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Behind the scenes of Laggies with Director Lynn Shelton
Laggies opens in theatres this week, directed by Seattle native Lynn Shelton. She shot the film in and around Seattle and the Eastside, and it screened here in September as part of SIFF’s Women in Cinema Festival. At that time, she sat down with Steve Reeder to talk about the movie, a sweet comedy about growing up, no matter how long that takes. Laggies stars Keira Knightley, Sam Rockwell, and Chloe Grace Moritz.
The Early Music Guild's Fall 2014 concerts
What were 18th century Bostonians listening to in their drawing rooms and concert halls? Who was Barbara Strozzi? How did English composers respond to Shakespeare’s Twelfth Night? Find the answers in the Early Music Guild’s wonderfully eclectic concert series. Marta talks with EMG’s Executive Director Gus Denhard about the fall concerts, which include appearances by the final 3 candidates for Music Director of Seattle Baroque Orchestra.
Time to Celebrate 10 Years of Simple Measures
Time Flies opens the 10th anniversary season for Simple Measures on October 24th. For this special birthday party concert, they’ll bring back the Mendelssohn Octet and several other works presented on their very first concert program 10 years ago. Violinist Frank Almond is a special guest for this concert. Simple Measures founder and director, cellist Rajan Krishnaswami, talks with Marta about the music, Frank’s special violin, birthday cake and more in our conversation.
Kinky Boots at 5th Avenue Theatre
This week, the Broadway smash Kinky Boots comes to the 5th Avenue Theatre on its first National Tour, after winning the 2013 Tony for Best Musical and a slew of other awards, including a Grammy for its wonderful score by Cyndi Lauper. Marta talks with David Armstrong and Albert Evans from the 5th Avenue Theatre about the show, which – incredibly – is based on a true story!!
Aidan Lang and Seattle Opera's new season
We have enjoyed getting to know Seattle Opera’s new General Director, Aidan Lang, and now it’s your turn! Listen in on part 1 of Marta’s two-part conversation with Aidan Lang, as he shares some details about the 2014-15 season and what he’s particularly looking forward to, as well as some of the things he’s exploring for the future at Seattle Opera. Also, how he’s settling in to a new job in a new country.
Fall 2014 at Seattle Repertory Theatre
Jinx Monsoon and Major Scales bring their hilarious musical revue, The Vaudevillians, to the stage at Seattle Repertory Theatre, to open a delightfully eclectic new season at the Rep. Newly named Artistic Director Braden Abraham previews The Vaudevillians and the rest of the fall line-up at the Rep, which includes the New Play Festival, and the intense political drama of Robert Schenkkan’s two-play cycle set in LBJ’s presidency.
Fall 2014 at UW World Series
A Flamenco Antigone, Branford Marsalis goes Baroque, world music pop superstars, a dance meditation on technology and intimacy, pianist Jon Kimura Parker dips into film score fantasias, and Mark O’Connor for Christmas – this season’s offerings from the UW World Series are as eclectic and enticing as ever. Marta talks with Artistic Director Michelle Witt about their fall season.
Flights of Angels opens the Tudor Choir season
On September 20th, the glorious choral music of Peter Hallock and Sir John Tavener will be celebrated in Flights of Angels, a memorial tribute opening the Tudor Choir’s 2014-15 season. Hear some of the music as you enjoy our conversation with Tudor Choir founder and director, Doug Fullington. Music of Contemplation is the thematic thread of the season, which will include the West coast premiere of Gabriel Jackson’s eclectic new setting of the Passion, a visit from the Tallis Scholars, and the December release of the Tudor Choir’s new CD of English Christmas music.
ARTS CHANNEL LIBRARY
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