Congratulations to our 2014 Don Bushell Concerto Competition winner, Felicity James.
Miss James will perform the Saint-Saens Violin Concerto No.3 with the Seattle Philharmonic during our 2014-15 season.
The full results of the 2014 Don Bushell Concerto Competition are:
Winner – Felicity James (violin)
First Runner-Up Honors – Aaron Alfonso Petit (piano)
Second Runner-Up Honors – Debra McKinney (voice)
Deadlines and competition dates for the 2015 competition will be posted on this web page in the Fall.
The Bushell Concerto Competition is named in honor of the SPO’s first Music Director, Don Bushell, who started this annual event in 1946 to provide a performance opportunity for aspiring musicians. Every year since, this prestigious competition has provided professional development and an exclusive concert performance opportunity for outstanding area soloists.
The spirit of dance hovers over this all-American, Halloween-themed program. In addition to Aaron Copland's evergreen ballet score to "Rodeo", the concert features a suite from Bernard Herrmann's dance-infused, Oscar®-winning score to "The Devil and Daniel Webster", the world première of music director Adam Stern's "Spirits of the Dead" (after Edgar Allan Poe), and a new take on Morton Gould's "Tap Dance Concerto" featuring a masquerading soloist!
Benaroya Hall houses two performance halls in a complex that is thoroughly integrated into downtown Seattle. Occupying an entire city block at the very core of the city, the development celebrates the vital role of performance events while maintaining the continuity of commercial life along one avenue and providing a much-needed public space, in the form of a terraced garden, along another.
Rodeo: Four Dance Episodes
Music for Dancing
Tap Dance Concerto
Alex Dugdale, tap dancer
Spirits of the Dead (world première)
Edmund Stone, speaker
Suite, “The Devil and Daniel Webster”