Since 1991, Todd Gowers has performed, toured, and recorded with the Seattle Symphony as a substitute bassist. He has been principal bassist with the Bolshoi Ballet, Luciano Pavarotti, The Moody Blues, Tacoma Symphony and Opera, Fifth Avenue Theater, and Paramount Theater. He has also performed with Seattle Opera, Pacific Northwest Ballet, Northwest Chamber Orchestra, and Anchorage Symphony. In the summer of 1990 he was chosen by audition as one of 50 American musicians to combine with 50 Soviet musicians to create the American/Soviet Youth Orchestra. Conducted by Leonard Slatkin, this orchestra toured and recorded in the former Soviet Union, Europe, and the United States as part of the cultural exchange ushered in by Glasnost. Mr. Gowers is an active studio musician recording on numerous film sound tracks and commercials. Most recently he has been working with composer Phillip Glass in his new opera "In The Penal Colony." Featuring music by Glass, the opera is based on a short story by Franz Kafka, which saw performances in Seattle and Chicago, and will be playing later this summer in New York.


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