Join us Fridays at 7pm for Musical Chairs, hosted by Michael Brooks. Each week Michael chats with a member of the Pacific Northwest classical music community and plays some of their favorite works, sharing stories and background. Fascinating people sharing great music--every Friday night.
December 4: Geoffrey Larson
American conductor Geoffrey Larson currently serves as the Music Director of the Seattle Metropolitan Chamber Orchestra. In the Northwest, he has served as the Assistant Conductor of the Saratoga Orchestra of Whidbey Island, and has conducted a variety of local ensembles, including two appearances at the Northwest Mahler Festival and the inaugural performances of Vespertine Opera. A passionate advocate for the music of living composers, he has collaborated with composers such as Leonardo Balada and Gabriel Prokofiev. Mr. Larson was a student of Dr. Robert Page at Carnegie Mellon University, and George Hurst in England. He also currently serves as KING FM’s Assistant Music Director. Geoffrey will present some of his favorite compositions and recordings. He selected the opening of Schoenberg's monumental Gurre-Lieder
, an aria from Mozart's Marriage of Figaro
, the 3rd movement of Mahler's Second Symphony, and other selections from Elgar and Poulenc.
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Musical Chairs host Michael Brooks came to Seattle from the East Coast more than 20 years ago. It didn't take long for Mike to become enthralled with the Northwest's nature and hospitality. He joined KING FM in the spring of 2007 and has enjoyed the return to his "radio roots." His first radio job was at a classical station in his hometown of Baltimore, Md.