The 5th Annual Cascade Conducting Masterclass Presents: Two Final Concerts at Pacific Lutheran University
Cascade Conducting is thrilled to present two concerts at The Karen Hille Phillips Center at Pacific Lutheran University: The Cascade Conducting Choral Masterclass Final Concert on Friday, July 1st at 7pm, and The Cascade Conducting Orchestral Masterclass Final Concert on Saturday, July 2nd at 7pm.
Symphony Tacoma Music Director Sarah Ioannides will share her wisdom and experience with the 14 participants of the 5th Annual Cascade Conducting Masterclass starting Monday, June 27th at Pacific Lutheran University. The class will run every day from 9-5, culminating with a final concert on Saturday, July 2nd at The Karen Hille Phillips Center. The Cascade Conducting Orchestra, led by Symphony Tacoma musicians, will perform works by Louise Farrenc, Ludwig Van Beethoven, Manuel De Falla, Robert Schumann, Joseph Bologne, and a world premiere by local composer Maria Jose Felix. The concert will be conducted by the participants of the masterclass.
For the first time, The Cascade Conducting Masterclass will also include a choral component that will be led by Symphony Tacoma Voices Music Director Geoffrey Boers. The Choral Masterclass will also be at PLU beginning Monday, June 27th, will run 3:30- 9:30, and will happen in collaboration with the Orchestral Masterclass. The final concert for the Choral Masterclass will be at The Karen Hille Phillips Center on Friday, July 1st at 7pm, and will include works by Runistad, Faure, and Mozart, performed by members of Symphony Tacoma Voices and conducted by the participants of the Choral Conducting Masterclass.
Cascade Conducting’s motto is: Excellence Through Equity.
This year Cascade Conducting has given seven full scholarships and four partial scholarships with the goal of giving talented conductors, who may not have access to traditional career pathways, the opportunity to attend a world-class conducting masterclass.
The 2022 class includes exceptional conductors from Colombia, Costa Rica, Brazil, Mexico, and Canada, as well as throughout the United States.
These concerts will represent a week full of creation, collaboration, and growth, by an incredibly talented and diverse class of participants, that you will not want to miss!