Melissa Plagemann, mezzo-soprano
Wesley Rogers, tenor • Clayton Brainerd, bass-baritone

J.S. Bach Mass in B Minor, BWV 232


Reflection + Wonder

Saturday, May 10, 2014 • 7:30 p.m. • First Free Methodist Church
Clinton Smith, conductor • Karin Wolverton, soprano • Sarah Mattox, mezzo-soprano

Ives The Unanswered Question
Fauré _Après un rêve, Op. 7, No. 1
Barber Knoxville: Summer of 1915
Elgar The Music Makers, Op. 69


2012–2013 Season

Bach & Shostakovich

Saturday, October 6, 2012 • First Free Methodist Church
Jeremy Briggs Roberts, conductor

Bach/Stravinsky Chorale Variations on Vom Himmel hoch
Bach Magnificat in D Major, BWV 243
Shostakovich Symphony No. 10 in E Minor, Op. 93


Bach, Adams & Mozart

Saturday, November 10, 2012 • First Free Methodist Church
Paul Polivnick, conductor

Bach Orchestral Suite No. 3 in D Major, BWV 1068
Adams The Chairman Dances (Foxtrot for Orchestra)
Mozart Mass in C Minor, K. 427


Winter Celebration

Sunday, December 16, 2012 • First Free Methodist Church
Huw Edwards, conductor • Simone Porter, violin

Vivaldi “Winter” from The Four Seasons, Op. 8, No. 4
Beethoven Symphony No. 1 in C Major, Op. 21
Bach Gloria in excelsis Deo, BWV 191
Vaughan Williams Fantasia on Christmas Carols
arr. Finnegan Christmas Sing-Along


Puccini & Shostakovich

Saturday, February 9, 2013 • First Free Methodist Church
Johan Louwersheimer, conductor

Weber Overture to Euryanthe
Puccini Messa a 4 Voci
Bach Ich lasse dich nicht, BWV Anh. 159
Shostakovich Symphony No. 9 in E♭ Major, Op. 70


Haydn, Bizet & Copland

Saturday, March 16, 2013 • First Free Methodist Church
Clinton Smith, conductor

Gluck “Dance of the Furies” from Orphée et Eurydice
Haydn Missa in Angustiis (“Lord Nelson” Mass)
Bizet Carmen Suite No. 1
Copland Billy the Kid Suite


Stravinsky & Beethoven

Saturday, April 20, 2013 • First Free Methodist Church
Eric Garcia, conductor

Weber Overture to Der Freischütz
Stravinsky Symphony of Psalms
Beethoven Symphony No. 7 in A Major, Op. 92


Verdi & Sibelius

Saturday, May 18, 2013 • First Free Methodist Church
Jayce Ogren, conductor

Verdi Four Sacred Pieces
Sibelius Symphony No. 5 in E♭ Major, Op. 82


2011–2012 Season

Brahms & Sibelius

Sunday, October 16, 2011 • First Free Methodist Church
Jayce Ogren, conductor

Brahms Nänie, Op. 82
Brahms Gesang der Parzen (Song of the Fates), Op. 89
Brahms Schicksalslied (Song of Destiny), Op. 54
Sibelius Symphony No. 2 in D Major, Op. 43


Pulcinella

Sunday, November 13, 2011 • First Free Methodist Church
Joseph Pollard White, conductor • Nick Masters, double bass

Handel Concerto Grosso in G Major, Op. 6, No. 1
Waṅhal Double Bass Concerto in D Major [opening movement]
Vaughan Williams Mass in G Minor
Whitacre Five Hebrew Love Songs
Beyer Short Stories [world premiere]
Stravinsky Suite from Pulcinella


Christmas Oratorio

Sunday, December 18, 2011 • First Free Methodist Church
Hans-Jürgen Schnoor, conductor

Bach Christmas Oratorio, BWV 248


Russian Masters

Sunday, February 5, 2012 • Meany Hall
Eric Garcia, conductor

Shostakovich Festive Overture, Op. 96
Prokofiev Suite from Lieutenant Kizhe, Op. 60
Borodin Polovtsian Dances from Prince Igor
Stravinsky Suite from The Firebird (1919 version)


English Masters

Sunday, March 11, 2012 • First Free Methodist Church
Alastair Willis, conductor • Erich Parce, baritone

Handel Zadok the Priest, HWV 258
Vaughan Williams Five Variants of “Dives and Lazarus”
Britten Four Sea Interludes from Peter Grimes, Op. 33a
Walton Belshazzar's Feast


Easter Oratorio

Sunday, April 1, 2012 • First Free Methodist Church
Darko Butorac, conductor

Bach Easter Oratorio, BWV 249
Sibelius Valse Triste, Op. 44, No. 1
R. Strauss Suite from Der Rosenkavalier


Bruckner & Beethoven

Sunday, May 13, 2012 • First Free Methodist Church
Jonathan Pasternack, conductor

Mozart Kyrie in D Minor, K. 341
Bruckner Te Deum, WAB 45
Beethoven Symphony No. 3 in E♭ Major, Op. 55 (“Eroica”)


2010–2011 Season

Royal Fireworks

Sunday, October 10, 2010 • First Free Methodist Church
Roupen Shakarian, conductor • Alexandra Takasugi, viola

Handel Music for the Royal Fireworks, HWV 351
Hoffmeister Concerto for Viola and Orchestra in D Major
J.S. Bach Brandenburg Concerto No. 5, BWV 1050
Handel Te Deum in D Major, HWV 283 (“Dettingen”)


Messiah

Sunday, December 5, 2010 • First Free Methodist Church
Zon Eastes, conductor

Handel Messiah, HWV 56


Two Concertos

Sunday, February 27, 2011 • First Free Methodist Church
Alastair Willis, conductor • Mark Salman, piano • Judith Lawrence, bassoon

Wagner Overture to The Flying Dutchman
Liszt Piano Concerto No. 2 in A Major, S. 125
R. Kechley Concerto for Bassoon, Chorus and Orchestra [world premiere]
Howells Take Him, Earth, for Cherishing
Vaughan Williams Toward the Unknown Region


Chamber Music

Sunday, March 13, 2011 • First Free Methodist Church

Bartók Duos for Two Violins, Sz. 98
Brahms Scherzo from Trio for Violin, Horn and Piano in E-flat Major, Op. 40
Wolf Intermezzo in E-Flat Major for String Quartet
Handel Concerto Grosso in F Major, Op. 6, No. 2
Mozart Serenade in C Minor, K. 388


St. Matthew Passion

Sunday, April 17, 2011 • First Free Methodist Church
Hans-Jürgen Schnoor, conductor • Wesley Rogers, Evangelist • Erik Anstine, Jesus
Jessica Robins-Milanese, soprano • Melissa Plagemann, alto • Stephen Wall, tenor
Charles Robert Stephens, baritone • Columbia Choirs (Steve Stevens, director)

J.S. Bach St. Matthew Passion, BWV 244


Season Finale

Sunday, May 15, 2011 • First Free Methodist Church
Darko Butorac, conductor • Ronald Patterson, violin

Verdi Choruses from Nabucco
Sams Childhood’s Moon [world premiere]
Bruch Violin Concerto No. 1 in G Minor, Op. 26
Schumann Symphony No. 3 in E-flat Major, Op. 97 (“Rhenish”)