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Celebrate Sammamish Symphony Orchestra's 20th Year Finale

The Sammamish Symphony Orchestra will wrap up its 20th season Sunday with “American Classics” at Eastlake High School.

The Sammamish Symphony Orchestra will wrap up its 20th season Sunday with  

The finale concert is scheduled for Sunday, June 10th, 2pm at the Performing Arts Center. Music will include selections from Gould, Ives/Schuman, Gershwin and Copland.

In addition, Conductor Scott has organized a marvelous afternoon to end our 20th anniversary year with the following artists:

2012 Youth Concerto Contest winner, Gloria Ferry-Brennan, age 15

Gloria Ferry-Brennan, 15, began playing the violin at age 4 and is currently a student of Simon James and accompanist Hiro David of the Coleman Violin Studio. Her recent summer studies have included the Brian Lewis Young Artist Program in Kansas, as well as the Aspen Music Festival where she studies with Paul Kantor. She is a member of the Seattle Youth Symphony and Whidbey Island's Saratoga Chamber Orchestras.Gloria has performed as a soloist with the Seattle Symphony Orchestra, the Saratoga Chamber Orchestra, the Ottawa Chamber Orchestra, the Seattle Festival Orchestra and the Sammamish Symphony Orchestra as well as the Seattle and the Everett Youth Symphony Orchestras.In 2011, she was the national winner of the Music Teachers National Association Junior Strings Competition. She recently appeared on NPR's "From the Top" and received 3rd place at the Johansen International Competition for Young String Players in Washington DC.

Soprano, Ellaina Lewis 

Ellaina Lewis has sung principle roles such as Amina in Bellini’s La Sonnambula, Monica in Menotti’s The Medium, Treemonisha in Scott Joplin’s Treemonisha, Erzulie in Flaherty’s Once on this Island, Pamina in The Magic Flute, Gertrude in Hansel and Gretel, Sally Hemmings in Garett Fisher’s Sally Hemmings and Despina in Cosi fan tutte. In the summer of 2009 she debutted the role of Simona in Night Flight, the operatic adaptation of the Saint-Exupéry novel, with Book-It Repertory.  In addition to Seattle Opera, where Ms. Lewis performed in last summer’s Porgy and Bess, she has performed for Puget Sound Opera, Seattle Choral Company, Everett Symphony, SD Prism Dance Company, ArtsWest, Northwest New Works Festival, Northwest Opera in Schools, Etc. Greg Thompson Productions, The Eastside Performance Group, The Ladies Musical Club, Classic Cascade Symphony and The Pacific Northwest Ballet School. 

Chorale – Cantare Vocal Ensemble 

Glenn Guhr, bass 

Speaker - John Lowrie,  actor

John Patrick Lowrie has led a varied career as a composer, musician, conductor, author, actor and director for the last forty years. National credits include Charley: Death of a Salesman, Mr. van Daan: Diary of Anne Frank (Nat'l Tour), Tito: Lend Me a Tenor (Meadowbrook), Wotan: Das Barbequ (Dallas Theater Center).  Film – Mayor Potts: Clawed.   Radio – Sherlock Holmes: The Further Adventures of Sherlock Holmes.  Video Games – Agent Gray: MatrixOnLine, The Sniper: Team Fortress 2, Odessa Cubbage: Half-Life 2.  Northwest credits include Alex: Love-Lies-Bleeding (Boise Contemporary Theatre), Inspector Bones: Jumpers (ACT), Jerome: Henceforward...  (Portland Rep.), Joseph Pulitzer: Stunt Girl, Buck Jasper: Play It By Heart, The Chairman: Drood(Village). His first novel, Dancing With Eternity, won the ForeWord Firsts Debut Fiction Award in 2011.      

If you go

Please see SammamishSymphony.org for more information about the orchestra. Tickets may be purchased through TicketWeb at 1-800-965-4827 or Sammamish Symphony at 206-517-7777 (Ticket prices $16 for adults, $11 for senior/student, and Free to age 10 and under). Call 206-517-7777 for special group rates.  

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