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Different Trains!

To me, one of the most exciting things Seattle Symphony does is the [untitled] series.  looking through the upcoming season, the first [untitled] concert looks like a smash hit.  Featuring Seattle Symphony chamber players performing contemporary classical superstar composers John Adams and Steve Reich alongside the lesser-known-but-quickly-rising Thomas Adès, this concert promises not to disappoint!  Info here.

Of particular interest to me is Steve Reich’s Different Trains.  This is a piece I experienced for the first time live (imagine that!) at a concert that was part of the Seattle Chamber Music Society’s Summer Festival several years ago.  I had no idea what I was in for when I walked into Nordstrom Recital Hall that night, but I left a changed person.  This piece, like many, is vastly better experienced live.  I HIGHLY recommend braving the late-ish start time of this season’s first [untitled] show, Friday, October 13 and getting yourself in the room for Different Trains.

If you’d like a taste of what’s in store, check out this stellar performance by the Seattle-born Kronos Quartet.

Inside John Cage’s Diary

For a composer who once created an entire piece out of silence, John Cage certainly had a lot to say. Second Inversion offers a glimpse into the composer’s diary.

Music in the American Wild

Second Inversion’s Seth Thompkins ventures to Mount Rainier for a classical concert series that thinks way outside the concert hall!

NU Cello Ensemble Album Review

Rethink classical with an entire choir of cellos! Second Inversion reviews the latest release from the Northwestern University Cello Ensemble.

TranceClassical Album Review

J.S Bach and 21st century classical may be closer than you think! Second Inversion explores the connections in cellist Maya Beiser’s new album TranceClassical.

Skyros Quartet New Video

Latvian folk music meets 21st century classical in this new Second Inversion video featuring the Skyros Quartet performing Pēteris Vasks’ String Quartet No. 3!

Francesca Anderegg Album Review

Second Inversion raves about violinist Francesca Anderegg’s Wild Cities, a new album featuring the works of five young American composers influenced by minimalism.

Sneak Peek Audio Leak

Second Inversion presents an exclusive premiere of Canadian cellist Kirk Starkey’s new album, Songs of Sudbury. Rethink classical with this art-rock cello landscape.

Danish String Quartet Album Review

The four Danes behind the Danish String Quartet delight our Second Inversion audiences with music inspired by short stories, folk songs, Greek myths and more!

Sound of Late

Dive into the underwater sound world of Sound of Late at the Second Inversion showcase at Northwest Folklife, Friday at 8pm.