May 26, 2009
Aspiring musicians yearn for a chance to play Benaroya Hall with the Seattle Symphony or perform alongside Grammy-nominated vocalists.
Benjamin Richardson, 10, has accomplished all of the above.
A member of the prestigious Northwest Boychoir, Benjamin and his fellow pint-sized performers frequent concert halls and other venues across the Puget Sound region and throughout the state.
He also plays gigs closer to his Issaquah home: Benjamin and his mother perform at the Issaquah Farmers Market.
“You can put your emotion into music,” Benjamin said. “I enjoy knowing that I’m giving people joy.”
His mother, Rochelle Pearson, plays viola in the Tacoma Symphony Orchestra. Pearson also teaches viola and violin. Her pianist husband, Harry Richardson, is the music director at Seattle First Presbyterian Church, where the family also worships. Benjamin took to music at an early age. Read more
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