Bobby Collins is interested in discovering new sounds, new voices, and new ways of creating community through music. As the conductor (and one of the founders) of the Seattle-based new music collective the Sound Ensemble, he works to amplify the voices of local composers and underrepresented artists.
The Sound Ensemble’s upcoming concert embodies both of those objectives. On Saturday, Jan. 19, he leads the ensemble in Local Wonders, an evening of music by women composers living in the Pacific Northwest. The wide-ranging program showcases the unique creative output of our own community, featuring works by Kaley Lane Eaton, Sarah Bassingthwaighte, Angelique Poteat, and Carly Ann Worden.Learn more about the concert, the conductor, and the Sound Ensemble on this week’s episode of Classical KING FM’s Musical Chairs, where Collins will share some of his favorite recordings and musical memories from throughout his career. The episode airs tonight, Friday, Jan. 11 at 7pm PT. Click here to tune in from anywhere in the world!