May 3, 2024, 7:30 pm
Sean Osborn, clarinet
Sean Osborn, clarinetist, composer, and pedagogue, was the youngest clarinetist to be appointed to the Metropolitan Opera Orchestra. He has since presented master classes across continents and performed as guest Principal Clarinet with leading American orchestras, such as the New York Philharmonic, Pittsburgh Symphony, and Seattle Symphony. With rave reviews from The New York Times (“…an excellent clarinetist,”), the Boston Globe ( “…a miracle,”), and Gramophone (“…a master,”) and over forty concertos in his repertoire, he has recorded dozens of CDs for London, Deutsche Grammophon, Sony, Albany, and others, as well as premiered works by Philip Glass, John Adams, John Corigliano, Chen Yi, and Jennifer Higdon
Mr. Osborn’s guests (see below) for May 3rd with The Seattle Series are the noted soloist and collaborative pianist Patricia Hoy and the multi-talented violinist and concertmaster Zachary DePue, returning to the Seattle Series after his outstanding 2023 debut.
Patricia Hoy, piano
University of British Colombia
Pianist Patricia Hoy has concertized throughout Canada and the United States and most recently has been invited to tour East Asia and India. Winner of numerous competitions, her tenure in the United States resulted in widespread recognition as a pianist to watch. Awarded a Graduate Fellowship at USC, she was recognized as the top graduating doctoral student and was named the most promising young artist in Los Angeles by the Armand Hammer Foundation. Dr. Hoy has been featured as a soloist with such orchestras as the Montreal Symphony, Vancouver Symphony, Quebec Chamber Orchestra, CBC Radio Orchestra, and the Ventura Symphony, and has been a featured pianist on CBC and PBS
Zachary DePue, violin
Concertmaster, Naples Philharmonic
Violinist Zachary DePue, described by The Strad as a leading American concertmaster during his decade-long tenure with the Indianapolis Symphony Orchestra, has few if any limitations in his musical talents. Founding member of the Time for Three ensemble in 2003, DePue toured and recorded with the boundary-breaking group while holding fort in Indianapolis as the youngest person to be awarded the ISO’s concertmaster position. Following Time for Three, DePue and his prodigious brothers, producers of an inventive “grassical” merger of traditional bluegrass and classical genres, continued the musical journey into uncommon territory.
Mr. DePue is a graduate of the Curtis Institute of Music where he served as concertmaster of the Curtis Symphony Orchestra before his quick rise in classical music with the ISO appointment during which he also served as co-artistic director with the ISO music director.
Mr. DePue is regarded as a rare talent who transcends conventional bounds yet exemplifies the best that classical music has to offer.