NOTICE: New Venue - see below
Sunday, November 19th • 3:00 PM
Olympic High School
7077 Stampede Blvd NW, Bremerton, WA 98311
Head to Olympic High School for a musical journey through the northern reaches of the British Isles. Internationally renowned violinist, Christopher Collins Lee, paints a picture from coastline to countryside with Bruch’s lush Scottish Fantasy. Readings of Robert Burns’ evocative poetry are interwoven in this afternoon of rip-roaring music from the U.K.
Come early to watch a pre-concert performance in the commons by BWS Youth Jazz at 2:15PM!
$28 for adults
$10 for young adults (19-29)
$5 for youth (18 & under)
Arnold: Tam O'Shanter Overture
Traditional: Through the Woods Laddie
The Dusty Miller
I'm a Doun
Scots Wha Hae
Bruch: Scottish Fantasy Featuring Christopher Collins Lee
Elgar: Overture in London Town
Elgar: March of the Moghul Emperors
Elgar: Serenade for Strings, Movement II
Elgar: Pomp and Circumstance
featuring the Bremerton Symphony Chorale
Christopher Collins Lee
Christopher Collins Lee is an American Grammy Award-winning violinist, concertmaster and conductor. At 16 he became the youngest student of famed violinist Zino Francescatti, travelling with him throughout Europe on the final concert tours. He studied violin and composition at Curtis and Juilliard earning a doctorate degree, then won a Fulbright Scholarship to study with Nathan Milstein in London. His other teachers were Henryk Szeryng and Arthur Grumiaux. As an educator he has been awarded four Honorary Doctorate degrees internationally.
He has received the top prizes in the Carl Flesch International Violin Competition, the Tibor Varga Competition, the J. S. Bach International Violin Competition, The Lion D'or given by the French government, a Guggenheim Grant, a Fulbright Scholarship, and The Fritz Kreisler Prize.
As an “Official Musical Ambassador" of the U.S. Department of State, Christopher Lee has played thousands of concerts worldwide under their auspices, including over fifty solo tours to Asia alone. He introduced classical music to parts of Tibet, Singapore and the island of Macau. One of his recordings was chosen to represent human culture on the Voyager Time Capsule, which is now leaving our solar system.
As violin soloist, Christopher Collins Lee has performed the major concerti with such conductors as Leopold Stokowski, Leonard Bernstein, Lucas Foss, Sergiu Commissiona, and Arthur Fiedler to name only a few. Works which have been premiered by him, (some also in their first recordings) include Aaron Copland's "Ballades for Violin and Piano" with Leonard Bernstein playing the piano; Variations from the opera, "Daphne" by Richard Strauss; Darius Milhaud's "Second Sonata"; "Final Alice" by David del Tredici; and the "Concertino" by Xavier Montsalvadge at an internationally televised gala attended by the octogenarian composer and the King of Spain, still frequently rebroadcast. Christopher Collins Lee has recorded for CBS, Desto, Everest, Delos, Arista and the Quattro Corde record labels. His popular concert and lecture series on “Mozart's Life and Times” are in great demand. He plays the celebrated "Accardo" violin made in Parma, Italy by J. B Guadagnini in 1747.