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Seattle Symphony celebrates music teacher’s three decades at Garfield High

(Image: Friends of Garfield Orchestra)

(Image: Tom Wolken via Friends of Garfield Orchestra)

Tuesday night, the Seattle Symphony hosts a community leader who has been helping Central Seattle students grow their love for music for 30 years at Garfield High School.

Marcus Tsutakawa began leading the orchestras at Garfield way back in 1985 after joining Seattle Public Schools in 1979. Tuesday night, his Garfield Symphony Orchestra will join the Seattle Symphony to perform Debussy’s La mer in a tribute to Tsutakawa’s three decades of work:

Seattle Symphony celebrates the 30th anniversary of Garfield High School Music Director Marcus Tsutakawa in this family-friendly concert. Music Director Ludovic Morlot conducts Garfield High School Symphony Orchestra and Seattle Symphony as they share the stage to perform Debussy’s La mer (“The Sea”). Doors open: 1 hour prior to performance

The 7 PM performance at Benaroya Hall is free — you can RSVP here.

Tsutakawa’s connections to the area go beyond music. His father George Tsutakawa’s sculptures and art can be found across the city — including a fountain on the 15th Ave campus of Group Health.

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5 years ago

The entire Tsutakawa Family should be celebrated by Seattle!