The Essential Series blends the richness of symphonic music with original music by local artists. Go backstage with the artists in this behind-the-scenes interview with Associate Conductor Lee Mills, Seattle blues artist Whitney Mongé, and curator and arranger Andrew Joslyn.
2020–2021 Essential Series Title Sponsor: The John & Ginny Meisenbach Foundation
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