UPDATED: Tess Altiveros Headlines Seattle Symphony Concert

By David Salazar
(Credit: Elisabeth Ellis)

Editor’s Note: In the original version of this article, Carla Caramujo was the artist who was slated to perform. However, due to issues pertaining to her visa, Caramujo was unable to perform. Instead, Tess Altiveros will be the soloist. The article continues as originally published.

The Seattle Symphony has announced a concert series this February that will feature a collaboration with members of the Northwest Center and Best Buddies Communities.

The showcase will feature a performance of Beethoven’s Sixth Symphony under the musical direction of Lee Mills, who was Associate Conductor of the ensemble until 2021-22. The concert will also showcase Charles Corey’s “Together, This Journey,” and João Guilherme Ripper’s “Cinco Poemas de Vinicius de Moraes” for soprano and orchestra. The soloist will be Portuguese soprano Carla Caramujo, who has performed extensively at the Teatro Nacional São Carlos.

“Together, This Journey” was originally set to world premiere back in 2020 as part of the Beethoven Festival commemorating the composer’s 250th birthday, but was postponed due to the spread of COVID-19.

The collaboration between the orchestra and the organizations, which aim to support children and adults with developmental disabilities, was created in hopes of elevating new voices onstage. The ensemble has collaborated with such community organizations as Accelerator YMCA, Path with Art, Plymouth Housing Group, and Mary’s Place.

The concert will take place between Feb. 9-12, 2023.