Jonathan Pasternack conducts the University Symphony, along with guests the UW Chamber Singers and The Tacoma Symphony Chorus in a performance of Beethoven's Ninth Symphony.
Dr. Jonathan Pasternack is Director of Orchestral Activities at the University of Washington School of Music. He has conducted orchestras, opera and ballet in the United States and Europe, with such ensembles as the London Symphony Orchestra, Residentie Orkest of the Hague, Scottish Chamber Orchestra and the National Symphony Orchestra at the Kennedy Center, among many others. His debut recording, leading the London Symphony Orchestra in Béla Bartók's Miraculous Mandarin suite and the Symphony No. 1 by Johannes Brahms, was released in January 2011 on the Naxos label.
Dr. Pasternack has served as Assistant Conductor with the Oregon Symphony, Resident Conductor and Managing Director of the Icicle Creek Music Center in Leavenworth, and Visiting Director of Orchestral Activities at Pacific Lutheran University. He has served as guest faculty at the University of Washington, Central Washington University, East Oregon University, Pacific University, Conservatoire de Maurepas in France and Conservatoire Supérieur de Musique de Genève in Switzerland.
Tacoma Symphony Chorus
The 60-member Tacoma Symphony Chorus is comprised of talented volunteer singers from throughout the community who are chosen by audition. Founded in 1998, the TSO Chorus performs in concert with the TSO and as a solo ensemble annually. Chorus Director Geoffrey Paul Boers is Director of Choral Activities at the University of Washington and teaches choral conducting and pedagogy. The Chorus appears with the TSO during its annual Sounds of the Season and Handel's Messiah performances and presents solo and a capella concerts throughout the region.
UW Chamber Singers
The University of Washington Chamber Singers, formerly known as the Madrigal Singers, is the UW’s longest-standing choral organization, formed in the early 1930s. The current Chamber Singers, consisting of graduate and advanced undergraduate music majors, vocal performance majors, and music education majors, has expanded in size and repertoire to focus on challenging repertoire of all periods. They have been featured at many honor festivals, conventions, and workshops, including Musicfest Canada, Canada’s national music festival.< Back