SEATTLE-The Seattle Youth Symphony Orchestras is proud to present three dynamic guest conductors for the Youth Symphony's 2001-02 season.  On November 18, 2001, the Seattle Youth Symphony Orchestra, under the direction of Huw Edwards, Music Director for the Portland Youth Philharmonic, will perform the first concert of its 59th season.  Tania Miller, Assistant Conductor for the Vancouver Symphony Orchestra will conduct the second concert and Dale Clevenger, Principal Horn for the Chicago Symphony will conduct the final concert of the season.  NOVEMBER 18, 2001  |  3:00 PM  |  Benaroya HallGuest Conductor, Huw Edwards, Music Director and Conductor, Portland Youth PhilharmonicBeethoven Symphony No. 7Elgar Cockaigne (In London Town) OvertureSibelius Violin Concerto Featuring SYSO Concerto Competition winner Mae Lin, violinHuw Edwards (Music Director/conductor of the Portland Youth Philharmonic) is no stranger to SYSO audiences having recently completed his fourt!
h summer as part of the faculty for the Marrowstone Music Festival.  In his six years with the PYP, Mr. Edwards has brought many premieres of major works to Portland audiences, and in 2000, he and the PYP undertook their eighth international tour--going to New Zealand and Australia. Born in Wales, Mr. Edwards holds degrees from the University of Surrey in England, Southern Methodist University (Dallas), and he came to Portland from Northwestern University where he was a lecturer and Doctoral candidate. Mr. Edwards has guest conducted many orchestras including the Dallas, Memphis, Oregon, and Vancouver Symphonies. He is also music director of the Columbia Symphony Orchestra. MARCH 3, 2002  |  3:00 PM  |  Benaroya HallGuest Conductor Tania Miller, Assistant Conductor, Vancouver Symphony Orchestra Rachmaninoff Symphony No. 2Kernis Symphony No. 2Tania Miller (Assistant Conductor of the Vancouver Symphony Orchestra) has conducted a variety of classical, family and p!
ops performances since joining the VSO last season.  She is a!
o conductor of the Toronto contemporary ensemble ERGO.  Ms. Miller is going into her fourth season as the Assistant Conductor of the Carmel Bach Festival in California.  She was the Artistic Director and Conductor of Michigan Opera Works from 1997-2000, as well as conductor for Detroit's Friends of Opera, Opera McGill's opera productions in Montreal (1999-2000), and guest conductor with the McGill Symphony Orchestra.  MAY 5, 2002  |  3:00 PM  |  Benaroya HallGuest Conductor and Soloist Dale Clevenger, Principal Horn, Chicago SymphonyMozart Horn Concerto No. 3 (featuring Dale Clevenger)Brahms Symphony No. 1Dale Clevenger, has been the principal horn with the Chicago Symphony since 1966. The recipient of two Grammy awards, Mr. Clevenger was also the music director of the Elmhurst Symphony for 14 years, and is Professor of Horn at Roosevelt University. He has been guest conductor for the Louisiana Philharmonic, the New Japan Philharmonic, the Shanghai Symphony, and!
 with the BBC in Wales. Mr. Clevenger is an esteemed member of the faculty at SYSO's Marrowstone Music Festival. ****************************For information on obtaining an interview with any of the guest conductors or an orchestra member, contact Stuart Wolferman at 206/362-2300.Tickets are $5-$35 and can be purchased through the SYSO Box Office at 206/362-2300.****************************Music Director Search ContinuesThe Seattle Youth Symphony Orchestras will continue its search process for a music director during the 2001-02 season.  SYSO continues to narrow its focus and plans to have the new music director in place to lead the organization into its 60th anniversary season in the fall of 2002.The Seattle Youth Symphony Orchestras (SYSO) operates five full orchestras, three summer music festivals, and partnerships within area schools. SYSO accepts any student with musical talent, regardless of their financial capabilities. In addition to financial aid, SY!
SO underwrites approximately half of every student's tuition !
 an effort to keep fees to a minimum. We need your support to continue making our programs accessible to everyone. Buying tickets to performances of our flagship orchestra, the Seattle Youth Symphony, is one simple way to help SYSO in all that is does. Please join us!####


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