SCOI am late in congratulating the Saratoga Chamber Orchestra of Whidbey Island in their performance of Lili Boulanger’s D’un matin de printemps and D’un sir triste.  We at WPA were so thrilled to help fund this performance of works by such a talented and, sadly, short lived composer though a 2014 Performance Grant.  The concert took place October 24 with conductor Anna Edwards leading the ensemble.

Listen to recordings of the Saratoga Orchestra here:

And in just a few days Dr. Edwards will lead the Seattle Collaborative
Seattle COOrchestra in another concert funded by a 2014 Performance Grant.  The concert on November 18, titled “Listen to the Girls”, will feature the West Coast Premiere of Leanna Primiani‘s Sirens and the World Premiere of Angelique Poteat‘s Listen to the Girls.

Here is the Seattle Collaborative Orchestra performing the world premiere of El Yunque by Victoria Bond in March:


Congratulations to both ensembles, and to the insightful leadership and fantastic programming of Anna Edwards!  Read more about Dr. Edwards and her work as a conductor and soloist here.