George Shangrow
Conductor George Shangrow has been Music Director of Orchestra Seattle and the Seattle Chamber Singers since he founded them in 1969. His repertoire includes music of all eras with special emphasis on the Baroque and 20th Century literature. He has guest conducted the Sapporo (Japan) Symphony, Seattle Symphony, Oregon Symphony, Northwest Chamber Orchestra, and other ensembles. He has conducted world premieres of six operas in addition to classical opera, primarily of Mozart. He was music director and conductor of Pacific Chamber Opera from 1976 to 1978. Mr. Shangrow has taught at Seattle University and Seattle Community College and is a frequent lecturer throughout the Northwest. He and his ensembles have toured Europe several times and he has performed throughout the United States as a chamber musician. As a keyboardist, he is a sought-after accompanist and has appeared in recital with many Northwest artists. He has performed extensively abroad with the Cohan-Shangrow Duo. Mr. Shangrow has recorded with Voyager Records, Edel Records, and Lyman Digital Recording. Northwest music lovers also know George as a broadcast host on Classic KING-FM.