What's up TeenTixers, I have to make it brief as I'm departing for The Great White North, but I just heard about this and wanted to share!!!! Alex Prior is an amazing composer and conductor with whom I've had the pleasure of watching several times in performance. He's an amazing teen and we should all get out and support him!
Here's an article by Michael Kysar wonderfully explaining Alex, his life, and what he's doing.
"Alex Prior is the principle conductor for the annual Northwest Mahler Festival to be held on July 17th in Benaroya Hall in Seattle. He received two master degrees in conducting and in composition from St. Petersburg Conservatory at the age of 16. He conducted the Mahler 4th Symphony with Seattle Symphony Orchestra last year. He is now 18 years old and has recently conducted orchestras in Denmark and Germany.
YouTube (http://www.youtube.com/results?search_query=alex+prior&aq=0&oq=Alex+Prior) has lots of examples of his work, including interviews.
Young performers are invited to ask questions and get to know this extraordinary young musician. I’ve had numerous conversations with him, and he is funny, incredibly enthusiastic, and an amazing musician."
- Location: The Microsoft Store Bellevue Square
116 Bellevue Square
Bellevue, WA, 98004
See it on Bing Maps! (http://www.bing.com/maps/?ss=ypid.YN925x182844282&vm=BingMapsTeam-BellevueSquare&i=1)
- Date and Time: Saturday, July 9th, 5:30 pm to about 6:30 pm (Yes, it is this coming Saturday!)
• The best bet is to park in the West Parking Garage and enter the mall there
that’s the garage west of Nordstrom across from QFC on NE 8th Street.
• If you park in the West Garage, you should enter the mall on the ground level.
Red Mango will be immediately on your right, and you’ll see the Microsoft Store directly ahead.
There is no charge for this event, but seating space is limited.
Sally forth TeenTixers!!! Show this amazing up and coming artist how supportive we are!!! Besides, IT'S FREE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!