Joseph E. Cook

Joseph E. Cook

Production Manager

Technical Director

Birthday: November 14

Birthplace: The Hoosier State (Indiana)

Education: Indiana University

Joined SSO: 1990

What is your earliest musical memory? Listening to Nat King Cole with my father when I was three or four years old

Who were your most important musical influences? The Seattle Symphony

What is the most difficult part of your job? I can't really think of anything

What is your most memorable moment with the SSO? 10am, September 10, 1998: The first notes played by the Seattle Symphony at Benaroya Hall (Stravinsky'sFirebird)

Which composers most inspire you?Bartók, Brahms, Prokofiev – and John Coltrane and the Beatles

What are your favorite SSO recordings? R. Strauss' Also sprach Zarathustra, with other Strauss selections

What do you like to do outside of the Orchestra? Do you have pets? Children? I defintiely love to spend time with my family – my wife, two daughters and my son.

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