Redmond's Community Orchestra

$12 General
$9 Seniors age 62+ / Youth age 13-21

Chris Peterson has played the clarinet for over twenty-five years in ensembles in North Carolina, Utah, and Seattle. As an undergraduate, he studied with Professor Donald Oehler at the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill. While pursuing a doctorate in Molecular Biology at the University of Utah, he continued his clarinet studies with Lee Livengood of the Utah Symphony, and was principal in the Murray Symphony Orchestra, where he performed solo concerto works by Copland, Weber, and Mozart. Since moving to Seattle in 2010, Chris has played with the Eastside Symphony Orchestra, Orchestra Seattle, and other local ensembles, and studies with Laura DeLuca of the Seattle Symphony. In addition to orchestral music, he plays regularly with the vaudeville/circus band, Fremont Philharmonic, and has participated in the Jazz Night School Program in South Seattle. ​During the day, Chris is investigating HIV cure strategies in the Clinical Research Division of the Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center. He dedicates his performance to the memories of Annah Beth Peterson and William E. Staub.

Winter Concert

Saturday, March 17, 2018, 7:30 pm

Brahms: Symphony No. 1

Gershwin: Rhapsody in Blue, ​with Edward Kim

Shaw: Concerto for Clarinet, with Chris Peterson

Edward Kim is a full International Baccalaureate senior student at Edmonds Woodway High School and has maintained straight As throughout his academic career. He began his journey into music at the age of 5, and he enjoys performing both virtuosic classical music and jazz piano. Edward has received top awards in various competitions, such as the SCMTA Concerto Competition, the Russian Music Piano Competition, the North Sound HCS Competition, and the WMEA Solo & Ensemble Competition. At school, he is a pianist in the Edmonds Woodway Jazz Ensemble 1, which was selected to perform as part of the top 15 jazz bands at the nationwide Essentially Ellington Competition in New York. Outside of music, Edward actively volunteers in the community, serving as the President of the Writing Center, a Link Crew Leader, and has earned the Gold President’s Volunteer Service Award. Regardless of his college major, Edward plans to always have Classical and Jazz music in his soul for life!

Age 12 and under free

*ticket still required