"The New York-based [Derek] Bermel is an eclectic with wide-open ears.” – Toronto Star
From the boroughs of New York to the neighborhoods of Seattle, the influences of jazz have inspired composers across the United States. Seattle Symphony Composer in Residence and clarinetist Derek Bermel curates an evening of performances featuring cellist Seth Parker Woods, pianist Ethan Iverson and Seattle Symphony musicians.
BERNSTEIN: Sonata for clarinet & piano
JOHNSON: Carolina Shout
WILLIAMS: Little Joe from Chicago
ETHAN IVERSON: I’d love a Rag
WILLIAM BOLCOM: Graceful Ghost Rag
STEPHEN NEWBY: Spiritual Fantasy (World Premiere)
ETHAN IVERSON: Nocturne
DEREK BERMEL: SchiZm
DEREK BERMEL: Coming Together
ELLINGTON: The Mooche
ALLEN: For John Malachi
DEREK BERMEL: Soul Garden
Support for the inaugural season of artistic programming for Octave 9: Raisbeck Music Center is generously provided by the Judith A. Fong Music Directors Fund.