Geoffrey Larson, conductor
Michael Jinsoo Lim, violin
Michael ‘The Wanz’ Wansley, vocals
Leonard Bernstein – Candide Overture (Scottish Opera Version)
Jennifer Higdon – Selections from Dance Card
Randall Woolf/Wordisbon – Blues for Black Hoodies
Samuel Barber – Violin Concerto
Seattle Metropolitan Chamber Orchestra celebrates the opening of its tenth anniversary season with special guests and a rich cross-section of American experience, told through the music of great American composers. Violinist Michael Jinsoo Lim joins SMCO for Barber’s breathtaking Violin Concerto, and chart-topping Seattle-based rapper Wanz adds vocal styles to Woolf’s powerful Blues for Black Hoodies. SMCO will become only the second orchestra in the world to perform this work with live emcee. Masterworks by Bernstein and Higdon complete the program, conducted by Music Director Geoffrey Larson.