Antonin Dvorak - Symphony No.3 in E-flat, Op.10
Christoph Willibald Gluck (arr. Kreisler) Opheus and Euridice: Melody
Bedrich Smetana The Bartered Bride (hosted by Sue Elliott: part 2)
Karol Szymanowski Violin Concerto No.2, Op.61
Richard Wilson Ironies
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The Schumanns' Music with Byron Schenkman & Friends

Robert and Clara Schumann’s unique musical and romantic partnership inspired the fourth concert in the Byron Schenkman & Friends chamber music series, which celebrates musical relationships this season.   Byron talks with Marta about the couple, the program, and the musicians, which include not one but TWO Claras (soprano Clara Rottsolk and violinist Clara Kim) joining Byron and cellist Nathan Whittaker for the March 8th concert of works for violin, cello, piano and voice.   

Dear Elizabeth at Seattle Rep

The writing is lyrical and the characters are fascinating in Sarah Ruhl’s Dear Elizabeth, onstage at Seattle Repertory Theatre.   But what really tantalizes is what lies between the lines of the letters that form the text of the play, a 30-year correspondence between American poets Elizabeth Bishop and Robert Lowell.   Marta talks with actors Suzanne Bouchard and Stephen Barker Turner about these brilliant 20th century writers, and about the challenges of doing a play composed solely of letters.  

ACT Theatre Turns 50

KING FM host Sean MacLean talks present and past with ACT Theatre’s retiring Artistic Director Kurt Beattie and incoming Artistic Director John Langs.  The focus is on the theatre’s rich 2015 season, which is also the 50th anniversary season for this venerable Seattle institution.  It all begins in March with the annual ACT/5th Avenue collaboration (this year, it’s Jacques Brel is Alive and Well and Living in Paris).

Onstage this Spring at Seattle Rep

From adventures on the streets of Belltown to conflict in an all-female real estate agency, what to do with a historic family piano, love on an Irish farm, and the friendship of two 20th century American poets - Seattle Repertory Theatre’s spring productions are eclectic and enticing.   Get the stories behind them, beginning with August Wilson’s The Piano Lesson opening in January, in Marta’s conversation with the Rep’s acting Artistic Director, Braden Abraham.  

The Explorers Club at Taproot Theatre

One member ‘never brings back anything alive’, while another sips cocktails – made by the worst bartender in London - with a hungry cobra coiled around his shoulders.  It’s a man’s world at the Explorers Club in 1879, until a particularly intrepid female explorer returns from her adventures - blue-tinted human specimen in tow - seeking membership.  Marta talks with director Karen Lund about The Explorers Club, a very, very funny play onstage now at Taproot Theatre.  

Who is Gary Faigin and what is Gage Academy of Art?

Once upon a time, if you wanted to be an artist, you studied drawing from life.  All the greats did it.  But by the mid- 20th century, its importance in art training had weakened.  Gary Faigin founded Seattle’s Gage Academy of Art to focus on this essential foundation element.  25 years later, Gage offers classes, programs and art activities for all ages and skill levels.  Gary is a fascinating person himself – a painter, a teacher, a writer, and a great story teller.  Find out more in this conversation.   



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. 


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Arts Channel Producting Director Marta Zekan is a longtime KING FM announcer with a background in music and theatre. Click here to read Marta's biography.


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