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The Performers
IMOGEN HEAP IMOGEN HEAP
Imogen is a British eclectic, eccentric and innovative musician considered by some the epitome of a digital diva. Her talent spans from the craft of songwriting to elaborate live multi-instrumental improvisations, building on a unique voice, classical training and unusual tech-saviness. Self-produced, independent, engaged, she blurs the boundaries between pure art forms and creative entrepreneurship and uses her knowledge of the web and social networking to communicate and collaborate with her loyal following in pioneering ways.

As an accomplished performer Imogen has toured the world with 4 albums – iMegaphone, Details (with Guy Sigsworth - Madonna and Bjork behind the scenes man), Speak for Yourself, and the latest Ellipse earning her a Grammy and Ivor Novello award. Her graceful tunes such as her signature track “Hide & Seek” populate movies and TV shows from The O.C. to the Chronicles of Narnia.
   
Pomplamoose Pomplamoose
Pomplamoose is a Francisco-based jazz influenced pop duo consisting of multi-instrumentalist Jack Conte and Nataly Dawn. Named after a derivation on the French word pamplemousse, meaning “grapefruit”, Pomplamoose has garnered a strong and significant fan following ever since. Pioneering the style of “videosongs” on YouTube, they are known for their rich and brilliant layering of a multitude of instruments , which Jack Conte defines with two rules: what you see is what you hear (no lip-syncing for instruments or voice), and if you hear it, at some point you see it (no hidden sounds). Their work has drawn comparisons to Leslie Feist, Regina Spektor, and one-man shows such as Beirut.
   
Mateo Messina Mateo Messina
Mateo Messina is a Grammy winning film composer who recently returned to his native Seattle after a decade in Hollywood. Now, he writes his film scores from Seattle and taps the wealth of brilliant musicians in the area. He has composed 15 symphonies to benefit Seattle Children's Hospital and debuted all of them at Benaroya. You can hear his music in everything from NBC's The Office to The Weinstein Company's recent film, Butter starring Hugh Jackman & Jennifer Garner. He volunteers in the playroom at Seattle Children's by writing songs with kids going through treatment. He is an accomplished performer, a unique storyteller, a seasoned recording artist, an innovative composer, and a dependable man of his business. His two favorite sounds in the world are the orchestra tuning and children's laughter.
   
northwest_symphony_orchestra Northwest Symphony Orchestra
The Northwest Symphony Orchestra was founded in 1987. Since that time, the orchestra has received local, regional, and national acclaim, having been featured several times on National Public Radio. Music Director Anthony Spain and the NWSO have recorded two CDs (on the KOCH and Albany labels of New York).
   
Dance Contemporary
Dance Contemporary
Tesee George is the artistic director of Dance Contemporary, a teacher at Auburn Dance Academy, Elite Performance Camps, and independent dance consultant for many high school dance teams in the greater Seattle area. She graduated with a full ride scholarship from Cornish College of the Arts in 2003 and has had her hand in many projects shows and venues in Seattle since. Tesee's choreography has been danced on numerous companies and highly regarded in the Seattle competition circuit. Her passion for blending movement styles has created a unique dance language of ballet, modern, hip hop and contemporary into what her students lovingly call beautifully awkward. This is DC's second time performing at the benefit.
   
The Northwest Boychoir, Apprentices The Northwest Boychoir, Apprentices
Directed by Ben Kromholtz and Maria Johnson, these young singers are members of the training program that prepares choristers for the advancement into the highly acclaimed NW Boychoir. These 7-11 year old boys rehearse twice each week and maintain an active performance schedule as part of their training.
   
Max Wu Max Wu
Max is an 11 year old boy in 6th grade.  He used to play chess for a few years, and he is now a swimmer and a piano player. He has a very good sense of humor, and enjoys chatting with his friends on Google+.
   
G. Weyers Dr. Giselle Wyers
Dr. Giselle Wyers is a Donald E. Peterson Endowed Fellow at University of Washington, where she conducts the University Chorale and teaches courses in voice and choral conducting. As a published composer, her works have been performed across the United States, Europe, and in Cuba and South America. She is thrilled to have the opportunity to collaborate and offer her support for the important work of Seattle Children's Hospital.
   
University of Washington Chorale
The University of Washington Chorale is an auditioned advanced undergraduate ensemble of music and non-music majors from the Seattle campus. UW Chorale has appeared as guest ensemble with the Seattle Symphony, in joint concerts with Regalia Male Chamber Choir in Estonia, and for the Princess of Sweden, and alongside UW Chamber Singers, they were guests at the Latvian Song Festival in Riga, Latvia
Covering Coldplay, An American Symphony (2008, concert clip, grand)
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Going Into Battle (concert clip 2009, mvmt 4, intense)
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Searching (concert clip, 2009, mvmt 7, piano)
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