From the Seattle Symphony Orchestra to the Pacific Northwest Ballet, Classical KING FM 98.1 is devoting the entire month of September to the colorful 2014-15 performance season, giving you a one-stop shop for concert information and previews. Every day between 9am and 10pm, KING FM airs musical previews of upcoming performances in the Pacific Northwest.
KING FM’s NW Focus,
airing weeknights at 8pm, will take a more in-depth, season-long approach with interviews, insights, and great local performances. The KING FM Arts Channel
takes you behind the scenes with more than 30 music, theatre, art and dance interviews. You'll also get the inside scoop on the Seattle Symphony's new season on the Seattle Symphony Spotlight
with Dave Beck, Wednesdays at 8pm.
FEATURED SEPTEMBER 21 ON AIR
April at the Seattle Symphony
You'd think program on April 1--a guest appearance from the London Symphony, conductor Michael Tilson Thomas and pianist Yuja Wang--would completely overshadow the rest of the month. But the next 29 days are so jam-packed with classics and big names that April Fool's Day at Benaroya Hall seems like any other day.
If you'd like to eschew the crowds and dwell on the Romantics and the Russians, try the first weekend's Masterworks concert featuring the Chopin Piano Concerto No. 2...and then, two weeks later, catch another Masterworks concert featuring Shostakovich's Leningrad Symphony. But wait, we're not done with the Masterworks yet: there's also Grieg's Piano Concerto with Marc-André Hamelin and, to close out the month, Yefim Bronfman plays Beethoven's Piano Concerto No. 4. Whew!
THIS WEEK ON THE ARTS CHANNEL
Byron Schenkman & Friends opens its second season
Ever wonder why certain plays, artworks, or musical selections are chosen for a season? Or what connects each element? As part of KING FM’s New Season Showcase, the KING FM Arts Channel
is talking with artistic directors, curators and other Northwest arts notables about what they’ve planned for the Fall. Hear new conversations each week at king.org/arts or by clicking podcasts on your KING FM app.
A Chorus Line at 5th Avenue Theatre
It’s chamber music of the 17th, 18th and 19th centuries this season, for Byron Schenkman and Friends. Those friends include violinist Ingrid Matthews, harpsichordist Ignacio Prego, the ensemble Gut Reaction, and more. Their first concert is September 21, Before Bach: Masters of the Seventeenth Century. Byron Schenkman fills us in on the many wonderful stories and details behind each of the concert programs this fall in this lively conversation with Marta Zekan.
Fall at Seattle Shakespeare Company: The Samuel Beckett Festival and more
A Chorus Line is, quite simply, a masterpiece. From the way it was conceived to the brilliant artists who brought it to life, the unforgettable musical score, and the effect it continues to have on audiences (nearly 40 years after its Broadway premiere), A Chorus Line is a must-see. Onstage through 9/28, it opens the 5th Avenue Theatre’s fabulous 2014-15 season. You’ll love Marta’s conversation with David Armstrong and Albert Evans about the season and especially their great stories about A Chorus Line . Listen in!
“Lead Us Into Temptation” … this phrase inspired Seattle Shakespeare Company
’s Artistic Director, George Mount, to craft the 2014-15 season, opening September 5 with their contribution to the citywide Samuel Beckett Festival, Waiting for Godot
, which George will direct. Learn more about the Beckett Festival
and the first three plays of the season - Waiting for Godot
, Twelfth Night
and Measure for Measure
- in Marta’s conversation with George Mount.
ARTS CHANNEL LIBRARY
Hear all about it! From theatre to dance and visual arts to film, the Arts Channel Library houses some of the most exciting and unique past and present conversations in town. Interviews are organized by genre.
Visual Art & Film