Seattle Symphony Music Director (and UW Chair of Orchestral Conducting) Ludovic Morlot conducts the University Symphony in selections from Berlioz: Symphonie Fantastique. Plus: David Alexander Rahbee conducts the University Symphony and winners of the 2013 Concerto Competition. Featured soloists are Zoe Funai, flute; Yesol Im and Corentin Pokorny, violins; Thomas Lee, piano; and Brittanee Hwee, piano.
Otar Gordeli: Concertino for Flute and Orchestra, op. 8
Zoe Funai, flute (student of Donna Shin)
Johannes Brahms: Piano concerto No. 1, op. 15, in D minor
III. Rondo-Allegro non troppo
Thomas Lee, piano (student of Craig Sheppard)
César Franck: Symphonic Variations, M. 46
Britanee Hwee, piano (student of Robin McCabe)
Hector Berlioz: Symphonie Fantastique, Op. 14 Mvts 4 & 5
IV. March to the Scaffold
V. Dream of a Witches' Sabbath
Ludovic Morlot, conductor
The French conductor Ludovic Morlot is Music Director of Seattle Symphony. Since he assumed this position he has energised the orchestra with his charisma and innovative programming, including several community projects and collaborations with local musicians. The number of patrons committing to subscription packages has also seen a significant increase since the start of his tenure. Ludovic Morlot is also Chief Conductor of La Monnaie. During his first full season his programmes will include Alfred Bruneau’s Requiem as well as his first performances of Debussy’s Pelléas et Mélisande and Mozart’s Cosi Fan Tutte. Trained as a violinist, Ludovic studied conducting at the Royal Academy of Music in London and then at the Royal College of Music as recipient of the Norman del Mar Conducting Fellowship. Ludovic was elected an Associate of the Royal Academy of Music in 2007 in recognition of his significant contribution to music. He is Chair of Orchestral Conducting Studies at the University of Washington School of Music in Seattle.
David Alexander Rahbee Conductor David Alexander Rahbee is a native of Boston. He studied conducting at the New England Conservatory, Université de Montréal, Universität für Musik und Darstellende Kunst in Vienna and at the Pierre Monteux School. He also studied violin and composition at Indiana University. He further refined his artistic training by participating in master-classes with Kurt Masur, Sir Colin Davis, Jorma Panula, Zden?k Mácal, Peter Eötvös, Zoltán Peskó, Helmut Rilling and Otto-Werner Mueller. In September 2013, he will become conductor of the orchestra at the University of Washington in Seattle, where he will work closely with Seattle Symphony Music Director Ludovic Morlot to build a new program for talented young conductors.
Zoe Funai, flute
Zoe Funai is currently a senior double majoring in Communication and Flute Performance, and is on track to receiving a Foster Business School Sales Certificate. She currently studies with Donna Shin.
Britanee Hwee, piano
Britanee Hwee is a senior pursuing a BMus in piano performance. She is studying under Dr. Robin McCabe
Thomas Lee, piano
Thomas Lee is currently completing doctoral studies at the University of Washington under the tutelage of Professor Craig Sheppard. Previously, he earned a B.Mus degree from Rice University, and a M.Mus degree from Indiana University. His previous teachers include André Watts, Jon Kimura Parker, and Tatiana Lanford.