The Walla Walla Symphony and Whitman College are pleased to present Music 360˚: “Looking Back…Reaching Forward – The Music of Samuel Jones”, a 5-day festival that will explore the music and works of Dr. Samuel Jones who recently completed a 14-year tenure as Composer in Residence for the Seattle Symphony. Through this unique partnership, the Walla Walla Symphony and Whitman College invite you to take a holistic approach to music – attend a lecture where Dr. Jones and other composers speak about their music, converse with them in person about the process, and finally, listen to their works. The multitude of angles offered aim to give the listener the opportunity to gather a comprehensive understanding of the pieces, further adding to the listening experience.
From Wednesday, February 25th through Sunday, March 1st, we invite you to attend open rehearsals, masterclasses, Q&A sessions and performances featuring Dr. Samuel Jones, Whitman Composer in residence John David Earnest, Whitman College students and faculty and Walla Walla Symphony musicians with Maestro Yaacov Bergman.
Performances during the festival include Whitman’s “Fridays at Four”, Whitman Chamber Singers & Orchestra Concert, the Walla Walla Symphony’s Guest Artist Soirée and the culmination of the festival, the Symphony’s concert “Born in the U.S.A.” featuring Doug Scarborough on Concerto for Trombone and Orchestra by Dr. Samuel Jones on Sunday, March 1st at 3pm in Cordiner Hall. “Born in the U.S.A” will also include Copland’s Quiet City, John David Earnest’s Southern Exposure, and Gershwin’s American in Paris.