Conducting the Haydn Workshop at Music Center of the Northwest was the impetus for writing the 12th symphony. Haydn’s music is so clear in its construction and therefore so open for interpretation. The conductor’s job is to ‘recompose’ the music internally and be able to express that to the orchestra to achieve that interpretation. This leads to a wonderful benefit; community. The orchestra learns to trust the conductor that the interpretation is valid and the conductor learns to trust to the orchestra to play the interpretation.
I have been involved with Music Center for over a quarter of a century and have had the wonderful experience learning and building that trust with many musicians.
My 12th symphony is for a ‘Haydn’ sized orchestra over 30 musicians.
About the Composer:
Dell Wade composed and conducted his first piano concerto in high school. His path to fame and success has been varied. He has written almost 200 compositions (he doesn’t know for sure as he forgot to keep track when they numbered more than 80, and his conducting experience includes the Vashon/Maury Chamber Orchestra, the Boeing Orchestra of Flight and the Cub Scout pack 360 Balloon Orchestra. He currently conducts the Haydn Workshop (Music Center) and Premeditated Strings (Chamber Music Madness). He also plays jazz bass at Music Center and for the Blue Notes Quartet.