composer in residence 2018-19

The Seattle Symphony’s 2018-19 Composer in Residence Derek Bermel is curating a series of concerts and community experiences which inaugurates the Symphony’s state-of-the-art new performance space, Octave 9 as part of his residency. Bermel’s first program tells a narrative of American music at the intersection of jazz and classical music. Bermel’s series also includes commissioned works from Seattle-based composers Stephen Newby and Kaley Lane Eaton. Additionally, Bermel has been commissioned to compose a new work for Octave 9 that will receive its world premiere on April 28, utilizing the unique technological capabilities in the space.