Friday, March 30, 2012

Thalia Youth Symphony, Frances Walton, Michael Sheremetiew 1972-1980

  • Thaliia symphony presents tribute to Frances Walton April 1, 2012

    Stephen Rogers Radcliffe
    , Conductor

    Anna Edwards, Assistant Conductor

    SUNDAY, APRIL 1, 2012, 2:00PM, TOWN HALL

    Directions and parking

    Frances Walton
    Frances Walton


    Sarah Mattox, mezzo-soprano
    Benjamin Harris, baritone
    HumperdinckPrelude from Hansel and Gretel
    Frances Walton, conducting
    WagnerOverture to Rienzi
    Mozart"Soave sia il vento" fromCosi Fan Tutte
    MozartOverture from The Marriage of Figaro
    BizetHabanera from Carmen
    Bizet"Au Fond du Temple Saint" from Pearl Fishers
    VerdiAct III Quartet: "Bella figlia d'amore" from Rigoletto
    PucciniAct III Duet "Mimi, tu non torni" from La Boheme
    PucciniAct I Finale from La Boheme
    MassenetMeditation from Thais
    VerdiTriumphal March and Ballet Music from Aida
    OffenbachBarcarolle from The Tales of Hoffman
    FRANCES WALTON TRIBUTE LUNCHEON Before the concert on April 1st, we invite friends and admirers of Frances Walton to join us in celebrating Frances' myriad contributions to music in our region and to Thalia in particular. The luncheon, with emcee Bryan Lowe from KING-FM, is in the Downstairs at Town Hall from 11:45 AM to 1:30 PM with the concert to follow at 2 PM in the Concert Hall.

    Thalia was the first youth symphony (we signed up with Highline which was the south group that served Renton vs. the eastlake group) my family joined 1971 or so, we also did Seattle Youth Symphony with Vilem Sokol after 1972. We took out a cabin for our family for the camp which was in Pilgrim Firs.

    My family was the original "model minority" Asian family in town with seven kids from Arthur to G, all playing violin in Thalia. I was first and I was concertmaster (Carl was later) before I went onto MIT in 1976. Frances was co-lead with Michael Sheremetiew, the big Swedish guy with the funny name who could play an unbelievable schmalzando if you heard him play Brahms sextet or Borodin quartet.

  • Arthur solo with Frances conducting Pilgram Firs Thalia Music Camp 1975

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  • Alisa is first stand at this church concert

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  • highline youth symphony 1972 or so

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  • Frances and me (Arthur Hu)

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