Courtesy of WSCO
Local composer Robert Duisberg works his magic.

REMINDER: West Seattle Community Orchestras' Season Finale is June 11

From WSCO:

Season Finale: Spring Into Summer Presented by The West Seattle Symphony Orchestra
Concert to close the season with classical orchestra literature by Massenet, Brahms, Schubert, and more!

Musicians of WSCO’s Symphony Orchestra under the direction of Kim Roy, prepare to take stage with a unique integration of classical works from familiar tunes to honored favorites – a little something for everyone.

Featured soloist will be Rachel Nesvig performing on violin, Massenet’s Meditation from the Opera “Thais”. She received her Masters in Violin Performance and K-12 teaching certificate in music from Central Washington University in 2011. Besides teaching string instruments, Rachel plays with various symphonies in the area and leads WSCO's Debut Orchestra.

Program will also feature a premiere of 2nd movement of Symphony No. 3 “Unfinished”, by local composer Robert Duisberg.

Duisberg has been a composer and music director in Seattle for 30 years. His Doctor of Musical Arts degree in composition led him to compose works for symphonies, chamber music, choral pieces, an opera, and several musicals. He’s been performed by the likes of the Seattle Symphony, the Flagstaff Symphony Orchestra, Seattle Civic Light Opera, ACT Theater, Issaquah Village Theatre, and several chamber ensembles. He taught at the UW School of Music for six years, has conducted for numerous orchestras and theatres in town, and is proud to now be affiliated with the West Seattle Community Orchestras.

This final program of the season will be performed on Tuesday, June 11 at Chief Sealth International High School Auditorium, 2600 SW Thistle St, Seattle 98126

Admission is free. Donations of any amount are greatly appreciated.

Link to YouTube video of Rob Duisberg conducting WSCO’s Symphony Orchestra performing Bach’s “Toccata and Fugue in D Minor”:

Link to YouTube video of Rachel Nesvig conducting WSCO’s Debut Orchestra from concert in March 2013:

Link to YouTube video of WSCO’s Conductors and Coaches String Quartet on March 26, 2013 (features Rachel Nesvig and WSCO’s Symphony Orchestra conductor, Kim Roy):

About WSCO:

The West Seattle Community Orchestras (WSCO) was founded in 2003 as a community outlet for local musicians all of ages to engage in music-making through this unique intergenerational group of three orchestras. The Debut Orchestra is for beginning players; the Intermediate Orchestra, and Symphony, for community members and more experienced students. In total 190 musicians take part in the making of music, 100 of them from third grade through high school. Each week, professional coaching is provided for string students by Seattle Youth Symphony Orchestra (SYSO) through a generous grant from the Seattle Office of Arts and Cultural Affairs.

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