Sammamish Symphony Orchestra to perform classics at POPS! Goes Issaquah concert
July 24, 2012
Listen as the Sammamish Symphony Orchestra performs homegrown classics Aug. 17 at the POPS! Goes Issaquah concert.
The concert is free for audience members, due to support from longtime Issaquah developer Rowley Properties. POPS! Goes Issaquah is meant to support arts on the Eastside and open the arts to a broader audience, including families unable to otherwise afford to participate in the arts.
The theme for the concert is “American Classics” and guest performer for the evening is 13-year-old violinist Evan Hjorst. The orchestra is led by conductor R. Joseph Scott.
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In May, Evan performed as a solo artist with Philharmonia Northwest — a Seattle-based chamber orchestra — after winning the concerto competition in the Seattle Young Artist Music Festival.
Evan’s other accomplishments this year include earning a top spot at the Simon-Fiset String Competition, and he clinched the No. 3 spot in the Sammamish Symphony concerto competition.
For the summer, Evan joined 11 other violin students to participate in the Brian Lewis Young Artist Program in Ottawa, Kan. The program is a tuition-free opportunity for 12 gifted violinists 18 and younger to receive intense instruction.
Evan studies under instructor Simon James and works with piano collaborator Hiro David.
When Evan is not performing or composing music, he enjoys acting, drawing, English riding, filmmaking and traveling.
POPS! Goes Issaquah often features up-and-coming performers alongside the Sammamish Symphony Orchestra.
The annual event is a collaboration between family-owned Rowley Properties and Village Theatre, a longtime incubator of local talent.
Issaquah-based Rowley Properties purchases, develops, leases and manages property throughout Western Washington.