In addition to our work with large symphonies—including most recently the Seattle and Sydney Symphony Orchestras—we often collaborate with smaller performing groups.

These more intimate organizations often have close community connections and act to foster emerging talent (for performing organizations, this means players as well as repertoire). Emmanuel Music is no exception.

In support of their mission and our ongoing collaboration on their print communications and concert materials, I enjoyed the privilege one recent Saturday morning of photographing a rehearsal. If you’re keen to see these images in context and are interested in learning more about Emmanuel’s very powerful work, join Emmanuel’s mailing list. If you feel inspired to see these extraordinary musicians in action, go ahead, buy a ticket or two!

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We decided to concentrate on more intimate portraits of the players, both because we felt we had enough wide angle shots, and, on a more pragmatic note, because it wasn’t a dress rehearsal (and the dress of the players and the stage in total had a definitively informal sensibility).

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At the end of the rehearsal, artistic director Ryan Turner found a few moments for a quick portrait session. 

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