Ludwig van Beethoven - Piano Trio No.1 in E-flat, Op.1/1
Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart (arr. Wendt) The Marriage of Figaro: Dove sono
Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart Zaïde, K.344: Ruhe sanft, mein holdes Leben
Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart Horn Concerto No.3 in E-flat, K.447
Timothy Andres Paraphrase on Themes of Brian Eno
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Classical KING FM's Arts Channel is your passport to Northwest arts! Hear conversations with the directors, conductors, artists and performers of your favorite organizations to get behind-the-scenes glimpses at upcoming events. Listen on demand to the most recent conversations right here, and check out our library for an archive of past interviews. Plus, if you'd like to follow us on the go, like our page on Facebook.
 

FEATURED INTERVIEWS

A Seattle-Themed 'Godspell' at Taproot Theatre



It’s a fun coincidence that the actor dressed as a handyman in Taproot Theatre’s wonderful production of Godspell happens to be an engineer in real life! He’s also a violinist, a wonderful singer and an accomplished actor named Mike Spee. Marta talks with him about the show, which Taproot has set at Pike Place Market, with a re-imagined score performed by actor/musicians.
 
 

A talk with Pianos in the Parks artist George Jennings



For this summer’s Pianos in the Parks, Seattle artist George Jennings covered his piano with images from his sketchbooks, creating a striking black and white piano for Ballard Commons.  How did he do it?  Find out in Marta’s conversation with this fascinating artist, whose iconic images will be familiar to many.  George also talks about transitioning from traditional painting to the limitless potential of digital art, and about the famous artist in his family. 
 
 

A talk with Pianos in the Parks artist Larine Chung



Imagine having the newspaper do a story on you just because you changed your college major!  Meet painter (and pianist) Larine Chung, one of the 22 artists who have reimagined a piano for Pianos in the Parks  this summer.   Hear the concept behind her particular piano, learn about her art, plus more on that controversial switched major,  in Marta’s conversation with Larine.  Look for her piano in Ashwood Plaza, next to the Bellevue Library. 

Grease at the 5th Avenue Theatre



Its catchy, memorable music has made Grease an audience favorite for 43 years.  The show is onstage now at the 5th Avenue Theatre, with local band the Dusty 45s and musical direction by R.J. Tancioco.  There’s a big difference between playing as a rock band and playing as a musical theatre band, but meeting the challenge can have amazing consequences, as you’ll hear in Marta’s conversation with R.J.  You’ll also find out the many things a musical director is responsible for, from casting to opening night and beyond, and something fun to watch for onstage when you’re at the show.     

The world premiere of An American Dream



Here is a wonderful conversation featuring Northwest-based painter and sculptor Karen Hackenberg.  She’s very articulate about her process and work, which involves items that wash up on the beach by her home.  Her extraordinarily realistic and vivid paintings manage to be humorous and ironic while sending a clear and serious message about human encroachment on nature.  This is an ArtTalk, hosted by the Gage Academy of Art’s Gary Faigin. It was recorded during an exhibition of Karen’s work at the Bainbridge Island Museum of Art.

Gage ArtTalks: Gary Faigin discusses artist Karen Hackenberg



Here is a wonderful conversation featuring Northwest-based painter and sculptor Karen Hackenberg.  She’s very articulate about her process and work, which involves items that wash up on the beach by her home.  Her extraordinarily realistic and vivid paintings manage to be humorous and ironic while sending a clear and serious message about human encroachment on nature.  This is an ArtTalk, hosted by the Gage Academy of Art’s Gary Faigin. It was recorded during an exhibition of Karen’s work at the Bainbridge Island Museum of Art.

 

 

Commissioning Terra Nostra



Many of our greatest works of art have come about through patronage.   When the Lake Union Civic Orchestra (LUCO) premieres Christophe Chagnard’s new work Terra Nostra on June 20th, audiences will be experiencing the inspired generosity of Susan and Jeff Lubetkin, who asked Chagnard for a piece about climate change.   Dr. Susan Lubetkin is a scientist who studies whales and their ecosystem, and also happens to be a cellist with LUCO.  Her belief that art can convey a powerful message to those not reached by science’s charts and graphs was the impetus for the commission.  Learn what else inspired her in this conversation with Marta Zekan.    

 

 

Guitar Euphoria, Icicle Creek's first-ever guitar festival


 
How does a guitar weekend in a spectacular mountain setting sound?  If you’re a guitar student or a lover of guitar music, now is the time to register for Guitar Euphoria at the Icicle Creek Center for the Arts, August 20-23.   Andre Feriante is the Artistic Director for the festival, which features a distinguished guitar faculty, concerts, workshops, classes, instrument makers, even something called ‘Guitar Yoga.’  Concerts are open to the public, and accommodation is available.  Learn more about the faculty, the facility, and the festival in Marta’s conversation with Andre.   (info at icicle.org/education and also at andreferiante.com).  
 

The making of Virtuosity


 
Screenwriter Christopher Wilkinson (Nixon, Ali, Copying Beethoven and others) returns to his roots in documentary with Virtuosity, focused on the participants in the 2013 Van Cliburn International Piano Competition. The film, part of the 2015 Seattle International Film Festival, is especially compelling given Wilkinson’s extraordinary access to the competition and the players, and a group of pianists with larger-than-life personalities. In Steve Reeder’s conversation, filmmaker Wilkinson talks about the challenges and the triumphs of making the film. Look out for a theatrical release later this year.

 

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. 

Theatre

Visual Art & Film


Music

Literary Arts

Dance

Extras


 


ABOUT THE HOST

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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