INTRODUCING YOUR ENTERTAINERS FOR THE EVENING
SEATTLE ROCK ORCHESTRA
Seattle Rock Orchestra (SRO) was born out of the desire to marry the unabashed performance energy of rock'n'roll with the musical nuance of classical music. Founded by bassist & composer Scott Teske, SRO began performing in 2008. With 8 years of tribute shows and high profile collaborations under its belt, SRO now performs all over Washington state, hosts two summer music camps and presents various other programs and ensembles for youth and adults.
Seattle Rock Orchestra's Mission
Seattle Rock Orchestra is an arts organization dedicated to creating performances that are spectacular, fun, educational, and of exceptional quality. SRO celebrates and perpetuates the orchestral tradition while exploring the rich history of rock and pop music; presents new works by emerging artists; engages in collaborations across genres and artistic disciplines; and offers exciting educational programs for youth.
HOLLIS WONG-WEAR, '10
Hollis Wong-Wear is a writer, performer and creative producer who lives between Seattle and Los Angeles. She is the lead vocalist of the Seattle-based electronic R&B trio The Flavr Blue, and was GRAMMY nominated for Album of the Year for her vocal performance of "White Walls" on The Heist by Macklemore and Ryan Lewis. With her roots in spoken word and slam poetry through the nationally recognized Youth Speaks program, Hollis has facilitated youth creative writing workshops and mentored teenage spoken word poets while continuing to write and perform poetry in her community and beyond. She has been a featured speaker at conferences, conventions and speaker series throughout Seattle, including TedX University of Washington and Creative Mornings. Hollis serves on the Seattle Center Advisory Commission and Seattle Music Commission, and sits on the Board of Directors at 4Culture, King County's public arts agency. She also currently manages Forecast Recordings, a recording studio in the Arts District of Los Angeles. Hollis is a graduate of Seattle University with a major in History and a minor in Global African Studies. She is also an alumna of the Hedgebrook Songwriters' Retreat.