Composer and clarinetist Angelique Poteat, the 2022-23 Seattle Symphony Artist in Residence, shares an evening of her compositions inspired by the Pacific Northwest. Praised by the New York Times as “engaging, relevant,” Angelique’s music is rhythmically charged and colorfully picturesque. Works on the program include The Goose Egg, composed to narration of the children’s book by Liz Wong, as well as her clarinet quintet Six Seasons, which will be featured at the 2023 International Clarinet Festival.
Angelique is joined by an all-star cast of performers: Laura DeLuca (clarinet and narration), Mikhail Shmidt (violin), Natasha Bazhanov (violin), Olivia Chew (viola), Sarah Rommel (cello), Joe Kaufman (double bass), Matt Kocmierosky (percussion), Dawn Posey (violin), Camille Ripple (viola), Hsing-Hui Hsu (clarinet), and Elliot Isaacson (viola).
The music of Angelique Poteat has been described as “engaging, restless” (The New York Times) and “serious and nicely crafted” (American Record Guide) and has been recorded and performed on four continents by ensembles including the Seattle Symphony Orchestra, Emerald City Music, and arx Percussion Duo. Her genre-crossing music has been programmed alongside both classical and popular music legends, including Mike McCready, Chris Cornell, and members of Mad Season. Poteat is currently a 2022-23 Seattle Arts & Culture CityArtist, the Seattle Symphony Artist in Residence, and the Director of the Seattle Symphony Merriman-Ross Family Young Composers Workshop.