2008 – 2009 Concert Season
Guest Conductor, Lauren Anderson
Sunday, March 8, 2009, at 6:00 PM
Museum of History and Industry
How The West Was Won
A Tribute to the Music in Classic Westerns
Pontiac Bay will perform film music from classic and contemporary Westerns. The concert will also feature a special guest artist performing with the orchestra.
Lauren Anderson has had a varied career as a conductor, educator, and performer. As an educator, he taught in the Shoreline and Mercer Island public schools, taught trumpet at Seattle Pacific University for 14 years, and directed bands and brass ensembles at the Alaska Fine Arts Institute. Since 1998, he has taught trumpet at Western Washington University and has been the conductor of the Seattle Symphonic Band at North Seattle Community College. He also maintains a private teaching and coaching studio in Seattle.
Anderson was also Artistic Director and Conductor of the Everett Opera for three years, and as founding conductor of the Pacific Chamber Orchestra, toured professionally in California, Oregon, and Washington. A music graduate of the University of Washington, he studied conducting with Stanley Chapple, Vilem Sokol, and Walter Welke.
As a musician, Anderson performs in recitals throughout the northwest and also with the major local music organizations, including the Seattle Opera, the Seattle Symphony, the Pacific Northwest Ballet Orchestra, and the Paramount and 5th Avenue theatres. In addition, he regularly performs with the Washington Brass Ensemble – an Artist Ensemble in Residence group – at Western Washington University.
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